Gartner argues that only 50% of spending on IT comes through the IT department, this means that about half of all IT spending is more or less completely unorganized. Almost never will an employee experience working without the use of IT, this simply goes to prove that IT and the application of IT in modern enterprises is as integral to the company as any other part. As such, managing when and where the different applications are used and which role they play is crucial for managing costs and resources.
What it means for you
Because IT is so dynamic and plays such a crucial role within all enterprises, it is impossible to manage without a proper tool that accounts for all the applications, as well as their costs, resources and interdependencies. This especially presents a big problem when you need to keep track of implemented, upcoming and ongoing changes to mission critical applications while they are in operation.
How we can help
With an application portfolio management solution in QualiWare you can gather all the application portfolio related documents and models in one coherent repository, where the interdependencies and costs associated with applications becomes explicitly apparent.
With QualiWare Enterprise Architecture, you will have access to a vast array of objects and model types specifically relevant for application portfolio management. On top of that, the Analytics module will enable you to measure, analyze and present the effectiveness of your systems and interdependencies in an easy and intuitive way.
The Collaboration suite will enable you to communicate the application portfolio and any changes that might arise via acknowledgement and subscription features, accompanied with an integrated statistics engine to help you keep track of how well the information is being communicated throughout the organization. Additionally you can gather feedback from the whole organization in the form of change requests, comments and ratings structured via the governance workflow engine.
QualiWare enables delegation of modeling responsibilities within the extended web service suit. Web Object Editing and Web Modeler can be used to, for example, grant specific application owners the ability to model application overviews and write descriptions themselves. This way you can let the domain area experts provide the needed information directly into the repository.