Application & Project Management

We improve the management of our clients’ application and projects, ensuring the progression of their businesses.

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Application Migration

PowerMigrator, an innovative Legacy Application Migration Tool was designed to alleviate these challenges, by efficiently and cost-effectively migrating your legacy applications to newer technologies. A proven Cloud Enablement and Modernization Platform, PowerMigrator helps enterprises to automatically convert and migrate their applications written in PowerBuilder, FoxPro and Visual Basic programming languages to .NET, Java EE and SOA technologies. In practice, PowerMigrator has proven to reduce the time and money spent on re-writing and migrating legacy applications by 30 to 60%.

Our end-to-end application modernization offering includes: Assessment, Migration, Transformation and Integration services, to assist your organization in transforming mission critical legacy applications quickly, while ensuring flexibility and scalability to address your business objectives now and in the future.

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Specialized Migration Services made possible by PowerMigrator

  • PowerBuilder to .NET
  • Our PowerMigratorTM tool automatically creates .NET code out of the PowerBuilder code, making the conversion process practically bug-free and within the specified time limit.
  • PowerBuilder to WEB
  • We pride ourselves in the area of product reengineering and transforming legacy Client/ Server applications to multi-tier Java / J2EE technologies, which conform to the SOA principles. We pride ourselves in the area of product reengineering and transforming legacy Client/ Server applications to multi-tier Java / J2EE technologies, which conform to the SOA principles.
  • PowerBuilder to Java / J2EE
  • Strategic Advantages of Automated Legacy Migration System

PowerBuilder, Visual Basic and FoxPro Applications to .NET

Our PowerMigrator tool automatically creates .NET code based on existing PowerBuilder code, reducing the time and effort required during the conversion process.

PowerBuilder to WEB

VisibleStars has significant expertise in the area of product re-engineering and transforming legacy Client/ Server applications to multi-tier Java / J2EE technologies, which conform to SOA principles.

PowerBuilder, Visual Basic and FoxPro Applications to Java / J2EE

Migrate your PowerBuilder client/ server application to a J2EE environment, while retaining the look and feel, and functionality of your original application. Our automated process is inexpensive with a faster time to market.

PowerBuilder to VB.NET

PowerMigrator for VB.NET – VisibleStars’s PowerMigrator tool migrates legacy PowerBuilder Client/Server applications to VB.NET. The tool automatically generates the WinForm for GUI from PowerBuilder window and DataWindow objects with the same look and feel of the existing PowerBuilder application, offering user friendliness. The GUI code generation will drastically reduce the development time while migrating to the .NET platform.

PowerBuilder to ASP.NET

PowerMigrator for ASP.NET - VisibleStars's PowerMigrator tool migrates legacy PowerBuilder Client/Server applications to .NET. The tool automatically generates the WebForm for GUI from PowerBuilder window and DataWindow objects with the same look and feel of the existing PowerBuilder application, offering user friendliness. The GUI code generation will drastically reduce the development time while migrating to .NET platform.

Legacy Application Migration

Today, many companies are moving forward to migrate their legacy applications to latest technologies such as .NET/J2EE/WebSphere. Growing business need, increasing maintenance cost, fewer skilled resources on legacy technologies and limited delivery schedules - these are the major issues faced by the companies.

SmartPrise Migrator includes an automated migration utility that converts and migrates legacy applications to modern technologies such as .NET, Java EE, WebSphere, Oracle ADF and Fusion Middleware technologies automatically. It converts and migrates 40-60% of the existing legacy source codes to modern technologies retaining the value of its business logic components and providing savings around 65% of cost and effort associated with re-writing or manual migration.

