Press releases

Deloitte named a global leader in IT Applications and Software Consulting by ALM

NEW YORK, NY, USA, 20 June 2017 — Deloitte announced today that ALM Intelligence has named it as a global leader in IT Applications and Software Consulting. In the report, entitled IT Applications & Software Consulting 2017, ALM Intelligence highlights, “Deloitte excels at identifying current and upcoming business and IT trends, and helps clients understand the implications of those trends on applications (e.g., new applications architecture, agile methods, and machine learning.)”

“I am pleased that ALM has recognized Deloitte’s Application Portfolio Strategy service offering as the market leader in helping clients transition their application portfolio to the Cloud while supporting their digital transformation ambitions”, said Johannes Raedeker, Consulting Managing Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP (US). “Our business-driven, forward-thinking application architecture design is complemented by a visual and analytic measurement approach that differentiates Deloitte’s service offering from the competition.”

According to ALM, IT Applications & Software Consulting is “the process of providing the client with unbiased advisory services around how to rationalize, optimize, and modernize the IT applications & software portfolio, and define a clear management framework to support the client organization’s internal operations. These consulting services encompass aligning applications and software initiatives to the strategic business goals, assessing current client capabilities, evaluating and rationalizing current applications, designing an updated applications architecture, creating a roadmap for execution, and providing guidance on vendors, products, and services.”

“This is an important area of the market for Deloitte given the heightened interest by clients to become more agile by optimizing their portfolios and addressing legacy technical debt,” said Gordon Shields, Deloitte Global Technology Strategy and Architecture leader. “Investments in this area exemplify Deloitte’s commitment to being a leader in this space and uniquely enables our organization to unlock business value for clients.”

The report lays out the opportunities and challenges for IT Applications & Software consulting providers focusing on market trends, client spending forecasts, and the provider landscape, and includes profiles of select key organizations.

Additional Findings

  • “Deloitte takes a very methodical approach to creating an application portfolio strategy for clients that underscores the importance of clearly understanding both the business and IT environment. This includes deep portfolio assessments and analysis, forward-thinking application architecture designs, and a comprehensive way of monitoring and measuring the portfolio through a visual dashboard.”
  • “Deloitte delivers IT applications & software consulting services via the Applications Portfolio Strategy arm of its Technology Strategy and Architecture practice.”
  • “This practice’s scope of services covers six areas: strategic business goal analysis, business capabilities analysis, application architecture design, application rationalization, application implementation roadmap, and application package selection.”
  • “As necessary, Deloitte brings in experts from the tax, audit, advisory, and other consulting groups (e.g., Strategy & Operations, Human Capital). The firm’s consulting method is driven by digital business transformation – ensuring the client’s application portfolio enables the business capabilities required for its digital strategy.”

As used in this press release, “Deloitte” refers only to the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”), its network of member firms, and their related entities. DTTL and each of its member firms are legally separate and independent entities. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. Please see to learn more about our global network of member firms.

Deloitte provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and related services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. Deloitte serves four out of five Fortune Global 500®companies through a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries bringing world-class capabilities, insights, and high-quality service to address clients’ most complex business challenges. To learn more about how Deloitte’s approximately 245,000 professionals make an impact that matters, please connect with us on FacebookLinkedIn, or Twitter.


Lesley Stephen
Global Communications
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Tel: +1 212 436 4325

Did you find this useful?