With over 25 years of software development experience, our journey started like many software engineers in an era where systems were planned, built and tested in distinct phases. This reinforced a process-heavy approach that put more emphasis on planning and documentation than delivering software that could be maintained cost effectively. We all soon found out that business needs change, seemingly overnight, and certainly faster than the months or years formerly required to complete a software application which forced us to make serious compromises in both quality and budget.
This problem was further compounded by the fact that many of the custom applications developed inside organizations were built by contractors or the top developers who were pulled on to the next project just as soon as the first version was completed. Junior developers were left to maintain these systems, some of them didn’t completely understand the original design so they hacked away at it to make changes. This proliferated into a list of legacy applications some of which still have useful life but the challenge is they are particularly difficult to fix, enhance and work with.
Over the last decade, Integritas Solutions has spent a significant amount of time adopting Agile software development methodologies like Extreme Programming (XP) and partnering with companies like Morphis to implement modernization approaches to help organizations decrease the risk and the costs of building and extending the useful life of their software applications. Headquartered out of Atlanta Georgia, our application modernization services include Automated Application Assessment Services, Automated Code Refactoring & Enhancement services, Database Conversions and Custom Development.