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Application Modernization & Migration

  • PowerBuilder Migration, Cobol, Visual Basic and FoxPro Applications migrations to
  • Microsoft.NET
  • Java / J2EE
  • PB to WEB
  • SOA & Cloud-enabled WebSphere-based J2EE Technologies

Migrations to Oracle ADF/Fusion Middleware

  • Legacy oracle forms to Oracle ADF/web-based applications
  • Legacy oracle forms to Oracle ADF/web-based applications
  • Oracle Pro C forms to Oracle ADF applications
  • Legacy middleware applications to Oracle Fusion middleware

Value Proposition

  • Strong expertise and migration experience with complex projects
  • Endeavors to deliver quality solutions cost effectively
  • Proven track record with safe and risk-free approach
  • 100% customer-centric approach in all project management
  • Talented and highly skilled IT resources
  • Clearly defined deliverables at every stage of the project

Key Benefits

  • Convert your legacy application to the current technology without any reinvestments
  • Saves 30-50% of time and effort typically involved in re-write or migration of legacy applications and faster implementation services taking the product faster to market
  • Re-usability of 50-60% of your legacy application codes bringing you regain the value of your old applications and reducing up to 30% of your capital investments on new technologies
  • Automated migration processes with minimal human intervention owing to minimal or no errors
  • Cost and Time savings over a complete re-write of the application
  • Reap the benefits of three-tier architecture for enterprise-class Quality of Service
  • BPM enablement for automated business processes providing more business flexibility and agility and optimized resource capitalization
  • SOA technologies bringing in line the business and IT with greater interoperability and seamless interaction between the applications improving your business performance to newer heights
  • Availability in cloud provides you with virtual infrastructure for green IT environment, cost effective pay-per-use model which is scalable to demand and gives accessibility to your host applications anytime anywhere from remote locations
  • Virtualized environment drastically reducing your spending on infrastructure, support and maintenance cost and increasing your ROI
  • With less capital investment, better application performance, automated business processes, resource optimization, reduced operating cost and faster time to market, your TCO is slashed by 40% and ROI is doubled within a short span

Application Server Migration

Our Application Server Migration Solution helps enterprises to migrate their Weblogic application server to JBoss Application server, where 40-50% of the migration process is automated. We help enterprises to reduce their IT budget and increase their returns through its Replacement Technology Practice for migrating the application servers to JBoss Application Server.

Our Application Server Migration is an end-to-end and cost effective solution for enterprises, which spending ransom on licensing and support and also finds many of the Weblogic Application Server features are not necessary for its business purpose.

Server Technology

Tomcat, Weblogic Application Server, JBoss Application Server, WebSphere Application Server Migrations

Key Benefits:

  • Reduces your IT budget by 3-4 times in terms of license and support costs spent on Weblogic Application Server
  • Saves you 50-60% of migration cost over re-writing
  • Retains the business functionality and value of the application in JBoss application server by complete and comprehensive migration process
  • Access to robust and user-friendly features of JBoss Application Server
  • Multiple delivery models – On-premise, Cloud & SaaS-based deployments
  • Faster to market, as most of the migration process involves automation

Queue Migration Services

We’ve now extended our Replacement Technology Practice for Queue migration services. SmartPrise Queue enables the enterprises to automatically migrate the ActiveMQ /JBoss MQ to WebSphere MQ services. This automation process saves 50-60% of cost involved in the migration process in terms of time and effort.

SmartPrise Queue is the MQ migration tool which helps to convert the inbound queues from ActiveMQ to WebSphere MQ. SmartPrise Queue provides a cost effective methodology and solution for enterprises which are finding hard to integrate their open-source based Queue solutions with various applications and business processes with limited technical support and upgrades.

Queue Migration

Jboss MQ/Active MQ to WebSphere MQ

Key Benefits:

  • 40-60% of the migration process is automated
  • Overcomes the constraints of shortage of skilled resources
  • Automation and reduced manual effort saves you up to 50% of migration cost when compared to manual process
  • Effectively addresses the time to market needs

Other Migration and Modernization Services

Operating Systems (OS) Upgrade & Modernization
  • Migrations to Solaris, Linux, Microsoft Windows, HP-UX & IBM AIX
  • Infrastructure Migration - Operating System Update
  • Operating System Change - Competitive Migration
  • Solaris 10 to AIX (or RHEL)
  • Stack Standardization
  • Move of Oracle Financials11i from E15K to M8000
Data Center Migration & Consolidation
  • Virtualization
  • Data Center Transformations
  • Managed Services
Legacy System re-hosting - Mainframe Migration and Modernization
  • Mainframe application to UNIX base systems
  • COBOL, VSAM, CICS, IMS, JCL, and more
Database Modernization & Migration
  • Legacy Database Migrations
  • Migrations to DB2, Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Sybase, Informix
Application Migration – Application re-hosting
  • Move of Oracle Financials 11i from E15K to M8000

Project Management Services

We offer an objective, professional approach to managing the many risks associated with the project and programme implementation.

