IT Financial Management

IT financial management (ITFM) is a framework that consists of the processes and tools necessary to provide IT leaders with the key capabilities to effectively account for, manage, and analyze IT costs and communicate their value to the business.


ITFM's Value for Stakeholders

Proper implementation of the ITFM process will help multiple groups across the organization drive better decisions and collaboration around IT spend.

IT Finance

Analyze and plan IT spend faster with insights and action plans that surface optimization opportunities and drive spend accountability.


Reduce risk to the business and ensure the highest return on investment from your technology spend.


Demonstrate IT financial stewardship to the business by driving a continuous spend optimization process.

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“It's difficult to be business-aligned if you're not able to show how IT spend and IT costs are aligning with business priorities. My team and I wouldn't have been able to do that without the transparency that Apptio provides.”

Eileen Baines

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Apptio IT Financial Management Products

  • ApptioOneMX
  • CloudabilityMX
  • Targetprocess


Analyze, Optimize & Plan IT Spend

  • ApptioOne

    ApptioOne creates a unified model that combines financial and operational data to reveal insights in minutes. It accelerates planning cycles to quickly assess performance and redirect resources to opportunities with the highest return.

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  • ApptioOne Plus

    ApptioOne Plus unlocks the resources to accelerate business strategies by streamlining applications and operations and accelerating planning cycles. It deepens business unit partnerships with a collaborative approach to investments based on cost transparency.

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  • ApptioOne Demand

    ApptioOne Demand enables enterprises to accurately capture aggregated service demand in order to right-size resource planning and maximize investments. By delivering precise unit rate analysis in a simple and clear format, ApptioOne Demand increases predictability while improving organization agility.

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  • ApptioOne Billing

    ApptioOne Billing enables comprehensive service invoicing through common ERP solutions to better recover costs, understand service value, and strengthen consumer-provider relationships across an organization.

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  • ApptioOne Benchmarking

    ApptioOne Benchmarking provides self-service peer comparisons of your IT spend over time, enabling an ongoing process for tracking performance, validating decisions, and identifying areas for improvement.

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Optimize Cloud & Hybrid Infrastructure

  • Cloudability

    Cloudability ingests, normalizes, and structures cloud billing and usage data from across your public cloud ecosystem so that you can actively manage spend and consumption to continuously improve the unit economics of cloud service.

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  • Cloudability Shift

    Cloudability Shift helps you analyze, plan, and track migrations to the public cloud. It connects on-prem costs and commitments to forecasted cloud costs and compares plans across major cloud providers – enabling your team to define the target end state that best suits your business objectives and build a defensible migration plan.

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  • Cloudability SaaS

    Cloudability SaaS employs direct API and single sign-on integrations to automatically extract license, financial, and contract details. It enables cloud professionals to make informed SaaS optimization, contract management, and cost efficiency decisions while minimizing the impact on business performance.

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Maximize Agile Investment Planning

Apptio Targetprocess is an enterprise agile management solution that ingests and structures activity data from PPM and ALM tools with portfolio financial data to inform investment decisions, optimize resources, and track value. Built to align development work with business goals and objectives, Apptio Targetprocess enables portfolio leaders to accurately plan, track, and forecast investments for agile or hybrid delivery.

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Additional Resources

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The ATUM Poster


FinOps: A New Approach to Cloud Financial Management


The Complete Guide to Building a Successful Agile Team