Software Migration, Porting & Internationalization Services
Typical software products are developed on a common technology platform and using a technology stack, where the product is anticipated to be the most effective. However, this one platform approach, even though more manageable for a product company looking to consolidate the features and functionality, locks out other customers, who are using totally different platforms. Similarly when a new product is introduced, it typically supports one language such as English and one locale such as the United States. As the features and functions stabilize, it also becomes vital to enhance compatibility of successful products across different platforms and multiple languages/locales to broaden their marketing reach.
In many situations, the software migration or porting across multiple platforms and multiple languages / locales (localization / internationalization) becomes a pure technical effort, with little or no dependence on the domain specific product issues. Our product clients typically prefer to focus their core engineers on building and enhancing product attributes such as features, functions, performance benchmarks, security, usability, etc. which increase the competitiveness and marketability of the products, while working with partners like Xoriant for generic tasks like software migration, porting and internationalization / localization services.
We have the capability to understand and address these challenges with our software migration and porting services. We have pre defined questionnaires and templates to gather the relevant details about the product, current platform/stack and current language/locale, and map those to the target environment. Our re-engineering services follow a well-defined process that guarantees a smooth transition to the new environment, thus minimizing risks to the business.
Our specific migration / porting / internationalization experience includes:
- Porting software from one operating system and successful database porting to another
- Porting from proprietary stack to open stack and vice versa
- Building the Unicode support in products
- Correcting Byte-order dependencies
- Converting ASCII/EBCDIC
- Locating missing function interfaces