IT programme back on track

IT optimisation iconApplication Rationalisation for a
global manufacturing organisation

Peru's commitment

Peru's client needed to make a step-change reduction in its IT running costs and refocus its technology investment to better support business change and innovation. As part of this work it needed to rationalise its 2000-plus applications. A challenge which we were happy to commit to.

The substance

We guided our client through its application rationalisation by:

  • Using Peru's repeatable decommissioning process.
  • Undertaking an overall analysis and validation of the application portfolio.
  • Prioritising 'quick win' decommissioning opportunities based on the business value of identified applications compatibility with the organisation's technical policy.
  • Producing a business case for change including a comprehensive list of applications to eliminate, invest in or maintain, together with cost and benefit profiles.
  • Setting-up and directing the global rationalisation programme, starting with pilot countries and then helping a global roll-out of Peru's own decommissioning 'toolkit'

Because the process and tools were designed to be repeatable, our client was able to become self-sufficient in its application retirement programme. Early successes in eliminating unneccessary applications and servers helped to overcome resistance to change within the organisation.

The outcomes

The result was a major rationalisation of existing applications within the organisation, as well as a sustainable, practical plan for reducing costs and improving IT service both in the short and long terms.  This created measurable and significant cost savings across the business.

What our client said:

"Peru has provided great drive, insight and momentum together with a process, templates and tools which have helped greatly to remove obstacles and deliver real benefits. The decommissioning toolkit has proven to be very useful and been received well in all countries”


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