legacy system


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legacy system

An obsolete computer system centred around a mainframe platform which is not worth the cost of upgrading or salvaging. As enterprise modernises hardware, IT departments may be forced to integrate legacy system data, which can be logistically difficult, since obsolete software was often custom written by people who left the institution.

legacy system

(leg′ă-sē) [L. legatia, office of deputy]
An old, slow, or out-of date computer system.
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The time and work that goes into report generation ultimately results in documents laden with stale and even inaccurate data (a leading reason why finance executives consider legacy systems a roadblock in meeting the C-suite's demand for timely reporting and forecasting).
* Insufficient subject matter expertise including: inadequate identification of current users of the legacy system, little or no accounting for training existing employees on the system, and assuming experts within a specific field should be able to operate the system simply because of the interrelationship between the newer system and the older legacy system.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) makes it possible for human service agencies to achieve cost savings, time savings and the flexibility to make legacy systems work for the agency, not against it.
LSMW allows you to load data en masse from a formatted text file, from legacy systems to their SAP environment.
Atos Origin performed a detailed assessment of Southern Star's legacy system, its functionality and its role in the customer service business process.
If nothing is happening and nothing is expected to happen, the best strategy for dealing with a legacy system may be to let it lie.
SCOx WSS customers on UnixWare 7.1.4 can now reuse, rather than replace their proven legacy system data and immediately begin integrating it with any other system or database on the Web."
Intuitive buttons and commands in the Windows-style interface ease the transition for clients using a legacy system and minimize training for new users, ADL systems support thin-client technology and are suitable for a variety of hardware and software configurations.
Betty Naylor, director of legacy system migration program, Invensys Foxboro, Foxboro, Massachusetts
QUOVADX technology helps more than 3,000 healthcare, media & entertainment and other organizations streamline business processes, solve difficult process integration challenges, and unlock the value of legacy system investments to achieve rapid return on investments.