Move on from legacy processes and tech to new ways of working

Legacy businesses evolved in the pre-internet era – they are usually encumbered, slow, and change-resistant. All that hard-wired complexity makes it hard to share and re-use, learn, partner, and adapt – whether you are developing a new service, or reacting to new legislation.

Because they are complex, legacy businesses are also dependent on bureaucratic processes, on branded tech, and on service organisations large enough to keep patching it all up.

Methods frees you from all that – and we lead the field.

Customer successes


Breaking free from old contracts
Methods provided commercial and procurement support to DEFRA in disaggregating large legacy contracts, implementing the standard tower model, running new procurements, and ensuring successful exit of incumbents.

Middlesbrough Council

Liberating the service model
We helped Middlesbrough Council migrate to a software-as-a-service CRM platform, supporting outside-in service design based on a modern, open-standard, component-based architecture – transforming processes across all customer touch points.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Transitioning from legacy suppliers
We are working closely with FCO on a range of legacy transition activities to ensure they can take advantage of a plural, competitive supplier marketplace and modern working practices.


Can we break you free?

Contract discovery and disaggregation

Conduct a managed exit from large and expensive legacy contracts, via business change impact analysis, risk assessment (service/ commercial/ technology/ data), technology & service impact assessment, and knowledge transfer.

Supplier management

Strengthen your internal capability via intelligent buying, building your supply chain, procuring flexibly, building the right delivery incentives, and informed technology choices.

Application development

Methods specialises in solutions with cloud, API, automation and devops ingredients, via GDS-compliant alpha & beta builds, using blended on-shore and near-shore development teams.

Cloud platform implementation

We specialise in migrating legacy organisations to the cloud, across all main platforms.  This includes upgrading to a secure cloud CRM, a cloud service desk, apps rationalisation & migration, and IT infrastructure.

System integration

As open standards specialists, we design and implement modern service architectures allowing a blending of legacy and modern cloud-based systems and capabilities.


Support your organisation using skills augmentation, interim skills or blended teams from the most trusted resourcer in the public sector.