Low-Code for
Legacy Modernization

Take core business applications from risky to resilient

Upgrade legacy systems without disrupting business

Legacy systems are risky. Time-consuming maintenance, excessive outages, user-unfriendliness, compatibility issues with new software — the list goes on.

These dinosaurs monopolize IT resources and make digital transformation all the more complicated.

But the road to legacy modernization has a shortcut. The Mendix low-code IDE fast-tracks development to help enterprises build custom apps to supplement or replace legacy systems.

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How to modernize legacy
systems with low-code

Whether you're looking to update a few critical business processes or completely rebuild, Mendix helps replace, enhance, or supplement your core legacy systems and applications.

  • Extend system capabilities

    Maintain core systems while building open and extensible apps that integrate into your existing landscape.

    Build and upgrade
  • Migrate to modernize

    Develop modernized applications to incrementally replace your legacy systems.

    Simplify and migrate
  • Replace systems gradually

    Examine your system to see where you can make piece-by-piece updates.

    Rebuild and replace

Revitalize your legacy landscape with the
Mendix enterprise 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.

  • Three people connected by circle line

    Empower your entire workforce

    Low-code is intuitive and encourages developers of all backgrounds to engage in efficient processes that lead to streamlined deployment.

  • Scale with the cloud

    Build flexible apps that grow with your business—without having to redesign or rearchitect. Mendix is cloud-native and scalable right out of the box.

  • Gear inside cloud

    Better manage multi-cloud

    Utilize one-click deployment with complete cloud freedom, from a private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-premises.

    See our cloud options
  • Build with extensibility

    Mendix is open and extensible at every level. Use APIs to integrate with your existing systems, CI/CD pipelines, and test automation suites.

    Learn more about extensibility
  • Deliver best-of-breed UX

    Build cohesive multi-experience applications that deliver exceptional user experiences for mobile, web, or both.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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.

    Read more about modernizing and migrating legacy systems.

  • 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.

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