A Digital Transformation: Benefits Of A Progressive Digital Platform

If you are CTO or CIO of a medium or large company looking at implementing a Digital Transformation, then you are probably contending with multiple legacy systems that are not designed to talk to each other. Over the years many large companies have invested large amounts of money in license fees for proprietary systems integration products or build highly specialised point-to-point integrations to deal with this challenge. The end result is a large operational expenditure where the company becomes trapped in ever-increasing license fees, just to keep the lights on!

McKenna Consultants’ UK software development team offer digital transformation services by building open, progressive Digital Platforms for companies like yours, undergoing a Digital Transformation. Crucially, the Intellectual Property for the Digital Platforms that we build for our clients is 100% owned by our clients. Our Digital Platforms are cloud-based (usually in the Microsoft Azure cloud). Our Agile, progressive approach to building your software means that we build the Digital Platform around your existing systems and integrate it into your existing legacy systems.

Our Digital Transformation Services

Our Digital Platforms are tailored to the unusual and specific array of legacy system that form the heart of your company’s current IT infrastructure. We meet the challenge of legacy systems by building bespoke “Digital Adapters” that understand your legacy systems and enable them to communicate with your new Digital Platform.


All this means is that our clients’ businesses benefit from a new Digital Platform in the following ways:

  • Create new customer and business experiences by created modern APIs from legacy systems
  • No license costs for the core platform
  • You don’t have to abandon your existing legacy systems – we can leverage them in new ways
  • You can incrementally replace your legacy systems in a “plug and play” manner
  • Low risk, progressive “a bit at a time” strategy
  • The open nature of the platform allows multiple vendors to work on and interact with the platform
  • The cloud allows easy expansion of the platform over time with minimal infrastructure overhead

If you are looking for digital transformation services and you would like to get more out of your legacy systems and implement an incremental transformation, then please fill in the form below and get in touch with us today.

When understanding a digital transformation it can be heard to understand the technical jargon used to describes the many processes involved. To familiarise yourself with some of the many terms and their meanings, check out our blog, which acts as a jargon buster for this topic.

Nick McKenna
Since 2004, Nick McKenna, BSc, MBCS Biography has been the CEO of McKenna Consultants. McKenna Consultants is a bespoke software development based in North Yorkshire, specialising in Cloud development, mobile App development, progressive web App development, systems integration and the Internet of Things development. Nick also holds a First Class Degree in Computer Science (BSc) and wrote his first computer program at the age of nine, on a BBC Micro Model B computer. For the last 21 years, Nick has been a professional computer programmer and software architecture. Nick’s technical expertise includes; Net Core, C#, Microsoft Azure, Asp.Net, RESTful web services, eProcurement, Swift, iOS mobile development, Java, Android mobile development, C++, Internet Of Things and more. In addition, Nick is experienced in Agile coaching, training and consultancy, applying modern Agile management techniques to marketing and running McKenna Consultants, as well as the development of software for clients. Nick is a Certified Enterprise Coach (Scrum Alliance), SAFe Program Consultant (SAI), Certified LeSS Practitioner (LeSS) and Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner. Outside the office, Nick is a professional scuba diver and he holds the rank of Black Belt 5th Dan in Karate.