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An agile foundation for modern business applications

Are your IT efforts up to the challenges of the new normal? Start by modernizing your core enterprise applications.

Engineering applications for modern businesses

Accelerate modernization with software and platform-driven solutions.

Facing a new normal, today’s enterprises must modernize their business, fuel innovation and become more agile. That may require compressing years of change into months.

At Cognizant, our application modernization services help you achieve agility for an increasingly digital world. Integrate a combination of accelerators, platforms and strategic partners to modernize core business applications. The result: An enterprise that’s ready for whatever the new normal has in store for you.


Drive digital CX and business outcomes

We engineer applications for modern businesses. We help organizations deliver maximum digital value and unleash an unbeatable competitive advantage by leveraging modern software engineering principles, homegrown platforms, deep industry expertise and strategic partnership networks.

  • Enterprise application development

    Drive high enterprise agility for modern businesses

    Stay ahead of the curve by building business-centric, tailored application portfolios with cutting-edge technologies through Cognizant’s Smart Engineering platform using modern engineering principles and low code solutions.

    • Platform-driven smart development
      Develop business-centric applications through rapid development using our AI infused platform, Cognizant® Lifecycle Engineering Acceleration Platform.
    • Cloud native development
      Sustain the digital momentum through our cloud first, configuration-driven approach to developing applications with flexible architecture.
    • Citizen development
      Achieve digital immunity through citizen development enabled by the digitization of tribal knowledge coupled with pod-based delivery.
  • Application modernization

    Accelerate digital with predictable outcomes

    Modernize applications, improve technical value, harness cloud-based development and develop your digital portfolio with our Cognizant® Modernization Acceleration Platform, Cognizant Cloud Acceleration Platform and extended third-party tools.

    • Application-led cloud migration
      Employ a platform-driven approach to cloud migration, making applications digital-ready while ensuring business agility and elastic scalability.
    • Legacy modernization
      Modernize legacy applications and their ecosystem to a cost-effective modern platform, using a fully automated, tools-based approach. 
    • Technology stack modernization
      Upgrade technology cost effectively, and migrate applications with automated assessments and remediation.
    • Business-led modernization
      Unlock the future value for the business and improve speed to market using our Digital Footprint Diagnostics.
  • Application management

    Eliminate debt, maximize automation and fuel transformation

    Achieve the hyper-industrialization of application management and reduce operational expenses by up to 50% through intelligent automation and our proprietary, platform-based debt management strategy to fund modernization initiatives.

    • Platform-led application management
      Industrialize application management with our AI and ML-based Cognizant AppLens® platform to sustain optimal application performance.

    • Debt and automation management as-a-service
      Minimize application debt, maximize automation and reduce cost across the portfolio.

    • SRE transformation
      Adopt Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) and other modern engineering principles to help enterprises enhance agility, speed and reliability.


Modernize faster with a strong development toolchain

Our technology enablers help your business drive relevance and increase application lifetime, achieve a “first time right” design methodology and unify your modernization strategy and execution.

  • Cognizant AppLens

    Platform-driven application strategy

    Cognizant AppLens is an AI-based platform that uses intelligent, data-driven and context-based solutions to enable you to drive your application strategy end-to-end, increasing the lifespan and yield of your applications. AppLens becomes your “single source of truth,” helping you to build a cohesive delivery ecosystem that synthesizes all your assets, tools and value creators while bending your IT operating expense curve. Based on a ML algorithm deployed in a big data environment and loaded with ~100,000 predefined business rules, AppLens facilitates an end-to-end, zero maintenance strategy. With AppLens, you can drive business relevance and increase application lifetime using a data-driven approach.

  • Cognizant Lifecycle Engineering Acceleration Platform

    Platform-driven smart development

    Cognizant Lifecycle Engineering Acceleration Platform is an AI-powered BOT-based platform that uses AI, ML and NLP techniques, and brings years of business, technology, functional experience and new technology archetypes to your development toolchain. It allows seamless integration with other Cognizant IPs, partner IPs and your development ecosystem to provide AI-based engineering information that achieves a “first time right” design methodology across your development lifecycle stages.

  • Cognizant Modernization Acceleration Platform

    Industrialized, insights-driven approach for strategizing modernization

    Cognizant Modernization Acceleration Platform is a unified and comprehensive platform that defines and orchestrates your modernization strategy and execution by leveraging proprietary IPs and partner tools across the modernization lifecycle. Our platform enables automated discovery, portfolio analysis and execution planning to derive the modernization strategy and further enables contextual solution recommendations by using Modernization Acceleration Kits for faster execution.

  • Cognizant Business Outcomes & Experience Dashboard

    Bridging IT observability and business outcomes

    A customizable, single source of truth to improve business outcomes, Cognizant® Business Outcomes & Experience Dashboard (CBXD) provides visibility into the health of your business processes using full-stack observability. Drill down six levels into IT nodes across your enterprise and get insight that helps you anticipate and act on issues before they happen.

    The power of CBXD is strengthened by our partnership with Cisco AppDynamics, allowing us to link IT feeds to the dashboard for real-time visibility, prediction and remediation. Go beyond monitoring IT metrics to impact significant KPIs efficiently and effectively.

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Our partners

We form partnerships and strategic alliances with world-class organizations to expand our service offerings and deliver comprehensive solutions to clients. Strategic alliances with the world’s leading companies enable us to provide complete solutions to your business and IT challenges.

Amazon Web Services

Cognizant is a Premier Consulting Partner for AWS, an AWS Channel Reseller, an AWS Managed Services Partner, an AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) Partner and an AWS Marketplace Reseller. In addition, Cognizant has accredited status with AWS for healthcare and life sciences, financial services, migration competency, big data, Workspaces and SharePoint.


Together, Cognizant and Microsoft are accelerating digital transformation for our customers. Partners for 15 years, we have a mutual focus on putting the customer first. We are helping our customers rethink, reinvent and rewire their organizations to unleash new potential with a mobile-first, cloud-first approach.


As an SAP Global Strategic Services Partner for over 15 years, Cognizant has been delivering business outcomes and innovation to our customers. Cognizant’s digital imperatives and commitment to engineer modern businesses to improve everyday life are driving our mutual goal to transform clients into intelligent enterprises while successfully setting them up in the experience economy.

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Serving customers by looking forward as well as back is a big promise, but the power of today’s new digital capabilities is vast and growing.

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