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Migration of Legacy Information System based on Business Process Theory

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2011 by IJCA Journal
Volume 33 - Number 2
Year of Publication: 2011
Atsa Etoundi Roger
Abessolo Alo’o Ghislain
Simo Bonaventure Joel

Atsa Etoundi Roger, Abessolo Alo'o Ghislain and Simo Bonaventure Joel. Article: Migration of Legacy Information System based on Business Process Theory. International Journal of Computer Applications 33(2):27-34, November 2011. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Atsa Etoundi Roger and Abessolo Alo'o Ghislain and Simo Bonaventure Joel},
	title = {Article: Migration of Legacy Information System based on Business Process Theory},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2011},
	volume = {33},
	number = {2},
	pages = {27-34},
	month = {November},
	note = {Full text available}


The permanent evolution of needs and ICTs on the one hand and taking into account customer satisfaction on the other hand has lead companies to adapt their information systems. Taking these developments into account inevitably leads to the obsolescence of existing systems. In most cases, these legacy systems are not fully documented. This state of affairs renders the migration process very complex. The situation is much more complex in developing countries where only information systems are not documented but, also suffer from a lack of qualified staff capable of maintaining information systems. Till date, the work done in legacy information systems migration is based on documentation of these systems, but do not specify how the documentation was created. In this work, we propose an approach based on the theory of business process and workflows which systemizes reverse engineering of legacy information systems to provide the documentation necessary for migration


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