Application Consolidation: Solution Architecture Approach

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application consolidation
I am working on consolidation of 4 different systems which does same thing, to new platform based on new technology(J2EE,Workflow,RulesManagement etc),current systems are running on different mainframe and non mainframe platforms,for example: say loan processing system. I would like to know what are the key strategic decision to be made to design a better solution. what should be the Architecture Principles/Framework should I follow, I read Zackman,TOGAF. but I am not clear how to approach step by step. I like to know what should be my key deliverables to successfully consolidate. Any do's and dont's ?. Any one has prior experience on similar consolidation projects ? consolidation should have innovation, and still try to deliver on time, what is the best approach ? full blown consolidation of 4 systems or 1 at a time to new platform ? or piece by piece approach ? please give you experience and guide me.
I need guideline on project process and templates to be used, and step by step deliverables to have consistant and better standards and quality. Thank you.



Software/Hardware used:
J2EE open source, workflow, rules management etc

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  • TomLiotta
    Please provide general descriptions of the four current platforms and the intended new platform. Include hardware and OS info, and any DBMSs. Also give a general description of the important user classes, e.g., general public? internal users only? external users? B2B? Also provide any necessary regulatory requirements. Then maybe some guesses would be meaningful in an answer or discussion. -- Tom
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