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Reduce IT budgeting cycles. Eliminate variance.

 Apptio IT Financial Management Foundation


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Reduce budget padding

Optimize IT spending and fund digital business innovation.


Identify discretionary funds

Increase forecast frequency to identify shortfalls or overruns faster.


Improve accountability

Engage with, hold budget owners accountable and avoid surprises.


Build annual budgets & multi-year plans

Eliminate errors and reduce manual spreadsheet wrangling

  • Create a single source of truth that spans both operation and capital expense budgeting.
  • Improve budget transparency and confidence in IT alignment with business priorities.
  • Increase budget accountability by putting decision making in the hands of IT service owners.
  • Automatically carry over multi-year line items for contracts and assets.

Proactively manage IT spend variance

Stop getting surprised by overspend after it’s too late

  • Translate actual costs from your financial ledger into IT-relevant categories (e.g. hardware, software, labor).
  • Create a single integrated view of fixed vs. variable costs across all IT functions and technologies.
  • Gain transparency into IT spend and labor variances and investigate underlying causes.
  • Explain and course correct against variances with granular, self-service analytics for budget owners.

Tune your plan & update forecasts accurately

Don’t let wasteful padding starve innovation funding

  • Automate forecast process to enable weekly, monthly, and quarterly spend shifts.
  • Perform scenario planning and what-if analysis to ensure spend focuses on highest impact initiatives.
  • Project quarterly spend forward and decrease annual budget cycle efforts with rolling forecasts.
  • Make agile decisions with real-time OpEx and CapEx forecast variance and trend comparisons.

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* Disclaimer – This calculator uses, and its results are based on, information compiled by Apptio, Inc. using informal survey data from Apptio’s customers and business prospects. Actual results and savings, if any, are not claimed or intended to represent or guarantee that your organization will achieve these or similar results.
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Automate the mundane. Elevate IT Finance.
  • Eliminate errors & reduce manual spreadsheet wrangling
  • Say goodbye to "set it & forget it" resource budgets
  • Break the pattern of low stakeholder buy-in & lack of ownership
Align IT investments to business priorities
  • Keep your run costs from eating your innovation agenda
  • Stop getting surprised by overspend after it's too late
  • Quit suffering from analysis paralysis when business priorities change

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