Our client started with a custom database system specifically developed to aid the firm with its day-to-day routines involved in running a busy law firm. Numerous issues were raised, foremost the backend database had reached its “end of life” period with no further support from the original development company. Secondly, the system was no longer compatible with newer versions of the MS Windows operating system which meant the firm was locked into aging hardware and software.
It was clear from the beginning that a full rewrite of the software was necessary, updating the current system was out of the question. The client also wanted to take the system from their in-house solution to a marketable product they could sell to other firms as there was a clear market for such a product.