Portfolio Analysis for an Oil Industry Major
One of the world's leading energy companies wanted to understand the application portfolio for one of its units to rationalize costs.
The key business drivers were:
- To create an inventory of its applications and infrastructure
- Assess its current portfolio of applications and Infrastructure to achieve significant reduction in operation costs.
- The information so gathered was to be used in creating a strategy for reducing operating costs and exploring outsourcing opportunities.
The key challenges were:
- A number of legacy applications with lack of documentation.
- No method existed to determine the applications and infrastructure components that were currently being used and the ones that were sunset
- No clearly defined processes, guidelines of the required service levels
- Lack of information on effort and cost of support
Using our proven Portfolio Analysis methodology, Infosys did a quick analysis of the existing systems. Our data gathering templates were customized for the customer and used in the engagement. This involved co-ordination of a large set of information sources and subject matter experts. Individual interviews were carried out with the various involved stakeholders to gather the complete information.
The engagement deliverable consisted of:
- Inventory of all applications and infrastructure components
- Data on current effort spent
- Consolidated data of current support requirements (SLAs, process etc)
- Suggested way forward for reducing the operating costs
The deliverables enabled the IT department to get a handle on its costs and returns and the customer also benefited with Infosys' experiences of analysis of the processes and was able to absorb them in its standard processes.