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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 Foundation

Understand IT cost structure, drivers, trends and key performance indicators in 60 days or less
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Your IT Business At-a-Glance

Quickly navigate the financial metrics and KPIs you need to manage and monitor the business of IT across all of your IT domains from projects, to apps, to infrastructure – all from the palm of your hands.
Quickly navigate the financial metrics and KPIs you need to manage and monitor the business of IT across all of your IT domains from projects, to apps, to infrastructure – all from the palm of your hands.
Know where your IT business stands, so you can make better decisions faster about where to go next - without having to slow down or link up. With Apptio Mobile you are always in sync with your IT business.
Know where your IT business stands, so you can make better decisions faster about where to go next - without having to slow down or link up. With Apptio Mobile you are always in sync with your IT business.
Choose the metrics that matter most to you so you can keep a pulse on your most important priorities and executive-level detail in a single dashboard.
Choose the metrics that matter most to you so you can keep a pulse on your most important priorities and executive-level detail in a single dashboard.
The most important IT metrics in the palm of your hand
  • Cost analytics & benchmarks across your entire IT portfolio in one screen
  • Wrap your hands & head around your IT business from anywhere, at any time
  • Focus on metrics & indicators that matter most in a single dash
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Technology Costs in One Place

Answer questions with facts
  • Why are my IT costs rising?
  • What’s driving costs? Demand or unit costs?
  • How do my costs compare to industry peers?*
Accelerate better decisions
  • Demonstrate efficiency to support investment and budgets
  • Set and track unit cost targets to drive behavior change
  • Proactively monitor trends and spot outliers and variances to plan

*Requires Apptio IT Benchmarking

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Public Cloud

Monitor enterprise-wide monthly use and cost of public cloud
Monitor enterprise-wide monthly use and cost of public cloud
Analyze cost of cloud usage by customer and product across cloud providers
Analyze cost of cloud usage by customer and product across cloud providers
Answer questions with facts
  • Who is consuming cloud services and to what extent?
  • What is the total cost of our public cloud services, including our labor?
  • How is increasing cloud spending affecting our financial agility?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Compare public and private cloud total cost of ownership 
  • Control public cloud sprawl
  • Manage cloud adoption
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Projects

Align funding for innovation by tracking project spend against Run, Grow, and Transform-the-Business objectives
Align funding for innovation by tracking project spend against Run, Grow, and Transform-the-Business objectives
See the cost impacts of at-risk projects
See the cost impacts of at-risk projects
Answer questions with facts
  • How much are we investing for innovation?
  • How are we performing against project key performance indicators?
  • Which projects are exceeding planned resources?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Align investment with business goals and priorities
  • Improve business governance of projects
  • Rein-in or shut down runaway projects
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Vendors

Understand your total spend for each vendor, and across vendors, with breakouts for OpEx/CapEx, type, and function
Understand your total spend for each vendor, and across vendors, with breakouts for OpEx/CapEx, type, and function
See how your aggregated spend aligns to your vendor portfolio strategy
See how your aggregated spend aligns to your vendor portfolio strategy
See how much you're spending on vendors across your project portfolio
See how much you're spending on vendors across your project portfolio
See where vendor spend is consolidated or fragmented by technology and function
See where vendor spend is consolidated or fragmented by technology and function

Answer questions with facts

  • Where is spend fragmented across similar vendors?
  • Are we leveraging preferred providers?
  • Which vendors are working on critical projects?

Accelerate better decisions

  • Consolidate vendors for volume efficiency
  • Arm for negotiations
  • Align spend to vendor portfolio strategy
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Labor

Compare the total cost of different staff and contractor roles by location
Compare the total cost of different staff and contractor roles by location
See how technologies and management functions drive your staff and contractor costs
See how technologies and management functions drive your staff and contractor costs
Understand what makes up your labor costs
Understand what makes up your labor costs
Answer questions with facts
  • How are we doing against our staffing plan?
  • What is driving labor costs by role, location?
  • Where are we using our staff?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Accelerate staffing decisions
  • Adjust mix of internal versus outsource
  • Manage mix of onshore versus offshore
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Spend

Track progress against your budget or forecast
Track progress against your budget or forecast
Drill and slice to see what caused the variance
Drill and slice to see what caused the variance
Look for more granular causes, mis-categorization, and timing issues in GL journal entry detail
Look for more granular causes, mis-categorization, and timing issues in GL journal entry detail
Communicate the cause of variances with annotated waterfall charts
Communicate the cause of variances with annotated waterfall charts
Answer questions with facts
  • Where are the largest sources of plan variance?
  • Which projects and contract labor are levers to delay spend?
  • What is driving our fixed versus variable spend ratio?
  • How does my spend compare to industry peers?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Improve financial agility
  • Improve forecasting accuracy
  • Manage spend to forecast or budget
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Data Quality

Drive continuous improvement of data quality through measurement
Drive continuous improvement of data quality through measurement
Drill in to see where there are missing fields, invalid values, and duplicates
Drill in to see where there are missing fields, invalid values, and duplicates
Prioritize data improvements by how they impact your cost model
Prioritize data improvements by how they impact your cost model
Drive continuous cost model improvement by seeing how well each allocation rule is performing
Drive continuous cost model improvement by seeing how well each allocation rule is performing
Answer questions with facts
  • Where are unallocated costs creating blind spots in our IT business?
  • Which data from what systems don’t line up?
  • Where do we have blank fields, invalid values and duplicates?
Accelerate better decisions
  • Identify areas for data and process improvement
  • Reduce blind spots to improve span of control
  • Improve IT business visibility over time
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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?

Our SaaS TBM platform was built to handle dirty, incomplete data without expensive ETL or data cleanup projects.

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