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One Versus Many — When to Consolidate Your Enterprise’s Apps

Published: 27 November 2019

ID: G00464008

Analyst(s): Van Baker


As mobile and browser-based apps proliferate, it may be tempting to consolidate several less popular apps into one in order to streamline an enterprise’s portfolio. This document shows application leaders when consolidation can make sense, and when it is inadvisable.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate Apps Based on Design Thinking and Deliver Apps That Serve User and Business Needs
  • Design Apps on the Basis of Use Cases and Workflows That Users Engage With Regularly
  • Develop Business Apps Capable of Competing With Popular Consumer Apps in Terms of Ease of Use and Targeted Functionality
  • To Consolidate or Not to Consolidate?

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