SEQTEK'S Digital Transformation Process
All Companies Are Technology Companies.
The digital transformation journey is customer-driven & leverages technology to deliver intelligent workflows for decision makers. The future of sustainable development environments is here: avoid the harmful consequences of not modernizing. High technical debt expenses from maintaining outdated legacy code are suffocating OPEX budgets.
SEQTEK’s approach provides a solution for your technical future.
Legacy Code: Old internally written, or unsupported code, still in use.
Maintaining legacy code is costly, and the consequences of not modernizing are taking a toll. If your applications aren’t scalable, you’ve got a technical bottleneck. Legacy code can also cause problems with innovation because of the difficulty to add new features, refactor code, update dependencies or integrate new technologies. This limits your ability to compete in the market.
Technical debt comes from the lack of resources to update legacy code. This can be due to a lack of manpower, outdated tools, or inflexible infrastructure. When this happens, the business is forced to make costly decisions in order to keep the code running.
Another consequence of legacy code is that it can be difficult to change or update. If the code was written without any regard for future modifications companies may be forced to rewrite large portions of their codebase in order to make updates. Not only is this time consuming and expensive, but it can also lead to a loss of data and functionality.
Technical Debt: Shortcuts for speed that need to be reworked later, but never are.
Perhaps the most obvious pitfall here is the money spent on maintaining outdated technology. This often leads to decreased efficiency and productivity as developers struggle to use outdated tools and systems. Moreover, companies that don't modernize their technology can fall behind their competitors, opening themselves up to security risks.
In order to keep your business running smoothly, it's important to keep your capital and operating expenses in check. Ideally, you should aim to keep your opex at around 20% of your total budget, with the remaining 80% going towards capex. This will help ensure that you have the funds you need to maintain and upgrade your technology infrastructure. While there may be times when it's necessary to exceed this ratio, it's a good rule of thumb to follow as a general guideline.
SEQTEK'S APPROACH - People, Process, Product.
At SEQTEK, we take pride in our custom software that's delivered through exceptional people using Agile methodology, quality processes, and a commitment to product delivery. Utilizing Agile allows us to quickly adapt to changes in the market and customer demands, while our process ensures that our software is effective and reliable. We have a commitment to product delivery, which means that we always put the needs of our clients first. We understand that our success depends on your success. From start to finish, we'll work with you every step of the way to ensure that you're happy with the final product. Our team of experts are always up for a challenge, so you can be sure that your project will be handled with precision.
Our process begins by assessing the IT landscape and identifying problematic areas of complexity or potentially high costs. We then work with our clients to rationalize their application platforms and formalize governance processes in order to reduce risk and increase confidence. This allows us to build a custom discovery document for the client's project that includes timelines and cost estimates. Next, we evaluate the company's current state to understand its current code and create a technical roadmap. Then we move into backlog prioritization to show the client which items will be worked on during the project sprints. This leads us to the sprint zero phases where we demo working code and show the client our progress in 2-week sprint cycles. Finally, we deliver a successful working and usable product that meets expectations. After project completion, SEQTEK still continues to work with the client, ensuring that the right skills are available at the right time for a successful transformation. By equipping our clients with the tools and skills they need to change and adapt, we help them stay ahead of the curve and in front of the competition.
SEQTEK's process is designed to help organizations better handle disruptions and innovation. Our approach and project management solutions are based on an agile methodology, which allow for quick and effective responses to change. We also offer IT landscape services that can help reduce complexity and increase resilience, while lowering costs. In addition, our application platform solutions provide enterprise level capabilities and allow businesses to track their health and performance. Finally, our process helps formalize governance structures, reducing risk and increasing confidence. With SEQTEK, you can be sure you have the right tools and skills in place to manage change effectively.
We understand that a product roadmap is an essential tool for any company undergoing digital transformation. It helps to focus the organization on the most important assets and communicate how short-term efforts align with long-term business goals. When creating a product roadmap, it is important to review technological capabilities every 24 months to ensure that they are still relevant. In addition, KPIs and KRIs should be used to highlight problem areas. While it is tempting to take shortcuts, it is important to resist this temptation and allow IT to focus on the unique and meaningful. When possible, vendors should be relied upon for common capabilities. Finally, set aside time (20%-25%) to allow for tech debt clean-up. By following these guidelines, companies can create a robust and effective product roadmap that’ll ensure a successful digital transformation.
If your company is struggling with a digital transformation approach, SEQTEK has the solution for you. Our digital transformation process can help you get rid of that costly old code and make the switch to modern technology a seamless process. This process begins with an assessment of your current technical debt, after which we work with you to develop a plan to address your specific needs. Regardless of the approach, our goal is to help you move forward into the future.
Maintaining legacy code can be costly for companies in a number of ways. Thankfully, there is a solution to this problem: SEQTEK's digital transformation process. This process begins with an assessment of a company's current technical debt and ends with the development of a product that addressed its specific needs and met expectations.
When you partner with SEQTEK for your digital transformation, you can be confident that your project will be in good hands. We've helped companies of all sizes across industries modernize their technology and business processes. Whether you're looking to update your legacy code or address specific pain points, we have a solution that's right for you. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your digital transformation goals.