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Reducing Software Maintenance Costs

Friday, October 1, 2021

Flipping the 80/20 Rule for Software Maintenance

Discuss the 4 types of Maintenance: (taken from

  • Corrective maintenance – costs due to modifying software to correct issues discovered after initial deployment (generally 20% of software maintenance costs)
  • Adaptive maintenance – costs due to modifying a software solution to allow it to remain effective in a changing business environment (25% of software maintenance costs)
  • Perfective maintenance – costs due to improving or enhancing a software solution to improve overall performance (generally 5% of software maintenance costs)
  • Enhancements – costs due to continuing innovations (generally 50% or more of software maintenance costs)

Discuss the critical issues with each of these

Discuss how Accelerator reduces them significantly


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