Low-Code for Legacy Modernization

Take your core business applications from risky to resilient

Upgrade legacy systems without disrupting business

Legacy systems are risky. Time-consuming maintenance, excessive outages, user-unfriendliness, compatibility issues with new software — the list goes on. There comes a time when these dinosaurs monopolize IT resources and make the digital transformation process all the more complicated.

But the road to legacy modernization has a shortcut. Low-code is a visual approach to development that helps organizations build custom applications to supplement or replace legacy systems. Low-code platforms fast-track development by providing environments where people of all coding skill levels can build business-critical applications that scale and evolve with the organization.

How to Modernize Legacy
Systems with Low-Code

Whether you're looking to update a few critical business processes or completely rebuild, the Mendix low-code Platform can replace, enhance, or supplement your core legacy systems and applications.

  • Extend Your Systems' Capabilities

    Maintain your core system and build open and extensible applications that integrate into your existing landscape. With Mendix, organizations can build upon current systems in a way that makes sense for the business.

  • Migrate to Modern Architecture

    Develop modernized applications to incrementally replace your legacy systems. Mendix enables enterprises to evolve in a careful, controlled fashion, in any direction the business model demands.

  • Replace Existing Systems Gradually

    Examine your system to see where you can make piece-by-piece updates. Replacement can be streamlined to target key components first. As new apps are deployed, you can sunset the legacy counterparts.

Revitalize Your Legacy Landscape with the
Mendix Enterprise Low-Code Platform

Mendix is a future-proof, low-code platform ready to take on tomorrow's evolving technologies and business challenges.

  • Lower Solution TCO

    Maximize the value of your enterprise development with lower operating costs, higher productivity, complete in-house control, and rapid deployment.

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    Empower Your Entire Workforce

    Involve everyone from business and IT. Low-code is intuitive and encourages developers of all backgrounds to engage in efficient processes that lead to streamlined deployment.

  • Scale with Cloud-Native Architecture

    Develop flexible, scalable applications that grow with your business, without having to redesign or rearchitect. Mendix is scalable right out of the box.

  • Gear inside cloud

    Make Multi-Cloud Manageable

    Modernize anywhere — private cloud, public cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-premises — with one-click deployment. Mendix applications are containerized and portable, giving you complete cloud freedom.

  • Build with Openness & Extensibility

    Use APIs for seamless integrations with your existing systems, CI/CD pipelines, and test automation suites. Mendix is open and extensible at every level.

  • Deliver Best-of-Breed User Experiences

    Build cohesive multi-experience applications that deliver exceptional user experiences for mobile, web, or both.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are legacy systems?

    Legacy systems are old, outdated business technologies and processes that are critical to business operations. A legacy system is limited to the tasks for which it was originally designed, and is typically unable to integrate with newer, modern business systems.

    Examples of common legacy systems include Lotus Notes, Domino, and SAP ECC.

  • What is legacy modernization?

    Legacy modernization is the process of updating and optimizing business systems to improve operations. As an integral part of digital transformation, legacy modernization is an investment that organizations make to build more powerful, future-proof applications.

    Read more about modernizing and migrating legacy systems.

  • How do you modernize legacy applications and systems?

    There are several ways to approach legacy modernization. The best option for your organization will depend on the challenges you’re facing and your goals for the future.

    Gartner recommends evaluating your existing legacy systems to determine the business and IT drivers for modernization. Then, you can determine if encapsulation, rehosting, replatforming, refactoring, rearchitecting, rebuilding, or replacing the system will offer the greatest value.

  • Should legacy modernization be handled through the normal refresh cycle?

    Not always. In many cases, legacy systems can be modernized through new components or new software. But this process should proceed according to the enterprise’s requirements, not a vendor’s support schedule.

The proof is in the Platform

Innovate with the leader in low-code

Featured Analyst Reports

  • Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Low-Code Application

  • Leader in the Forrester Wave™: Low-Code Development Platforms For Professional Developers, Q2 2021