The energy company had been running on
a core application written in Fortran on an OpenVMS platform for many years, but there was a
general concern that the technology was archaic and cumbersome. It
did not provide the business with the tools it needed to operate at
maximum efficiency and ensure competitive advantage.
Specific problems included the decreasing number of employees
with sufficient knowledge to successfully maintain the application,
and it was proving difficult to acquire extra resources with the
necessary legacy skills.
The application was rather awkward to use, slow and difficult to
enhance in a timely manner, with a long lead time for any requested
changes. The organization also lacked the critical ability to share
information across business units - resulting in the possibility of
duplicated activities and the organization not taking full
advantage of the results of the research.
Des Donachie, Information Systems Development Manager, DFID
Transoft Acquired by Advanced Computer Software Group
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