Santa Clara, Calif. – December 2, 2020 - (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) today announced the findings of its ‘Endless Modernization’ research with Standish Group, which reveals modernization projects using an incremental and continuous improvement model achieve superior results when compared to other project-based approaches including the ripping and replacing of core business applications. The research utilizes data gathered from The Standish Group’s and indicates that this infinite flow method to modernizing core business applications has a number of benefits in regards to return of value, customer satisfaction, sustainable innovation and longer application lifespans.
“As we see in our latest research with Standish Group, a continuous and multi-phased modernization methodology delivers incremental value and reduces risk when compared to the alternatives of rewriting or replacing,” said Neil Fowler, General Manager of Application Modernization and Connectivity at Micro Focus. “With application modernization typically being an important first step in an enterprise’s larger digital transformation journey, an incremental flow-based model provides a methodology capable of matching the flexibility of today’s business climate while ensuring continuous transformative activity.”
Conducted by , a primary research advisory organization focusing on software development performance, the multi-decade research of over 50,000 participants shows that an infinite flow model ensures ongoing modernization activity, while narrowing the gap between project management and delivery teams. This research is consistent with Micro Focus’ own findings where 92 percent of core applications are strategic and 70 percent see modernization as their preferred option, according to a .
Key findings of the Endless Modernization research include:
“The demand is for more value, higher customer satisfaction, and lower costs,” said Jim Johnson, founder, The Standish Group. “It is our opinion—based on our extensive research and observation of role models—that the move to infinite flow satisfies all three of these demands.”
As digital transformation continues to drive strategic business change, Micro Focus helps customers run and transform their business by reusing and enhancing their unique and business-critical applications and data for a more pragmatic, low-risk, and low-cost approach to modernization. An incremental approach to modernization, as introduced by the Standish Group, is proven to deliver faster time to value for organizations seeking to adapt established core business systems to new business requirements of the digital age. By helping organizations bridge now and next, Micro Focus has the experience and application, process, and infrastructure modernization solutions to enable innovation without added cost and risk.
For more information on the Endless Modernization: How Infinite Flow Keeps Software Fresh, our December 9th webinar or visit our website for the .
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