CAST Highlight powersRapid Portfolio Analysis Measure your applications quickly,  inexpensively, and accurately
Rapid Portfolio AnalysisPowered by CAST
Agenda     Industry APM Challenges     Rapid Portfolio Analysis (RPA)      – Value      – Visibility      – Key Reportin...
Today’s Industry Challenges     The business wants it all – speed, growth and lower costs     Lots of legacy application...
Application Portfolio Challenge: Blood from a Stone Application portfolio management (APM) is a process using information ...
Rapid Portfolio Analysis Powered by CAST Highlight      Proactive identification of poorly performing applications to red...
Value of Rapid Portfolio Analysis     Identify Portfolio Risks      – Within mission critical systems that drive maintena...
RPA Creates Visibility Needed to Reduce Risk                                                Survey                       ...
Must-have reports     Exposes Structural Quality Risk within portfolio.     Provides metrics & trending to measure chang...
How RPA works                                                                       Rapid Portfolio Analysis              ...
RPA in action: Commercial Banking                                                     Problem                             ...
Summary: Rapid Portfolio Analysis     WHAT: RPA is a service powered by CAST Highlight that enables the proactive      id...
Value to Partner: Scalable Solution to Drive Margins     A smart way to penetrate accounts at C-level     Surface new se...
Due Diligence Industrialization     When bidding new AMS projects, visibility into quality and size reduces      risk of ...
RPA Return on Investment in Due Diligence Phase     Payback from better visibility      – Data drive resource planning   ...
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Have you not seen any real benefits from your current Application Portfolio Management (APM) tools and services? Learn how CAST Rapid Portfolio Analysis (RPA), a low-cost, cloud-based solution, is helping organizations get the most out of their APM efforts by providing information required for objective portfolio-level decisions quickly, easily and inexpensively. RPA can deliver results on a large portfolio in a matter of hours, providing comprehensive quality, technical debt and size measures so you can make fact-based decisions on risks that drain budgets, increase production failures and affect responsiveness.

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Rapid Portfolio Analysis powered by CAST Highlight

