Clarity comes with all four dimensions

How do you ascertain the value of existing applications before determining their fate?

This paper proposes the use of the Capgemini’s proprietary Holistic Assessment Model as a means of determining the true value delivered by an IT application to the organisation. This model is based on a comprehensive analysis of four key dimensions:

  • Functional value
  • Technical value
  • Business value
  • Cost

This paper examines the inputs required for this model, its underlying principles, and details of the dimensions on which the analysis is based. Experience teaches us that an analysis of an application portfolio based on understanding the value of each component using several different perspectives is more robust and effective than exercises conducted using fewer dimensions.