Legacy Application Modernization


The process of updating obsolete and out-of-date systems to better serve an organization into the future.

Organizations that have been in operation for extended periods often use applications with functionality that has eroded from its original purposes. The process of legacy application modernization assures that applications are up-to-date and compatible with modern goals.

What is an example of legacy modernization?

Organizations often leverage Mendix for legacy application modernization. The application development platform helps enterprises transition from outdated applications that can be time-consuming to maintain into seamless and modern applications that are user-friendly.

What is legacy application modernization vs a modern application?

A modern application can be any application developed to present standards and compatibilities. Legacy application modernization is the process of updating applications or a suite of applications to suit an organization’s current workflows and goals.

What are the stages of application modernization?

Before legacy application modernization, developers work through four stages to assess an organization’s needs:

  1. Begin with full documentation to ascertain how the present code base, architecture, APIs, and elements are operating.
  2. Check error logs and determine the present stability of applications.
  3. Asses how these applications communicate with other systems and workflows within an organization.
  4. Meet with stakeholders and discover what personal preferences and decisions went into the creation of the current apps.

For more on the stages of application modernization, read our blog post, “What Are Legacy Apps and What’s the Right Way to Modernize Legacy Apps?”