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Add or edit an application category

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Add or edit an application category

An application category is a grouping of applications by their purpose and function, fields, or areas. Such a categorization helps you to consolidate applications and rationalize decisions. You can create an application category or edit an existing one to align it with your business requirements.

Before you begin

Role required: sn_apm.apm_admin

About this task

Each application should have an application category defined. This field is used to describe the purpose of the application, and the key business function this application supports. You can keep the categorization at a high level, like a business function. For example, Sales, HR, Marketing, and Manufacturing. Application category field is used to filter Analysis dashboards (2x2 matrix plotting business value versus technical risk).


  1. Navigate to Application Portfolio Management > Administration > Application Categories.
  2. Click New to create a new category or click the name of an existing category that you want to modify.
  3. Enter a name and description for the application category.
  4. If you want to add the category to a category group, look up and select the group from the Category groupfield.
  5. Click Submit or Update.