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Alfabet IT Portofolio

PLANNING & IT MANAGEMENT

Master your Digital Transformation

Software AG's Alfabet IT Portfolio Management Platform provides decision-makers with insight into the IT portfolio to make the right IT investment decisions and to plan how IT will support the business in the future. Increase your return on IT investments and reduce transformational risks by understanding when, where, how and why to make changes in your organization’s IT portfolio by using the Alfabet IT Portfolio Management Platform. Available on-premises or as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution.

What you can do with this platform

Analyze your IT portfolio
  • Get the high-level view of how various IT portfolios—application, project and technology—interrelate to plan strategic transformation
  • Identify the impact of portfolio change on other portfolios
  • Link business capabilities to supporting applications, technologies and projects to ensure business-IT alignment
Govern your IT portfolio
  • Create manageable portfolios with clear responsibility for data capture, portfolio assessment and decision-making
  • Implement standard business portfolios and create ad-hoc portfolios as needed
  • Use workflows and monitors to assess all required information before decision-making and to make approval decisions transparent and auditable
Plan in a collaborative way
  • Articulate plans and coordinate alignment among the different stakeholders using roadmaps
  • Provide stakeholders with role-specific content and navigation to relevant views and functionality
  • Get an accurate and reliable perspective on migration timeframes
  • Use any of the 1,000 reports delivered out-of-the-box or design reports using templates

Key benefits

Improve alignment of portfolios

Align IT portfolios to business strategy, required capabilities and requested demands.

Stay up-to-date on changes

Manage changes to IT portfolios in a consistent and transparent manner.

Reduce collision potential

Expose dependencies and impacts between different IT portfolios—current and future.

Increase consistency of perspectives

Provide relevant stakeholders with a collaborative planning platform.

Capabilities

Application portfolio management Stay competitive by making the right decisions on your application strategy.

With Alfabet, you can:
  • Provide current and reliable information on applications to the necessary stakeholders
  • Quickly analyze the impact on your application portfolio resulting from business events, such as acquisitions, divestitures, product launches and entry into new markets
  • Use analyses to deliver on programs to increase agility, reduce costs and improve application health
  • Support IT management processes that require reliable application information, such as IT risk assessments and project design
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Technology portfolio management Maintaining know-how on operating technologies is important for keeping operating and project costs under control. It is essential to have a robust, effective and efficient technology portfolio management process so you can handle constant changes due to new releases and new technologies introduced by projects and acquisitions.

With Alfabet, you can:
  • Get current and reliable information on technologies in use and where they are used
  • Quickly analyze the impact of changes in your technology portfolio on your application portfolio and vice versa
  • Choose and define technology standards and enforce those standards
  • Understand the costs and risks of the using the wrong technologies
  • Identify technology innovations that can provide business benefits
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Project portfolio management Delivering the right portfolio of projects in the right way gives you a competitive advantage.

With Alfabet, you can:
  • Use a central repository of projects for planning and monitoring
  • Implement standards for documenting and assessing projects—including business cases, assessing alignment to business strategy and architectural standards, and rating implementation risks
  • Break down your overall portfolio into manageable smaller portfolios aligned to business structures and responsibilities
  • Identify the best portfolio mix given the constraints of budget and manpower
  • Support major stakeholders, such as portfolio managers, project managers and budget owners, in optimizing the value from investments
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Demand management Robust, effective and efficient demand management can help you stay on top of demands and navigate the complicated politics of your organization.

With Alfabet, you can:
  • Get current and reliable information on demands and their status
  • Identify duplication and conflicts between demands early
  • Assess demands with sufficient due diligence to deliver reliable implementation plans
  • Use a transparent and auditable approval process, which leads to business-aligned IT plans
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Business needs

  The Alfabet IT Portfolio Management Platform ensures that IT powers business success by providing IT with the means to:

  • Implement business initiatives faster and improve time to market for new business products
  • Implement cost-efficient business solutions
  • Take better advantage of new technologies for new business products and areas
  • Deal more cost efficiently with regulatory and compliance issues

Products

Alfabet Product Suite

Enables better IT investment decisions and reduces transformational risks by helping you understand when, where, how and why to make changes in the IT portfolio. This comprehensive suite links the interdependent perspectives of IT, business, finance and risk for “whole view” analysis of how IT can support business change. Using it, you can manage all your IT portfolios in a single environment, including demands, applications, technologies, projects, finances and risks. Gain unique insight into your current IT portfolio and get support for planning and realizing the future one.

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Alfabet Cloud

Combines best-practice portfolio management with state-of-the-art cloud technology to put IT portfolio management expertise at your fingertips. Delivered in two editions, Alfabet Cloud lets you decide which option best fits your needs based on budget, portfolio management maturity, program goals and stakeholders.

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A CONSISTENT LEADER

Six years in a row

Software AG’s Alfabet is a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications.

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