The implementation of a successful application rationalization practice requires that a governance program be put in place that is comprised of:                       


1. People: Create a cross line-of-business governance body

2. Policies:  Set standards that define an application compliance and rationalization strategy

3. Processes: Workflows to rationalize the existing inventory and handle change events

4. Technology: Automate application rationalization to avoid spreadsheet chaos

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