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IT Business Excellence

Enables your organization to stay focused on profitability, performance and return-to-growth strategies for your IT portfolio.
Aptworks believes that businesses can achieve the desired performance when IT is aligned to business strategy and operational business needs. Delivering value to your business is the mandate of every CIO and IT organisation.

A few business drivers identified by Aptworks:

  1. Aligning IT, business strategy & operational business needs
  2. Enabling innovative & new business models
  3. Leveraging scale, reduce costs & maximize IT efficiency
  4. Protect IT investments by re-using standard processes & tools
  5. Integrate third-party service delivery
  6. Adhere to best practices, industry standards & regulation

Aptworks also proposes IT Business Excellence initiatives like:

  1. IT Due Diligence
  2. IT Cost Optimization
  3. IT Transition Management
  4. IT Outsourcing Studies
  5. IT Portfolio Management
  6. IT Service Management
  7. IT Organisation Optimization
  8. IT Strategy & Governance

Due Diligence

  • Are you a private equity or venture capital firm acquiring or investing in a technology company?
  • Are you an IT staff member who has been asked by your employer to evaluate a potential acquisition?
  • Are you the owner of a software company planning your exit strategy?

Aptworks is often invited to participate in our client’s IT due diligence processes. Organisations often neglect the IT environment as part of an M&A. Doing so would lead to additional investment and risk exposure of the acquired company which is unaccustomed to current compliance standards.
We will render a framework including check lists and reports to help you create a due diligence report that is easy to understand, even to non-IT staff including executives. This framework of due diligence processes describes the status quo and outlines risks, and will recommend a strategy for integration and remediation.


  1. Post- transaction product strategy and offerings
  2. Physical space (offices, data hosting, etc.)
  3. Phone system and network integration
  4. Security and coding standards
  5. Technology conversions
  6. Risk identification
  7. Integration plan metrics

Partner with us and so that you are enabled to resolve future challenges, harvest solutions and to implement these solutions within your organisation.

Cost Optimization
Aptworks defines IT cost optimization in enterprises as a discipline that includes practices, capabilities and behaviour of reducing expenditure, optimizing service levels and demonstrating the business value of IT. New investments may not be a necessity for IT optimization, and whether tactical or strategic, the optimization includes all process domains. This enables enterprises to achieve profitability, improve performance and formulate return-to-growth strategies.

We have enlisted the critical elements of IT optimization to include:

  1. Potential benefits to an enterprise
  2. Client impact
  3. Time requirement
  4. Degree of organisational risk
  5. Degree of technical risk
  6. Investment requirement

Aptworks’ 6 Step Cost Optimization Methodology
Step1 -   Identify Engagement Scope
Conduct executive-level discussions to map priorities
Ensure comprehensive scope definition
Identify key stakeholders
Step2 - Perform Data Collection
Gather financial/architectural information through interviews
Circulate questionnaires to different subgroups, such as application, infrastructure, and support desk
Step3 - Identify Optimization Opportunities
Based on responses, list all possible opportunities within areas in scope.
Categorize opportunities based on financial and organisational impact
Step4 - Quantify Benefits through Identified Opportunities
Validate opportunities with stakeholders and executive committee
Based on the financial data, quantify the benefits from the opportunities (high, medium or low impact)
Step5 - Explore Alternative Scenarios
Based on client feedback, refine analysis of short-listed opportunities
Perform scenario analysis to determine the best possible sequence of implementation (risk vs. profitability)
Step6 - Create Implementation Roadmap
Create the recommended sequence of initiatives and build objectives for implementation (from tactical IT cost optimization to strategic agendas and transformation

We would like to discuss future challenges, harvest solutions, identify the best solution and implement these solutions within your organisation.

Key Principles Enabling Success
There are extremely important and set specific boundaries within which the methodology and framework can operate. These principles also enable the sequencing of different activities to develop the roadmap. Throughout the process, several important principles can ultimately lead to significant savings for the client.

  • Disengage strategic IT resources from maintenance obligations.

      Enterprises need resources to be dedicated solely to focus on transformation processes and strategic initiatives.

  • Consolidate and optimize maintenance efforts with disparate vendors.

      As in the case of too many cooks spoiling the broth, too many vendors can cause inefficiency.

  • Conduct a rationalization analysis of the IT architecture.

     Aptworks helps our clients employ a framework of rationalization principles which make it possible to sequence the scenarios to develop an IT cost optimization roadmap.

  • IT architecture rationalization and migration to a standard set of technologies is crucial in strategically controlling costs.
  • Reduce maintenance of excess applications.

     Aptworks helps reduce the maintenance of excessive applications by enforcing the 80/20 rule.

  • Analyse global infrastructure assets.

      Our Infrastructure consultants and enterprise architects can perform a rationalization of the infrastructure landscape as it often consumes 50% to 75% of your IT budget.

  • Eliminate incremental staff augmentation and move to a managed services environment.

      Staff augmentation increases costs for enterprises as this decision is often made without a strategic objective.

Aptworks Transition Management services are dedicated to managing change using a host of methodologies to provide a platform for structured risk management, thus maximizing benefits. Transition management is a project led service that works in full cooperation with our clients, in order to manage the orderly transition of services from your business to us or any other third party.
The risk of service disruption is greater when entering into a new partnership with an IT Service provider or in case of transformation of core business services and systems. Our transition management team will work in partnership with your business to define the scope of work, delivery framework and early life support requirements, including:

  1. Due diligence
  2. Blueprint designs & change specifications
  3. Definitions of success
  4. Project management
  5. Configuration management
  6. Hand-over to business as usual operations

Outsourcing Studies
Aptworks helps you transform your enterprise into a sophisticated outsourcing organisation. As a consequence this will free up in-house talent, specifically to drive innovation within your organisation. While IT leaders rely on outsourcers to convert ideas into new and improved processes, only a fraction measure the impact of innovation delivered by their service providers.
Increased expenditure, efficiency and innovation pressure, trigger off outsourcing activity. We help you to rationalize the management of outsourcing relationships by monitoring service level agreements and containing the possibility of service disruptions.
Together, our aim is to maximize savings as we bring to the table best-in-class expertise and experience drawn from multiple clients, fuelling your innovation pipeline and helps business growth.
We help in defining appropriate outsourcing strategies, and provide answers to questions like:

  1. Are you ready for outsourcing?
  2. What should be outsourced, what should stay in–house?
  3. What are the potential benefits & risks in your specific case?
  4. Is your outsourcing procurement strategy up to the mark?
  5. Is our outsourcing management approach suitable?
  6. Are you ready for outsourcing?


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