Business continuity at Davy during migration from Visual Basic
Established in 1926, the Davy Group is Ireland’s leading provider of wealth management, asset management, capital markets and financial advisory services. The Davy Group is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in London, Belfast, Cork and Galway and employs over 600 people.
Visual Basic is a legacy Microsoft language. From April 2008, development was no longer supported by Microsoft, creating potential operational difficulties for existing Davy applications and increasing their risk profile. Davy had three key systems written in Visual Basic that continued to meet their business needs and would require ongoing enhancement as they were key to Davy’s growth plans.
Zing Technology was chosen because of the team’s technical experience. Zing analysed each system from a technical perspective and provided:
High-level architecture design for a .NET-based solution.
Recommended migration approach.
Fixed cost proposal and plan for delivery.
The Zing development team, using a test-driven development model, delivered fully tested applications into production.
Davy now has a platform that can expand with business growth. The existing business processes continue to work, but with reduced support costs. There are also a number of performance improvements and security advancements accruing from the .NET architecture. Zing provides the organisation with a high quality, flexible, local support service.
”“Zing provided an experienced, delivery-focused technical team, ensuring successful application migrations. We have a strong relationship with Zing and would not hesitate to recommend them.”Killian O’Connell, Application Development Manager.