What Screen-Scraping Vendors Don't Want You to Know
As time passes and systems age, application modernization becomes a growing need among many companies. Applications created 10, 20, or even 30 years ago cannot handle the technological and business needs of today, and are often more expensive and cumbersome to maintain. The question faced by many companies is no longer "is there any need to modernize?" Instead, the question is "Which modernization method do is used?" Companies wishing to modernize will undoubtedly run into multiple modernization methods and even more software tools. This white paper focuses on one often misrepresented modernization method: Screen-scraping. The idea behind screen-scraping is simple: A company buys software that creates a new modern-looking interface on top of their old applications.