Understand what you’re acquiring before you acquire it. Get a snapshot of the entire portfolio in days.
Today, the application landscape is a black box for companies looking to make a strategic acquisition. The company can objectively evaluate the Financials of a target company, but the IT assets of the company go largely unassessed – even when their custom software is the primary valuation driver. Acquirers can only guess, using interviews, that what they’re buying is of good quality – until now.
CAST Highlight allows organizations to get a rapid view of the target’s application portfolio. In a matter of days, the acquiring company can get an objective view of the portfolio – assessing the risk, complexity and cost of what they’re buying. Integrating these metrics into the overall M&A process gives acquiring companies the confidence to bid (pre-merger) or integrate (post-merger) appropriately.
What is the overall risk of this portfolio you are acquiring? Do certain applications have a high risk of failure in production?
Identify the overall complexity & adaptability risks of the acquired assets.
Do you have enough skills in those technologies to support the acquired applications?
Estimate the FTE load
Does each application have the right level of effort required? Measure the as-is against industry standards to find out.
You’ll want to have a specific plan for those so nothing breaks in transition.
Anticipate & prioritize
Anticipate & prioritize the IT investments to ensure a smooth and managed integration/handover.
Highlight is a really helpful tool for an organization like us, it helped us in making strategic decision towards business investment.
CAST complements our offerings in the technology space with hard facts and metrics.
Key Features & Analytics
Fast & Easy
Taking control of your Application Portfolio has never been so easy. Onboard your applications in minutes and get fact-based analytics on software risks, technical debt & software maintenance costs.
Highlight identifies the missing piece in your APM puzzle: exclusive and fact-based insight on your software quality risks through a painless code-level analysis (SAP, COBOL, JEE, C#, C/C++, etc.)
Your code never leaves your environment. In addition, we take care of the confidentiality, integrity & security of your application portfolio analytics – we’ve been certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013
Start your free trial – Get 30-day free access to Highlight and start assessing your portfolio today (up to 5 applications, unlimited users).