Gartner Research

A Primer on Application Cost of Ownership

Published: 05 May 2017

ID: G00326273

Analyst(s): Andy Kyte , Stefan Van Der Zijden , Luis Mangi


Software is vital — and expensive. Not just to subscribe to, develop or license in the beginning — it keeps costing money over the whole of its life. Application leaders need to master the four modelling tools that can be applied to application costs in order to maximize value for money.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Develop the Discipline of Application Cost Management
  • Improve the Granularity and Accuracy of Current-Year Cost Modelling
  • Improve the Prediction and Reporting of Current-Year Nonrecurring Application Costs
  • Develop and Maintain Models for Expected Future Costs
  • Summary

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