Gartner Research

Use the Right Portfolio Assessment Method for Each Type of Enterprise Software

Published: 07 June 2019

ID: G00389056

Analyst(s): Stefan Van Der Zijden , Bill Swanton


The right method to rationalize the many types of software that enterprises use depends on the software category. Application leaders must assess business applications and software infrastructure as well as analytics, productivity, STEM and IT tools differently, using methods suited to each.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clearly Segment Application Rationalization Efforts
  • Analyze Business Application Portfolios Using Gartner’s TIME Methodology
  • Analyze Other Types of Software Portfolios Separately
    • Data and Analytics Software
    • Software Infrastructure
    • Productivity Software
    • Scientific, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Tools
    • IT Tools

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