SIG assessed all the code and showed BTPN where the software met the standard and where improvement was necessary to meet the desired goals. The financial projections of several scenarios that were calculated by SIG showed that a rebuild of the system was the most cost- efficient scenario for BTPN to support its strategy.
BTPN brought the development in-house and set the baseline on a four-star system for the next generation of Jenius. “Clearly, the early version of Jenius was not at that level,” says Karim. “If the quality is not at a four-star level from the start of a new product, and the demands and changes on the product are very high, then the quality deteriorates even further. That’s why we concluded we needed to start over. “SIG’s analysis of the Jenius rebuild scenario shows that improved code quality will reduce our maintenance cost by an estimated 78% and decrease the time needed to make changes by a factor of 3.” To stay on track, SIG monitors the quality level of Jenius enhancements continually. Karim explains, “The ratings are very useful, and the findings substantiate where the rating comes from, i.e. some length of some code is too long.”