|Application Mass Change is a specialized solution offered to help clients analyze and change their information systems in a comprehensive and effective manner. Such requirements may arise for a variety of reasons, such as the need to handle an increased volume of data or allow for new components to be integrated in an effective manner.Mapador Inc. provides specific solutions for updating system portfolios for Euro compliance, conversion to COBOL LE or to the Options Clearing Corporation’s new representation of listed options contracts. Please contact us for details.
As companies and their business grow, so does the number of products, number of customers, and number of suppliers that their applications need to keep track of. Such growth may necessitate the mass update of all systems. As well, when new software needs to be integrated into an existing application portfolio (due to mergers, acquisitions or simply to the purchase of a new software package), legacy systems must be quickly analyzed for impacts, and required changes identified and carried out. Often, time is of the essence as project deadlines leave little time to manually search a large portfolio of systems, usually residing on various platforms.
Mass Change has been designed to address exactly these situations and provide an end-to-end solution, from initial planning, through analysis, possibly code update and data conversion and final production implementation.
We achieve our outstanding accuracy, speed and cost efficiency by the remarkably high degree of automation we apply to all tasks of these inherently complex projects. While no ‘magic bullets’ exist to identify areas of interest in an application, building a common repository of all application code allows us to quickly answer questions about the applications that otherwise would require a considerable amount of manual searches.
Tracking down and changing fields of interest (such as account numbers, product ids, vendor numbers, etc) and all their related fields, poses a significant technical and management challenge. It is the combination of Mapador’s technology (specifically, Mapador Target), people and processes that make it possible to deliver such projects with unprecedented speed and quality. In fact, clients commented that we delivered mass change projects (from first call to production release) faster than any other vendor would have spent on just negotiating their contract – and at a fraction of the cost of manual delivery.
Of course, such consistently on-time and on-budget delivery is only possible by applying industry best practices for the management of change. Mapador Inc. uses the Project-PreCheckTM methodology for its project deliveries, proven to deliver without fail.
|The framework was developed using best practices espoused by management of change practitioners, project management practices including the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and OPM3 from the Project Management Institute, Prince2 and P3M3 from the UK Office of Government Commerce, software development practices including IBM’s Unified Process, DSDM, SEI’s CMMI and industry standards from the IT Governance Institute (COBIT and Val IT), ISO/IEC and the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL). From each of these, relevant components were included in the framework to specifically ensure the success of an Application Migration project.|
| CLEAR BENEFITS
Mapador’s Application Mass Change solution offers clients the following benefits: