Date Added: Nov 2009
Gap analysis is a powerful tool for making strategic decisions regarding the merger or retirement of applications, as well as for obtaining detailed information to be used in future customization projects. To accelerate the process, users must take advantage of technology that automates the process. Software that allows users both to discover business intelligence and 'Top-down' abstractions of existing applications, as well as 'Bottom-up' rules documentation can address this need. To avoid the 'Analysis paralysis' that can come from comparing gaps, we will want to automate as much of the process as possible. This requires that we form clear and measurable criteria.