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1,562 Customers Surveyed

10,967 Data Points Collected

732 Published TechFacts

66 Published Charts

137 Published Case Studies



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Apptio Cloudability Case Study

S&P 500 Computer Software Company

Introduction

This case study of a S&P 500 computer software company is based on an August 2019 survey of Apptio Cloudability customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“Cloudability helped us quickly identify a very large spike in costs. We then tracked down the system change responsible and eliminated it. This allowed us to quickly prevent an unnecessary $1 million dollar spend for the year.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Apptio Cloudability:

  • Before Cloudability, evaluated:
    • AWS Cost Explorer
    • CloudHealth Technologies
  • With their previous solution their challenges were:
    • Cost complexity of cloud, including reserved instances
    • Inability to forecast future cloud needs
  • Due to the challenges with their previous provider, they experienced:
    • Unnecessary time & resources allocated to managing cloud costs

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Apptio Cloudability that the surveyed company uses:

  • Chose Cloudability over AWS Cost Explorer and CloudHealth because:
    • Flexible reports & mappings
    • More accurate showback and chargeback of cloud costs
    • Superior data platform, specifically: data freshness, granularity, & retention

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Apptio Cloudability:

  • With Cloudability, achieved:
    • Improved cost certainty
    • Better understanding of the fully burdened cost of cloud
    • Accurate forecasting of future cloud needs
    • Better decisions on cloud adoption
    • 40% annual cloud savings that have been reinvested into higher value-add initiatives
    • Increased RI coverage by over 20%
    • Saved 40 hours per month with Cloudability.

Apptio Customer Fact

To support their project financial planning process, CHRISTUS Health purchased Apptio to plan investment and operating spend in one system, budget both project build and long-tail run costs, forecast project labor utilization to available capacity, automate project asset depreciation and amortization, and to plan labor and non-labor resources for projects.

Apptio Customer Fact

A large enterprise energy & utilities company improved collaboration with key stakeholders and reduced the time and effort associated with the planning cycle after using Apptio.

Apptio Customer Research

IT Responsiveness without Apptio

Prior to Apptio, how long did it take to answer ad-hoc questions about IT costs?

1 day or less: 9%
2 -7 days: 64%
8 - 14 days: 15%
15 - 29 days: 9%
30+ days: 3%

Apptio Customer Research

Budget Variance with Apptio

With Apptio, what is your typical budget variance?

2-5%
55%
6 – 10%
29%
Less than 1%
14%
More than 10%
2%

Apptio Case Study

Global 500 Insurance Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 insurance company is based on a July 2018 survey of Apptio customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Apptio:

  • Used AWS Cost Explorer prior to using Apptio
  • Faced the following cloud challenges before using Apptio:
    • An inability to forecast future cloud spend & capacity needs
    • Poor tagging quality & governance
    • Inefficient usage and purchasing of cloud resources, including reserved instances
    • Cloud migration
    • Difficulty making trade-off decisions between cloud vs. on-prem investments

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Apptio that the surveyed company uses:

  • Selected Apptio for cloud cost management over alternative solutions for the:
    • Cost chargeback / showback
    • Cloud usage and purchasing optimization
  • Apptio-related business outcomes that are most important for their organization:
    • Managing infrastructure TCO, consumption & utilization across public, private & on-premises
    • Optimizing public cloud consumption and purchase options
    • Prioritizing workload migration candidates with recommended cloud offerings & track TCO over time
    • Identifying under-utilized on-prem resources & monitor efficiency gains

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Apptio:

  • Gained an understanding of total cost of cloud, including labor, security, and software costs


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