Application Modernization: Opening the Door to Offshore


We understand the many concerns companies have about trusting an offshore team to handle their projects. However, the benefits of moving your projects offshore far outweigh any perceived risks you may have, especially when it comes to modernizing your applications. In fact, we find the best way to introduce companies to application modernization and offshoring is to do them both.

Low risk, no rush

The ramp-up time for a company’s first offshore project can sometimes take quite a while, which can be a big turn-off when they need something completed quickly. Fortunately with app modernization, nothing is lost if the ramp-up time is longer than expected, because you’re replacing an existing system, not building a new one. So it takes a little longer than predicted, you’re not losing anything. The best news is that, once the offshore team has ramped up for application modernization, they can easily get to work on other offshore projects you may need to have completed in the future.

New system, same knowledge

Since your company already has that existing system in place, it is easy for an offshore team to use it as a template for the new system. Furthermore, since your IT team already has a significant level of experience and knowledge of the existing system’s functionality, the requirements for the new system are easy to gather, and the knowledge can be easily transferred to the offshore team.

Lower cost, higher reward

IBM reported that companies spend upwards of 75% of their application software budgets on ongoing app maintenance. While high cost is often what turns companies off of app modernization, you actually save money when you retire your existing system, and replace it with a brand new one. Not only is offshoring the app modernization process cheaper in the short term, it saves money in the long term by eliminating outdated tech that requires hard-to-find-talent to fix. A new application is infinitely more adaptable to your company’s modern needs, and an offshore team can work hand-in-hand with your existing team to make sure all needs are met.
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"Not only is offshoring the app modernization process cheaper in the short term, it saves money in the long term by eliminating outdated tech that requires hard-to-find-talent to fix."