Welcome to Excipio’s assessment strategy for application management (depicted in the diagram below). Regardless of the platform or application environment, our analysis provides the critical information necessary to make educated business decisions in your application management environment.
Background. Application management is key to any organization, as proactive planning and execution will minimize costly expenditures and unplanned outages. Organizations need an effective Application Lifecycle Management program, which is comprised of three critical capabilities, governance, development, and operations. Each of these capabilities is required to ensure application availability, reliability, functionality, and security. In many organizations, the staff is focused on daily operations and does not have the time and resources to consistently review the application portfolio, much less new industry offerings and alternative solutions.
The overall goal is to provide a third party review with attention to detail, accuracy and completeness. Excipio is vendor neutral, meaning we do not sell specific solutions, technology, support systems or related services, and thus can be completely objective in our analysis and recommendations.
Our Mission is to provide an in-depth third party review with attention to balance, accuracy and completeness. Excipio is vendor neutral meaning we do not sell specific solutions, technology, support systems or related services and thus can be completely objective in our analysis and recommendations.
The Typical Scope for application management includes;
- Assessment of the current state
- Application analysis (high level)
- Strategy development options
- Consolidation roadmaps
- Refresh or replacement
- Review of alternative solutions
- On premise vs cloud
- Application requirements
- Planned lifecycle, governance, and operations
Our Approach consists of defining the business drivers related to the processes, decisions, operations and analytics to determine:
- Current state impacts, financials and risks
- Requirements definitions
- Evaluation of alternative solutions
- Future state strategies and requirements
- Migration and transformation oversight
- Ongoing operations optimization
The following diagram illustrates our professional service offering related to business application management.
Where do we start? Excipio begins with a review of your current application environment. Once we understand your business drivers, risks, future directions, and organizational efficiency, we move to analyze platforms, processes, and capabilities.
The Benefits The solution provides an understanding of the technical, business and financial (capital and operating costs) impacts to other business functions such as revenue, finance, procurement, and production.
The result is an ongoing strategy that includes business case justification, timelines, project plans, and implementation for executives to utilize in making strategic decisions using factual information.
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