Data Feder: IT infrastructure data for application portfolio optimization

Starting Situation

  • As part of a Group-wide cost optimization program, various projects were launched to reduce IT costs
  • The Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) project, for example, focuses on consolidating and streamlining the application landscape. More detailed information on the application infrastructure was required for identification and evaluation: Performance data to analyze utilization and possible unused resources, and commercial data to evaluate potential saving


Project Goals

  • Logical and seamless linking of all available data of the infrastructure components to the infrastructure pre-product and the application
  • Identification of possible data errors in the monthly reports provided by the provider
  • Implementation of processes to increase data quality with clear responsibilities in different areas



  • Workshops to analyze the source data, requirements and general conditions
  • Identification of a suitable technical platform
  • Definition & coordination of the functional & technical requirements for the tool
  • Support of the implementation, quality assurance and handover to the responsible departments
  • Definition and implementation of the accompanying quality assurance processes



  • Uniform cross-divisional database for analyzing the application infrastructure
  • Tool integrated into existing application – thus low implementation effort and costs
  • Documentation of all data sources and their links, as well as possible quality deficiencies and their correction processes