Gartner Research

Outsourcing Advisory: Sourcing Strategy Options and Approaches for Applications Services

Published: 06 March 2013

ID: G00246872

Analyst(s): Frances Karamouzis , Gilbert van der Heiden


Less than 10% of the total lifetime spend of an application is the cost of the software. Sourcing executives should focus on the remaining cost to address the biggest area of impact, applications services, by using this sourcing strategy decision framework.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Gartner's applications services sourcing options decision framework to analyze service management options for your applications portfolio
  • Analyze Eight Critical Areas to Guide Decision Making

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