Your Guide To App Modernization

Matt McKenzie | November 19, 2020

Cheaper doesn’t always mean better if you’re looking for a new technology system. If your company is considering embarking on a technology upgrade, follow our App Modernization Guide to avoid common pitfalls, and achieve better results.

What is app modernization?

It’s taking legacy or less-supported code and updating it into something more modern and supportable. As technologies age, the number of people who are knowledgeable and trained to manage legacy code is fewer. This makes it hard to update and maintain and ultimately creates the need to have something new. 

What are the benefits?

  • Operational efficiency: Technology upgrades make it easier to update and deploy new features and functionality with easier maintenance cycles. 
  • Cheaper hosting and backend systems: Newer technologies run off modern web servers and backend systems, which are more cost-effective than legacy systems. 
  • More attractive and relevant to talent: Companies that prioritize technology upgrades are better able to attract top talent, who are knowledgeable and experienced with newer systems. 

What are the challenges?

Many corporate companies have legacy applications that are integral to their business, however, are hesitant to update due to risks. The mindset ‘Don’t fix it if it isn’t broken’ is a common barrier that leaves companies in a vulnerable position as a result of increased security risks associated with legacy systems.

What is the best way to approach an upgrade?

Alloy recommends approaching technology upgrades in a phased approach to avoid modifying a system all at once. We start by building a new foundation first before pulling out all features and functionalities. We work with companies to prioritize the order of upgrades to ensure a successful and seamless transition.  

How much does it cost?

The general rule of thumb is software is to staff people on the technology you’re building as opposed to legacy systems. Companies should also factor in resourcing availability, knowledgeability, and costs associated with newer versus legacy systems when considering upgrades.

How to get started?

It’s important to pick the right technology partner for your upgrade.

Alloy is a technology partner of choice for companies on all digital needs from custom software, mobile apps, websites, and more. We provide a seamless user experience for technology upgrades based on user needs and business goals. 

Want to discuss your technology upgrade needs? Let’s talk.

Hire Us

Let’s create something amazing together.

We’d love to hear from you.

Whether you’re looking to update your current digital solution or just starting to explore, hit us up. We’re about solutions, not sales, and the path to results begins by getting to know each other.


2151 Highland Ave S, Ste 100
Birmingham, AL 35205


118 Barry St
Decatur, GA 30030