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.
SOME OF OUR Application Modernisation ENGAGEMENTS
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU WITH APPLICATION MODERNISATION
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.
Application modernisation can help you to achieve new business value from your existing applications by using the latest in innovative cloud technology and features.
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 and 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.
Reimagine your on-premises .NET applications as cloud-native modern Azure apps. Bringing you the best cost-savings, security and features that the cloud has to offer.
Reduce overheads with cloud-native enterprise-level integration with Azure Integration Services — perfect for cloud or hybrid systems.
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.
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
We have noticed a dramatic improvement in our development speed and the quality of work is high. This is due to the direct communication we have with their developers to discuss and solve problems. We look forward to continuing to work with Ballard Chalmers and continuing to grow and improve our Care Database.
Director of Operations – The Care Database
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
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
If we find a bug in the product, we’re able to speak directly with the developers to correct issues quickly and easily. In our prior partnership, we didn’t have direct contact with developers, so that was a huge improvement in this engagement. It helped us complete tasks more quickly.
Director of Operations – The Care Database
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
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
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
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
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
Application Modernisation Case Studies
Featured Azure development case study
Ballard Chalmers was brought in as an Azure outsourcing company, for the implementation of a web-based Business Portal for Good Energy. This portal would allow Business Customers to gain access to their accounts and to self-manage those accounts.
The portal exposes a collection of business applications, each of which will apply to a subset of business customers. The main goal of the platform is to show businesses how the energy generated by local generators is supplied to them throughout the day.
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.