Modern Systems just wrapped up a large legacy systems assessment for a US government entity. The results of the assessment will act as the foundation for a broader set of legacy modernization projects. Our experts were tasked with assessing and evaluate their existing mainframe systems by performing discovery, analysis and documentation of the application components (code, programs, procedures, maps, languages and databases) revealing and categorizing all dependencies across applications. The objective was to reveal and categorize uses, unused, duplicate, standalone, and missing components so the customer could get an estimate the cost and support services to complete a refactoring of these applications.
A Mainframe Assessment is a method of understanding existing program and script components of a mainframe environment before deciding whether to perform a modernization (Automated Conversion, Replatforming, Tool-Assisted Reengineering, or Portfolio Optimization) project. A Mainframe Assessment includes full definition of the goals and areas of concentration prior to data collection. Modern Systems uses DB-Shuttle® automation technology to perform a very detailed, targeted assessment of the entire mainframe application environment. This assessment provides the ability to fully define a modernization project plan including assignments, responsibilities, timeframes, and costs. This service:
- Ensures business rules and technical use cases are documented
- Ensures no critical requirements or functionality are left out of the target state design
- Includes option selection analysis and cost modeling for modernization roadmap
- Saves time and money by using automated technologies