Anypoint for Legacy System Modernization

Don’t get stuck in the past. Unlock value and transform your business with APIs.

Modernize Your Legacy Systems with MuleSoft Anypoint

Are your legacy systems holding you back?

There’s so much you want to accomplish. For example, you may want to deliver the best omnichannel customer experiences possible. Perhaps you want to improve B2B collaboration and enable a more efficient and intelligent supply chain.  Maybe your focus is making business processes easier, faster, and more reliable – helping to improve productivity, satisfaction, and profitability.  Perhaps you want to provide better visibility and insights to foster innovation, mitigate risk, and improve performance.  Maybe it’s all of the above.

You know you need to make technology improvements to achieve all of this – but you’re stymied by slow, inflexible, inefficient legacy systems. You aren’t alone.  In a recent survey, 90% of IT decision-makers say legacy systems are holding their organizations back from using digital technologies to become more operationally efficient and innovative. In addition to the operational disadvantages, legacy systems can be a huge drain on human and financial resources. It’s generally accepted that legacy systems consume about 80% of the IT spend for many organizations.

With tremendous advancements in speed and functionality, monumental changes in expectations, and the adoption of processes that weren’t even imagined when your company originally purchased these systems – you’ve got to figure out how to leverage these existing systems to meet modern demands…despite tighter budgets and limited resources.

APIs help you leverage the past to make future advancements.

IT modernization is a critical goal for any organization that wants to adopt new technologies, accelerate innovation, and meet today’s customer demands. By modernizing legacy systems, you improve your agility to respond to changes in technologies, consumer expectations, and marketplace conditions – now and in the future – without throwing away all the investments you’ve already made in them. The fastest and more efficient way to do this is through the MuleSoft API-led connectivity approach.

With this approach, you can rapidly connect your critical legacy systems – such as mainframes, AS/400, and others – with modern SaaS, cloud, and mobile technologies. The MuleSoft Anypoint platform provides a wide variety of pre-built connectors and templates to make the process fast and simple.

Using APIs, you can quickly unlock and expose data from your legacy systems in a way that protects their integrity – while enabling seamless, secure, and governed data access and consumption. Permissioned users, systems, and devices can easily access information from these systems with ease, without needing specific system knowledge or skills to do so.

Your legacy systems become a seamless, active part of your overall modern IT landscape, and you’ll avoid the disruption and cost of ripping and replacing them. Furthermore, you move away from the one-off, rigid, point-to-point integrations that were previously required to connect these systems and data sources.

Now you can create a flexible and scalable API infrastructure that enables you to “plug in” all of your data sources, systems, and applications easily. Changing them out is faster and simpler. As a result, you can reduce integration and maintenance costs, accelerate processes, and increase your company’s agility.

MuleSoft Anypoint Platform accelerates legacy system modernization.

Using the Anypoint Platform, you can quickly adapt your legacy systems to modern business needs and increase your company’s ability to adopt new technologies and platforms. For most organizations, the benefits they report are extraordinary, including:

40-80% reduction in maintenance costs

65% increase in developer on-ramp speed

66% increase in project speed

Our team has extensive experience with MuleSoft Anypoint and modernizing legacy systems. Over the course of decades, we have developed the skills, knowledge, and best practices to help you succeed with your integration and IT modernization initiatives. Here are some of the benefits we can help you achieve with the Anypoint Platform:

  • Connect legacy systems quickly.
  • Eliminate bottlenecks.
  • Securely unlock legacy system assets.
  • Reduce maintenance and management costs by up to 66%.
  • Eliminate duplication of efforts with discoverability and reuse.
  • Increase visibility and oversight.
  • Future proof your architecture.
  • Improve uptime.

Connect legacy systems to modern endpoints (e.g. SaaS applications, cloud solutions, mobile apps) with a library of pre-built connectors and templates for legacy endpoints, as well as easy drag-and-drop development tools.  Specialized system knowledge or skills are not required. Development teams can start to modernize existing applications in a fraction of the time it takes with alternative solutions.

Enable line-of-business IT teams to self-serve from legacy system assets, without requiring specialized IT skills or resources.

Protect legacy system data from unauthorized access with a secure-by-design platform. Protect your business from security risks and the massive impact of data breaches.

Simplify integration and application maintenance by eliminating brittle point-to-point integrations and leveraging a unified management console.

Make legacy system data and services easy to access and consume by your business and IT users. Allow teams to easily discover, reuse, and adapt APIs to address new and changing needs.

Provide central IT and operations teams with a comprehensive view of access and utilization. Provide operational monitoring, visibility, and governance across your systems and APIs. Gain detailed insights for improving performance and outcomes.

Build integration assets that can be moved off legacy systems and to the cloud over time. Get flexible deployment options and support for evolving architecture that increases long-term IT and business agility. 

