Application Portfolio Rationalization Consulting

Application rationalization is a continuous journey towards technology optimization and increased business efficiencies.

Virtusa application rationalization methodology

The ability to quickly react to market demands and rapidly launch new products and services to meet emerging customer needs is critical to maintain competitive advantage. Redundant, isolated applications create an environment where even the smallest changes require long lead times. This makes it difficult for enterprises to quickly release new products and services to market since even small changes to business systems with many redundant applications requires long time periods and involve significant resource costs.

An effective alternative to take on the challenge of isolated applications is application rationalization, also referred to as consolidation or platforming. Application rationalization is the next emerging frontier of IT savings that reduces costs and improves IT agility in meeting customer requirements.

Virtusa follows a well-defined, disciplined process to create a detailed framework that allows clients to work through the application rationalization process:

  1. Assess existing IT assets to identify current applications with value
  2. Create a core platform of common services to eliminate redundant modules
  3. Encapsulate business logic for reuse
  4. Simplify and create an abstraction layer
  5. Identify recurring design patterns, business process patterns, and user behavior
  6. Leverage the core platform by building horizontal modules
  7. Layer-in vertical applications and re-use across business units

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Virtusa has significant experience in handling large engagements helping our clients rationalize over 350+ applications and achieve:

  • Decreased customer churn, improved market share and enhanced ability to enter new markets
  • Improved business agility and responsiveness
  • Reduced IT support costs
  • Improved smaller overall application footprint-with less energy, space and equipment