Reducing operational risk in legacy workflow systems

Legacy technologies have a high cost for organisations. They often adversely affect business continuity, security, and reliability. The system often creates a domino effect throughout an organisation, where one problem quickly leads to another. New algorithm-based platforms, such as Open Orbit, now challenge the common assumption that reducing the risk in these legacy workflow systems is a long, complicated and expensive process.

Why legacy systems leave businesses so vulnerable

Replacing ad-hoc legacy systems with fit-for purpose upgrades that deliver continuing operational and security improvements is an imperative for many organisations. The alternative is continuing to rely on seriously outdated systems that leave the business vulnerable, inefficient and unresponsive to ongoing changing needs.

Some of the most challenging problems facing organisations today stem from legacy technologies such as:

  • Outdated, obsolete technology and best practices
  • Documentation that is incomplete, out of date, inaccurate or missing
  • Hard-to find skill sets for maintaining older technologies
  • Unreliable performance as a result of multiple developer approaches
  • Older software that is no longer supported or patched.

Additionally, the continuous rise of new technologies and tougher requirements around regulatory compliance and cyber security are compounding these issues. The pressures are combining to accelerate both the pace of change and the overall complexity of system management.

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How traditional upgrade solutions fail many businesses

Traditional legacy upgrade solutions are built as monolithic platforms intended to serve a broad uniform market. They are designed for expensive and time consuming consultant-led initiatives and are generic enough to be deployed across multiple sectors rather than offering business specific, agile solutions.

As a result, legacy upgrades have traditionally been difficult to deploy, onboard and keep updated. Moreover, most solutions are entirely rules-based, rather than leveraging advanced contemporary tools like algorithmic-based machine learning.

Partnering with the legacy system upgrade experts

Open Orbit enables businesses to replace legacy systems with one system that delivers an upgradable, business-specific solution. Better still, the Open Orbit platform enables you to do all this at a fraction of the effort, time and cost of traditional methods.

We achieve this by using algorithms to analyse the entire process. We combine this with end-to-end deep dives with the organisation’s relevant subject matter experts. Then, by applying Open Orbit “happy-path” algorithmic-based methodology, we produce diagnostic maps that rapidly identify gaps in current processes and systems, and recommend improvements to deliver the greatest impact and efficiencies in results, time and cost.

You can read a case study on how our fast tracking process diagnostics of legacy systems and solutions worked for one client here.

And as always, if the team can be of assistance, including arranging a demo, please feel free to reach out to us here.

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