From the responses of 150+ industry leaders across the independent software vendor sector, your peers identified their viewpoints and experiences on platform modernization initiatives. When updating your legacy platform, there are some factors to consider.
Executive Summary from our white paper Platform Modernization in Action:
Independent software vendors (ISV) are at a technology crossroads. To remain competitive, they need to leverage
newly available technologies that allow them to rapidly release products to market and introduce new features.
At the same time, they are focused on reducing costs, accelerating development cycles and driving revenue. This leaves ISVs facing a difficult choice between continuing to maintain a legacy platform with its limitations intact or taking full advantage of cloud services by embracing a large-scale platform modernization project. Platform modernization is the process of re-coding a software product from the ground up. Usually, this involves rewriting the code in order to leverage new technologies, improve integrations and update the user interface, all while taking advantage of modern infrastructure.
The end goal is to rework legacy platforms to align with the ISVs evolving business model while integrating the latest features and functionality. Achieving this hinges on knowing what works and what doesn’t. KMS Technology has surveyed 150+ ISV industry leaders to gauge the ways they approach platform modernization.