Launch of 'RightApps Management' to align application management to business outcomes

New application management solution based on business outcomes will reduce IT cost and risk.

Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, announces the launch of Steria: RightApps Management, a new approach to application management based on the combination of business outcome results deployed on a ‘pay-per-use’ commercial model. The solution will give organisations greater business control by increasing visibility into applications, making it easier to spot security risks and areas for cost-savings.

This new approach to application management will involve Steria working with its customers to define the business objectives for each project and model a series of scenarios. The success of the project will be closely defined according to those objectives, and customers will pay according to the business outcomes delivered. This methodology will enable organisations to optimise their applications more effectively to spot security risks and reduce capital expenditure.

The solution will help to improve business and IT alignment with performance-based metrics, and increase IT’s responsiveness to business change. RightApps will make it easier for customers to spot security and reliability issues, monitor sensitive data within their apps and identify ineffective applications to enable significant, long-term, cost reductions. The solution will also help solve another common issue for many organisations – the lack of very specialist IT skills – with these consultants provided by Steria.

François Enaud, chief executive officer, Steria, comments on the launch, “The uncontrolled cost of mismanaged applications can be staggering. Unless organisations have a firm handle on their applications, they risk losing sight of the cost of running those applications and security. Most organisations, in fact, are in the dark when it comes to knowing what applications they have running and how they are supported. Steria has been helping organisations address this challenge for almost forty years and today’s announcement is the next step in the evolution of our service offering in this area. We have revolutionised our approach to applications management with a more business-outcome orientated approach, something that has traditionally been difficult to measure. This will allow IT teams to focus more of their time on transformational projects, rather than on the burden of day-to-day application management. Steria will use a pioneering proven methodology that will give customers greater visibility into what applications they have, how they are supported and how they can be optimised to make them more secure and less expensive to run.