Application Rationalisation and Discovery

Application Rationalisation

Whether you are embarking on a Windows 10 migration or simply looking to introduce structured application lifecycle management. An APPtechnology application rationalisation engagement can help determine which applications should be kept, replaced, retired or consolidated.

  • We can help identify legacy applications with associated security risks. These can be replaced with new applications or supported securely through our legacy application management services.
  • We can help retire redundant applications to reduce technology sprawl.
  • We can help drive application standardisation which can drive license optimisation and cost reductions.
  • We can help use this information as part of driving and planning a Widows 10 Migration based on application and user readiness.

Typically, we can help reduce an application estate by 50% to 75% through a rationalisation engagement. This leaves a leaner application estate that will reduce IT cost for both BAU support and associated projects.

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Application Discovery

Whether you have an existing packaged estate or are looking at application packaging for the first time, application discovery is an essential part of that process.

By completing application discovery, you will end up with an Application Passport for your application. This will capture all the information required to install the application correctly which is a pre-requisite for Application Packaging. This also becomes a critical part of your Application Lifecycle Management process as a source of information for your support teams as well as your application team when the application is updated in the future.

  • Installation instructions
  • Configuration instructions
  • Licensing details
  • Application Dependencies
  • Application Ownership
  • Application Tester(s)
  • Known issues

For standard line of business (COTS applications) we can self-discover saving many man hours to the project.

For your complex applications we screenshot each installation stage and work alongside your application Sponsors to write the signoff criteria.

With this "measure twice, cut once" approach ensures the packaging team have everything they need to get it right, your user perception is high without embarrassing testing failures and importantly, your downstream costs are lower for updates.

We are your Application Rationalisation and Discovery Specialists

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