Application Portfolio Management Paper
This paper explores Sopra Group's view on how continual application portfolio management, using enterprise architecture, can help you manage your application portfolio by concentrating on the business capabilities required by your organisation.
Application portfolio management is the continual measurement of the business and financial impact of an organisation's application portfolio against the benefits this provides to the organisation, in order to identify opportunities to optimise the use of assets (applications, hardware etc.) within the portfolio.
Whilst application portfolio management is often solely associated with reducing operating and maintenance costs, it can deliver so many more benefits to the business: effective application portfolio management can help improve efficiency and reduce complexity within your organisation, allowing it to maintain or enhance responsiveness without necessarily requiring further funding.