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Integrate future state design and roadmapping with current state portfolio management


Support application management

Integration and decentralize maintenance

  • Import data to Microsoft® Excel or use the modern Bizzdesign Horizzon OpenAPI
  • Bizzdesign Horizzon API collects data from third-party systems like ServiceNow CMDB
  • Periodical surveys to application owners and experts to add to or update assessments
  • Enterprise architecture teams use fact-driven data to drive change efficiently

Actionable guidance

Predefined dashboards and lean templates

  • Predefined dashboards enable transparency, impact analysis, and support transformation planning
  • Out-of-the box dashboards support decision-making and identify candidates for change
  • Lean architecture design templates use ArchiMate to connect portfolio analysis with change designs demonstrating full traceability from strategy to implementation

Slice and dice the application portfolio

Insight and decision support

  • Dashboards provide options for self-exploration, analysis, and drill-down
  • Interactively zoom in on particular aspects and areas
  • Add custom dashboards by reusing the APM+ visualizations or creating additional ones
  • Pre-configured ServiceNow CSDM-ArchiMate mapping gives full control over your data so that all stakeholders see the right information

Application Portfolio Management + Benefits

Design future state

Design future state

Design future state architecture: map where you want to be today and in the future. Achieve strategic business goals for change.

Rapid time to value

Rapid time to value

Get a holistic view for transformation analysis and portfolio insights and exploration capabilities.

Mature applications portfolio management

Mature applications portfolio management

Grow at your own pace with actionable templates (simply point, click and play) for common application portfolio management use cases.

Connect and collaborate

Connect and collaborate

Enterprise architecture teams connect stakeholders with a multidimensional graph covering all phases of application portfolio management plus transformation design.

IT investment decision support

IT investment decision support

Show traceability from strategy to investment to application transformation waves. Architect future state and provide decision-support for investment decisions.

Respond to business change

Respond to business change

Holistic overview of the application estate enables transformation analysis and the ability to respond to various change drivers, trends and threats.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does application portfolio management provide?

APM+ allows enterprise architects to connect data about the application landscape, and collaborate with subject matter experts on the assessment and future architecture design to support their management. CIOs and IT portfolio managers get a grip on the IT landscape through out-of-the-box dashboards and future state designs to make better investment decisions.

2. What are application portfolio management steps?

The phases of portfolio management include to capture and map IT assets, identify, assess, and analyze application change candidates and make decisions on application transformation including the future state architecture design for full traceability from strategy to implementation.

3. What does the application portfolio mean?

Application portfolio management is a continuous management process that assesses and evaluates portfolios against criteria important for the organization for decision making on how to transform the application landscape. It’s a repeatable way to guide transformation.

4. What can application portfolio management achieve in a company?

CIO and IT portfolio managers typically launch application rationalization, cost optimization, modernization and cloud transformation initiatives to:

– Unlock investments for business innovation

– Get the application portfolio under control to raise business value and reduce costs, risks, redundancy as well as complexity

– Provide a resilient and efficient IT foundation to enable faster time to value for new business applications and services

– Scale business digitization efforts and drive innovation

5. How can enterprise architecture play a crucial role in in application portfolio management?

Enterprise architects support CIOs and IT portfolio managers with application portfolio management with their unique way of providing holistic portfolio landscape maps and dashboards. This is done by connecting and enriching different data sources, and collaborating with various experts for full traceability from strategic goals to implementation drill-down.