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Rocket Software Delivers Insight on Modernization Initiatives
[July 12, 2017]

Rocket Software Delivers Insight on Modernization Initiatives

WALTHAM, Mass., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocket Software, a global technology provider specializing in modernization and optimization, and Gatepoint Research today announced the results of an extensive survey focused on strategies for modernizing character-based/green screen applications. The findings capture executive insights describing ways in which companies are integrating and extending legacy solutions to deliver value in their organizations. The survey revealed that the primary motivating factor for modernization initiatives was to provide intuitive and platform-agnostic access to existing enterprise systems in which many companies have invested millions and even billions of dollars.

Additional highlights included:

  • 66% of participants said that better application integration would enhance employee productivity
  • 47% pointed to streamlining and reducing the cost of training and onboarding initiatives as the motivator for its modernization initiatives
  • 60% of survey respondents said extending enterprise systems with a more current look/feel would improve the overall user experience for customers and partners
  • 37% believed modernization would accelerate time to market for new products
  • Anothe 22% of executives in the survey stated that extending host-based systems had the potential to increase employee retention and attract top talent.

"Modernization is more than just keeping up with the latest versions of software," said Dan Magid, VP, Applications Development at Rocket Software. "Forward-thinking organizations recognize that modernization is an ongoing process that continually improves productivity, helps retain talent and takes advantage of changing technology to deliver the best user experience for employees, customers, and partners. A successful modernization effort not only improves the user interface, but also integrates the assets your employees, partners, and customers want – web, mobile, IoT, etc. – into an intuitive workflow that mirrors the way they want to do business."

Hundreds of decision makers participated, including 8% with CxO titles. The title breakdown includes 15% identified as VPs, 52% Directors and 25% Managers. Rocket Software's decades-long relationships with senior leaders at Global 1000 companies provided access to innovative best practices and insights across a range of industries.

Learn more about the Rocket Software Benchmarking Survey titled "How Companies Are Approaching Modernization" by clicking here.

About Rocket Software
Rocket Software ( is a technology company that helps organizations in the IBM ecosystem build solutions that meet today's needs while extending the value of their technology investments for the future. Thousands of companies depend on Rocket to solve their most challenging business problems by helping them run their critical infrastructure, business processes, and data, as well as extend those assets to take advantage of cloud, mobile, analytics, and other future innovations. Founded in 1990, Rocket is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with locations in Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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