Cost Transparency

Cut costs and optimize your tech investments

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Strategic Decisions Based on Data — Not Your Gut

Making the right technology investment decisions today is the key to tomorrow’s success. Effectively managing technology spend and digital transformation requires data-driven decisions to eliminate waste and invest in initiatives to mitigate the impact of economic uncertainty.

Organizations that quickly adjust planned technology investments can ensure they are cutting costs in the right places while still preserving innovation.


of CIOs and IT leaders are looking for ways to cut costs.
– Gartner

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Cost Transparency Helps You…

  • Proactively manage IT spend to budget
  • Reduce waste in your technology spend
  • Eliminate duplications
  • Understand your biggest spend drivers
  • Align tech investments to strategic priorities

Cost Transparency Initiatives Solve the Problem of...

Classify and surface key spend drivers to gain full visibility into your technology spend and its true value.

Align projects and investment to initiatives by business unit, and break down bottom-line costs and impact.

Control costs and eliminate inefficiencies with visibility and shared spending accountability focused on solutions-driven results.

IBM Apptio Costing: Unlock the Value of Your Tech Investment

  • Gain a connected and complete understanding of your technology spend and value delivered.
  • Simplify collection of key cost driver data.
  • Answer ad hoc questions more quickly and perform root-cause analytics to drive strategic business value.
  • Lower overall IT spend or redirect investments by reducing waste, eliminating duplications, and aligning investments to strategic priorities.

Typical Customer Outcomes

15% - 20%

Cost savings across labor, contracts, and vendors

3% - 5%

Reduction in run spend

2 - 3

Weeks to realize savings opportunities

The Apptio TBM Unified Model

The Apptio TBM Unified Model® (ATUM®) standardizes the financial information necessary for IT leaders to manage their technology business. ATUM is ingrained in Apptio’s SaaS applications and incorporates the TBM taxonomy, the backbone of the TBM discipline.

  • Reduced planning & forecasting cycle time by 85%, and went from 87 spreadsheets to six
  • $1 million annual savings from reduced data entry errors

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