Application Portfolio Management
Discuss & learn how to evaluate and optimize your organization’s application portfolio with LeanIX.
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Application Portfolio Assessment with LeanIX: Maximizing the Benefits In this article, we will explore the benefits of conducting an APA with LeanIX and how it can help organizations achieve their objectives.Reduces IT CostsOne of the most significant benefits of an APA with LeanIX is the reduction of IT costs. By identifying redundant, outdated, or underutilized applications, organizations can eliminate unnecessary expenses associated with application maintenance, upgrades, and licensing. An APA can also help identify opportunities for consolidation or replacement of applications, resulting in more streamlined IT infrastructure and lower overall costs.Provides Insights for Decision-makingConducting an APA with LeanIX produces data-driven insights that drive informed and strategic planning decisions. The EAM tool enables companies to visualize data in the form of heatmaps, charts, and dashboards that facilitate analysis and identify areas for improvement. The application landscape insi
Application Portfolio Assessment (APA) is usually the first step on your journey with LeanIX. It helps you build a repository of your applications and drive faster technical and functional assessments. As companies continue to grow and evolve, their IT landscape often becomes increasingly complex. Application portfolios can expand and therefore become disorganized, making it challenging to manage and maintain them effectively. That is where Application Portfolio Assessment (APA) is used.Application Portfolio Assessment (APA) involves the analysis of an organization's Application Portfolio to understand its strengths, weaknesses, risks, and opportunities. By conducting an APA, companies can identify any redundant, outdated, or trivial applications and systems, which can help reduce IT costs and improve overall efficiency. Additionally, an APA can help companies identify new opportunities for innovative and emerging technologies.LeanIX and its APA module provides in-depth insights into a
The application portfolio is an essential aspect of any IT landscape. Ensuring that the portfolio is optimized to meet an organization’s operational and financial needs is the key to ongoing business success.By reducing complexity, managing cost, and aligning applications with critical business capabilities, organizations can improve their overall effectiveness and competitiveness. A well-organized, up-to-date application repository is essential for all these initiatives. Complex spreadsheets just can’t do the job.Why is application rationalization a relevant use case?For most of the organizations that are using LeanIX, application rationalization is a key use case. The goal is to clean up their application landscape and achieve efficiency gains and reduce costs right away.Application rationalization can also pave the way for other use cases. These initiatives are much easier to realize once you have an efficient IT landscape in place and all redundancies and inefficiencies have been r
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