Gartner Research

Determine Value to Improve Business Application Funding

Published: 30 September 2008

ID: G00161664

Analyst(s): John Van Decker , Jim Duggan


To ensure a common view of business application value that will enable your applications to be appropriately funded, IT departments and end-user sponsoring organizations need to be aligned with their value drivers.

Table Of Contents
  • Q&A
    • What is IT's role in determining value to facilitate appropriate funding for business applications?
    • What value perspectives should be considered when measuring the business application portfolio?
    • What is the value of a business application?
    • How should we approach this in developing the business case?
    • How can IT communicate to these users that they should focus on enterprise value, which should be greater when the technology portfolio for business applications is managed holistically under IT?
    • Should a "bill of IT" be accompanied by a "value of IT" statement that is prepared for the users for financial analysis and budgeting purposes?
    • What about Six Sigma and more-advanced modeling when it comes to value?
  • The Bottom Line

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