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Application Modernisation

Our application modernisation service enables organisations to reduce operating costs and increase business agility. We have a strong track record of helping organisations across the UK to consolidate, re-architect and replace critical legacy enterprise applications successfully.

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App Modernisation in Microsoft Azure with Principal Architect, Mark Chivers

Modern Applications are agile, scalable, resilient, service-based, able to integrate with other systems and faster to develop. With new tooling available your legacy applications can now be quickly assessed and modernised ready for the cloud.

Moving applications into the cloud may start with lift and shift, but to become a truly modern app, making the most of cloud features with modern development is vital.

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HOW WE CAN HELP YOU WITH APPLICATION MODERNISATION

ON PREMISES

When migrating to the cloud has been ruled out, the re-engineering of on-premises critical business systems enables them to continue functioning and delivering value.

CLOUD

Application modernisation can help you to achieve new business value from your existing applications by using the latest in innovative cloud technology and features.

HYBRID

Application integration with new cloud layers built-in as a hybrid solution offers cloud benefits but leaves the legacy system in place — utilising it for what it is good for.

Ballard Chalmers can help you to re-imagine your enterprise applications making them once again fit for purpose.

With enterprise technology being an ever-evolving landscape, it proves cost-effective to modernise legacy systems to benefit from newer innovations to increase business agility. As important as the modernisation itself, is the team you task with the responsibility of implementing it.

We understand that the cloud is not feasible for every organisation, with IT assets perhaps sitting behind corporate firewalls, or highly regulated and very proprietary. Our strong foundation in on-premises technology means that we can cater for every enterprise need, cloud or otherwise. 

Our experts will help you determine the right path to modernisation and implement the latest in Microsoft enterprise technologies, wherever it resides.

We can provide a lift-and-shift migration to the cloud as the first step of a modernisation strategy, or this can be carried out as a project by itself as a simpler cloud migration.

At the outset, we work closely and consultatively with you so that the true business requirements are captured and analysed. Ensuring that business processes are reflected in the software architecture, and designs are streamlined, efficient and flow logically. Being that enterprise applications are highly complex systems, proper design, architecture and user interface are essential to creating business systems that function very well.

We have years of experience in this area, and you can be assured of a safe pair of hands to deliver software that will keep up with your modern organisational needs.

Legacy .NET applications into Modern Azure apps

Reimagine your on-premise .NET applications as cloud-native modern Azure apps. Bringing you the best cost-savings, security and features that the cloud has to offer.

BizTalk Server to Azure Integration Services

Reduce overheads with cloud-native enterprise-level integration with Azure Integration Services — perfect for cloud or hybrid systems.

SQL Server to Cloud-Native Azure SQL

Save DBA time by moving to a cloud-native approach with Azure SQL. No need to patch operating systems, upgrade SQL Server versions or configure backups.

Since the original phase 1 launch, the number of accounts worked by the team has increased by 250%, successful outcomes by 137%, payments by 152%, among many more positive stories. While headcount has remained fairly static, these improvements have been heavily influenced by process and system improvements that we’ve put in place together.

Business Analyst – Energy Services Company

Their team’s extremely competent. Unlike our previous vendor, I don’t have to worry about their ability to complete tasks. They’re engaged and turnaround results quickly. Whether it’s competency or cost, it’s all positive.

IT Manager, Y.CO

We were very keen to demonstrate to the team that something as complicated as this could be handled quickly and efficiently, without major disruption to their operations: something which we have successfully done.

Director – AppCan

The deliverables have helped internal stakeholders use resources more efficiently. Organized and responsive, the team excelled at collaborating with stakeholders. Their transparent communication supported a positive partnership. They were tenacious workers.

Founding Partner – Digital Transformation Company

Ballard Chalmers undertook further development to an existing application. They were very quick to understand our requirements, were able to create a complete test environment within Azure in record fast time, fully understood the the existing connectivity solution into our back end systems and provided further enhancements and ongoing support.

IT Manager – Jacksons Fencing

This was our first experience of working with Ballard Chalmers. They did a great job of working to our style of project management (e.g. through issues management) and allowed us to deliver the upgrade and redesign of SharePoint that we wanted, whilst adhering to best practice.

ICT Service Development Manager – CHP

Ballard Chalmers consultancy and development expertise has been key in helping us capitalise on our existing investment in Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and helping us deliver an effective solution to the business. We look forward to working in partnership with them as we continue to enhance and develop our SharePoint system.

CEO – Appleyards

Ballard Chalmers’ consultancy and Microsoft .NET development expertise has been instrumental in the redevelopment of the Canterbury Student .NET portal.

Information Systems Development Manager – Canterbury Christ Church University

There are two levels to Ballard Chalmers’ role. They took over the software’s management and help us to stabilize it. Their team also evolves the product to modern standards. We have a detailed roadmap that they help us to achieve. Their team understands our business context and gives us advice if we’re going down the wrong path.

IT Manager, Y.CO

I wanted to thank you personally for all the work you have put into this – the migration has gone very well, not a grumble from anyone!

Director – AppCan

Application Modernisation Case Studies

Application Modernization

Optimize and Modernize your Legacy Systems for Modern Business.

Companies across all industries are facing an ever more competitive market. With newer, more modern and often cloud-based products and services regularly dominating the market. Your traditional system, though excellent in its time has now become an outdated legacy application. Patches which worked in the short-term have now created slows and incompatibilities. The functionality of your system is being compromised and you need to do something about it.

As technology advances, consumers and employees alike expect smoother interfacing, better performance, faster transactions and larger data requirements. Simultaneously data and privacy standards have increased. In short, out-of-date legacy systems can risk your spot in the marketplace.

Application Modernization is the strategic step organizations are taking to solve legacy system issues. Though all enterprises have different application modernization needs, the outcome will always be a smoother system and better functionality with easier maintenance and scaling.

The advantages of application modernization

  • Create new features
  • Improve user experience
  • Update the interface design
  • Improve scalability
  • Improve speed
  • Fix existing system bugs and errors
  • Take advantage of Azure cloud hosting
  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Bring system security to modern standards
  • Enjoy the most modern platform features

Why Ballard Chalmers

Ballard Chalmers’ Microsoft consultancy specialists will work with you and your team to design, deploy, debug or adopt Microsoft technologies both efficiently and cost-effectively. A vital requirement for minimizing risk in complex initiatives.

HERITAGE

We were established in 2005, though our heritage goes back much longer. We have decades of industry experience to bring to you.

EXPERTISE

As software engineers, we are technical problem solvers. This is what we do. We bring that expertise and insight to you.

MICROSOFT GOLD PARTNERS

Only the top 1% of Microsoft Partners have attained Gold Microsoft competencies — we have five.

MICROSOFT CERTIFIED

Each of our software consultants, developers and architects are certified by Microsoft for their individual professional skill sets.

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