IT Rationalization

Reduce cost, complexity & optimize resources across your application portfolio

The Problem

When companies grow, either organically or by acquisition, their IT grows with it.  This tends not to be a big issue in growth mode, but it inevitably reaches a tipping point.  It costs too much to support all the applications, and risk increases as resources are spread across too many projects.  When deciding on which applications to merge/retire, the process becomes a turf battle – influence and opinion becomes the driving factors in these decisions.  By the time application health is taken into account, it’s often too late to change course.

The Solution

CAST Highlight provides the missing piece in the above equation – an objective, unbiased view of the application portfolio.  It focuses on application risks, the effort required to maintain & upgrade the application and the technical complexity of the portfolio.  Now you can make keep/upgrade/retire decisions based on the evolving health of the application.

Baseline
Portfolio

Get a fact-based assessment of your business critical applications – in a matter of days

Segment to Prioritize

Identify applications that are good candidates to retire, merge, and modernize based on your challenges

Recommend and
Set Objectives

Understand  what the scores mean and build a plan to improve

Continuously Improve

Monitor key metrics to track health and improvements across software releases.

  • Highlight is a really helpful tool for an organization like us, it helped us in making strategic decision towards business investment.

    Frederic Veron, Fannie MaeSVP Head of Business Application Development
  • CAST complements our offerings in the technology space with hard facts and metrics.

    Benjamin Rehberg, BCGPartner & Managing Director

Resources

[Webinar Recording] IT Rationalization: Optimize your cost and complexity through a continuous process

In this session, learn how to leverage fact-based metrics to gain an objective view of application health. Using these insights, decide which applications to re- prioritize, merge or retire. This webinar is intended for all IT professionals that need to optimize investments to support growth within the organization.

The 5 insights on Application Portfolio Rationalization & Consolidation

The document outlines the top 5 critical insights to keep in mind when starting a new rationalization or consolidation initiatives.

GRDF’s CIO Testimonial

For over a year, the IT department of GRDF has relied on CAST Highlight to assess the health of its application portfolio. It has become an essential solution for teams involved in business transformation and innovation for their customers. 

Key Features & Analytics

Fast & Easy

Taking control of your Application Portfolio has never been so easy. Onboard your applications in minutes and get fact-based analytics on software risks, technical debt & software maintenance costs.

Code-Level Analytics

Highlight identifies the missing piece in your APM puzzle: exclusive and fact-based insight on your software quality risks through a painless code-level analysis (SAP, COBOL, JEE, C#, C/C++, etc.)

Bank-Grade Security

Your code never leaves your environment.  In addition, we take care of the confidentiality, integrity & security of your application portfolio analytics & assessment – we’ve been certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013

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