Five Basic CA Gen Modernization Strategies
Part 4 of a 6 Part Series
For many organizations today, CA’s model-based application development tool CA Gen continues to be a business-critical environment. These CA Gen applications typically represent a large technology investment; for most organizations, the time has come to modernize them to support modern technologies and evolving business needs. Modernizing these CA Gen legacy systems will deliver improvements in application utility, minimize growing operational risks, and improve maintainability. Here are the five basic CA Gen modernization strategies that enterprise organizations and government entities are utilizing:
Take advantage of the strategic enhancements that improve the way you use CA Gen and the applications it generates found in each release of CA Gen with an upgrade.
QAT Global can provide you with consulting services for any or all parts of the upgrade, including analysis of the current system, preparation for the upgrade, testing, and performing the upgrade itself. QAT Global also provides training services to enable users to extract the maximum value from the latest features.
Functional encapsulation takes areas of functionality and makes them independent from the remainder of the application(s) and exposes them to increase flexibility, improve transparency, reduce costs and risk, and extend legacy value.
Functional encapsulation also makes any future transformation efforts easier and puts the organization into a much safer and stronger position. This type of modernization is done using standard parallel development techniques.
Use external components, custom solutions, or commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packages to extend legacy systems’ value and functionality and lessen the impact of application development or functional limitations.
Take your CA Gen applications to the web or mobile with sophisticated, dynamic, and responsive user interfaces. Using the Rapide tool gives organizations new possibilities within their CA Gen applications.
Alternatively, select components can be modernized using other traditional methods to extend the legacy value of your CA Gen investment.
As a long time CA partner and pro-CA Gen organization that’s made significant investments in the technology ourselves, we don’t like to see organizations move away from it, but we accept there is sometimes an explicit desire to migrate to an alternative technology.
CA Gen Modernization Strategies: Options by Lifecycle Stage