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Apptio Cost Transparency

Apptio Cost Transparency presents a unified view of IT financial and operational data to optimize costs, create value and invest for growth.

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Proactively manage IT spend to budget

  • Manage variance in the context of major areas of IT spend like software, hardware, and internal/external labor.
  • Identify spending trends and the specific line items and cost center owners that are driving variances.
  • Monitor OpEx and CapEx variance and your mix of fixed versus variable costs.

Make informed staffing decisions

  • Manage hiring of internal and external labor against plan.
  • Understand and compare average monthly cost of staff across geographies and role types.
  • Identify outliers to responsibly shift internal/external labor mix or change hiring plans.

Understand infrastructure costs and trends

  • See what’s driving infrastructure costs across network, compute, storage, and data center assets.
  • Monitor how much infrastructure cost goes to supporting applications.
  • Understand how infrastructure costs break down across internal and external labor, software, hardware, and facility/power costs.

Prioritize public cloud decisions

  • Provide trade-offs to the business to better align project and application investments to business initiatives.
  • In business terms, explain where project costs are going across each BU.
  • Quantify how much IT spend is going toward run costs vs. growth investments and projects.

Drive shared accountability of IT costs with the business

  • In business language, explain what each BU is getting for its IT dollars and what they can do to impact bottom line costs.
  • Align IT projects and investments to business initiatives and sponsors.
  • Identify cost outliers by benchmarking IT spend per employee across BUs.

Manage the application portfolio for business value

  • Quantify the business value your applications deliver by tying cost to business drivers (e.g. cost per web visitor, order, etc.).
  • Know the cost of your top 20 applications and how they break down across run versus dev, infrastructure, and projects.
  • Show how BUs are consuming each application, along with the associated costs.

Additional Resources

Automating IT Cost Transparency

Automating IT Cost Transparency

The Automating IT Cost Transparency whitepaper lays out a methodology that IT organizations can follow to drive conversations and collaboration between IT and Finance about the costs, utilization, and operations of all IT Services.

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Debunking 5 Myths of IT Cost Transparency

Debunking 5 Myths of IT Cost Transparency

Is your organization suffering from lack of clarity on the cost of IT products and services? Don’t let common misconceptions hold you back from achieving IT cost transparency.

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Newport News Shipbuilding

Newport News used TBM to boost transformation spending from 5% to 24% since 2016

With TBM, Newport News streamlined their application portfolio, became smarter and better stewards of the business' money, and built trust through transparency.

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Whether you need help analyzing the true cost of the cloud, optimizing your technology spend, or communicating IT's value to the business, Apptio can help.

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