Helping With App Modernization and Custom Development

Through the structured approach of architecting and developing enterprise-grade cloud-native applications

Problems Companies Face

When They Need Help With App Modernization and Custom Development?

Not sure if the existing packaged solutions would be fit for your needs? Confused by the thought of investing millions of dollars in custom development and failing? Contemplating between buy-vs-build strategy? ElevatIQ’s app modernization and custom development expertise are designed to help companies when they struggle with these challenges.

Buy vs. Build Strategy

Not sure whether custom-developed applications will be more expensive than packaged software? Not too sure if there might be pre-packaged applications that might meet your needs? Limited experience in building a financial model for a buy-vs-build decision? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they might not have experience with the buy-vs-build analysis.

Limited Experience Managing Large Custom Development Programs

Great technical talent in-house but limited financial capabilities in estimating and managing a program. The current programs going over budget because of the overengineered apps? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help managing large custom development programs.

Challenges in Estimating the TCO and ROI of Custom-Developed Software

Not experienced with the TCO and ROI analysis of custom-developed software? Afraid of the financial risks embedded with custom development? Worried about IT teams’ over-commitment? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help with computing TCO and the ROI of custom-developed software.

Struggling to Decide the Best Migration Path for Legacy Applications

Need help with the strategy for legacy migration? Have a vision for modernizing applications but not sure how to build a roadmap for migration? The past efforts failed with legacy migration? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help in choosing the best migration path for legacy applications.

Limited Internal Expertise in Designing a Custom Software

Have coding capabilities but not sure to build an architecture of custom-developed software? Limited experience in planning for the infrastructure of an enterprise application? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help with designing custom software.

No internal Expertise in Selecting Tech Stack for Custom Developed Applications

Significant differences in the tech stack for internal applications? Internal teams struggling to find the path forward for the development of their internal applications? Not able to decide how technology decisions might fire back financially? Companies seek help from ElevatIQ when they need help with selecting tech stack for custom-developed applications.

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Our Case Studies for

App Modernization and Custom Development

Our Methodology

for App Modernization and Custom Development

The process starts with an assessment that helps build the roadmap and set priorities for different initiatives. Then it follows with the high-level and low-level design followed by development sprints. The approach might vary slightly depending upon the nature of the custom development and can be tailored to customers’ needs.

Assessment and Roadmap

This phase starts with a quick assessment that explores several solutions with their pros and cons. It also briefly touches on the architectural considerations, costs, and timelines to develop the project.

Low-level Design

This low-level design phase takes the developer's perspective on the requirements and analyzes APIs, interfaces, and automated test plans required during the development. The phase also performs POCs to remove any technical or financial risks during the development phase.

Support and Optimization

This step focuses on fixing any defects after the development phase. As well as any optimizations that might be required if there are any discrepancies with the outcome. The goal of this step is to continuously monitor and improve.

High-level Design

This high-level design phase analyzes the requirements at a much deeper level and comes up with the epics and user stories. The phase also builds quality and release plans.


These are bi-weekly sprints. The goal of these sprints is to deliver user stories per the release plan. At the conclusion of the sprint, user stories get accepted by business users. The priorities may change during the development, and new stories might be added, or existing stories might be moved to the backlog.

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Our Other Digital

Transformation Services

ElevatIQ Digital Transformation services include digital strategy and planning, business case development, enterprise software selection, solution and enterprise architecture design, data architecture and governance strategy, IT and software contract negotiation, and app modernization and custom development. 

Digital Strategy and Planning

Our digital strategy and planning services start with an assessment of the current pain points with digital strategy. The assessment results in building a roadmap of different priorities, as well as a business case of different phases, along with an enterprise architecture that will act as a guiding map for the overarching transformation initiative.

Business Case Development

This service helps executives such as CIOs and CFOs in building a business case for digital transformation initiatives if they might not have as much experience with the structured process for computing the ROI and TCO analysis of the digital transformation efforts.

Enterprise Software Selection

This service helps with the structured process for enterprise software selection such as CRM, ERP, WMS, TMS, eCommerce platform, MES, or any other technology that might be part of the enterprise architecture.


2024 Digital Transformation Report

This digital transformation report summarizes our annual research on ERP and digital transformation trends and forecasts for the year 2024.