Microsoft has announced End of Support for SQL Server 2008 including R2 (09 Jul 2019) and Windows Server 2008 including R2 edition on 14 Jan 2020.This will end of regular security updates. As a result, your SQL 2008 / R2 based Applications will become more vulnerable to new threats. We understand there are several organisations that have applications using SQL 2000, 2005 and Windows Server 2003.
We believe legacy and old application upgrade provides best use of your budgets to carry out business and digital transformation. This is because your core business rules are enshrines in these assets. With our approach, we are able to migrate these assets to newer platforms while performing much needed digital transformation such as making use of Apps, Face, Handwriting and Voice recognition, Web interactions, Integration with disparate systems such as CRM such as MS Dynamics, ERP (Oracle, SAP), Devices (Cameras, IoT, RFID), Equipment (boom gates, machines, motors, pumps, robots), business specific applications such as pay by phone system, VoIP, Video Conferencing in an integrated fashion.
There are serveral options for Upgrading SQL 2008 / Windows Server 2008 Applications. Some of these apply for older versions as well.
Against this background, Envision IT is proposing to to make use of its decades of intellectual capital and a proven methodology to upgrade old and legacy applications with certainty, within fixed costs and quicker. When you agree, we would deliver a smooth business and digital transformation by streamlining and integrating business processes, taking into confidence and training users.
Envision IT follows a step by step process and each step is designed to provide you a measurable outcome. For example:
Should you require, Envision IT will provide complete end to end solution that includes Software Licensing and Implementing the new system on your on-premise or Azure cloud servers. Our work involves working with your regular IT and in general, they are happy to find us filling in the gap within their busy schedules. Most implementations and Migrations are done during after-hours, weekends or public holidays to obviate disruptions.
Make use of our proven iterative methodology and practice to upgrade legacy applications, business processes and train your people to new age. We implement highly efficient business processes and new technologies without creating anxiety or stress in your people. The process operates in collaboration. It therefore is smooth and stress free. Iteration is built in the process. This eliminates unnecessary rework and allows us to deliver quicker than you think.
Envision IT Software Upgrade practice is set up to provide software upgrade services to clients all over the globe. All our work is done in Australia that ensures high standards, quality, intuitiveness and delivery of fail proof, highly reliable products.
At the start of any project, our highly experienced sales team interacts with clients to assess requirements and gather information on what is needed. Based on this information, the sales team makes initial proposals that list solutions (multiple options if needed), technology, costs and timeframes. Typically 2-5 iterations of proposal happen before requirements and scope is finalised. Once this is done, the Sales team along with the development team, prepare ball park costs and time estimates. These are provided to the client. Up to this point, no cost is charged to client.
Once the ballpark costs are approved in principle, the project starts with 'system specifications'. Activities from this point onwards are billed.
Envision IT Development Framework
Based on these experiences, Envision IT has developed a software practice that finds a way through the dead ends and takes your systems to current or next generation. Our practice upgrades conventional applications to brand new WITHOUT disrupting core systems.
The advantage of this practice lies in developing systems that incorporate changing or evolving requirements and user feedback. This means, the new systems are what the organisations need and users love them! We have matured this practice that appears simple but requires expert handling.
The practice enables us deliver mid to large size applications (50-250 months) between 6-9 months even though the requirements may change or evolve. This is a very likely scenario because when the projects start and users get to see the systems (seeing is believing), they come up with new requirements.
Our practice is very simple and its just that we have mastered it. Continually improved, the practice has already been used to deliver over 100 projects successfully. The practice involves an App and /or web based front end and introducing a highly efficient conventional SQL or a big data database in the system. The database connects to legacy systems of the organisation and exchanges essential data with them. Envision IT builds new business functionality to manage day to day functions. This involves streamlining business processes, automating routine tasks such as import, export, report generation, alerts, automated emails, SMS, security, etc. The users access this system using apps or a browser. In some cases, we may go the conventional 'client server' way.
Success of the system lies in developing a series of functional prototypes that enable users to test the system. The prototypes validate requirements and incorporate feedback without impacting timelines and scope. We bring innovative edge by providing productivity tools such as Speech / Voice Recognition, Handwriting Recognition, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality etc. While it may seem far fetched right now, these technologies are current. When you need them, we have the expertise to incorporate these into your systems in a way users will use it!
Our main advantage lies in the fact that we involve users and incorporate feedback. This iterative process means there are no last minute surprises and users like the system. As a result, you retain your highly valuable, experienced resources who are now far more productive and efficient! Based on client prepared case studies, we understand productivity gains are between 40-85%.
We will transform your legacy, custom software, applications and products into a slick and smart system with:
The world is changing. With us, you will find it is easy to change!
The future is here and now! We live in a world changing faster than ever. We are moving to a world of driverless cars, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence etc.
Against this backdrop, the biggest challenge for all organisations (business, government or non profit, big or small) is how to move on to this new world, with all the users, many of them not so tech savvy.
While there is a dire need because the systems are slow, sluggish, unstable and unreliable, yet it is very difficult to change them because:
While there are all sorts of concerns, in general everyone agrees, that the systems need to be upgraded because:
While our methodology appears to be simple and and easy, like a good chef's recipe, it is not easy to put it in practice in-house. We therefore recommend you to take a proven path by engaging us in your journey to upgrade your software for the following reasons:
We invite organisations and product developers to make use of our expertise. Envision IT is Melbourne Australia based premier software products development company. We develop new and upgrade existing software products, enterprise and Line of Business applications.
Technologies used by Envision IT include Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle. We, however, partner with all major technology vendors and integrate with their products. Learn More
Upgrade Custom Software, Products, Applications, Databases, developed in-house or by third party, with or without documentation or source code, any technology, any programming language or platform, any era, from green screens of the 80's to current, quickly and reliably.