BiZZdesign Partners with CAST Highlight


New York – BiZZdesign, a leader in Digital Business Design, and CAST, a world leader in software analysis and measurement, today announced a partnership to bring a new Application Portfolio Management (APM) solution to market. The integration joins CAST Highlight and Enterprise Studio to provide fact-based measurement to IT managers and enterprise architects, removing guesswork from the application portfolio management process. The announcement was made just before the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit, taking place May 11-12 in National Harbor, MD.

Integrated APM helps IT-intensive organizations consolidate technology costs, prepare for IT transformation and create a culture of transparency between business and IT. CIOs and IT managers will gain a fact-based view of the business value, risk, complexity and cost of their application portfolios, leading to better decisions when consolidating or transforming the IT landscape.

The combined solution creates an integrated application portfolio model in which IT managers and enterprise architects have a clear view of the application portfolio and the impact new business initiatives will have on the organizations’ application ecosystem. This fact-based transparency will help organizations become more adaptive and ease their journey through digital transformation.

“Historically the quality & risk of application portfolios have been a so-called ‘black box’ for IT managers. There is very little transparency into the development process and how it will impact IT costs and bandwidth,” said Lev Lesokhin, EVP of Strategy at CAST. “CAST and Bizzdesign are coming together to give a clear, fact-based view into the application portfolio that will empower IT to be a driver in digital transformation rather than simply reacting to issues after they occur.”

Marc Lankhorst, Business Design Evangelist at Bizzdesign added: “The combination of data on software quality, complexity and risk provided by CAST Highlight and the business linkage between the IT landscape, enterprise strategy and business processes as modeled in Enterprise Studio offers unprecedented insights for decision makers. This enables an organization to make better and faster decisions on IT investments, significantly improve its change capabilities and thus become a truly adaptive enterprise.”

Visit Bizzdesign at the Gartner EA Summit
Bizzdesign is exhibiting at the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit, taking place May 11-12 in National Harbor, MD. At the booth, Bizzdesign will be giving demos of the new solution. In addition, Bizzdesign is presenting in the session, Becoming a Business Outcome Driven Adaptive Enterprise, at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 11.

Bizzdesign is a founding member of the Highlight Partner Program.  For more information, please contact Britney Schaeffer at

About BiZZdesign
Bizzdesign is a software company that supports organizations in designing business change. We are a global organization with 1,000+ customers on six continents and offices in many countries across the globe. We partner with leading consultancies, distributors and resellers to provide our customers with the best support possible. Our dedication to fulfilling customer needs shows both in our rapid growth and in our long-standing customer relationships, with many clients being with us for a decade or more.
Founded in 2000 as a spin-off from an applied R&D institute, we have strong roots in research and innovation.

Enterprise Studio is our collaborative business design platform that offers powerful, integrated modeling across multiple disciplines to improve communication, boost productivity and speed up change. It provides all the capabilities needed to seamlessly plan, track and execute change in a single software platform.

About CAST Highlight
CAST Highlight is an ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS offering that identifies potential IT risks and cost savings opportunities across distributed application portfolios. By delivering data and insights on the health of portfolios, CAST Highlight provides IT leaders with objectivity and clarity to make more informed business decisions, prevent risk, and reduce complexity and cost.

About CAST
CAST is the world leader in software analysis and measurement, with unique technology resulting from $130 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs and software risk. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world’s leading IT service providers. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on Euronext (CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with offices in North America, Europe and India.

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Britney Schaeffer