Java-Based Enterprise Application Modernization. Part 2

May 29, 2023  |  Yury Chakatouski

In the first part of this blog article, we talked about modernization strategies, and the five steps you need to take to modernize your Java-based legacy applications. Here, I would like to give an example of a Java-based modernization project.

IBA Ensures Modernization is a Smooth Process

At IBA Group, we work with many different companies to ensure a smooth modernization of enterprise applications.

Recently, we were approached by a global IT provider that required a scalable solution to unify their corporate systems that pull from 30 different data sources. Their current legacy application had become increasingly difficult to maintain and scale. The application technology had become outdated and was starting to impact the functionality and user experience.

The process included migrating their legacy systems to a modern platform and developing a unified system for the company. After meeting with the company representatives to understand their goals, we started the modernization process by analyzing the existing application to identify the pain points and areas for improvement.

Our analysis led to a recommendation to migrate legacy systems to a modern platform and develop a unified web-based information system to collect data about contracts and projects from different enterprise sources. The approach offered the modernization and scalability that the company needed, along with a modular design (microservices) to allow for customization and easy integration with other systems. In addition, this solution allowed project managers and partners to easily access, manage, and control project and contract information, including financial and non-financial project evaluations, planning tools, and integration with backend systems.

The Process of Modernization

Once we had identified the needs and mapped out the plan, we consolidated data, workflows, and reports within the application. During the assessment, we identified and then prioritized maintaining the application’s core functionality. This approach ensured that we modernized business-critical functionality first, reducing the risk of business disruption during the update.

We developed the web-based framework using agile development methodologies that would allow the new cloud-native modules scalability and ability to run on any cloud platform. We then integrated the modules into the existing system.

After performing extensive testing to ensure that the application was working as expected, we developed and provided training and support for the company’s IT team. This allowed the client to train their team on the modern and scalable JEE application that serves over 30,000 global users.

Our client received a several-fold cost reduction in maintenance and upkeep costs, thanks to the replacement of many applications with one solution that functions across all their divisions and branches. The modernized application is secure and can easily switch operations to another cloud region in the event of a disaster.

A modern, scalable solution can help you get more out of your legacy enterprise applications. If you’re considering an update, IBA can assist you through the process to help you and your team transition to a seamless, user-friendly application solution.

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