Cost Optimization Assessment

How do you do more with less?


Rapid fact-based analysis of your custom application portfolio, AppDev resources, and costs. Find out:

  • drain on tech resourcesWhere is your biggest drain
    on tech resources
  • workloads can move to cloud quicklyWhich workloads can
    move to cloud faster
  • obsolescence and security risksYour obsolescence
    and security risks
  • capability gaps of your tech teamsThe capability gaps
    of your tech teams
  • optimizing your sourcing modelsWhether you’re optimizing
    your sourcing models
  • consolidation and retirement opportunitiesYour consolidation and
    retirement opportunities

Form Title

The Cost Optimization Assessment

Actionable, independent recommendations in 4 weeks, 100% remotely, for $50K flat, all inclusive.

Conducted by CAST Professional Services using automated source code analysis, benchmarking, survey data, and software intelligence expertise.

What is being assessed

Executive Action Plan recommendations

Next-Gen Acceleration

Cloud blockers & services options
Open source IP & security risks
Obsolete components

  • ID easy moves to Cloud for quick infra saving at minimum effort
  • ID critical fixes in systems – IP, security, resiliency, data integrity

Cost Driver Control

Sourcing / In house best performers
Maintenance cost ratios
Should-cost vs. actuals

  • ID App Dev / Maintenance to rotate to different teams / vendors
  • ID extra levers for negotiating change requests with vendors

Asset & Resource Optimization

Software resiliency
Technical debt, Developer skill gaps
Operating model

  • ID abnormal development resource allocation to tasks / products
  • ID the 20% of Tech Debt that affects 80% of maintenance budget

Actionable Deliverables

Executive Action Plan

Executive Action
Plan & Briefing

Executive Action Plan & Briefing
Technical Opportunity Report

Technical Opportunity
Report & Briefing

Technical Opportunity Report & Briefing
Self-managed reporting capability

reporting capability

Self-managed reporting capability

Timely, fact-based, specific recommendations

About CAST

CAST is the pioneer and category leader in Software Intelligence, providing insight into the structural condition of software assets. CAST technology is renowned as the most accurate “MRI for Software”, which delivers actionable insights into software composition, architectures, database structures, critical flaws, quality grades, cloud readiness levels and work effort metrics. It is used globally by thousands of forward-looking digital leaders to make objective decisions, accelerate modernization and raise the security and resiliency of mission critical software.

"We worked with CAST and blew our client’s mind. Within a month we were able to deliver tangible insights versus the subjective, survey-based methods we used previously."

Bain & Company

"This gave me immediate insight into a few problem areas that I would have never otherwise discovered."

SVP Application Development
US Retailer

"These guys were twice as fast and efficient as my former consultants, and based on hard facts."

European Insurance Carrier

"Downright illuminating!"

Global Banking Institution

"Shines a bright light into the dark corners of software."

Executive Partner