Transoft, the experts in business systems transformation, recently conducted a customer survey into core business systems and pinpointed the market trends for 2013.
Arranged over four areas – mobile to legacy integration, Hybrid Cloud integration, data quality and integration, and legacy application migration – the survey investigated whether customers had already met, or would need one of these solutions in the coming 12 to 24 months.
With BYOD (bring your own device) and mobile device access a key issue for businesses, over half of respondents said they will need mobile device access for their legacy systems in the next year. While 17% have already completed a legacy mobilization project, the majority (35%) are planning to begin one in the next six months, and a further 34% will implement one within the next 12-24 months.
Transoft enables organizations to discover, cleanse, de-duplicate, migrate and improve their enterprise data, allowing them to better utilize information and improve operational efficiency. A third of respondents see the improvement of data quality and integration of silo'd data as important to their business in the next twelve months, while 6% had already completed a project to this effect.
However, the most compelling and pressing issue facing businesses is legacy application migration. 15% of the organizations surveyed had migrated their legacy applications already, but 43% were interested in migrating to modern platforms within the next 12 months. This interest dropped off to 15% in the next 2-3 years.
Compared to legacy migration, the future does not appear to be written immediately in the Cloud for the majority of the survey’s respondents. 6% of companies had already integrated their legacy systems with Cloud-based services, while a quarter were planning to do so within the next 6-12 months. However, in the next two years, a further 24% were planning to do so.
Transoft’s Sales & Marketing Director, Ed Jones, said, “The survey results have helped us focus on four key areas, which will keep our clients’ systems relevant to today’s business environment and address the issues that organizations will face in the next six to twenty-four months.”