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Application Standardization: When It Works and When It Doesn't

Published: 01 July 2010

ID: G00201322

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton


Application standardization reduces the complexity of the application landscape by getting as many groups as possible to use the same application for the same task. It is usually part of a broader business-led initiative to standardize business processes and data across a large, global enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Good Reasons to Standardize Applications
  • Bad Reasons Not to Standardize
  • Good Reasons Not to Standardize
  • Application Standardization Isn't All or Nothing

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