Inventory ASSET Discovery

As part of any migration study, one of the assets generated by this activity is a full inventory of the legacy system and its applications and processes. Increasingly our customers approach us in the first instance to understand what it is that they have in their legacy estate. MSS has ready to use tools to support the discovery and inventory process.

The discovery process includes documenting all application code, third party and operating system software, all interfaces, process and procedure descriptions, machine readable job and transaction logs, as well as test case definitions and test procedures. This process is iterative.

Whether the customer is considering migration or not, the Discovery and Inventory process can be seen to be the first “real migration” task as the application code and all the artifacts the applications are built from are analyzed with a migration focus. At the end of this process, a complete migration project plan can be wrapped around the inventory documentation at no extra cost to the customer.