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Application Modernization powered by innoWake

Bringing new life to legacy systems

Digital technologies such as cloud, mobile, and cognitive are creating a world of new opportunities for businesses today, helping companies save millions, creating efficiencies, enhancing quality, and promoting products. However legacy systems don’t always support them and with many skilled workers retiring, legacy systems often become costly to support—making legacy modernization mission-critical.

New life to old technology

Core legacy systems are often at the heart of a business. Updating them can be disruptive. Rather than completely rebuilding applications from scratch, you can breathe new life into them with Application Modernization powered by innoWake, a proprietary toolset that fully automates the process.

Legacy modernization isn’t a far-off dream

Aging systems and legacy enterprise applications built on languages such as COBOL or Natural often cannot take full advantage of today’s customer-centric technologies, like cloud and mobile computing. Legacy systems are typically incompatible with new technologies, which can impede digital transformation of enterprise IT.

For organizations that still rely on legacy technology, the promise of digital transformation can seem like a far-off dream. However, that’s not the case. It’s practical now.

Organizations can often keep their legacy systems when they have been modernized in an effective, risk adverse way—that means without interrupting business as usual, using an automated process, and keeping business outcomes in mind.

Our Application Modernization powered by innoWake solutions include:

innoWake Discovery UI and innoWake Discovery Parser explore legacy code and supporting technologies to help sharpen visibility. Understanding the structure of the code and its dependencies is critical for planning a smooth migration. The tool often uncovers unknowns about how a legacy system was built.

innoWake Mining uses advanced analysis and code-abstraction capabilities to deliver a deep understanding of business functions executed by the code. By taking an in-depth look at the code and data with modernization and transformation in mind, Deloitte’s automated tools and methods can help provide deep insights into an organization’s current-state business and technology capabilities

Legacy DevOps
innoWake Development and innoWake Operations allow developers to operate in a modern DevOps environment on the legacy mainframe or after modernization. Having the right tools to support both legacy languages and modern code is mission critical in supporting the transition.

Fully automated refactoring of legacy code into modern languages can be achieved using innoWake Data, innoWake Enabler, and innoWake Refactoring. Automating the process helps reduce risk. Deloitte can build on current system capabilities and help prioritize modernization of application tiers for the entire enterprise.

After refactoring, the legacy mainframe is retired and the rewritten application is migrated to an up-to-date programming language and platform. Modern code enables you to take advantage of new technologies such as cloud, analytics, and cybersecurity. Deloitte’s deep design and implementation approach to modernization can help you innovate and digitally transform your business.

Reducing risk and minimizing interruption

Digital transformations can be broken down into smaller initiatives that offer the most benefit to the business. Doing so helps deliver quick results while reducing disruptive and costly downtime.

Deloitte’s Application Modernization powered by innoWake promotes big picture thinking, but in a risk-adverse, cost-effective way:

Legacy modernization at a desired pace
Businesses can take the initial step by examining legacy code to understand its structure and complexity—and how to make future improvements. They can convert outdated code to a modern language and then migrate the application to a web-enabled platform. After migration, many will want to tackle the end goal of modernization: integration of essential digital technologies like cloud, mobile, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and advanced analytics. Deloitte can enter at any point in the legacy modernization journey.

No interruption to the business
Deloitte’s Application Modernization powered by innoWake incorporates both IT and business realities into the process. When a legacy modernization project is underway, rest assured there is no “code freeze” or operational downtime. It’s business as usual during development for the greater organization.

Automated process
The process of updating old code can be a monumental procedure, involving millions of lines across multiple platforms. Deloitte stands apart by offering fully automated refactoring, using proprietary innoWake modernization tools to achieve fully automated migration. After migration, the new codebase and interface remains similar to that of the legacy system, reducing the need for IT and end-user training.

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Case studies in application modernization

Modernizing the DMV: With hundreds of employees and millions of registered vehicles to account for, a state department of motor vehicles (DMV) naturally relies on high-volume information systems to do its job. Learn how one agency put more agile operations in place.

Refactoring by the numbers: With 22 million claims and 2.5 billion database records, find out how this insurer updated its claims-processing application by refactoring 1.2 million lines of COBOL code.

Getting customer centric: The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare talks about the struggle to find resources to make seismic customer-centric change on their existing mainframe. Find out what they did to transition it.

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No matter where an organization is on the path to legacy modernization, Deloitte can help companies chart a roadmap based on their priorities and business objectives.

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Forge a new path and seize bold opportunities

A digital business demands a modern platform

As technologies continue to evolve at ever-increasing speeds, incompatible legacy applications and systems are preventing many organizations from taking advantage of new technology-driven business opportunities and, ultimately, digital transformation.

Deloitte’s Application Modernization Services powered by innoWake can help update legacy applications and prepare for future modernization initiatives.

No matter where an organization is on the legacy modernization journey, Deloitte can help companies address evolving business demands, leverage enterprise technology investments, and build a reliable foundation for future innovation. Reach out to us to start a conversation.

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Haissam Issa

Haissam Issa

Global and US Leader for Systems Integration

Haissam Issa is a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP and the Global and US Leader for Systems Integration (SI). The SI practice focuses on full lifecycle technology service delivery in the areas o... More

Marlin Metzger

Marlin Metzger

Principal | Deloitte Consulting LLP

Marlin has broad experience leading effective modernization of large-scale systems from start to finish. He leads Deloitte's Application Modernization practice and studio, where his teams use automate... More

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