Microsoft created an incredible opportunity for software developers. Windows ISVs responded with an incredible 35 million applications. These companies still have large installed bases and millions of lines of still-working business logic. But modern cloud-based software providers now have many advantages.
The cloud is now the preferred deployment model for most companies. Also, these applications offer modern user experiences on popular devices like mobile phones and tablets. In addition, their business models offer increased revenue and reduced support costs. Consequently, these companies get vastly higher valuations from investors and acquirers.
Data Access If the app was built for a legacy database like DataFlex or Btrieve / Pervasive.SQL, you will need to rewrite all your data access code for one of the SQL databases
Business Logic Rewriting millions of lines of working business logic using a modern language for the Cloud can take years - even if you have the right team!
Modern User Interfaces Modern user interfaces require a complete redesign and reimplementation to support browsers, phones, tablets, wearables, etc.
Cloud Security Adding sufficient internet/cloud security is the most complex step, but also the most essential.
Cloud Deployment Deploying in the cloud requires more new expertise and more modern tools that traditional ISVs just don’t have in-house.
Mertech designed Path2Cloud specifically for Windows ISVs that want to move to the cloud but don't know they will be able to do it.
It addresses the five major modernization challenges that prevent many Windows ISVs from successfully migrating to the cloud.
Path2Cloud makes maximum reuse of existing assets like data access and business logic code to minimize migration time and cost.
It provides Windows ISVs with all the necessary skills and capabilities they are missing, but need to make a Cloud migration.
Path2Cloud builds on Mertech’s 20+ years of experience helping Windows ISVs modernize their applications.
Freight Management Systems is a 25 year old Windows ISV specializing in transportation management systems (TMS). With 900,000 lines of legacy Windows and Dataflex code, it was struggling to provide the modern application capabilities its customers were demanding and it’s competitors were already providing. By partnering with Mertech, FMS was able to reuse its existing business logic without having to rewrite it, deploy modern user interfaces via browsers and other devices, and deploy to the cloud. As a result, its modern UIs are now a major selling point, and FMS is growing again with new bookings up and churn down. In addition, FMS is using Mertech’s Thriftly.io software to create and deliver new services.
Mertech’s unique software lets you reuse existing assets in the Cloud without having to rewrite all your code.
Mertech’ services fill in the missing expertise and experience gaps that are keeping you out of the cloud.
ISVs that have modernized with Mertech are growing again by upselling new capabilities to existing customers and by landing new logos.
Mertech will be with you every step along your path to the Cloud, providing the software, services, expertise, and experience you will need to successfully modernize your applications.