Software, technology, and business practices are ever-changing. Your data needs to be accessible to your latest programs and applications. Routine system upgrades may require a migration of your legacy data.


Legacy data and applications can be challenging for any company to manage, let alone migrate to new platforms. The older the data or applications, the larger and more complex the data, the harder it can be to find a development company that can accurately translate and then migrate the legacy system.


Considerations for legacy system conversions

  • Can the new development team understand the original data formats and translate these correctly to a new format?
  • Proper analysis of the legacy code and data to determine necessary migration paths. Often data may have to be migrated more than once to bring it into a newer system.
  • Reduction or prevention of data loss during an actual data conversion/transformation.
  • Is the conversion a one-time or multi-event approach?
  • What data is important for you to migrate to the new system?
  • Is there dead data that serves no purpose?
  • How is the older data stored or archived to provide access?

The key to successful Legacy System Conversions is experience and the ability to foresee and create a quality data conversion and ultimately a well-functioning system.

Fortunately, at PCG, our developers have been working in computer technology since the early 1980s. Our programming history has afforded us experience with decades of software programs, databases and coding languages, providing a distinct edge to any company needing their software upgraded from any legacy system. PCG has been converting legacy systems since its beginnings in 1995. We carefully analyze your current data and systems to ensure we can capture each piece. Next, we look forward to integrate your new system with a more modern interfaces and new business rules. Crucial to our programming is the capacity to carry your company into the next generation of software and data management.

What can Phoenix Consultants Group do to bring your legacy systems into a modern interface?

  1. Consult with you on the system that needs to be modernized.
  2. Review your data and systems to assess the requirements of a legacy conversions.
  3. Provide the analysis necessary to collect your new business requirements and form a migration pathway to a modern system.
  4. Migrate the legacy data to a new database system.
  5. Create new code and new user interfaces (often web-based) to enable more productivity and the next generation of software for your company.
  6. Support you at each step of the process, ensuring your successful outcome.
  7. Host your software on our secure servers.
  8. Provide ongoing long-term support to your project and your users.
Our clients understand that Phoenix is a committed partner, there for the long haul. We prioritize production systems and keep them up and running. You have our support!

PCG has successfully migrated and converted many legacy systems for example:

  • Contact Management Systems
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Inventory Systems
  • Old Law Enforcement Data
  • Pharmaceutical Data Tracking
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Shipping Data

PCG has performed legacy system database migrations from:

  • DataStar
  • dBase
  • DB2
  • DOS
  • FileMaker (Plus)
  • MariaDB
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft FoxPro
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • Paradox
  • Raima
  • R:Base
  • SQL Anywhere
  • SQLBase
  • SQLite
  • SQL Server
  • Unisys RDMS 2200

Our repertoire of legacy languages includes:

  • ASP
  • Cobol
  • DOS
  • Pascal
  • PHP
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA Access and Excel)
  • Visual. Basic 3/4/5/6
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We Can Migrate Your Legacy Data!

Common Data Management Systems

Benefits of Effective Data Management

Competitive Advantage
It's safe to say that data is the lifeblood of any organization. The ability of the organization to map out and execute an excellent data management strategy will put them way ahead of the competition. By making use of insights presented by data management solutions, your organization can improve operational effectiveness and make better decisions.
Speed of Problem-Solving
Organizations that have adequately managed systems for data management can easily spot market trends and adjust their focus as a result of being able to identify opportunities or threats faster than other organizations that do not. Internal processes can be evaluated for streamlining and improvement.
Data breaches can damage the reputation of any organization, whether big or small. Issues could equally arise as a result of concerns with data privacy, failure to comply with relevant regulations, and so on. All of these could be avoided by working with a suitable data management system for your organization.
Availability of Information
Data management offers you the opportunity to have all your records in one place without having to look for missing files or records, which saves time and increases efficiency. Tracking charts, dashboards, and complex reports can be created for prompt access.
Data Safety and Security
Collecting data requires proper setup and protection in order to minimize data loss and data theft.
Reduced Costs
Money spent on outsourcing data management that already exists can be channeled into something else. And that, in turn, may translate to an increased profit margin for your organization.

Perhaps after reading this, you think all of these processes are daunting. In that case, you can get more information about the right tools to use for your data management systems and how to deploy the perfect fit for your organization by reaching out to us at the Phoenix Consultants Group.