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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rochelle Wheeler is a Sr. Project Manager with Progress’s Professional Services Team and focuses on the OpenEdge, Sitefinity, and Corticon suite of solutions. 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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