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Legacy Software Modernisation

Assisted legacy modernisation is a service that will ease the challenge of working with systems that stop your business from growing.

With minimum disruption to your business we can help you replace legacy systems to allow you to innovate and work better than ever before.


Who we are

Future Processing is an experienced software company founded in 2000.

We specialise in full cycle bespoke software development, database analysis and mobile application development, among other services.

We boast strong legacy modernisation skills and have helped numerous Clients replace or reengineer their inefficient systems.

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The legacy challenge

Recent surveys indicate that some 50% of all IT assets in both public and private sectors are ageing legacies in need of modernisation.

Digital disruption, meantime, has energised new competition in many industries and seems to be an unstoppable force that will seriously impact business strategies.

50% of all IT assets need modernisation
New technologies emerging
Increasing customer expectations and emerging new technologies continue to expose ageing legacy systems, which are often increasingly unstable, highly customised and unable to respond adequately or at a reasonable cost.

Boards largely remain passive – legacy systems probably work well until they don’t and even though legacies are often core systems that companies depend upon, executives see modernisation as complex, costly and giving unacceptable levels of risk.

Boards
remain passive
IT focused on keeping the existing systems
In response, many IT departments are focussed only on keeping the existing systems operating whilst reducing costs where they can.

IT challenges

you might be struggling with

How to convince the board that modernisation investment is required now?

How to control the cost of the work, but get the desired outcomes?

How to help minimise the business disruption?

How to minimise the impact in your own area, so as to continue to support the new business needs alongside legacy modernisation?

How will Future Processing help you?

Future Processing has successfully modernised a number of such legacies and, based on our experiences, we have put together a set of services to help you remove legacy barriers from your IT_

The core service is a reliable nearshore delivery capability that has successfully completed a number of long term development projects.

Brought to you by a company that has been named the ‘Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year 2016’ by the Global Sourcing Association (GSA), which we are extremely proud of.

How do we help you make it happen?

Project phases

Project phases

We are organised to deliver a project from initiation to implementation, and support it on-going if required, with experienced developers, testers, project managers and analysts.

Approach to delivery
'The Future Way'

Approach to deliver – ‘The Future Way’

We employ our proven approach to delivery ‘The Future Way’ which:

  • Uses key features from Agile development, such as regular delivery and iterations to demonstrate and validate progress
  • Is supplemented by project management disciplines to preserve focus and manage risks
  • Makes extensive use of tools throughout development, testing and release
  • Instils effective transparent communication
  • Delivers integrated quality through specialised testers and optimised use of automated testing tools
  • Is adaptable and not prescriptive regarding tools, adoption of technology types and commercial models

Approach to specifications

Approach to specifications

Full specification of your system is not essential. If you do not have detailed documentation of your legacy system, our Analysis and Design team can help. They can run workshops with your team to gain a thorough understanding from your employees of how your system, as well as your business work.  Our developers are experienced in quickly understanding the business function within a legacy system that may not have been properly documented. This, coupled with a rigorous test-driven development approach, reduces the need for you to provide details about your old system.

We will bring you assistance with…

Creating a compelling argument for change including mock ups and visualisations to bring to life for the business what is the art of the possible

Gaining senior business management support at the start, and throughout the transformation

Striking the balance between getting the exercise completed as efficiently as possible whilst incorporating new business features during development

Shaping the overall transformation programme and use our experience to advise you on how to minimise business disruption

Have a look at some of our case studies

Steamship Mutual

Future Processing has been working with Steamship Mutual, one of the largest Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs in the world,  since 2008. Our Client’s IT department noticed that the resource pool for maintaining their core insurance systems, written in PowerBuilder, was rapidly declining with a consequent risk to the business.

 

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Parkeon

Our interdisciplinary delivery teams have developed and enhanced software for a span of platforms, from embedded software on Parkeon’s devices, through to back-office systems. Projects have ranged from minor improvements for particular Parkeon customers, through developing components of a mass transit solution on a new architecture, to providing support for developed solutions.

 

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Staffcare

We work very closely with Staffcare in true cooperation and partnership, handling development and testing on a daily basis and adding new functionalities to adjust applications to Staffcare’s clients’ needs. The partnership has been so successful that Staffcare is now one of Future Processing’s longest standing customers.

 

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