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Modernise existing apps to drive long-term success.

Application modernisation services refers to the process of updating older software, systems, tools, and business processes to support a cloud-first approach within your organisation. Instead of starting from scratch, we work with your existing framework to bring it up to date, improving the efficiency, productivity, and security of your organisation in the process.

Working to modernise legacy applications is essential to the long-term success of your business, making it easier to innovate and deliver greater value to your customers. At Canon Business Services New Zealand (CBS), our app modernisation services are about more than just migrating to a cloud platform; business leaders need to work together with IT teams to rethink their infrastructure strategy, taking a more workload-focused approach.

Undergo a digital transformation quickly and painlessly, all while improving the agility and efficiency of your business operations.

Modernising your business’s app estate.

Many organisations fail to keep up with the latest technological advancements for fear of what the modernisation process would cost them, but fail to recognise what it’s costing them to remain behind the curve.

Our application services help you to align your business goals and your tech strategy by automating repetitive processes, saving you time and money and optimising the agility of your organisation.

At CBS New Zealand, we take a holistic approach to Cloud computing and modernising apps. We understand that every business is unique, and we conduct thorough research into your organisation, technology strategy, security posture and business goals before providing you with our recommendations.

Our aim is to reconfigure your existing systems through data centre modernisation so that they best serve your business. We work closely with our clients to foster an in-depth understanding of their organisation before providing our recommendations.

Following our assessment, we use the information we’ve collected to put together a comprehensive roadmap with a clear application modernisation strategies tailored to your specific circumstances.

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Empower your developer teams to build across Microsoft 365, Microsoft Azure, Power Platform, and more with tools supporting multiple platforms and languages. Leverage .NET, GitHub, and Visual Studio Code to build and modernise applications and drive a stronger customer experience.

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Power Platform

Develop mobile and web apps quickly and easily, no development experience necessary. This suite of user-friendly, low-code tools is designed to integrate with your existing data and cloud environment, supporting your business and save you money as you scale.

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Agile and customisable solutions to accelerate business growth.

Increased agility and scalability.

Legacy systems can anchor your business in the past. Partnering with experienced application modernisation consultants to update your systems keeps you ready to adapt when necessary, helping you keep pace with the speed of business.

Faster deployment.

Application modernisation supports more rapid iteration and deployment. As a result, developers can react quickly to make changes and deploy updates to your users.

Reduced IT costs.

Maintaining outdated systems is costly, and they often lead to daily inefficiencies. Unleash your IT team to focus on more critical tasks and reduce your expenses through modernisation.

Uplifted compliance.

Many legacy systems were designed before current cybersecurity regulations took effect. Updating your systems guarantees your compliance with the latest regulations.

Reduced complexity.

Modernising your applications often results in less code overall, driving a reduction in code duplication and improved code quality overall.

Improved security.

We collaborate with you to ensure your systems stay up-to-date, guarding against cyber threats and preserving the security of your sensitive data.

CBS is a Microsoft Partner for Application Modernisation

Our team of specialists, certified by Microsoft, will help you make your IT roadmap a success and find innovative ways for you to build efficient and seamless connectivity in your business.

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Potential development paths:

  
Development path Definition Benefits

Low-code development

Leveraging low-code platforms like Power Platform to rapidly and cost-effectively develop apps for specific functions. •Development can be done by non-technical resources.
•Ideal for front-end UX/UI projects.
•Rapid application development / quick prototype.
•Easy to use AI and intelligence built-in.

Fusion Power Apps and Azure Development

A combination of low-code development through Power Platform with developer-led updates and customisations to meet complex app modernisation needs.

•Build and deploy quickly.
•Reduce your development costs.
•Pioneer innovation.
•Improve your speed to market.

Code-first development

A pro-code development approach that leverages full stack code to meet complicated application functionalities.

•Enables full customisation and can be built entirely to spec.
•Requires ongoing maintenance by specialist technical resources.


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Automation expertise.

Automation tools can help reduce the risk of human error, improving the efficiency and quality of your business operations. CBS can help you implement automation quickly and effectively.

Bespoke strategy.
Every engagement we undertake begins with thorough research into your existing infrastructure, IT strategy, and business needs so that we can recommend a custom modernisation approach.
Business value.

Our expert team leverages advanced technologies to modernise legacy applications, enhancing their business value and preparing you for future business needs.

