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The Best Laid Plans

...of IT leaders often go awry



Can't accurately budget and forecast costs


Can't accurately budget and forecast demand


Under- or over-spending on service capacity
Unpredictable charges to the business for IT services
Inability to analyze alternative cost optimization scenarios
"One of the primary challenges we face in IT financial planning is creating a single view of our investments across resources, services and innovation. Today, for instance, we can't provide a combined view of operational and investment costs for both projects and services."



Can't accurately budget and forecast build costs


Can't accurately budget and forecast run costs


Misaligned build and run budgets that starve projects of funding
Inability to adjust project spend when business priorities change
Unforeseen OpEx hangovers when projects shift from build to run

But trustworthy plans are essential to your strategy


of IT leaders report their highest priority in 2017 is delivering value to the business

You need a better way to align IT investments to business strategy


Automate your budgeting and forecasting process to eliminate spreadsheet wrangling.

Consolidate unit demand and set unit prices based on forecasted service costs and volumes.

Plan capital/run/carryover costs for projects, and model impact to IT service pricing.


Download our executive brief, Nailing Your IT Financial Plan, to learn how Apptio IT Planning can help improve accuracy and build confidence in your plan.