Great Scott! The struggle with aging software and legacy architecture is real.
Enough is enough. It's time to get out of the past. Older software is expensive to maintain and difficult to update. Whether it lacks mobile access, device responsiveness, or has limited integration compatibilities–dated software is costing more than you realize. Along with old tech stacks, aging hardware, and growing technical debt, there is huge opportunity loss with frustrated consumers leaving and turning to other enterprises for support.
Years of one-off features and workarounds have likely watered down the original intent, rendering the apps nearly useless. The dated UX is punishing the day-to-day users that expect a better digital experience. A lack of accessibility and modern features is slowing down your business. Meanwhile, new competitors are swooping in, shipping new products to market, snagging your users, and stealing market share.
Follow these 7 steps to address outdated software.
Taking a longstanding, core business product into a new era is a big endeavor for any company. Success starts with developing a smart, thorough plan and executing on it. While rebuilding takes time, making this move can significantly alter the future for organizations.
- Clearly outline pain points.
- Establish clear success metrics.
- Define the MVP.
- Create and consistently update the product build project plan.
- Pilot the initial release.
- Gather and learn from feedback. (If necessary, enhance product based on input.)
- Launch the product.
Getting started doesn't require a bolt of lightning with 1.21 giggawatts.
You just need an experienced software partner. Contact us to get started.