We help companies upgrade enterprise software at the speed they need. We can modernise legacy applications much faster than alternative approaches. We don’t even need the source code.
Our methodology and business model will help you accelerate business transformation, while saving money.
Legacy software is one of the biggest factors holding back digital transformation. The pace of change in technology is relentless, with new tools, frameworks and features appearing all the time. Legacy systems were not built for this fast-moving world.
Typically, enterprises have invested years of money and man hours building and maintaining legacy software. Yet in many cases they are no longer fit for purpose, draining resource and stifling innovation. At the same time replacing legacy systems requires careful thought and planning.
We offer a low-risk approach to upgrading or rebuilding your legacy system. Whether you want to move your legacy system to a new environment, make it cloud-ready, reduce licensing costs, or are looking for performance improvements we can help.
Legacy software is defined as being critical to day to day operations, but no longer fit for purpose. It can be a drain on internal IT resource and a barrier to productivity. On top of that, it can be difficult, time-consuming and costly to update, stifling change and innovation.
In a nutshell, legacy software can make or break your ability to remain competitive in a dynamic market-place.
Platforms are often unsupported by their developer and designed for an obsolete infrastructure. They can also be incompatible with hardware.
Legacy systems tend to have a complex codebase - as well as vast amounts of documentation - so simple updates can lead to multiple conflicts across the system.
Legacy systems were not built for the digital world, which can be a barrier for companies looking to make cost and infrastructure savings by moving to the cloud.
Customers and employees are demanding mobile apps, but there are many barriers to making legacy systems mobile-ready.
As companies grow, either organically or through mergers and acquisitions, legacy software can be a barrier to reaping the benefits of growth and remaining competitive.
Legacy infrastructure can expose your company to security breaches and penalties for failing to keep pace with compliance requirements.
Legacy applications can be slow and clunky, leading to performance and productivity issues.
The best developers want to work with the latest technologies, so as your system ages it is going to get harder to find the support you need.
We have simplified the process of software development, bringing all the benefits of low-code, no-code, and combining it with a commercial model that delivers faster ROI with reduced risk. And we have a 100% track record over twenty years to back-up our claim.
Legacy systems generally have a vast codebase that has evolved over time. Inputs from multiple developers over the years increases complexity. Coupled with this, legacy systems have huge amounts of documentation, as well as many undocumented features. All of this makes change complex time-consuming, resource-hungry and prone to failure. One minor change to the source code can lead to multiple conflicts across the system.
Our SCAD Software framework simplifies your codebase, typically reducing it by at least 40%. As a result change is faster, simpler and less risky. We don’t even need your existing source code to take on the challenge – we can work either with front-end screens or a database schema
Once we have simplified the code base, it is much easier to make the changes you need to enhance the functionality and performance of your legacy applications, without putting service reliability at risk. And we can make the changes you need, at a pace that suits your priorities and your budget, whether that’s all at once, or with a phased approach.
Our projects are not held back by the need to update or re-write your existing code base. By replacing your code with metadata, we can complete projects that typically take years, within months. Customer feedback tells us we are 75% faster than alternative approaches. We can truly help you accelerate the pace of change, so your IT becomes a strategic asset, not a barrier to transformation.
With SCAD Software, there is no need to rip and replace. Instead we can modernise your applications, so you can migrate to new environments and add the functionality you need to streamline performance and increase productivity. And because we replace your codebase with metadata, you have the full documentation you need to future-proof your legacy estate.
Finally, we are the only software developer that shares the financial risk with you. By choosing us as your software development partner you not only protect your legacy software, you also save money. Because we are faster, we typically cost less than alternative approaches. And we have built results-based remuneration into our business model.
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In his role as Head of Customer Success, Dawie operates at the intersection of commerce and technology. His mission is to ensure the seamless translation of commercial imperatives into highly effective software applications that not only meet but exceed the outcomes specified by our clients.
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Dawie's wealth of experience and his dedication to driving success for our clients make him an indispensable part of SCAD Software's commitment to delivering excellence in every project we undertake.
Shawn De Wet brings to SCAD Software over two decades of unparalleled expertise in software systems delivery. His career exemplifies a relentless pursuit of problem-solving excellence and a commitment to end-user satisfaction, achieved through meticulous system architecture and design. Proficient in core enterprise ERP systems, Shaun's recent achievements stand as a testament to his prowess, including the conception and successful launch of two cutting-edge SaaS products on the robust Azure platform.
While Shawn's professional accolades are impressive, his vitality extends beyond the confines of the office. An ardent lover of the outdoors, as evidenced by his passion for mountain biking, Shawn's dynamic and adventurous spirit infuses our technological endeavors with a fresh perspective and boundless energy.
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