Data insights.

Our comprehensive approach to application modernisation includes modernising legacy software and optimising data management to unlock the full potential of your systems.

Mature methodology.
Our team’s deep experience with the Microsoft ecosystem allows us to support all levels of your organisation with a proven approach—from the C-suite to IT and beyond.
Mobile leadership
We specialise in robotic process automation and software development, enabling a seamless transition to mobile apps for improved business capabilities.

Modernising your business’s app estate examples.

Safeguard against security threats: Legacy technology not only poses a threat to digital transformation, but it can also present a significant security risk. Working off of the most up-to-date software and infrastructure isn’t just a nice-to-have—it’s essential, especially when it comes to safeguarding your organization against today’s rapidly changing landscape of bad actors and cyber attacks.

Streamline business operations: Integrate low-code solutions into the Microsoft products and services you’re already using, such as Azure, Microsoft 365, and Dynamics 365, to take advantage of greater agility and other benefits.

Data centre modernisation: Working off of inaccurate data is one of the biggest challenges to taking your business to the next level. Our app modernization services can help you to collect higher-quality data faster than ever before, enabling you to make data-based decisions that lead to improved business outcomes.

Automate repetitive business processes: Automation is essential to unlocking the full potential of your business and achieving your goals, as well as increasing the efficiency of your business processes, while providing you with cost optimisation and giving you access to the latest modalities to best serve your business.

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Our Approach

We believe no business succeeds alone–and that every organisation should focus on its core business and outsource the rest.


That’s why we take the time to really understand your business goals and find the right-fit solution to keep you agile, resilient and thriving. Then we put the industry’s best to work on the challenges you want to solve.


Stay one step ahead with the right technology, process, automation and talent to keep you moving forward at all times.

Frequently asked questions

What is Application Modernisation, and how will this help organisations?

Application modernisation refers to the process of updating existing apps and data to align with a cloud-first model, meeting evolving business needs. It often involves either modernizing existing apps to the cloud or reconstructing parts of existing applications to incorporate newer capabilities or best practices.

By transitioning to modern cloud-based applications, most organisations can unlock a multitude of new functionality. This includes the ability to innovate rapidly, unlock developer productivity, and streamline processes. Additionally, modernised apps significantly improve both customer and employee experiences and reduce costs, amongst other benefits. Essentially, application modernisation strategy is a key driver for organizations to become more agile, efficient, and competitive in today's digital landscape.

How can modernising legacy applications benefit my business in terms of innovation, customer value, and security?

Modernising legacy applications allows businesses to innovate, deliver more value to customers, and stay secure. It ensures that your technology is up-to-date and can adapt to evolving business demands.

What are some of the tools and strategies and tools that can help accelerate application modernisation?

To mordernise applications, several strategies and tools are essential. Key strategies include rehosting, replatforming, refactoring/repackaging, rearchitecting, and rewriting. Each strategy offers a different level of complexity and impact, from straightforward lift-and-shift methods (rehosting) to complete overhaul and transformation of applications (rewriting).

Amongst tools, low-code platforms such as Microsoft Power Platform play a pivotal role. They empower organisations to quickly build and deploy new applications, facilitated by a unified point of administration, security, and governance in the Microsoft Cloud. This approach not only cuts down development time but also reduces costs significantly.

Adopting these strategies and tools brings numerous technical advantages. They bolster security, streamline integration with other systems, and enhance maintainability. This comprehensive approach to modernisation not only expedites the process but also ensures the resulting applications are robust, secure, and seamlessly integrated within the wider IT infrastructure.


How does the process of integrating application modernisation services with existing IT infrastructure impact data security, and what measures are taken to ensure compliance and data protection?

Integrating application modernisation with existing IT infrastructure must prioritise data security. It involves implementing access controls, encryption, and compliance measures to protect sensitive data and ensure adherence to regulatory requirements across apps and systems.

Are there specific industries or types of businesses that can benefit most from application modernization services, or is it applicable to a wide range of organisations?

App modernisation services are versatile and can benefit a wide range of organisations. While the need for modernisation may vary, industries such as finance, healthcare, and manufacturing often benefit the most. However, any business with legacy tech seeking improved operational efficiency, security, and scalability can find value in these services, making them applicable across industries.

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