Mainframe Modernization Assessment

Move away from your bulky mainframe in secure, planned-out steps

The path to modernization lies in your legacy system

Modernizing a mainframe can be a complex process when you’re running your core business off of it. You have to know where to start, and your team needs to be agile enough to deliver on business needs. An ideal mainframe modernization strategy looks deeply at the current use cases, defines and prioritizes business functions, and identifies potential risks. These critical insights can be used to equip your teams with a mainframe modernization roadmap that gets you to your end-goals faster.

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What do I get out of a mainframe modernization assessment?

Mainframes can develop a mythic quality over years of use and user-churn. We dig into it: understanding who, what, why, when, and how the mainframe is used by the business so that we can deliver the BEST mainframe migration project plan. A full assessment results in actionable recommendations that include:

  • Documentation of the mainframe
  • Business process cataloging
  • Heatmap of functional areas vs. risk and value
  • Prioritized ranking of functional areas to migrate incrementally
  • A roadmap to strategically sunset the mainframe
  • Documentation of the mainframe
  • Business process cataloging
  • Heatmap of functional areas vs. risk and value
  • Prioritized ranking of functional areas to migrate incrementally
  • A roadmap to strategically sunset the mainframe

Our Four-step Assessment Process

Big bang replacements often fail. That’s why we approach everything in strategic steps—even the upfront assessments. Our mainframe modernization assessment process is collaborative and thorough, incorporating the following key phases:

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Discover

First, we identify all areas of the business using the mainframe, and how, then we break the mainframe down into business functions. We look at the codebase size relative to each function and assess the criticality of the system to various business processes.

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Review

We work closely with you to look at roadmaps and goals at both the business and IT levels. We review any regulatory or licensing/contract concerns and identify deadlines for those.

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Analyze

We take a long look at integration paths and assess dependencies for internal/external components and business processes. We rank business areas according to value and business/technical risks.

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Recommend

Our action mainframe migration roadmap includes build vs. buy recommendations for retired areas. We also provide tailored choices for new technologies and a total team training plan.

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Just select a date and time that works for you and we’ll connect you with an expert who can discuss your mainframe modernization assessment and answer any questions.

Through our engagement with Headspring, we gained critical knowledge of microservices, DevOps, and project delivery best practices. Their team was friendly and extremely knowledgeable, delivering a thorough assessment that will get us to both our short- and long-term modernization goals fast.

Tiffany Andersen

Product & Business Development Manager, Florida Surplus Lines Service Office