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Apptio Cost Transparency

Accelerate Fact-Based Decisions

Understand costs and key performance indicators to drive more value with your technology business.

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Apptio Cost Transparency for Business Units

Drive conversations about value, influence demand and align IT investment
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Change the Conversation

  • Drive fact-based conversations with costs views that business partners can understand
  • Influence demand by showing cost drivers and choices
  • Continuously align investment for value across your business portfolio
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Individual Business Unit

Show each business unit its costs in the business language of projects, applications and services.
Show each business unit its costs in the business language of projects, applications and services.
See the total investment and run costs for each BU by service type and understand how each BU’s costs break down by business application.
See the total investment and run costs for each BU by service type and understand how each BU’s costs break down by business application.
Understand costs for each BU by end user services, technology services, and project investments.
Understand costs for each BU by end user services, technology services, and project investments.
Keep tabs on the expected business value of project investments for each BU. Includes expected business value imported from external tools, not calculated by Apptio.
Keep tabs on the expected business value of project investments for each BU. Includes expected business value imported from external tools, not calculated by Apptio.
Identify where the BU can help impact or shift costs with views into consumption-based allocations and variable costs
Identify where the BU can help impact or shift costs with views into consumption-based allocations and variable costs
Answer questions with facts
  • In business language, what is each business unit getting for its IT dollar?
  • Where does the business unit have consumption levers to affect the company’s bottom line costs?
  • What is the expected value of project investments for this business unit?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Build the business relationship on fact-based data
  • Influence business unit consumption of technology
  • Collaborate on investment priorities and decisions
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Business Portfolio

Maintain oversight of IT spend across your entire portfolio of business units
Maintain oversight of IT spend across your entire portfolio of business units
Discover which parts of the business may hold the biggest levers to help the company reduce costs by seeing where there are large consumption-based (direct) allocations and costs that can be changed in the short term (variable)
Discover which parts of the business may hold the biggest levers to help the company reduce costs by seeing where there are large consumption-based (direct) allocations and costs that can be changed in the short term (variable)
Track alignment of IT investments across revenue generating vs. non-revenue generating BUs
Track alignment of IT investments across revenue generating vs. non-revenue generating BUs
Compare the average cost per staff member across BUs to find the outliers
Compare the average cost per staff member across BUs to find the outliers
Monitor how much IT expense can be attributed to business consumption (direct allocations)
Monitor how much IT expense can be attributed to business consumption (direct allocations)
See how much of which services each business unit and department is consuming
See how much of which services each business unit and department is consuming
Answer questions with facts
  • How much investment goes to revenue-generating business units?
  • Which parts of the business hold the biggest levers to help the company reduce costs?
  • Do we have the right cost structure to support business agility?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Maintain alignment of technology investment to business objectives
  • Encourage efficient consumption with BU-to-BU per-head cost comparisons
  • Drive toward overall goals for business accountability for IT costs
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Builds on Other Apptio Modules

Apptio Cost Transparency for business units uses the modeled costs of your projects, labor, applications, services and more to build business-aligned views of cost and investment.

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What data do I need?

With Apptio, even the least mature organizations have the data needed to gain initial insights.
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Source Data Guide

Most customers start out with just a few straightforward data sources. Our Source Data Guide shows the types of data you'll need for various analytics.

Is My Data Good Enough?

Read our whitepaper about 9 common data concerns and why you shouldn't let them slow you down.

How Does Apptio Work With My Data?

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