Legacy System Modernization Using Managed File Transfer and IICS

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Problem

This is a ‘global production company‘ and the most influential advocate in the film, television, and streaming industries. The culture built and nurtured by the creators is what makes them world famous and adored by the everyone. They have been in the business since 1922 which means the files and all the data involved is not only outdated but in huge quantity. The technology has drastically changed since, as a result of which they are facing issues while loading, transferring and monitoring data. This threatens their data security, increases their expenses multifold and decreases efficiency.  

Challenges

The main challenge faced by the client was using legacy system. A legacy system is an organization’s continued use of an outdated system, technology, or software application that is still in use because it successfully carries out the tasks for which it was designed. In most cases, legacy systems are no longer being updated or maintained and have stagnant development potential. However, shifting from legacy systems can be immensely challenging for businesses but for the necessity of safety, compliance and with the growth of technology, organizations should shift from legacy systems. Challenges faced with the legacy systems are- 

  • Compatibility– Because it is built on old technology, the legacy system may eventually become incompatible with most modern systems and technologies that are nonetheless crucial to the company’s operations. Therefore, new features may not be accessible to departments using older technology. 
  • Security– Patches that end up allowing security breaches are created because of a lack of support, updates, or maintenance, as well as the use of antiquated security protocols and standards. In addition, this can make it harder to maintain regulatory compliance. 
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency– Performance, efficiency, and productivity may all suffer as legacy systems age. Keeping an old system running requires spending money on a piece of technology that will eventually have to be replaced. In contrast to newer systems, legacy ones are not typically designed to share data with others. 

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Automated Application Process

Ensures higher productivity and efficiency with a significant reduction in spent time.

Data Integration and Consolidation

The process of consolidation which earlier used to take a weeks’ time can now be executed within hours.

Consolidated Reporting

Significant improvement in workforce productivity and business performance on account of automation of data consolidation and analytics.

Improved performance

Significant improvement in workforce productivity and business performance on account of automation of data consolidation and analytics.

 

Solution

– Application integration 

It is the process of making different kinds of software programmes (each of which was developed for a particular task) compatible with one another. Organizations can achieve integrations that modernise their infrastructures and support agile business operations by merging and optimising data and workflows between multiple software applications. 

Connecting legacy on-premises infrastructure with cutting-edge SaaS business apps is made easier with application integration. Companies can run more efficiently and effectively thanks to application integration, which facilitates the orchestration of multiple functions across their entire infrastructures by linking together processes and exchanging data in a streamlined fashion.  

– Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 

It is the practise of integrating strategies and technologies to manage interactions with customers. It gathers and analyses data about customers, engagements with leads and customers before, during, and after a sale. 

By centralising data on customers, CRM programmes make it easier to extract and analyse that data. Compiling and storing data, such as customer biographies, accounts, sales figures, and company documents, allows for more efficient customer service. Automated data collection, archiving, and classification are all features of modern CRMs. In addition to improving efficiency in the workplace, automation also simplifies life for consumers. The main advantage of customer relationship management systems is their ability to integrate with other business software.  

 – Data Integration 

Integrating data means bringing together disparate data sets for analysis. The ingestion phase of integration entails activities like data cleaning, ETL mapping, and process transformation. When all the data is brought together, analytic tools can generate useful, actionable business intelligence. 

Technology Used 

     1. Managed File Transfer (MFT) 

It refers to a set of protocols that facilitates the safe and dependable transmission of digital files inside an organization, between different systems and between people, with an eye toward satisfying regulatory requirements. These data transfers may occur within or outside of an organization and may involve data that is sensitive, protected by regulatory safeguards, or large in volume.  

           Benefits: 
  • When sensitive information is leaked or transferred incorrectly, it can have a devastating effect on a business. To safeguard information when it is in motion or at rest, MFT provides a proactive security strategy that includes constant monitoring and the validation of security policies and controls. 
  • The proliferation of data has forced businesses to deal with more extensive and diverse data sets than ever before. As the number of connected computers and mobile devices increases, so does the volume of file sharing. It takes more time to transfer a file around the world as its size increases. MFT speeds up the global transfer of massive data by providing trustworthy, automated governance over the transfer of files within and outside the company. 
  • The rise of game-changing technologies has increased the difficulty of formerly simple tasks like file transfer. Large and rapid file transfers are becoming increasingly important as the need for big data, cloud applications, AI, data analytics, and IoT continues to rise. Advanced features and compatibility with a wide range of devices, operating systems, apps, and other IT frameworks are provided by MFT. 
    2. Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) 

As a cloud-based data integration platform, IICS allows for the synchronization of data between cloud-based and on-premises programs, as well as the integration of business data and applications. 

       Benefits: 
  • Experience a new and modern user interface 

First, the new user interface design gives all intelligent cloud services and experiences the same look and feel. This is done by using a common user interface shell and service switcher for Designer, Operator, and Administrator roles. Next, the new design adds the idea of workspaces, which let users keep multiple tabs open in a cloud service. With this feature, users don’t lose the state of the assets they are working on when they move from one screen to another or open multiple assets to get more information to finish their workflow.  

  • Managing assets together 

Customers find it harder to manage their assets as the complexity of their data and the amount of work needed to integrate it grows. The Explore user interface has projects and folders that help solve this problem and allow customers to organize their integration assets using a taxonomy that fits their business needs and has the right security controls. 

  • APIs that make Continuous Delivery possible 

With the IICS platform, we’re promoting the DevOps practice of iterative development and close collaboration between developers and IT operations all the way through the project’s lifecycle. We are making project/folder/asset export and import APIs more visible so that DevOps practices can be used. These APIs help with continuous delivery by automating external version control systems, release, and deployment pipelines. IICS also has automated monitoring features that complete the agile team-based development model between developers and operations. These features allow for continuous delivery. 

Results

  • Monitoring all files and data. 
  • Provided an audit log of all file transfer activities. 
  • Improved Safety with Minimal Effort. 
  • Cost efficient and minimalized manual workers requirement. 
  • Incorporating and automating third-party integrations 
  • Enhanced data security. 

Why Kanerika?

Kanerika is a niche consulting firm building efficient enterprises with deployment of automated, integrated and analytics solutions. Kanerika enables efficient enterprises through its unique digital consulting frameworks and AIOps enabled compostable solution architecture. We partner with some of the top vendors to solve some of the critical data and process related challenges. We help some of the top brands across the globe in increasing their speed to respond in evolving market conditions, reducing their cost of operations, empowering them with the right tools and insights for effective decision making.

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