Application Portfolio Management (APM) is a framework that offers software application managers with a series of metric values which allow to maintain and control applications, evaluate the quality and their evolution through time.
A system within APM utilizes algorithms capable of generating reports pertaining to the value of each application and on the status of the infrastructure within the IT environment. It records parameters such as application’s age, frequency of utilization, the cost to maintain it and the interrelations with other applications, so that a manager can formulate decision making data to determine whether a particular application should be maintained, upgraded, dismissed or substituted.
At the same time the APM systems allow the development teams the ability to have a technical view of software components providing the necessary tools for the day by day impact analysis and knowledge enablement.
The analysis and classification of software assets are by nature tasks which are virtually impossible to manage manually, this is the reason we have developed Docet/EV, a RES solution which allows 100% automation for the collection, merging and interpreting this type of information.