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Refresh your legacy systems

We refresh and rebuild legacy systems for the modern enterprise


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.

If you’re looking for a true software development partner, we would love to talk to you.

Looking for a way to update your legacy software?

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.

Unsure whether to rip and replace or upgrade your legacy system?

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Our track record

Modernising ERP system for IT services reseller

An IT Services business wanted to modernize their ERP system, to make savings on software licensing.

We updated and rolled out the system to 28 branches within 8 months using our SCAD Software framework. Our ERP module allows us to add mobile capabilities, make systems cloud-ready, reduce licensing costs and support the move to new technologies such as the latest GRPC Framework.

Replacing legacy software for international bank

We worked with a leading financial institution who needed to upgrade their legacy loan management system.

Following a comprehensive requirement capture exercise, we built, tested and rolled out a new web-based system to 1,000 branches. The process took three months, less than half the time predicted by other software development partners.

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Why is upgrading legacy software a problem in the 21st century?

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.

Legacy software challenges

Expensive to maintain

Platforms are often unsupported by their developer and designed for an obsolete infrastructure. They can also be incompatible with hardware.

Costly to add new features

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.

Not cloud-ready

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.

Incompatible with mobile technologies

Customers and employees are demanding mobile apps, but there are many barriers to making legacy systems mobile-ready.

Difficult to scale due its old infrastructure

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.

Security and Compliance

Legacy infrastructure can expose your company to security breaches and penalties for failing to keep pace with compliance requirements.

Productivity and Performance issues

Legacy applications can be slow and clunky, leading to performance and productivity issues.

Harder to attract developer talent

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.

Why is SCAD Software’s approach different?

How we solve your legacy modernisation problem

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.

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Our proven methodology delivers faster ROI with less risk

Upgrading your legacy systems with SCAD Software

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Simplify

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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

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Enhance

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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.

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Accelerate

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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.

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Protect

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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.

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Reduce risk

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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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Head Office:

Swift Channel Application Development Pty (Ltd) The Campus, Twickenham Building, Ground Floor, Corner Sloane and Main Road Bryanston 2021, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 11 575 0659

International:

3 The Old Estate Yard, High Street, East Hendred, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8JY, UK

Contact Number: +44 7900 681725

North America:

c/o ForesightOne Inc., 45 Old Cart Path, Holliston, MA 01746, USA

Contact Number: +1-617-733-8161

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