Analysts agree that most organisations are continuing to maintain applications whose function has been replaced or superseded in order to provide access to data in case it is needed again. Application Retirement offers a better approach replacing the ongoing costs of legacy hardware, Software & Support with a monthly service fee to manage, maintain and provide ongoing access to business data.
Holding more data than needed to meet the legal & business requirements is now seen as an increased security risk. Our Application Retirement solution includes the option to use the leading JD Edwards archiving software Redwaire Data Archiving* to ensure only the required data is being kept with the reassurance of full data integrity.
*Redwaire Data Archiving is configured for JD Edwards using the Redwaire JDE Module and the ARCTOOLS® Module for JD Edwards.
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Legacy applications frequently use end of life hardware & software which experience higher rates of failure and are typically subject to increased support fees. Taking the decision to retire an applications can eliminate some or all of the costs of maintaining the existing infrastructure.
Our Application Retirement service provides support for the full environment and allows organisations to simplify their IT landscape and offload responsibility to a parter experienced in hosting , managing and maintaing applications . As a result valuable and skilled IT resources are freed up to focus on new projects rather than keeping legacy applications running.
Some retirement solutions convert your data into a proprietary format. Our Application Retirement service maintains your application data in an easily accessible format chosen according to the intended access requirements of each business. Where the original application is no longer required generally available tools are used to access the data in retirement. Our aim to is work in partnership with our customers to offer solutions to support anything from simple adhoc queries to complex auditing requirements.
Pain, especially when it comes to JD Edwards application data, can vary from mild to severe. It often begins slowly with the little things, like slow running reports or strange errors, and eventually rises to frozen sessions, login failures and potentially a partial or total ERP system failure.