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Software Development Life Cycle Phases

  • Planning and Requirement Analysis:

    Requirement analysis is the most important and fundamental stage in SDLC. It is performed by the senior members of the team with inputs from the customer, the sales department, market surveys and domain experts in the industry. This information is then used to plan the basic project approach and to conduct product feasibility study in the economical, operational and technical areas.

    Planning for the quality assurance requirements and identification of the risks associated with the project is also done in the planning stage. The outcome of the technical feasibility study is to define the various technical approaches that can be followed to implement the project successfully with minimum risks.

  • Defining Requirements:

    Once the requirement analysis is done the next step is to clearly define and document the product requirements and get them approved from the customer or the market analysts. This is done through an SRS (Software Requirement Specification) document which consists of all the product requirements to be designed and developed during the project life cycle.

  • Designing the Product Architecture:

    SRS is the reference for product architects to come out with the best architecture for the product to be developed. Based on the requirements specified in SRS, usually more than one design approach for the product architecture is proposed and documented in a DDS – Design Document Specification.

    This DDS is reviewed by all the important stakeholders and based on various parameters as risk assessment, product robustness, design modularity, budget and time constraints, the best design approach is selected for the product.

    A design approach clearly defines all the architectural modules of the product along with its communication and data flow representation with the external and third party modules (if any). The internal design of all the modules of the proposed architecture should be clearly defined with the minutest of the details in DDS.

  • Building or Developing the Product:

    In this stage of SDLC the actual development starts and the product is built. The programming code is generated as per DDS during this stage. If the design is performed in a detailed and organized manner, code generation can be accomplished without much hassle.

    Developers must follow the coding guidelines defined by their organization and programming tools like compilers, interpreters, debuggers, etc. are used to generate the code. Different high level programming languages such as C, C++, Pascal, Java and PHP are used for coding. The programming language is chosen with respect to the type of software being developed.

  • Testing the Product:

    This stage is usually a subset of all the stages as in the modern SDLC models, the testing activities are mostly involved in all the stages of SDLC. However, this stage refers to the testing only stage of the product where product defects are reported, tracked, fixed and retested, until the product reaches the quality standards defined in the SRS.

  • Deployment in the Market and Maintenance:

    Once the product is tested and ready to be deployed it is released formally in the appropriate market. Sometimes product deployment happens in stages as per the business strategy of that organization. The product may first be released in a limited segment and tested in the real business environment (UAT- User acceptance testing).

    Then based on the feedback, the product may be released as it is or with suggested enhancements in the targeting market segment. After the product is released in the market, its maintenance is done for the existing customer base.

SDLC Methodologies

Waterfall Model

The waterfall model is the most traditional SDLC methodology. This model focuses on gathering all of the customer requirements on the front-end of the project so that every step of the SDLC can be planned. Once planned, the steps must be executed in a linear fashion, where each phase must be completed before the next can begin. Its logical structure, and its ability to set near-accurate estimates for budgets, resources and deadlines, make it a popular methodology when the project is familiar and contains very few unknowns.

V-Shaped Model

The v-shaped model is very similar to the waterfall model, in that it also features a rigid, well-thought out plan (this time in a v shape). However, the biggest difference between v-shaped and waterfall is that the v-shaped model has a big emphasis on testing. Testing should be completed after each phase in order to reduce errors as the team progresses through the plan.

Agile Model

The Agile model was made in response to the rigidity of the waterfall model. Agile is an iterative process where the team is constantly re-evaluating their priorities based on regular customer feedback and the success of their sprints. Sprints are short work periods, maybe 2 weeks, where the team tries to knock out high-priority tasks and release a workable product for customer feedback. The Agile model rejects the concept that you can know everything about a project at its onset.

Big Bang Model

The big bang model rejects planning almost entirely. There is also very little emphasis on gathering requirements, and instead relies on the ability of the developers to find a good solution through trial and error. This model jumps straight into the development phase, and code is written without much analysis. The big bang model is better suited for short-term projects.