Application consolidation projects have a high risk of abort or failure, wasting significant investment if projects are attempted without adequate planning, including analysis of the consolidation candidates. A comprehensive preliminary examination of existing application inventories, conducted before initiating the consolidation project, ensures that recommendations for the best fit application consolidation projects deliver maximum benefit.
This solution set will help you:
- Create an application inventory from the existing portfolio.
- Assess the inventory for consolidation candidates.
- Recommend consolidation projects that will reduce costs and boost productivity.
This research uses real-life case studies to recommend best practices which enable IT leaders to effectively plan for a software consolidation project. Know the dos and don’ts of the software inventory analysis stage, and glean insights for securing stakeholder support for the initiative.