The Challenge of Legacy

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Legacy is defined as any outdated computer code. In essence, any system that is out of date and needs replacing.

As soon as a new piece of software is created, it starts its journey to legacy. The most concerning aspects of this are that as the original architects of that software drift away, the risk to your organisation rises. Poorly documented code, code that has had many bits added to it – all represent a very meaningful cost to an organisation and business risk.

If that isn’t enough, companies of all size are struggling to have IT keep up with the growing demands made by the business. Legacy software just accentuates this challenge.

So what are the options?

Traditionally, there were 5 ways that Customers would try to solve legacy:

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SCAD Software has developed a 6th option. We have built a unique development framework that enables us to reduce the amount of source code in an application by as much as 95%.

Delivered as a service to clients, this is much faster to market (usually 75% faster). It is much faster to add new features and we aim to deliver a 30% saving to clients with a fully managed service.


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Shaun Orpen

Managing Director - International

Shaun is an accomplished commercial leader with extensive experience in the IT and Telecoms industry. Much of his early career was spent with Microsoft, where he progressed from launching Excel into the UK market to the UK Executive Board, responsible for Marketing. He then went onto Orange where he ended up running the business unit responsible for selling to Small, Medium businesses.

Since then he has worked with a number of smaller technology businesses in both Commercial and Advisory roles. His strong commercial focus has led him to consistently contribute to the growth of every organisation that has engaged him. Shaun is heading up the Commercial side of SCAD Software.

He is spearheading the company’s expansion in the UK, Europe and the USA as well as the launch of SCAD Solutions, a business focused on launching innovative solutions to the international market. Shaun’s strong sense of ethics is perfectly aligned with Andy’s vision for SCAD Software.

Andy Fensham


After working as a software consultant to the global banking industry for six years, Andy has devoted the last two decades to realising his vision to transform the software development industry.

Since 1998, when he founded SCAD Software, Andy was aware that the business world was accumulating a vast and unsustainable level of technical debt, with legacy source code becoming a risk factor for organisations of all size. As markets change and digital transformation becomes integral to every business, Andy realised that out-of-date software would put the future of many organisations in jeopardy.

To address this risk, Andy developed a radical new approach to custom software development, which time and time again has delivered large-scale software projects 75% faster than other methods.

Andy is now overseeing the expansion of SCAD Software into new markets in Asia, Middle East, UK, Europe and North America as well as extending the portfolio to include a number of packaged solutions.