Vendor Landscape: Application Lifecycle Management

Manage the complexity of today’s highly distributed apps and frequent deployment cycles.



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What matters more, the vendor score or the product score? As you weigh the importance, we will generate the vendor shortlist to match your needs.

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What is a shortlist?

A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.


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What is a Value Score?

The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.

Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.

Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.


Your Challenge

  • IT leaders are trying to effectively manage the full development lifecycle concurrently with web, cloud, and mobile while ensuring communication remains intact and decision-making metrics are available for early mitigation.
  • The cost of ALM licenses puts pressure on the budget-conscious IT leader.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • ALM tools must manage across diverse platforms to support all phases of the lifecycle from requirements through to deployment and maintenance.
  • Traceability must be integrated to the extent that any change in requirements triggers an automatic alert or notification of the impact.
  • Customizable reporting capabilities allow organizations to gather metrics specific to their business and critical to their development.

Impact and Result

  • Choose the right range of features for your development scenario.
  • Keep communication lines open across distributed teams while maintaining control over the development lifecycle towards rapid release management.

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Get to Action

  1. Evaluate the leading solutions for Application Lifecycle Management

    Understand the market and available options.
  2. Identify the Application Lifecycle Management solution that best meets the organization's needs

    Develop a shortlist to speed the selection process.
  3. Issue an RFP to the shortlist of vendors

    Solicit responses from shortlisted vendors to find optimal enterprise fit.

  4. Review RFP winners

    Ensure that selected proponents can deliver when it counts.

Guided Implementation

This guided implementation is a three call advisory process.

  • Call #1: Shortlist assistance and requirements

    Get off to a productive start: Discuss the market space and how vendors are evaluated. Decide which platform suits you best and narrow down the options based on customized requirements.

  • Call #2: RFP and budget review

    Interpret and act on RFP results: Review vendors RFPs and ensure the solution is meeting your needs. Discuss average pricing of solutions and what can fit into your budget.

  • Call #3: Negotiation and contract review

    Purchase optimization: Review contracts and discuss best practices in negotiation tactics to get the best price for your solution.


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