To complete a task somewhat intuitively with an older interface, a translation step is needed. In other words, something needs to “click” in order for employees to get used to an outdated system. One of the main things businesses can do (in lieu of replacement) is modernize their application interfaces to make legacy systems easier to work with.
Alan Pelz-Sharpe, IT industry expert and founder of Deep Analysis, agrees.
“Simply updating and modernizing a UI can make a world of difference,” he said. “If remote access is required and wasn’t available in the original implementation then you can potentially migrate the legacy system to the cloud. So whether it’s just a dated UI or challenges accessing it, there are pretty straightforward ways to fix those challenges.”