Progressive executives rely on analytics to support decisions, communicate with peers and manage their teams and suppliers. What reliable metrics and intel do you have in hand about your custom assets and ADM teams' performance?
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What if your project relies on existing applications that are not in the best condition? Excess technical debt can cause a project to derail. CAST lets you look beyond the "all green" status report, and to see the technical reality underneath.
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The architect should never be disconnected from the reality of what the local, global and vendor teams are doing to the company's software. CAST bridges the divide between the architect's vision and the daily implementation of pressing business requirements.
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Management has no idea how hard it is for the IT technical teams working on major custom enhancements to key business applications to get the job done. The Ops team doesn't really grasp the technical complexity of the software architecture. The Dev team keeps throwing bad code over the wall which keeps the pagers going off every other weekend. CAST provides the common language to track and control the technical quality of everything that's built and operated.
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All too often, the QA organization is relegated to the end of the development process, and the QA process is squeezed as project delivery runs into hard business deadlines. QA should assure quality, rather than find a mountain of flaws built into the product, only to be fed back into a hectic re-development cycle. CAST enables the QA organization to "shift left" in terms of instilling a quality software culture in the development organization.
See how the head of QA at Coca-Cola describes the use of CAST ensure ongoing quality of business processes
The IT sourcing or vendor management team often has little input into the technical SLAs and outcomes achieved in application services contracts. Yet, the productivity and quality of the final outcomes, and the ability to pay by outcome rather than by man hour, is a top objective in supplier relationship management. CAST enables the IT vendor management team to step up and drive the application development organization towards outcome-based sourcing.
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The measurement office is tasked with building scorecards and collecting metrics across the IT organization. Often these metrics are reactive in nature, that is they are collected about facts and events that have already taken place. Metrics are also notoriously hard to collect in an even, standardized way. CAST provides a measurement basis across the custom application portfolio that enables the measurement office with a much richer set of metrics that can be directly tied to business outcomes.
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Risk & compliance personnel are often the first to suffer from the lack of credible software risk data in the IT environment. Collecting meaningful data is laborious and time intensive for the risk personnel, and for the development teams. CAST connects the dots for compliance audits and documentation processes by automating meaningful analytics collection. CAST also enables risk and CISO personnel to get ahead of application and data security by seeing and controlling the "as is" application and data architecture.
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Global competition for clients continues to intensify, just as client demands and technical complexity keep increasing. In order to continue to impress clients at scale it is necessary to industrialize global delivery, manage risk and provide differentiated, innovative capabilities. CAST technology has enabled many leading global application services providers to increase ADM scale and differentiate. Specific points of value are:
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As clients get more demanding, your team has to continue raising the bar on delivery standards. CAST has helped many application service providers increase customer sat by improving the quality of software delivered. In addition, CAST can help you to:
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The expectations of your colleagues have never been higher. You have to deliver on time, at scale, with high quality and good margins. CAST can help make your objectives more achievable, by helping you to:
See how the delivery executives at Capgemini apply the value of CAST analytics in a large delivery environment
As a software vendor you have two main assets - your people and your IP. The state of your software assets determines your long term success and ability to "wow" your customers. CAST can help you achieve your objectives, specifically by helping you to:
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