Journal of Information Technology

Document Type

Research Article


The paper argues that the current generation of re-engineering tools can provide significant benefits for those organizations which have high applications maintenance overheads. The paper classifies the different types of re-engineering tools and their application potential. It is argued that these tools promise to provide a migration path towards the integrated computer-aided software environments which will emerge over the next 5–10 years. This paper follows on from work which the author has undertaken for the CSC-Index Performance Enhancement Programme (PEP). PEP is a continuous programme that is open to organizations wishing to measure and improve systems development and productivity.