How to Modernize Legacy Systems with Low-Code
Whether you’re looking to update a few critical business processes or completely rebuild, the Mendix all-in-one low-code Platform can replace, enhance, or supplement your core legacy systems and applications.
Extend Your Systems’ Capabilities
Maintain your core system and build open and extensible applications that integrate into your existing landscape. With Mendix, organizations can build upon the current system in a way that makes sense for the business.
Migrate to Modern Architecture
Develop modernized applications to incrementally replace your legacy systems. Mendix enables enterprises to evolve in a careful, controlled fashion, in any direction the business model demands.
Replace Existing Systems Gradually
Examine your system to see where you can make piece-by-piece updates. Replacement can be streamlined to target key components first. As new apps are deployed, you can sunset the legacy counterparts.
Revitalize Your Legacy Landscape with the Mendix All-in-One Low-Code Platform
Mendix is a future-proof, low-code platform, ready to take on tomorrow’s evolving technologies and business challenges.
Lower Solution TCO
Maximize the value of your enterprise development with lower operating costs, higher productivity, complete in-house control, and rapid deployment.
Empower Your Entire Workforce
Involve everyone from business and IT. Low-code is intuitive and encourages developers of all backgrounds to engage in efficient processes that lead to streamlined deployment.
Scale with Cloud-Native Architecture
Develop flexible, scalable applications that grow with your business, without having to redesign or rearchitect. Mendix is scalable right out of the box.
Make Multi-Cloud Manageable
Modernize anywhere — private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-premises — with one-click deployment. Mendix applications are containerized and portable, giving you complete cloud freedom.
Build with Openness & Extensibility
Use APIs for seamless integrations with your existing systems, CI/CD pipelines, and test automation suites. Mendix is open and extensible at every level.
Deliver Best-of-Breed User Experiences
Build cohesive multi-experience applications that deliver exceptional user experiences for mobile, web, or both.
PostNL modernized and expanded with low-codeRead the full story
25% growth in parcel business in one year
10M transactions/day on the low-code built, core supply chain system
4.5M users supported by a custom low-code app
IT and the business worked together to automate legacy processesRead the story
11+ apps deployed
300 story projects built in 12 weeks
10k+ users/year in capital request app
The Boston Globe used low-code to evolve beyond Lotus NotesRead the story
5 days to develop in Mendix vs. 1 month in Lotus Notes
500+ freelancers supported by automated workflows
12 Lotus Notes workflows migrated to low-code apps
Legacy modernization FAQs
What are legacy systems?
Legacy systems are old, outdated business technologies and processes that are critical to business operations. A legacy system is limited to the tasks for which it was originally designed, and is typically unable to integrate with newer, modern business systems.
Examples of common legacy systems include Lotus Notes, Domino, and SAP ECC.
What is legacy modernization?
Legacy modernization is the process of updating and optimizing business systems to improve operations. As an integral part of digital transformation, legacy modernization is an investment that organizations make to build more powerful, future-proof applications.
How do you modernize legacy applications and systems?
There are several ways to approach legacy modernization. The best option for your organization will depend on the challenges you’re facing and your goals for the future.
Gartner recommends evaluating your existing legacy systems to determine the business and IT drivers for modernization. Then, you can determine if encapsulation, rehosting, replatforming, refactoring, rearchitecting, rebuilding, or replacing the system will offer the greatest value.
Should legacy modernization be handled through the normal refresh cycle?
Not always. In many cases, legacy systems can be modernized through new components or new software. But this process should proceed according to the enterprise’s requirements, not a vendor’s support schedule.