Multiple acquisitions create redundancy and increased technology debt

United Health Group has experienced tremendous growth, partially through multiple acquisitions. While expansion is generally positive, this acquisition had created redundant systems and ballooning tech debt. And with continued acquisitions, the team needed to cut costs, simplify operations, and retire the growing redundancies.

Platform 3 Solutions helps to implement and run an archival program to systematically decommission thousands of applications at scale.

Working with the United Health Group team, we helped set up an archive and retirement strategy to prioritize systematically shutting down thousands of applications and databases at scale. Of course, all while maintaining full compliance with industry regulations.

By decommissioning these applications, United Health Group saved tens of millions of dollars, reduced their claims systems by 75%, and archived and retired their HR, finance, claims, pricing, and clinical systems across the organization.

Learn more: Explore how application retirement can consolidate systems and increase cost savings

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