The discipline of successful application management has become increasingly important as organizations are challenged to keep their complex portfolios of applications up-to-date, up-and-running and under control. As applications are released on an increasingly frequent basis, the pressure to keep up has never been greater.

The Application Services Library (ASL®), developed by the ASL BiSL Foundation, provides guidance with supporting best practices for application management in the broadest sense of the term. There are many methodologies supporting IT management. Application management has received little consideration over the years in contrast to application development and IT service management. ASL bridges this gap.