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An agile solution for application modernization, Blu Age extracts models of the business rules from your "legacy" applications and automates their transformation into code. With its software robots, Blu Age accelerates the modernization of your applications, reduces migration and maintenance budgets, and enhances the agility of your information system.
Modernizing your applications with Blu Age allows substantial savings for various cost items: the migration and maintenance budgets are reduced between 40% and 50%.
Far from being an end in itself, modernization of legacy applications responds to economic motivations. The aging applications are deeply burdening the IT budgets since TCO - or total cost of ownership - appears higher: the cost of hardware and software maintenance has to be added to the cost of human resources that is increasing because of the skills shortage for declining programming languages. Actually, very few of young software engineers are motivated to code in COBOL or Pacbase!
The application modernization to objects oriented architectures proposed by Blu Age reduces your maintenance costs significantly on the long run. On the contrary for JEE, .Net, RIA ... you will find many young candidates (in onshore and / or offshore). Easier to maintain, more scalable, these new technologies are allowing a cost structure significantly cheaper in total rupture with the past.
To enjoy the benefits of these object languages, modernizing your applications with Blu Age is far more economical than full classic rewriting. Blu Age capitalizes on your business processes to transpose it on much more sustainable environments. The automation of repetitive tasks reduces migration costs as it does for the future maintenance budgets creating the economic conditions of an efficient modernization at effective cost.
Blu Age integrates modernization as well as development projects onto a single platform tailored to the needs of all stakeholders for the lifecycle of your applications.
Both a unified workshop of software engineering and an integration platform, Blu Age automates your projects of modernization, development, software maintenance and database management.
Its software robots eliminate repetitive tasks to enable designers, engineers, architects and users’ representatives to focus on the definition and implementation of business processes.
Blu Age automatisms improve significantly:
For example, Blu Age Legacy Application Modernization can upgrade up to 4000 lines of code per day and per user, offering a very high level of quality. Once the application modernized, standardization and unification of the maintenance requirements also help to guarantee quality and improve productivity.
Essential to its activity, in the heart of its performance, business processes are a key asset for the company. Rather than make a clean sweep and take the risks inherent in a revamping, Blu Age capitalizes on your business processes; those are automatically extracted from your old programs. It values them in order them to become executable and editable on the latest technological environments.
Blu Age Reverse Modeling extracts from your legacy application some information necessary to build a (Unified Modeling Language) UML 2 model. You therefore recover valuable knowledge in an accessible format. You can make them evolve according to business requirements without any technical expertise. A considerable advantage nowadays, when adaptability and responsiveness greatly contribute to the success of economic actors.
From modeled business specifications, Blu Age Forward Engineering automatically generates applications ready to be deployed on recent platforms. Thanks to this model-driven approach - MDA (Model Driven Architecture) - you easily conform applications with business needs and strengthen their agility.
The old legacy application becomes a lever – more of a handicap - for business performances.
As MDA (or model-driven architecture), Blu Age separates functional requirements - the model – from their implementation in a given technology. All Blu Age products allow you to modernize, improve and develop your business applications without technological dependency.
As SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), Blu Age allows you to multiply and diversify architectures from a single functional model, with transformation rules specific to each target platform.
With no more specific development tasks due to the language, your teams focus on the functional set up of the model. The BSP (Blu Age Shared Plugin) describe the chosen target architectures and the Blu Age UML2 compiler automatically generates the executable code. From the same model you can, for example, generate the application in .Net or JEE for rich clients, smartphones or ipads ...
With its automatic code generation, also for future environments, you can rapidly take advantage of innovations. Blu Age enhances its BSP with the frameworks versions and creates new ones to integrate new technologies (Cloud, html 5, RIA or Rich Internet Applications...).
No more technological shackles, the functional know-how are easily transmitted and skills last again in time. By generating the code for you, regardless the target platform, Blu Age frees you from technological dependencies and reinforces the sustainability of your architecture.
Blu Age® is co-financed by the European Union.
Europe is committed in Aquitaine with the European Regional Development Fund. Blu Age® is a registered trademark of Netfective Technology.
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