Case Studies

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Aerospace Project Completed in 3 Months

Application: Product Inventory Control Systems

The Challenge:

To implement on a trial basis an archiving solution that would:

  • Eliminate liability of legacy systems
  • Quickly replace a system facing imminent withdrawal of database support
  • Create cost-effective, reliable access to data
  • Maintain compliance with data regulations
  • Scale across multiple systems due for retirement

The Results:

  • Pilot project completed in 3 months, after which DataNovata was deployed within the client live environment
  • Client enabled to switch off the old server and eliminate associated legacy costs
  • DataNovata application was fully compliant accessing the SQL server database
  • DataNovata API was shareable with other applications
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Public Sector UK Local Government Mainframe Retired

Applications: CTAX, HBIS, OAP, UniPay/PER, PALS, HREP

The Challenge:

  • Retire the Fujitsu VME mainframe within the upgrade timeline
  • Decommission applications even though they lacked documentation and source codes
  • Maintain direct access to the data
  • Avoid compromising the ROI benefits of the overall systems upgrade

The Results:

  • Project completed in 6 months via remote access to the VME mainframe and Windows Server.
  • Mainframe successfully retired while retaining direct access to the data
  • Client was able to fulfil its mandate
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P&C Insurance Project Completed in 3 Months

Application: Bespoke

The Challenge:

  • Maintain the same level of access to the data records
  • Replace the application with a better way to access the data
  • Make these changes efficient and cost-effective

The Results:

  • Project completed in 3 months, using remote access to the HP/UX Server.
  • Client decommissioned its legacy platform application and retained the same functional level of accessibility.
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P&C Insurance Project Completed in 3 Months with no Disruption

Applications: MR1 Call Centre Quotation &/ Application System – IBM CICS

The Challenge:

  • Decommission a seemingly immovable system with 40G of historic data
  • Ensure that the design and functionality would succeed before the data could be transferred and host application decommissioned
  • Maintain undisrupted access for 1300 registered users
  • Comply with data retention and availability rules

The Results:

  • Decommissioned within 3 months
  • No disruption for call center users
  • Eliminated all associated costs of running on the mainframe
  • Provided continuous, uniform access to all data
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Office Supplies Enterprise Realize £40k ROI

Application: Movex ERP

The Challenge:

Deliver a data platform solution that would:

  • Consistently interpret a multiplatform application database schema
  • Customize the user view of the data
  • Function independent of the original host
  • Allow rapid workflow to accelerate decommissioning cycles
  • Not require retraining employees
  • Price below operation costs

The Results:

  • Delivery of data files to completion of UAT was 16 weeks
  • The entire Movex data history was accessible independent of the legacy host
  • Legacy host was scheduled for immediate retirement
  • Cost savings estimated at £40K p.a. on this first project
  • Rationalization initiative helped the company reduce its data center footprint by 33%
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Insurance Systems Simplified for ERP Migration

Applications: System 21 and Sun Accounts

The Challenge:

  • To dispose of multiple inherited systems
  • Bring all its European offices under a common application data governance
  • Avoid data migration for non-transactional data.
  • Support the detailed user requirements at a significant reduction in operating cost

The Results:

  • Initial pilot proof of concept completed in a few weeks.
  • Archiving solutions completed, inclusive of user training, 6 weeks before new ERP system launch.
  • Closing balances only migrated to the new ERP (green field).
  • Data history accessible through the DataNovata apps on desktop and mobile
  • Minimal input from client IT Services allowed the client to focus on the new ERP system implementation.
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