Retiring the legacy portfolio is critical to Applications’ ability to deliver on new demands, but most teams struggle to make the case for retirement to business partners. In fact, 60% of most IT budgets go to maintenance and support.
To help your team reduce this burden and free resources for new capabilities, CEB Applications has outlined seven action steps to make sure you have all the information, buy-in, and communication in place to successfully retire a legacy application:
Build a retirement roadmap
Assess applications for retirement
Plan the replacement solution
Reduce support for sunsetting applications
Plan for adoption of the new system
Plan for data migration
Fight against resistance to retirement
Download an excerpt of CEB’s Applications Retirement Playbook on the right to learn more about the seven steps for successful legacy retirement and how CEB can support your application retirement efforts.