Business Process Reengineering
This chapter identifies a way of changing rather than interfacing with legacy systems using a technique called Business Process Reengineering (BPR). BPR examines the entire ways in which data is used and processed and takes a holistic approach to how a packaged solution can replace many of the preexisting applications. In other words, BPR seeks to replace rather than interface which requires organizations to rethink how this would change their processes to meet the ways packaged software products can make the business more efficient. This chapter provides a prelude for what is covered in Chap. 12, Digital Transformation. Legacy systems over the past two decades continues to be a critical consideration in helping organizations evolve their applications to be competitive in the digital and social media age.