  1. 1. CAST Highlight powersRapid Portfolio Analysis Measure your applications quickly, inexpensively, and accurately
  2. 2. Rapid Portfolio AnalysisPowered by CAST
  3. 3. Agenda Industry APM Challenges Rapid Portfolio Analysis (RPA) – Value – Visibility – Key Reporting How RPA Works RPA In Action – Case Study – Summary of Benefits Partner Value – Solution for Account Penetration – Leads to Insights to additional Opportunities Partner GTM PlanCAST Confidential 3
  4. 4. Today’s Industry Challenges The business wants it all – speed, growth and lower costs Lots of legacy application modernization remains Disruptive forces create application and portfolio complexity – PaaS, IaaS, Public/Private Clouds, Mobile, Outsourcing Still struggling to get an inventory of systems let alone visibility into these systems. 20-25% of applications budget is spent on ageing legacy applications and 60-70% on maintenance and support, leaving little to respond to the challenges of the business. - Fujitsu ConsultingCAST Confidential 4
  5. 5. Application Portfolio Challenge: Blood from a Stone Application portfolio management (APM) is a process using information and analytics that produces objective and transparent decisions around investing, consolidating, modernizing, or replacing applications.CAST Confidential 5
  6. 6. Rapid Portfolio Analysis Powered by CAST Highlight  Proactive identification of poorly performing applications to reduce costs, focus efforts to areas of highest return, and maximize the IT portfolio business value.  Subscription based, affordable SaaS profiling of IT portfolios.  Automated Analysis – Software Quality, Complexity, Application Size, Technical Debt and Annual Software Maintenance Effort.  Zero Deployment – No dedicated hardware, No transfer of source code.  Technology Coverage – C, C++, Java, VB, VB6, .NET, C#, COBOL, PL/SQL, & PL1. Highlight is a lightweight portfolio analysis platform which enables organizations to quickly assess an entire IT portfolio against a set of Rapid Portfolio Analysis PO W E RE D B Y C AS T industry quality standards. - Olivier BonsignourCAST Confidential 6
  7. 7. Value of Rapid Portfolio Analysis Identify Portfolio Risks – Within mission critical systems that drive maintenance cost. Lightning-fast Evaluation – Quickly profile large and distributed portfolios. Insight into the State of the Portfolio – Software Quality, Complexity, Size, Technical Debt, Business Value Mitigate Business Risks – Higher quality applications means better business resiliency and continuity. – Risk-proofed projects more likely to deliver business benefits on time. – Establish control of portfolios prior to sourcing to vendors. Highlight is a powerful on-demand APM solution that is available when and how you need it. For one time evaluations or continuous monitoring of portfolio risks. - Olivier BonsignourCAST Confidential 7
  8. 8. RPA Creates Visibility Needed to Reduce Risk  Survey – Programmatic, strategic classification, SURVEY level of enhancements, planned staffing  Automated Analysis – Software Quality, Size, & Complexity Rapid Portfolio Analysis – Production and Maintainability Risks  Industry Metrics – Gartner Research Technical Debt Calculation AUTOMATED INDUSTRY ANALYSIS METRICS – USC Center of Software Engineering Software Maintenance Model – Capers Jones’ Productivity BenchmarksCAST Confidential 8
  9. 9. Must-have reports Exposes Structural Quality Risk within portfolio. Provides metrics & trending to measure changes in quality. Assess portfolio by sourcing strategy. Visibility to reduce portfolio risk and maintenance cost. Assess applications by Business Value & Technical Risk. Identify root cause of software risk & complexity. Large organizations with extensive application portfolios could derive considerable benefit from CAST, the leading product of its type. - OVUM Technology Audit, Alan RodgerCAST Confidential 9
  10. 10. How RPA works Rapid Portfolio Analysis PO W E RE D B Y C AS T  The Process: – IT management distributes link and password to connect to the CAST cloud – App teams follow an easy process to upload analysis and survey (5 minutes) – Executive-level Portfolio Analysis report is produced and presented by consultants  Deal size: $50,000 – $250,000 (mostly SaaS cost)  Cost of Delivery: Limited consulting effort (interpretation and presentation)CAST Confidential 10
  11. 11. RPA in action: Commercial Banking Problem  200 apps to be analyzed before budgets submission. Very High 14.6%  Budgets pressures mounting and IT team needs to show value. High 14.1% Acceptable  The client is focused on scrutinizing IT spend and lights-on costs. 56.5% Low  Need a fact-based strategy to provide visibility to make tough choices. 14.8% Solution Structural Quality Risk  The bank turned to Highlight to perform a Rapid Portfolio Analysis. as a Percentage of the Portfolio  Highlight analyzed the 200 applications without transferring source code.  Highlight determined which applications need further investigation or ongoing monitoring for structural issues."Both the increase in application Resultincidents and maintenance costs  The Senior Vice President received a documented portfolio analysishave been going up dramatically in within two weeks – something that traditionally take 6 to 12 months.the financial industry. A solution  Quality, technical debt and size measures were the basislike CAST Highlight allows us to of a data-driven strategy in support of global budgeting.analyze the health of our  12% of the applications were designated for more inapplications through the cloud depth analysis for potential remediationquickly, without stressing theorganization."  10 of these were classified High Priority as they are strategic to the business – SVP Corporate Applications, and demonstrated high complexity and technical issues. Major Financial Services InstitutionCAST Confidential 11
  12. 12. Summary: Rapid Portfolio Analysis  WHAT: RPA is a service powered by CAST Highlight that enables the proactive identification and remediation of poorly performing applications to help CIO’s reduce costs, focus efforts to the areas of highest return, and maximize the business value of their IT portfolios.  WHEN: RPA is executed as part of a one-time portfolio assessment or instituted as a part of an on-going portfolio monitoring service to identify and track software quality risk and eliminate technical debt.  WHERE: RPA is a cloud-based service operated 24/7 by CAST.  WHO: Targeted at CIO, VP – Applications, Business Application Owners with large, complex IT portfolio.  HOW: RPA is run as a managed service by the Service Provider on behalf of the customer to assess portfolio structural quality of at a selected frequency. Reduce Align IT/ Prioritize Fund the Costs Business Delivery ProjectsCAST Confidential 12
  13. 13. Value to Partner: Scalable Solution to Drive Margins A smart way to penetrate accounts at C-level Surface new service opportunities: – Structural Quality Assessments – Remediation services – AD/AM contracts Positions servicer provider as an Innovator Powerful weapon when used for Bidding Due Diligence Targeting: – CIOs /VP with 50 - 200+ apps portfolio size – IT transformation in progress, APM initiative etc – Large IT shops: Larger and more distributed the better – All industries / verticalsCAST Confidential 13
  14. 14. Due Diligence Industrialization  When bidding new AMS projects, visibility into quality and size reduces risk of over/under-pricing bids.  In Due Diligence phase, Highlight rapidly creates competitive insight.  Insight that supports: – The amendment of the SOW to adjust pricing/resourcing to match the risk – Justification of additional work in the bid based on identified risks – Managing risk with the customer upfront – Reducing the risk of the projects becoming “troubled” – Protecting margins on Fixed Price engagements – The rationalization of additional revenue & FTEs during transition phase – Building credibility & professionalism with the client.CAST Confidential 14
  15. 15. RPA Return on Investment in Due Diligence Phase Payback from better visibility – Data drive resource planning – Fact-based quality measurement & benchmarking Payback from risk mitigation during due diligence – Drastic reduction of taking ownership of “Troubled Projects” Payback from cost reduction: – Ability to identify Technical Debt – Addressing Technical Debt reduces maintenance effort over time Payback from Business Impact – Win more profitable business – Better customer satisfactionCAST Confidential 15

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