For Enterprise customers that are considering the movement of their IT services to the AWS cloud, establishing an accurate comparison to internal costs and quantifying the potential ROI is the number one priority. However, accurately quantifying that ROI can be a challenge as cloud service costs are not an apples to apples comparison to internal IT costs with all of its associated indirect components. To accurately determine which internal services are the best candidates involves calculating the true costs to run those services internally and then comparing only the relevant costs that would be replaced when moving to the cloud.
Only Apptio's IT Cost Transparency solution enables companies to easily integrate financial and IT operational data, calculate the fully loaded cost of an IT service and compare that cost to external cloud service offerings. The Apptio on demand offering combines a sophisticated data management system with an easy-to-use modeling and reporting environment to calculate, track and analyze the fully-loaded, ongoing cost of an IT service, including hardware, software, labor, and facilities. With this increased visibility into costs, enterprise customers can leverage integrated benchmarking to compare IT costs against industry averages and identify cost reduction opportunities, perform "What If" analysis to quantify the ROI of new IT investments, and provide an accurate "Bill of IT" back to their internal business customers.
Apptio's Cloud Migration Cost Analysis enables companies to baseline their costs, understand key cost drivers, and identify the cost savings and ROI from cloud computing. This offering will incorporate a detailed understanding of the Amazon Web Services costs so Enterprise IT customers can simply and accurately model the true ROI of making the move to the cloud.