Application Value Assessment
Like any investment, your organization’s portfolio of applications probably contains winners and losers. You want to maximise your investment in what works well, minimize what doesn’t and balance business risk appropriately across the entire portfolio – all without disrupting day-to-day operations.
This is a significant challenge. Good application portfolio management requires:
- Clearly defined connections between investments and outcomes
- Consistent investment criteria
- Best practices for ongoing evaluation of investments
Otherwise, all you have is ‘leap of faith’ investing. You will never truly know how much current support costs could be reduced, or how those savings might be redirected to new initiatives that better support your business strategy.
If your organization is investing in Modernization, and you have a complex application landscape, it makes sense to look at the portfolio of applications, assess the most suitable roadmap
What are Fujitsu Application Value Assessments (AVA)?
A Fujitsu Application Value Assessment can be carried out on entire portfolios down to single applications. The assessment looks at all aspects surrounding applications – current investment, functionality and issues to achieving desired future end state. It entails both face-to-face workshops with stakeholders and use of technology tools for examining the applications technical make-up. The resulting report provides insight into what options are available, such as:
- Business as Usual
- Total rewrite
- Migration of some or all of the technology
- Modernization to Cloud Services
- Front ending
- Mash up
For each of the viable options we document risks, benefits, estimated costs, timeframes and a technical breakdown. The AVA may then be used as part of a business case to support your modernization plans.
Fujitsu AVA uses our global experience in the successful execution of modernization projects in various scenarios to provide the right strategy and solution for you. We can help you look beyond a single or vendor specific option which may not provide the full range of possibilities.
Contact your local Fujitsu team to discuss the advantages that undertaking an Application Value Assessment may bring to your organization.