10 Steps to Ensuring Success of a Core Systems Replacement

Moving ahead, the industry has shifted its mindset from 'should I replace?' to 'how do I replace successfully?'; a new report from Celent aims to answer just that.

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Underestimating the power of the legacy

Legacy systems that are “old and need to be replaced” have been seen to come back to life when threatened by replacement. Yet at the heart of this is the human resistance to change. When having to undertake a period of uncertainty to get the new system, the current legacy system can all of a sudden seem “just fine.” Pointing sponsors and business back to the evidence that supported the initial decision as well as the future value as per the business case will usually get everyone back on track.


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