EOS Software | Portfolio Analysis 2018-03-16T21:33:22+00:00

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IT Cost Transparency

Your CIOs need end to end visibility into costs across their IT landscape. However, costing data in most organizations is usually gathered in silos. Furthermore, the process to gather costing data and associated roll-up processes is ad-hoc and done differently in each part of the enterprise.

As a result, your CIOs lack a common, unified costing view which allows them to harmonize and align the cost across their IT portfolios vis-a-vis enterprise level strategic objectives.

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  • Understand application interdependencies with projects, business capabilities and IT assets.
  • Rapidly enrich your application portfolio data with characterization by demographics, ownership, operations, cost, risk and value.
  • Establish inter-linkages to other asset classes: projects, architecture reference models, standards, technologies and infrastructure.
  • Foundation for impactful, demand side initiatives such as Application Rationalization, IT Simplification or Business Transformation.
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Integrated IT Risk Governance

Enterprises are under constant pressure to comply with variety of external regulatory requirements such as SOX, Basel, PCI or OSFI.

Internally, you need to assess risks and associate mitigating controls with data, architecture and business compliance requirements such as data sensitivity, security, business continuity and cross-asset stability.

Often the internal and external asset risks and controls are captured in silos inhibiting your enterprise from a having a holistic risk picture.

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  • Integration capabilities enables projects portfolio to be linked with other internal or external assets
  • Inter-dependencies between funded projects, existing applications and associated infrastructure can be quickly visualized.
  • Enterprise architects can identify opportunities to fund gaps within their capability portfolio or ensure best fit applications provide those capabilities.
  • Integrated transactional platform for your CIO to monitor the progress and alignment of their IT project execution with business priorities.
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IT Transformation Blueprint

Your CIOs are constantly challenged to transform their IT portfolio.

The biggest dilemma your CIOs face is the lack of facts to help communicate and translate the benefits of their transformation exercises to business stakeholders.

Without the facts, transformation is episodic and silo’ed. Ad-hoc transformation results in more IT complexity which itself impedes the agility of your CIO’s overall IT portfolio thereby further eroding stakeholder confidence and ROI perception

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  • Road-mapping capabilities to visualize and plan the sequencing and timing of for long running activities.
  • Visualize and gain valuable insights into applications provisioning most capabilities, impact of retiring obsolete technology or risk implications.
  • Foundation for visual, transactional and actionable EA planning and help establish the EA reference models. .
  • Integrated view enables you to communicate progress of current state to future state transitions using measurable business appreciated facts such as time, cost, risk and value.
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IT Simplification

IT simplification can be a daunting initiative due to the length of time and investment required from your organization.

The lack of facts to measure the progress makes your business-IT dialogue to justify simplification difficult and tricky.

Executing such an effort requires integration and visibility of progress across several portfolios such as projects, applications, and infrastructure technology and architecture reference models.

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  • Platform to maintain and govern organizational infrastructure data integrated with multiple other portfolios.
  • Service catalog enables insights such as service enablement platforms, service provisioning gaps or redundant service provisioning.
  • Convey the business implications of infrastructure events such as a currency upgrade or server downtime to respective business stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify aged infrastructure across their application and project portfolios to influence funding.
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IT Currency Planning

When your IT organization has a need to transition from an obsolete technology to a more current product, the actual events and planning for such a transition is often episodic and chaotic.

Orchestrating a currency remediation plan or effort for a widely used technology within your enterprise requires visibility into its usage across your enterprise, impact of the change on inter-dependent assets and business implications of the transition such as cost.

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  • Establish a robust vendor book of record, spanning multiple business technology domains such as vendor profiles, contracts, technology, infrastructure and business services.
  • Integrate your vendor portfolio via modern APIs with internal and external books of records.
  • Enable multi-dimensional governance ranging from risk assessment to composite technology business analysis of your vendor performance.
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IT Exemptions and Waivers

Devoid of automated exemptions process, your enterprise governance is episodic, reporting oriented and lacks in vitality.

Lack of knowledge about prior exemptions results in your stakeholders filing numerous one-time exemptions for the same technology or standard adding to your CIO’s headache. There is no institutional memory the CIO can leverage to seek the facts required to address repeated exemptions filed for a particular business area or technology used within a critical business application.

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  • Facts desired by your CIOs to measure the degree of alignment and progress your organization is making towards complying with established standards.
  • Track organizational alignments with established standards and associated mitigating actions.
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Integrated IT Business Impact Analysis

The diversity and disparate nature of the IT landscape and associated data makes it difficult for your enterprise to put together an end to end picture for business impact analysis.

Your teams end up assembling or connecting these views manually and episodically resulting in CIO’s inability to provide a holistic view of business impacts of IT changes to their stakeholders.

These fragmented views paint an ad-hoc, inconsistent view of the CIO’s IT portfolio

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  • Integrated data points for your organization to rapidly assemble a business impact view.
  • Facts for your CIOs to effectively assess and understand inter-dependency across various assets in their IT Portfolio.
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Integrated IT Health Assessment

Enterprises often undertake several IT portfolio health assessments. The challenge most organizations face is that these assessments are often requested in silos for the same assets several times a year.

The results of these assessments are seldom shared across your enterprise. These results are not persisted and therefore unavailable for comparison and reference for future assessments of similar nature.

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  • Cross functional perspectives to variety of stakeholders across the enterprise process landscape.
  • Fact based insights into process functional overlap and provisioning gaps.
  • Identify processes that are vital to meet strategic objectives such as revenue enhancement, geographic expansion, operational efficiency or competitive differentiation.
  • Identify automation opportunities within a process domain, can track risk profiles and associated requirements to monitor controls to mitigate risk exposures.
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Resource Analysis

Enterprise resource planning usually happens in the context of managing demand emanating from collection of projects. The planning is usually singularly focused on a single class of asset i.e. the project.Such singularly focused resource planning falls short of the comprehensive view that your CIOs require to analyze if their resources are being deployed and allocated in alignment with business drivers and strategy.

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  • Communicate cross-portfolio, cross-functional, cross-asset scope and impact of an IT change to your CIOs.
  • Fact based assessments to your solution architects on degree of complexity involved when making an IT change.
  • Visualization of critical information flows across different systems enables your risk and compliance stakeholders to identify mitigating controls.
  • Inter-dependency views of applications, data and technology that can be used to analyze business implications of operational events.
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