Modernising legacy applications at Manheim Auctions

Application modernisation includes the migration of legacy to new applications or platforms and supports the integration of new functionality to provide the latest functions to drive business outcomes.

Application leaders, architects and development specialists need to ensure that the technology is in place to support modernisation and that strategy is underpinned with clear planning towards 5 or 10 year goals.

We have already helped our clients to:

  • Take a deeply strategic approach to application modernisation
  • Evaluate the possibilities, from re-platforming, re-hosting, recoding, re-architecting, replacing and retiring applications
  • Address security, mobility, flexibility and innovation

Manheim Auctions, a leading UK provider of products and services to the used vehicle industry, needs to provide a sound foundation to set their application strategy for the years ahead. They identified the need to replace existing systems and establish a single customer view.

About Client

Manheim Auctions is a global, family owned business and a leading UK provider of integrated products and services for the vehicle remarketing sector. Manheim connects up the vehicle remarketing chain, working closely with manufacturers, fleet operators and dealers to support the used vehicle market.


  • Create a single customer view, to be the master data repository for different types of customers and to manage data to be consumed by other systems 
  • Deliver a web enabled Auction Manager in line with Manheim’s strategic direction
  • Develop a web application, to be rewritten with new architecture and technologies, that can create vehicle valuations based on defined parameters
  • Legacy technologies that require extensive testing in order to implement changes


  • Implementing migration to Azure
  • Developing a new auction system using the latest technologies
  • Automating testing and deployment
  • Using open source libraries to ensure platform independence


  • Achieved seamless integration
  • Leveraged a responsive application portfolio
  • Increased fraud detection by 15%
  • Modernised their legacy infrastructure


With Mastek as our transformation partner . . . We’ve already dramatically cut the time it takes to make underwriting decisions and to respond to regulator changes. Ultimately, these other advances have freed us to grow our business in line with expectations."

Steve Thomason

Head of Business Systems, Together