IT Rationalization

Invest in the assets that really matter, while guaranteeing the agility of your portfolio.

The Problem

When companies grow, either organically or by acquisition, their IT grows with it.  This tends not to be a big issue in growth mode, but it inevitably reaches a tipping point.  It costs too much to support all the applications, and risk increases as resources are spread across too many projects.  When deciding on which applications to merge/retire, the process becomes a turf battle – influence and opinion becomes the driving factors in these decisions.  By the time application quality/risk is taken into account, it’s often too late to change course.

The Solution

CAST Highlight provides the missing piece in the above equation – an objective, unbiased view of the application portfolio.  It focuses on application risks, the effort required to maintain & upgrade the application and the technical complexity of the portfolio.  Now you can make keep/upgrade/retire decisions based on the quality of the application, not just a bunch of opinions.

Risk Prevention

Anticipate the underlying complexity of the application portfolio to stay agile and anticipate both maintenance & transferability related costs.


Identify the risky applications which are likely to disrupt the business operations.


Educate teams by promoting new objective units of measure and identify essential metrics to maintain the application rankings.


Highlight the most critical applications with the highest business value in order to guarantee the best SLAs.

Smart Decision

Make sound decisions to either retire, replace, restructure or reprioritize applications within the portfolio.


Reduce both the technical debt and maintenance estimates to record tangible savings to be reinvested into innovation.

  • 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


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 – we’ve been certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013


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