Modernization Analysis and Planning: Providing You With a MAP
Do you know where your IT is heading? Do you have a clear idea of what you’ve got, how it’s used, how efficient it is and whether it needs upgrading or modernizing? It’s not easy to know where to start, but Fresche Legacy’s MAP service can analyze your situation and provide a thorough strategy for aligning IT with your business goals.
What is MAP?
It may sound simple, but determining where to begin is often the most challenging aspect of legacy modernization. It’s also easily the most important. Fortunately, we know how to do that quickly and more accurately than anyone else. Our Modernization Analysis and Planning (MAP) provides strategic guidance that clearly defines the right starting point and every key step between there and the successful completion of the project.
Our team of strategic advisors will scrutinize your IT infrastructure from top to bottom. Then they’ll look at how your business drives specific IT needs and identify risks. And they’ll do it all while working closely with your staff to build a complete understanding of the landscape you’re operating on and verify all conclusions.
The first step involves gathering information. As much information as possible. But not just any information. The trick is to gather the right information. Our team will work face-to-face with your tech experts, business users and IT decision makers to gain a precise understanding of how you use your legacy applications and how they fit into your business.
To make a proper case for modernization, you need to understand IT budgeting but you also need to know the real business drivers and understand how technical issues can impact your business. We ask those questions. What’s more, we get answers.
The Next Step is All Analysis
We have a pretty impressive toolkit. And we use it to analyze your legacy applications so that we can connect our understanding of your business with the opportunities and technical constraints of your legacy applications.
Finally, we compile all of that data into a plan that applies the insights our research has garnered. We create an executive level presentation that you can use internally to promote a modernization program. We identify incremental modernization steps and short-term cost savings that can be used to fund long-term strategic transformation. And we work with you every step of the way, so that we can be sure to develop an optimal plan that mitigates risk, delivers maximum value and minimizes long-term total cost of ownership.
We create a balanced, prioritized view of needs that addresses all relevant issues so that your business and technology interests align. We also take a look into your future plans to ensure we can address those needs, too. In doing so we address all of the technologies you currently employ in a holistic view that provides a big-picture view of your IT landscape.
We also expose complex legacy dependencies by examining the relationship between application functionality and business use. And finally, we create financial budgets that enable accurate IT budgeting and business case development.
Fresche Legacy’s MAP service provides a thorough analysis of your environment and gives you a detailed map for modernizing IT and aligning it to support business goals.
Main deliverables of the MAP service:
The report provides a detailed IT roadmap that discusses your business and IT environment and provides in-depth research about the most appropriate IT modernization options. The roadmap establishes a modernization path that takes into account business goals, resources, costs, dependencies and competing projects. The process is iterative – we work with you to ensure that the roadmap becomes more precise throughout the course of the service.
Strategy document and budget
Portfolio Modernization Strategy Document: This document accompanies the roadmap and supplies the overall strategy for the transformation of your IT environment.
Multi-Year Budget and Funding Strategy: This document provides the expected costs for the entire multi-year, multi-project modernization effort. In addition to ROI estimates, it describes how the modernization project itself can create or free up revenue early on so that the rest of the project becomes partially auto-funded.
Tool-based deep analysis
Fresche Legacy uses its own tools to analyze your IT environment and fully understand what you have and how it is used. We perform the analysis and also provide you with the tool so that you can view and further analyze all the relationships and dependencies. This exercise provides you with a detailed mapping of business function with application objects and data.
Duration of the MAP service: Four to eight weeks
“Trying to decide where to start is often the biggest problem. Fresche Legacy’s Map service gives you a definite starting point by telling you what you’ve got and how it can be modernized to give you what you need. Starting a modernization project without this type of information is like circumnavigating the globe without a GPS.”
– Bob Ellsworth, Worldwide Director of Platform Modernization, Microsoft Corporation
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About Fresche Legacy
Fresche Legacy (formerly Speedware) modernizes legacy applications and manages legacy environments. With more than 35 years in the industry, and a client list of top Fortune 500 companies, Fresche helps companies align IT with key business goals to increase financial performance, improve market competiveness, remove risk and add value. We re-host, re-write and re-architect business-critical applications where needed, plus we have the knowledge and experience to plan, manage and support the entire process. We handle the full lifecycle of your project from concept to maintenance, and with our disciplined and unique five-step methodology, we ensure success on every project.