A report from Forrester Research Inc.
An applications upgrade is a significant opportunity to align your enterprise applications with your business improvement and modernization goals, reduce cost of ownership, and improve end user satisfaction. By moving your applications forward you are also ensuring your business is compliant and on the latest technology. Costs, business disruption and end user acceptance also have to be considered when making the decision to move to a new release.
"The most common reason that we hear for deferring an upgrade is the lack of a convincing business case. Sometimes, however, the perceived lack of benefits may be a result of incomplete analysis of the business process opportunities".
Forrester Research Inc," Application Upgrades: How to Make Upgrade Decisions When Business Value Proves Elusive", June 2010
In the report Application Upgrades: How to Make Upgrade Decisions When Business Value Proves Elusive, Forrester Research, a market leading independent research firm, examines along with the business benefits, risk avoidance, and flexibility.
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- The issues around application upgrades and provides an evaluation framework based on its Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) framework which takes into account the costs and project risks,
- How to evaluate your plans for moving to the latest release
- How to make the business case and consider the issues and implications of an upgrade