Digital Transformation

Identify & monitor the risks, complexity and costs in your application portfolio to drive business value.

The Problem

IT Transformation/Modernization is critical in today’s business environment.  This new digital era requires leading companies to innovate and change – all while keeping a strong focus on time to market and customer experience. This continuous improvement approach demands faster & smarter decisions, which unfortunately remain driven by unscientific & biased metrics. Opinions and gut feelings cannot guide and inform these complex, in-depth transformations – if they are going to succeed.

The Solution

CAST Highlight provides an objective view of the application portfolio to identify the assets that can speed up or slow down the transformation. The fact-based analytics also deliver an accurate view of the inner complexity and business value of the applications in order to drive the transformation in the smartest way. In addition, Highlight follows the trends across the transformation roadmap to carefully monitor the production risks, adaptability risks and consolidated technical debt.

Risk Prevention

Anticipate the risks of the transformation on legacy applications.


Monitor the maintenance estimate and the overall technical debt to align with the allocated budget.


Define and communicate the targeted metrics/SLAs in terms of production, adaptability and complexity risks.


Ensure the increase in business value to engage teams and stakeholders in the transformation.

Smart Decision

Support the transformation roadmap scenarios using fact-based analysis of the application’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.


Manage the budget according to fact-based analytics and balance budget allocation between risk mitigation, agility and business value.

  • Highlight is a really helpful tool for an organization like us, it helped us in making strategic decision towards business investment.

    Frederic Veron, Fannie MaeSVP Head of Business Application Development
  • CAST complements our offerings in the technology space with hard facts and metrics.

    Benjamin Rehberg, BCGPartner & Managing Director


Lift & Extend: Pragmatic Keys to Establish a Virtuous Circle for your Cloud Adoption Strategy

This document lists the key thoughts and steps that large organizations should implement across their application portfolio and teams, in order to establish a strong virtuous circle that will support their Cloud migration strategy that can scale globally. It’s a Cloud adoption framework we could summarize in two words: Lift & Extend.

The 5 insights on Digital Transformation

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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.

Code-Level Analytics

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.)

Bank-Grade Security

Your code never leaves your environment.  In addition, we take care of the confidentiality, integrity & security of your application portfolio analytics & assessment – we’ve been certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013


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– Browse and report on a set of real applications today!  Then contact us to start analyzing your own applications.