LEGACY MODERNIZATION

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Legacy Modernization Assessment Service

As the demand on your business systems and IT staff continues to evolve, you need a synchronized plan for orchestrating and managing your technology roadmap. Whether you’re planning a migration of key assets to the cloud, a modernization of your legacy mainframe platforms, or a major upgrade to           on-premise systems and software, having a clearly defined strategy and an informed assessment of current capabilities is essential.

Astadia uses a three-phase approach to strategy and current state assessment that has been refined during hundreds of successful engagements. Each phase is driven by clearly articulated activities and deliverables that provide you with a comprehensive view of opportunities and challenges, and concludes with a detailed gap analysis and roadmap for achieving your desired business objectives.

 

The Legacy Modernization Assessment Process

Phase 1 – Define Business Goals and Future Vision
During this phase, Astadia strategy consultants work with you to understand stakeholder priorities and concerns, then gain alignment on desired outcomes and success criteria. Through a series of interviews, executive meetings and discovery workshops, we help you clearly define the internal and external business pressures driving the changes. We will document restrictions and requirements that may impact execution, and ensure proper governance is in place. Our core deliverable from this phase is a comprehensive document that serves as the strategic beacon going forward.

Phase 2 – Assess Current State
Once everyone is aligned on goals, our network and cloud architects, software engineers and operational technicians will partner with your team and begin assessing the current environment. Using a variety of proprietary automated tools and methodologies, our teams conduct static and dynamic analyses on application inventories, infrastructure capabilities, cloud readiness/maturity and other related systems and processes. We also scrutinize past performance metrics for people, processes and technologies to track the evolutionary trajectory of your systems in order to provide insights into emerging challenges and opportunities.

Phase 3 – Perform Gap Analysis and Roadmap
With the future vision set, the current state identified, and all results accurately recorded, our strategists, architects and engineers work together to reveal the gaps. We begin developing the roadmaps and blueprints, reference tool stacks and architectures, solution designs and other recommendations. When complete, we deliver a comprehensive report on our findings, as well as a detailed proposal outlining priorities, project plans and schedules.

Legacy Modernization Assessment Safety and Security

Our professionals will perform all client work in a safe and secure environment. The work will be performed at your site, and at secure Astadia facilities, as appropriate.

  • Assign Astadia professionals with appropriate security credentials
  • Maintain a safe and secure project environment
  • Secure and protect your Intellectual Property
  • Deliver the Legacy Modernization Assessment results directly to you
  • Complete and secure project

 

Legacy Modernization Assessment Service Deliverables

We’ll produce reports and analysis over the course of your Legacy Modernization Assessment project, which typically lasts several weeks. At the project conclusion, you will receive a full set of reports and data, along with timelines for project activity.

  • Develop a project plan, including management of security-related issues
  • Deliver a preliminary package to help you prepare for the project
  • Meet with you on a regular basis to discuss the project status
  • Present final project results to you
  • Project concludes and we discuss next steps

 

Choose Astadia for your Assessment Service

Over the past 20 years, we have successfully completed more than 100 Legacy Modernization projects, many of which were the result of an Assessment process and an IT Roadmap. Our skills and experience with Legacy Modernization Assessment, and our proven results with clients in this category, make Astadia the best partner to conduct your Assessment service.

The Assessment process helps our clients decide the sequence of moving Legacy applications to new platforms, while the Roadmap actually spells out a sequence, and a timeframe, for Legacy Migration. In addition, we offer a number of services to help you move through the entire “Legacy to Cloud” experience.

  • Proven track record
  • Broad skill set and experience base
  • Clear path to the Cloud for your Legacy Portfolio
  • Full services across the entire system life cycle
  • Fixed price, timeframe and set of deliverables for your business

Astadia’s Experts

If your business applications exist in a mainframe environment, you may be dealing with higher costs of maintenance, a diminishing workforce of mainframe specialists, and a shrinking pool of vendors from which to choose. Additionally, your business agility and competitive edge may need the boost that only mainstream technology can support today. 

Astadia’s Experts

By making the leap from mainframe to mainstream, you'll lower your overall technology costs, increase your agility and enable your competitive edge. Together with our partner Micro Focus, we'll help you confidently map and move your business applications to where they need to be today, and where they can provide the boost your business needs.

Astadia’s Experts

To ensure you can consistently turn out a high quality product with sustainable attention to value, cost and speed to market, it's critical to have quality processes that meet top standards and the state-of-the-art. Ours do. And they'll help you gain the agility and confidence you need to meet evolving business goals and to respond to ever-changing customer demands and market changes.

Astadia’s Experts

Astadia’s Experts

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

Astadia’s Experts

Darrell Cypress

Vice President & General Manager of Digital Solutions

Darrell Cypress

Darrell Cypress is Vice President and General Manager of Astadia Digital Solutions, our global marketing strategy firm that partners with CMOs and marketing technologists around the world to provide end-to-end solutions for optimizing the customer journey and delivering maximum return on digital technology investments. Darrell joined Astadia in 2015 with nearly 20 years of experience selling and delivering large scale marketing transformational implementations across industries such as financial services, technology, healthcare, high-tech, pharmaceutical, government, and consumer goods. He also brings vast experience in delivering global CRM solutions for Marketing, Sales, Service, and Product organizations. Darrell previously worked at Deloitte Digital where, as Digital and Marketing Cloud Leader, he managed marketing transformation pursuits. In his combined five years there, he also served as Digital Eminence Leader, Finance Leader and Delivery Leader, managing large-scale, multi-million dollar projects across geographies. Prior to Deloitte, Darrell was Director and Relationship Manager at Perficient Inc., leading major trade promotion process and technology implementations for clients such as Cadbury and Nestle Waters North America. He was also previously IT Director at Covance, Inc. and Engagement Manager and Consultant at Extraprise. Darrell’s bachelor’s in Information Systems Management and master’s in Computer Systems Management are both from the University of Maryland. Darrell was an Engineer in the United States Navy from 1984-1992.

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