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From Inputs to Outputs: How Swedish Match IT Increased Discretionary Spend 20-Fold - Bill of IT Summary

To accelerate a business and IT transformation, Swedish Match uses TBM principles to focus business conversations on the outputs of IT services and how they drive shareholder value. Shifting from a mostly regional outsourcing model to a central shared services function, the Group IT organization has been able to reduce run costs by one third and increase discretionary spend 20-fold.

Earning Your Role as Preferred Provider of IT Services & Projects

IT departments everywhere bring value to their business by providing technology services and projects. Yet, for many business unit executives, that value is unclear and they have freedom to choose alternate technology suppliers such as cloud providers. IT leaders must rise above operational minutiae to better convey the value of IT services and projects, so business units can become better consumers of IT and help you prioritize investments that drive the most business value.

How TBM Helped Maritz’ CIO Deliver Competitive IT Services and Earn the Trust of His Business Partners From IT Departments to IT as a Business

Maritz CIO Gerry Imhoff used TBM methodology and tools to accomplish a nearly 40% reduction in the corporate IT budget. At the same time, TBM was used to support a decentralization strategy, yielding surprising results. Giving his customers, the VPs of finance and technology in each of the Maritz businesses, access to Apptio Cost Transparency changed the dynamic, enabling IT’s shift to service provider and improving trust in Imhoff’s organization.

Demystifying IT Elevates Cargill Team to Leadership Role

In the last couple of years, Cargill has brought all of its IT spend into global IT owned and managed service lines. Global financial data is pulled together to create a service-oriented bill of IT that has shifted conversations with the business to value vs. cost. Now, Apptio IT Planning is helping the team push accountability to business owners, promoting a focus on value creation and innovation instead of the cost of the IT bill. New efforts to plan and forecast in real-time are helping the team evolve from order takers to innovative leaders within the organization.

 

How TBM Drives Business Strategy at Royal Bank OF Scotland

For Royal Bank of Scotland, the TBM team was formed to understand and effectively map technology cost to business consumption of that technology. Today, TBM underpins strategic decision-making and is driving front and center of cost takeout aligned with business objectives. Application rationalization is more effectively considered for all related costs and across the entire stack that supports the application, enabling the business to look at every facet of cost reduction and make decisions about priorities based on complete information.

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