Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Modernize Your OpenEdge App

Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Modernize Your OpenEdge App

Posted on September 20, 2019 0 Comments
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Even the most productive apps must eventually be modernized to meet today's demands. Here are four reasons why you should consider modernizing your OpenEdge app.

Many modern enterprises across the globe are betting their business on mission-critical applications that were developed years or even decades ago—and this includes a number of which that were built on Progress OpenEdge. 

Because of the reliability and stability of the OpenEdge platform, many application software vendors have traditionally been hesitant to invest in the modernization of those applications. But as time moves on, the usability and features of the applications have become more and more out of touch with all the demands of today’s business users.

To stay competitive, modern businesses need apps that can meet emerging business imperatives, like:

  • Easily connecting to, storing and leveraging the plethora of data and data sources generated in today’s digital business landscape
  • Keeping up with mounting user expectations, especially in terms of user experience
  • Meeting the need for 24x7x365 availability required by the always-on digital world
  • Providing greater application flexibility, agility, and scalability than ever before

Application modernization can help you bring your OpenEdge application up to speed and address these imperatives. While there is a multitude of reasons you may want to modernize your app, here are my top four.

  1. Extended Application Functionality

    Providing a modern architecture for your OpenEdge application through APIs or RESTful services often results in improved extensibility, scalability and collaboration. This will facilitate the ability to rapidly deliver new functionality and capitalize on an expanded ecosystem of technologies on-premise or in the cloud.

  2. Hardened Security

    It is important to have an application environment that leverages the latest and greatest security technologies and standards. Upgrading to 12.1 ensures that your OpenEdge environment is utilizing the most up-to-date security capabilities and standards.

  3. Modernized User Interface/User Experience

    Today's users are extremely demanding. Businesses and employees alike have come to expect intuitive, omni-channel capabilities in all the tools they utilize.  Your company’s bottom-line benefits from applications with high user adoption, satisfaction, and productivity.

  4. Leveraging the Cloud
    Economics and flexibility are key factors driving businesses to migrate to the cloud. Keeping your platform updated and agile will enable your transition to the cloud. Cloud deployment offers a lot of opportunities in terms of hardening your security strategy and scaling the performance of your solution regardless of the demand.

You should not view modernizing your application as a one-time event, but as an ongoing evolution. Let Progress Services map out a strategy that meets the business demands that you are facing. We will work with you to create a migration plan that makes sense for your business and budget.

Whether you’re embarking on a major modernization project or simply need a small boost to push you over the top, Progress Services can help you at every step of the way.  The pace of change is rapidly increasing and the time to evolve your application is now.  Contact an Account Manager from our Professional Services Team to discuss the modernization of your OpenEdge platform today.

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Rochelle Wheeler Progress

Rochelle Wheeler

Rochelle Wheeler is a Global Demand Generation Marketing Lead with Progress’ Infrastructure Team and focuses her efforts on the Kemp LoadMaster load balancing solution. With over two decades of successful marketing and project management experience, she has launched campaigns for companies ranging from boutique agencies to Fortune 500 enterprises. You can follow her on LinkedIn.


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