legacy modernization

Upcoming Training in Decision Management and Decision Modeling with DMN

The next session of our popular live online training courses in Decision Management and Decision Modeling with DMN are now posted: Introduction to Decision Management August 25-27, 2015 Decision Management allows the effective automation of decision-making combined with increased business agility and greater effectiveness. Decision Management is a proven approach for adopting business rules and predictive […]

Version 7 of The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

We’ve posted Version 7 of our popular Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report with new content on The Analytics Capability Landscape. We also welcome new vendors Blue Yonder and Erudine to the platform vendor index. Overview Organizations are adopting a new class of operational systems called Decision Management Systems to meet the demands of consumers, regulators and […]

New! Version 6 of The Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report

We’ve posted Version 6 of Decision Management Systems Platform Technologies Report with new content on decision modeling. We also welcome new vendor FlexRule and the report includes links to product updates on 11 Ants Analytics, Angoss, Alteryx, Experian, InRule, Pega, RapidMiner, SAS and Teradata. You can read the report online or download a pdf here: http://decisionmanagementsolutions.com/decision-management-technology

5 steps to decision-centric legacy modernization

Last week I emphasized four key facts about legacy modernization. To move forward you need to find the legacy code that represents business decisions such as a pricing engine (what price is this product for this customer), eligibility logic (is this customer eligible for this offer or service), approval rules (can this claim be auto-approved) and replace those parts of the application with Decision Services.This week I am going to walk through the 5 steps involved in this kind of decision-centric legacy modernization (and don’t forget we have a webinar on legacy modernization coming up with our partner TechBlue).

  1. Analyze the code to find and isolate the decisions.
    The first step is to find the pieces of legacy code that make decision

4 reminders about legacy modernization

Legacy systems remain critical to many (most) organizations and so legacy modernization is still a hot topic (which is why we have a webinar on legacy modernization coming up with our partner TechBlue). With that in mind, as at is has been a while since I blogged on this topic, I thought I would share a few thoughts. First, this week, four key reminders when modernizing legacy applications:

  1. You don’t need to modernize the whole application
    Often you can dramatically improve a legacy application by modernizing just part of it. Many pieces of legacy applications work just fine and have few, if any, change requests pending. Maintaining these pieces as legacy code is not expensive and replacing it all would be high risk so why not leave it alone while focusing on the pieces that don’t work well, especially the pieces that have high maintenance costs.

Legacy Modernization and Decision Management: An Interview with Claye Greene

As part of our ongoing “Meet our Partners Series” I caught up with Claye Greene of TechBlue, a Decision Management Solutions partner. Claye and I are giving a webinar on Best Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government on March 5 (register here).

Please describe your current role and title and tell us a little about your company

I’m Claye Greene, Managing Director of TechBlue. TechBlue is a management consulting company.  Our primary focus is working with organizations to translate challenges into opportunities, and opportunities into sustainable value.
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Webinar: Best Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government

I am giving a webinar on Best Practices in Targeted Legacy Modernization in Government March 5, 2014 at Noon Eastern with Claye Greene, MD of government solutions provider and Decision Management Solutions partner TechBlue.

Many government organizations are coping with aging legacy systems that are costly to maintain, difficult to change and lack the modern architecture needed to satisfy today’s consumer. Instead of trying to replace an entire system with the high risks and costs involved in such a project, these government organizations are instead adopting a decision management approach and business rules management systems to target their modernization efforts where they have the biggest impact.

In this live webinar we’ll share know how and best practices from their extensive experience helpi

Decision Management and some Gartner Top 10 lists

I saw this list of Top 10 CIO Business and Technology Priorities in 2013 from Gartner the other day and it caught my eye. In particular I was struck by the potential for Decision Management to impact both business and technology priorities on this list. Obviously one can tie almost anything to a priority like “Increasing […]

Simplify Legacy Modernization with Decision Management

Many companies today are focused on modernizing their legacy COBOL applications, but this largely consists of taking assembler COBOL and turning it into more efficient, better structured COBOL. Unfortunately, these applications will still be hard to edit, still be hard to change, still won’t deliver the strategic agility that companies need. Decision Management builds on […]