Due to the rapid digitalization, the technologies used are also changing fast. Thus, when implementing new solutions, one must decide how to adhere them to the software used beforehand.
There are two solutions in this task: to modernize and/or integrate information systems. It is also worth noticing, if the current IT infrastructure will comply with the needs of new activities.
Software modernization to increase value
Modernizing software or a platform lets retain and increase the value of legacy investments and benefit from the advantages of new technologies by migrating to new platforms.
During modernization, the legacy system is converted, rewritten, or moved to a modern programming language, together with software library, protocols, or hardware platform.
Benefits of software modernization:
- Greater process efficiency: automated feeds and processes require less process time and less manual work;
- Infrastructure that’s more efficient and less expensive: reconciled processes, efficient use of resources, and consolidation of systems all help to streamline infrastructure and reduce costs;
- Optimized use of resources;
- Improved control: automated controls, and increased responsiveness in a changing regulatory environment;
- Better governance: clearer and more efficient processes;
- More transparency: clearer and more consistent results;
- Easier planning: actual management information facilitates planning and decision-making.
Optimizing business activities with software integration
With many different business management systems installed in an organization, they can start duplicating. In this case, employees face difficulties in functionality, data management, and access to information.
Systems integration is an engineering process that allows different systems or individual components to be combined to form a single system. It allows to combine computing resources and software physically or functionally.
Upon the integration of information systems, one can optimize and automate activities and supervision processes, and administer data in a more convenient way, all by combining infrastructure components.
After analyzing the systems used and planned to be implemented in the organization, we offer complete and standardized integration solutions based on standard data exchange and integration mechanisms.
Depending on the solution, part of the integration can be implemented on a "point-to-point" basis, where each interface is implemented substantially separately from the others using DB-DB, web services, process robotics, or "horizontal" standardized solutions working under the "Enterprise Service Bus" (ESB) principle.
In the most modern systems ("Microservice", container environments) we use APIs interfaces (Application Programming Interface) for integrations, and their advanced control systems.
Information systems and IT infrastructure update and integration
After the software update it is recommended to also assess the IT infrastructure situation in the organization, i. e. which new activity needs, and requirements will surface and will they be matched by the current IT infrastructure.
This allows to avoid unpleasant surprises, when, after the update of software, the organizational activities processes change and (or) additional functions appear, which the current IT infrastructure cannot handle.
The most important critical task of IT critical infrastructure, related to the main activities of the company, is to ensure that it will work flawlessly, there would be no “fire” and fast growth of the organization would not be hindered even in conditions when activities are being expanded rapidly.