AvenDATA: Bridging the Application Decommissioning Gap

By AvenDATA
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Most organisations make a big mistake by updating or replacing existing applications without retiring their older counterparts. There are several issues accompanying such an update or replacement, leading to jeopardy.
The process of decommissioning an application can be simple or complex. The severity is determined by the application(s). For example, if there is an older invoicing system still in existence but an urgent need for a newer one is in place. In such a case, the problem could be solved by archiving and retiring the legacy data. But what if the system involves a great deal of client communication at various levels within the departments? In this case, the process may necessitate not only application decommissioning but also integration across various business channels.
So, is your organization also facing problems with unproductive legacy systems?
If so, wouldn’t you like to decommission these systems only for the fear of data retention in the future?
Relax as AvenDATA, your strong and trustworthy partner, decommissions your legacy systems in accordance with all the necessary legal regulations.
We tend to use our expertise in identifying setups that are out-of-service and are potentially easier to decommission. Such cases are resolved more easily as the only concerning factor is the information. On the other hand, there are some others that are currently in-service, crucial, and enable vital business transactions. These applications are associated with a higher level of integration and are decommissioned effectively by using our efficient solution, viz., ViewBox.
We follow a systematic approach. The modus operandi begins with the basic quality of lending ears to a variety of viewpoints. These points are then analysed carefully with respect to essential aspects like feasibility, implementation potential, overcoming the hurdles, and benefits, all at the customer-centric level.
Our approach ensures that not only the required data is retained in an optimized manner, but it is also managed as per the precise business needs.
Thus, our solutions always prove to be meaningful to our customers.
Further, ViewBox identifies and prioritizes the systems with reference to the key information, enabling enforcement of correct decisions. We perform a deep-rooted analysis with the purpose of estimating a realistic timeline that is suitable for your organization.
Furthermore, our solution quantifies the pros and cons, realizing the cost in terms of direct savings, indirect savings, risk involvement, and overhead refrainment. It also evaluates the alignment of the applied process with the organization’s priorities. We achieve it by establishing well-defined goals for decommissioning.
Our focus is the driving force and an effective enabler in terms of project cost, functionality, compliance, operational risks, and sustainability. The dedicated team, with their immense skillset, always fuels the process engine and works in full throttle mode. Each team member is dedicated and committed to supporting and managing the challenges, thereby creating an actionable plan that fulfils the decommissioning requirements.
At times, the solution can identify the records in question easily by using scripts and queries. But most organizations deal with far too many applications, making this approach unviable at times. In such cases, our solution provides a streamlined categorization of the tables and records, enabling the identification of the data to be archived by the ViewBox.
We believe that once we identify the archived data, the cost and risk involved are also reduced to a greater extent. Next, the archived content must still be managed in a resourceful and cost-effective way. Our solution expertly manages this requirement too. It includes features for restricting access to only authorised users, enabling an exact search and retrieval mechanism, and meeting compliance and regulatory requirements.
We ensure safe and secure system access, configure the web address or VPN, perform data export protocol and hash values, train the user (s), and fully participate in data transfer and import. We also coordinate with the accountants and auditors, create the test setups, manage the commissioned views and extractions, and import document files such as PDF invoices, delivery notes, etc.
ViewBox has all the capabilities to enable a successful and optimized solution for your organization. Thus, AvenDATA, with its unique solution, is undoubtedly a firm bridge that connects the unattainable gap of IT application decommissioning.
FAQ About Decommissioning Legacy Systems

Decommissioning legacy systems is important to eliminate unproductive systems and ensure future data retention, allowing organizations to optimize their operations.

AvenDATA is a reliable partner that decommissions legacy systems in compliance with legal regulations, using their expertise to identify and decommission out-of-service setups and effectively manage critical applications.

AvenDATA follows a systematic approach, considering various viewpoints, analyzing feasibility and implementation potential, overcoming hurdles, and aligning with customer-centric needs to retain and manage data optimally.

ViewBox is an efficient solution provided by AvenDATA that identifies and prioritizes systems, evaluates the cost and benefits, establishes goals, and manages archived content securely, ensuring compliance, user access restrictions, and easy search and retrieval mechanisms.

AvenDATA’s dedicated team with their extensive skillset fuels the decommissioning process, providing secure system access, data export protocol, training, coordination with accountants and auditors, and managing document files, creating a successful and optimized solution for organizations.

AvenDATA’s unique solution, ViewBox, bridges the gap in IT application decommissioning, enabling organizations to safely decommission legacy systems and effectively manage their data, making them a trustworthy partner in the process.