Common reasons for failure include: inaccurate data gathering during the due diligence process, lack of objective insights into the technology landscape, and unexpected post-acquisition technology costs.
A deep dive technical review of application source code would take an experienced architect weeks or even months for a more complex software system. Hence, investors are often “flying blind” when assessing potential software technology investments and are basing decisions primarily (or entirely) on subjective information gathered via manual surveys during the due diligence process.
Perform rapid application assessments automatically by analyzing application source code.
Scanning happens locally in just a few minutes without source code needing to leave the premises.
Intuitive dashboards are generated automatically delivering insights on software health, cloud readiness, and open source risk.
Develop an accurate valuation of the target firm based on objective data.
Rapidly assess the overall health of application portfolios.BASED ON FACTS.
CAST Highlight calculates objective software health metrics by analyzing the actual source code of applications including Resiliency (reliability), Agility (maintainability), and Elegance (complexity) to accurately understand the current state of software assets.
Inventory the software technology makeup of applications.AUTOMATICALLY.
CAST Highlight automatically scans the source code of a software application accurately detecting every programming language in use and calculates software health measures by technology.
Identify application improvement opportunities.IN MINUTES.
Code-level improvement opportunities are automatically identified to improve an application’s reliability, maintainability, and complexity.
Understand Open Source Risks.IN REAL TIME.
Automatically perform Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to detect all open source components in use throughout the application and the associated risks. Identify security vulnerabilities, open source licensing risks, or obsolete components that will need to be addressed or upgraded in minutes versus the weeks it would take using manual code reviews.
Understand the cloud readiness of an application.BASED ON FACTS.
Automatically identify cloud migration Blockers (e.g., Persistent File Usage, COM Components, etc.) and Boosters (e.g., use of a web configuration file, MySQL, etc.). Get accurate guidance on exactly where each of the roadblocks occur within the code of an application and learn how to remediate these roadblocks instead of using subjective estimates to estimate the effort to modernize an application on the cloud.
Understand the architecture and evaluate the scalability and resilience of the applications.
An integrated view of the architecture helps enables review of architecture design and compliance to best practices in the as-is architecture. It also enables evaluation of complexities and the interdependencies between systems and to estimate TCO of maintaining the systems in the long term.
Benjamin RehbergPartner & Managing Director
Waheed MahmoudExecutive Partner
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