LANSA Offers ROI Calculator for Legacy Modernization Projects
July 17, 2007 Alex Woodie
Curious how the cost-benefit analysis will weigh out with your legacy modernization project? After all, a positive analysis could mean the difference between becoming the hero of your IT department and being forced to update your resume. LANSA, a purveyor of i5/OS development tools, last week announced a new ROI Calculator that should help users put hard numbers to their software plans.
LANSA’s new ROI Calculator is an Excel spreadsheet that identifies the costs and prospective savings from a modernization project. By providing figures specific to one’s business–such as the number of full-time vs. casual users, the amount of training users require, and the amount of time IT staff will spend on the applications–the manager can tweak the model to see the impact of various assumptions, LANSA says. The ROI Calculator then graphically presents the results for three alternatives: do nothing, modernize with RAMP (LANSA’s modernization solution), or replace the legacy system entirely.
“Many IT managers realize the benefits of application modernization outweigh the costs, but don’t know how to quantify it for their CFOs,” said John Siniscal, president of LANSA Americas. “We prepared the ROI Calculator to make it easier to prove to senior management the quick and substantial payback for repairing those legacy systems with our RAMP modernization tool. Ignoring the problem will be more costly in the long run as the ROI Calculator clearly shows.”
LANSA has also put together an eight-minute video, called “Refreshing Business Applications,” than contains a demo of the ROI Calculator. Interested parties can check out the ROI Calculator and the video at www.ramp-roi.com.