Build high-availability, high-performance applications to meet peak workloads without compromising system integrity.

As a result of all of these capabilities, MuleSoft Anypoint Platform helps you modernize legacy technology to make better use of your IT resources, empower your business users, and enable your stakeholders to improve performance and outcomes.

MuleSoft helps you modernize your legacy systems. Lightwell helps you accelerate and optimize the benefits of IT modernization.

Through comprehensive integration consulting services, our team can implement the Anypoint solution effectively and help you take full advantage of its extensive capabilities. Beyond MuleSoft skills, our team brings decades of integration, architecture, and development experience, helping companies leverage integration and APIs to streamline, automate, innovate, and transform. We combine technology, business, and industry expertise to help you create and execute an effective modernization strategy, and achieve your goals quickly, effectively, and affordably.

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MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Capabilities

Anypoint for API Management

Build your strategy and manage the full API lifecycle – including designing, building, testing, securing, managing, and retiring APIs  – through a single comprehensive platform.


Anypoint for Business Automation

Unlock data from any system and automate processes quickly and easily, enabling you to transform your business, improve efficiency, and deliver better business results faster.


Anypoint for Data Integration

Enable the seamless flow of data across systems no matter how complex your systems are and where they reside – with a solution that combines batch and real-time processing for application and data integration.


Anypoint for DevOps

Innovate faster by accelerating the adoption of DevOps best practices, and leverage API-ed connectivity to complement and enhance your DevOps model.


Anypoint for IPaaS

Use one simple, unified platform and a highly available architecture to integrate any application, data, or device at lightning speed.


MuleSoft Anypoint Platform Use Cases

360 Degree View of the Customer with Anypoint

Gain a consolidated view of customer data by integrating disparate systems, multiple data formats, and changing data sources. Understand and anticipate their needs, and differentiate your company through more engaging and personalized experiences.


Move to the Cloud with Anypoint

Enable rapid, seamless cloud migration through APIs that connect cloud applications with on-premises systems. Unblock skill bottlenecks by rapidly granting access to on-premises, cloud, and SaaS data. Simplify multi-cloud application management with a single control plane.


Omnichannel with Anypoint

Deliver a consistent, seamless omnichannel experience by building a digital platform of applications, data and devices that enable consistent, seamless, omnichannel customer experiences. Build and execute omnichannel strategies that result in faster time to market, improved customer satisfaction, and increased revenue.

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eCommerce with Anypoint

Integrate your eCommerce applications with legacy applications quickly, launch new eCommerce platforms faster, and scale across your brands and regions using pre-built connectors, integration templates, and reusable assets.


Lightwell API and Integration Services

We provide comprehensive, end-to-end services to assist organizations throughout their modernization and digital transformation initiatives.

Whether you need an integration expert to help you plan your API and integration strategies, a team of consultants to help you implement and manage the MuleSoft solution, or want us to handle it all for you – we can help. 

API and Integration Assessments and Strategy Consulting

Our comprehensive integration assessment enables your organization to understand, evaluate, and optimize its end-to-end Integration capabilities, and develop and effective strategy for success. 

Integration Architecture

Our experienced Integration architects help you develop a comprehensive and scalable Integration Architecture that meets your business needs while remaining cost-effective. We also help determine whether a cloud, on-premise, or hybrid solution is right for you.

Comprehensive Integration Consulting Services

Lightwell experts provide comprehensive integration consulting services around the MuleSoft Anypoint Platform. These may include:

  • Solution planning and assessments
  • Solution design and architecture
  • Anypoint implementation
  • Upgrades and migrations
  • Integration services
  • Managed services for MuleSoft
  • Cloud services

API Development Services

We ensure best practices are followed every step of the way as we help you:

  • Develop and optimize business processes and data flows
  • Apply new API capabilities to B2B Integration, supply chain, and omnichannel
  • Develop and test new APIs

Integration Support and Optimization

Our consultants provide expertise and guidance to optimize your system’s performance. Our service includes thorough examination, diagnosis, and where appropriate, treatment options to ensure your systems and integrations remain in optimal condition.

Integration Staffing and Recruiting

With decades of IT staffing and recruiting expertise, we help you find, recruit and place the skilled resources you need for your API and integration initiatives on a short term or permanent basis.

Integration Managed Services

Our dedicated team members can manage everything for your on-premise or cloud solution via our integration managed services.

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When change is the only constant, agility and innovation are crucial elements of success. Legacy systems are and will remain a reality at most organizations. With an API-led approach, you can modernize your legacy systems to launch new and improved products, services, and experiences to customers faster, reduce costs, and innovate to gain competitive advantages.

Contact us today to explore to discuss your modernization needs and explore what we can accomplish together.

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