At Inglenet our basic philosophy on legacy system modernization is to move the system to a new
hardware and software platform keeping the number of variables to a minimum to ensure the highest
degree of success and lowest risk for the initial phase of the modernization project. In this phase
we advocate changing only those components of the system that are deemed essential to change.
In most cases, the essential changes are limited to two areas: the data and the user interface.
It is essential to change the data model because the data forms the foundation for current
and future application deployment. Without a sound data model, new development will
be hindered thus undermining one of the fundamental reasons for the modernization project in the
first place. A state of the art database enables the use of modern reporting and query tools to
allow easy access to valuable corporate information without costly programming. To accomplish
this, you must design a new data model that will support the current and future needs of the
enterprise using the most modern data base tools and design techniques. Then use Inglenet’s
exclusive OpenARMs tools to extract the data from the legacy database and populate the new database.
A key benefit of this technology is that the legacy application code is not impacted by the new
It is essential to modernize the user interface to show tangible and visible evidence that
the initial phase of the modernization project has produced beneficial results to those
who use the system.
Inglenet's "Active Screen" technology provides the tools needed to transform the older
"green screen" presentation into a modern graphical user interface (GUI). This technique
can be phased in over time allowing you to focus on modernizing those applications
where the change will produce the greatest positive impact for your organization.
A key benefit to the Inglenet approach is that no changes are required to the application
code in order to take advantage of the modern user interface. Your business process
continue to operate smoothly while moving forward with the IT transformation project.
The final step of the IT transformation process is to modernize and improve the quality of the
application code. Transforming the legacy application code to a modern programming such as VB.NET, C#,
C++ or Java.