Nobody disputes the promises made by enterprise application portfolio analysis tools made over the past 20 years - visibility, risk identification, faster, better budgeting decisions.
What has been disputed is the belief that organizations can actual get there – to have objective, critical information in a single location without breaking the bank or stopping everything else they are doing.
Like most ‘enterprise’ software efforts, organizations choke and eventually lose their appetite trying to eat the elephant in one bite.
But what if you paused and dissected APA for a moment? How might you break it down into smaller chunks? What capabilities are more important than others? How could you disrupt the typical deployment approach?
This is the approach we’ve taken to redesign APA: automate what we can, replace subjective input with facts, rethink deployment and let the customer bite off as much as they can handle.
Our latest update to CAST Rapid Portfolio Analysis propels us further along this journey. Key new features include:
You can get more info on the new Highlight update in the full release.
"CAST Highlight is a game-changer! A long awaited dream of CIOs to gain ultra-quick insight into their portfolios in a simple and secure manner without disruption on teams,” Hari Thalapalli, Global Head for Business Consulting, Mahindra Satyam.
Click here to see how CAST Highlight’s innovative technology and deployment model challenges your view of traditional APA, allowing you to prioritize IT investments, identify cost savings, and surface risks hidden within your portfolios -- in days, not months.
Still not convinced? Here’s a FREE Sample -- give it a try!
Erik Oltmans, an Associate Partner from EY, Netherlands, spoke at the Software Intelligence Forum on how the consulting behemoth uses Software Intelligence in its Transaction Advisory services.
Erik describes the changing landscape of M & A. Besides the financial and commercial aspects, PE firms now equally value technical assessments, especially for targets with significant software assets. He goes on to detail how CAST Highlight makes these assessments possible with limited access to the targetâ€™s systems, customized quality metrics, and liability implications of open source components - all three that are critical for an M&A due diligence.