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A Pace-Layered Application Strategy for the Public Sector and Nonprofits

Published: 31 May 2017

ID: G00328678

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton


Gartner's Pace-Layered Application Strategy is mostly seen as a competitive lever for private companies, but it can also benefit nonprofit-making entities. Application leaders for nonprofit or public sector organizations will find that this strategy can help them with their unique business needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Adopt a Pace-Layered Application Strategy to Better Manage Your Application Portfolio
  • Use Commodity-Packaged Applications as Much as Possible for Systems of Record, Thus Avoiding Intrusive Customization
  • Segregate Unique Processes Into a Systems of Uniqueness Layer, and Loosely Couple Them to Systems of Record
  • Apply Systems of Innovation to Find New Ways to Better Accomplish the Organization's Mission

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