Application Modernization: Application Discovery Services

Application Discovery tool helps automate assessment of legacy code

Organizations often struggle with outdated code across their legacy systems. Deloitte’s Application Discovery solution uses automated diagnostic tools to capture information needed to prepare for legacy code modernization. By mapping application interactions and interdependencies, it helps create a roadmap that can reduce risk during the Transformation phase.

The first step in your modernization journey

A discovery assessment is typically the starting point of a modernization initiative. The solution gathers information that includes current technologies, lines of business, programming languages, database-management systems, interfaces, and third-party software. Using these findings, Application Discovery creates a visual diagram of the mainframe environment, including code dependencies and complexity. The assessment helps rationalize the application portfolio and architecture in ways that can help organizations plan the general direction of future-state technology transformation.

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The potential business benefits of Application Discovery

Discovery can reduce risk during code modernization by helping you understand the structure and interdependencies of legacy applications. It creates an inventory of all technical assets, which can help improve maintenance and operations, and delivers a strategy for future-state IT and modernization.

After performing the diagnostic, our Application Modernization team conducts a Q&A session to clarify findings and answer questions raised by the assessment. Discovery is typically completed within six weeks, which allows you to get a prompt start on legacy code transformation.


The right tools, team, and experience

Deloitte is uniquely positioned to help you plan and implement a low-risk legacy code modernization that’s aligned with your current and future business needs. In addition to our proprietary Application Discovery methodologies and technologies, we assemble collaborative global teams that combine industry experience with highly specialized technical skills. They’re supported by professionals in our Application Modernization studios, which are based in Austin, TX, and Senden, Germany.

Finally, as a single-source provider, Deloitte manages all team activities as part of the workstream.

Our Application Modernization team uses Discovery results to design and implement an end-to-end transformation tailored to the needs of individual organizations.

Legacy modernization, start anywhere.

How modernized IT systems can help businesses thrive in a post-pandemic world

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncharted waters for businesses across industries, and retail and consumer products companies are no exception. Consumer buying patterns have rapidly shifted to online retailers that offer essential items like food, cleaning mainstays, and medication. So while sales may be robust among retailers that provide essential products, those that sell nonessential products like apparel and beauty services are facing challenges.

Retail purchases at stores, gas stations, restaurants, bars, and online fell by a seasonally adjusted 8.7 percent in March compared with the previous month, according to the US Department of Commerce. That represents the sharpest monthly decline since the government began keeping records in 1992. Despite the bleak forecast, it’s important to remember that the economy will recover, and demand for retail and consumer products will likely rebound. What’s unknown is the speed and extent of recovery across sectors, as well as how altered customer and employee behaviors will persist in a post-pandemic world. Read the full article to learn more.


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Haissam Issa

Haissam Issa

US Core Business Operations Portfolio Leader

Haissam Issa is the National Managing Principal for Deloitte’s Core Business Operations portfolio of offerings which includes Cloud Engineering, Application Modernization and Innovation, Operations Tr... More

Thorsten Bernecker

Thorsten Bernecker

App Modernization & Migration Market Leader

Thorsten is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and leads the Application Modernization & Migration practice within the Application Modernization & Innovation offering. Having founded the softwar... More