Business Function and Application Assessment


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Assessing the business function and value of enterprise applications is a pillar of Application Portfolio Management (APM). These attributes should be documented and considered when planning application development and maintenance resources and costs.

This tool includes:

  • A business function map to indicate priority areas that may need additional application support.
  • An assessment to evaluate application importance and quality.

This tool provides a template for enterprises to document the assessment of inventoried application business functions.


This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, "Reign in Maintenance Costs with Application Portfolio Management."

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    Ming Shan Chan | 09-07-2010

    Results page 1: items that are classified as quadrant 3 is displayed as "quandrant 3" (instead of "quadrant 3")

    Results page 2: the spreadsheet shows we should work on application X, but for which functionalities? Some enterprise apps have very broad functionalities and the spreadsheet should give more details on the areas that a company should target on.

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 10-29-2010

      Thanks for your comment. It would be very, very difficult to get to that level of granularity in this type of tool. The tool can help identify applications that require attention, but it would be nearly impossible to make it sophisticated enough to identify individual functions within an application that require attention.

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