Quality Overview

We have defined a quality system that includes standards, processes, software quality matrices and audit.

Melstar, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company aims at protecting customer interest by emphasizing that only through quality processes can produce a quality product.

Application Modernization

Are you facing any of these key issues?

  • You are not sure that your IT spend is going towards supporting the strategically important business initiative
  • Your systems are running at the end of or post their life cycle in antiquated technologies.
  • You no longer get support for the technology from the vendor or get the right skilled resources from the market to maintain and enhance your applications.
  • Your systems are rigid and tedious to change in order to align with your dynamic business drivers.
  • Your systems have become ‘black-boxes’ that only few ‘heroes’ in the organization really know the half of it!
  • Your applications are too difficult to maintain and sub-optimal in processing.
  • Your total cost of ownership for maintenance keeps soaring high year after year.
  • You are concerned that you will lose the benefit of all the legacy knowledge and investment if you develop it all over again.
  • You have better fitting products off the shelf to support your business better than the legacy application you have today, but not sure if that is the right choice.

Applications Modernization Services (AMS) along with the complementary offerings of Portfolio Assessment and Validation, transforms legacy applications from aging environments onto modern application platforms (for example, Windows, Unix, Linux, z/OS) using service-oriented architectures (i.e., .NET and J2EE) that take advantage of today's open standards.

We leverage industry and domain expertise and applications knowledge to efficiently move legacy applications to modern platforms that provide more functionality, flexibility, and better ROI. The result is an architecture that aligns to the client's business, operations and budget needs to support business growth strategy.

We employ the following modernization strategies to enable execution:

  • Functional Assessment: Provides a detailed understanding of current application environment thereby reducing the migration risk of subsequent modernization activities and establishes a baseline
  • Design Analysis: Analyzes code structure and other technical parameters
  • Re-Architect: Reverse engineers applications to their baseline requirements (relearn), then forward engineers those applications to new languages and new architectures based on modern open standards
  • Replace: Implements standardized enterprise packages or develops custom applications that replace existing legacy applications
  • Reinterface: Establishes new web-based service-oriented interfaces to existing or rehosted applications

Features

  • Define the path - Using our applications rationalization services, we conduct an applications portfolio assessment to determine the strategic value of applications based on their business, functional, technical and financial quality. We create a modernization road map that recommends modernization strategies for each application and we develop a business case to support the modernization journey.
  • Manage the journey - We establish a modernization program that executes the modernization strategies as applications projects in a series of phases designed to create cost savings early that will fund subsequent phases.
  • Mitigate the risk - As we plan the transition to the modern agile state, the business transformation is carefully managed as the modernized applications are deployed to the operations, mitigating any business risk to business continuity.
  • Achieve agility - At the completion of the modernization journey, we have reduced the cost of IT to the business and achieved a level of flexibility that enables the business to respond to changes in the marketplace and allocate a larger percentage of the IT budget to strategic growth initiatives.