IT Rationalization

Reduce cost, complexity & optimize resources across your application portfolio.


The Problem

When companies grow, either organically or by acquisition, their IT grows with it. This tends not to be a big issue in growth mode, but it inevitably reaches a tipping point. It costs too much to support all the applications, and risk increases as resources are spread across too many projects. When deciding on which applications to merge/retire, the process becomes a turf battle – influence and opinion becomes the driving factors in these decisions. By the time application health is taken into account, it’s often too late to change course.

The Solution

CAST Highlight provides the missing piece in the above equation – an objective, unbiased view of the application portfolio. It focuses on application risks, the effort required to maintain & upgrade the application and the technical complexity of the portfolio. Now you can make keep/upgrade/retire decisions based on the evolving health of the application.


Get a fact-based assessment of your business critical applications – in a matter of days

Segment to

Identify applications that are good candidates to retire, merge, and modernize based on your challenges

Recommend and
Set Objectives

Understand what the scores mean and build a plan to improve


Monitor key metrics to track health and improvements across software releases.

  • Highlight is a really helpful tool for an organization like us, it helped us in making strategic decision towards business investment.

    Frederic Veron, Fannie MaeSVP Head of Business Application Development
  • CAST complements our offerings in the technology space with hard facts and metrics.

    Benjamin Rehberg, BCGPartner & Managing Director

Key Features & Analytics

Fast & Easy

Taking control of your Application Portfolio has never been so easy. Onboard your applications in minutes and get fact-based analytics on software risks, technical debt & software maintenance costs.

Code-Level Analytics

Highlight identifies the missing piece in your APM puzzle: exclusive and fact-based insight on your software quality risks through a painless code-level analysis (SAP, COBOL, JEE, C#, C/C++, etc.)

Bank-Grade Security

Your code never leaves your environment.  In addition, we take care of the confidentiality, integrity & security of your application portfolio analytics & assessment – we’ve been certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013