Application Portfolio Rationalization:

A definitive guide to understand the business benefits and the process

Practical Guide

Application Portfolio Rationalization

Application Portfolio Rationalization (APR) is designed to streamline an existing application portfolio with the goal of improving efficiency and lowering total cost of ownership. This guide outlines an approach to performing Application Portfolio Rationalization and how to achieve the desired business benefits which include:

  • Improving business agility and speed to market
  • Modernizing legacy applications and addressing technical debt
  • Driving standardization across the lines of business
  • Retiring low value and redundant applications