IT Financial Management Software

Don’t Let the Cloud Obscure IT Transparency

Cloud interest has reached an inflection point. Organizations are either on board and already using cloud or assessing its potential. Business leaders look to the CIO to be the broker of cloud and other IT service providers. But this presents new challenges to all IT leaders, even those who have already achieved IT transparency across their portfolio of products and services.

In this Tech Dossier co-authored by CIO.com, you’ll learn:

  • How to shine a light on cloud costs
  • How to overcome the challenges with cloud transparency
  • How to acheive complete cloud transparency

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Financial Management: Building Block of Strategic IT Success

Trends like cloud computing and shadow IT are undercutting the CIO’s influence. To become strategic business partners, CIOs need robust IT financial management systems and strong partnerships with experts.

In this CIO.com Tech Dossier, you’ll learn why CIOs’ goal of “becoming more strategic” requires a robust IT financial management (ITFM) solution that can help them track IT usage and rationalize cross-company IT deployments.

Insights include:

  • An inside look at IT financial management
  • Why it’s important to bring shadow IT into the light
  • Why ITFM drives strategic and effective IT

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Top CIOs Deliver Measurable Financial Benefits

According to CIO.com’s 13th annual State of the CIO survey, 61% of CIOs have part of their compensation tied to a specific corporate revenue or profit goal.* Now more than ever, CIOs are held accountable to corporate financial goals beyond just managing expenses, such as revenue growth, profitability and Earnings Per Share (EPS).

In this engaging white paper, you’ll learn why collaboration at the top not only empowers executives to work together to achieve their financial goals but also their non-financial goals.

Insights include:

  • Why CIOs Must Strive to be Trusted Business Partners
  • Why IT Needs to be a Fully Collaborative Process
  • How Upland Software’s ITFM Application, ComSci, Enables CIOs to Drive Measurable Financial Results

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Combining ITFM and PPM: Attaining the Right Answers to Get Ahead

Today’s IT professionals are faced with a number of challenges: increasing business demands, greater pressure to do more with the less and the need to continually innovate, to name a few. As organizations grow, they often lose visibility into their technology expenditures across the enterprise, thereby making it more difficult to measure their effectiveness in meeting those priorities.

From this engaging white paper, you’ll learn how an integrated approach to IT Financial Management (ITFM) and Program and Portfolio Management (PPM) provides the insight to see where you are today and where you want to be tomorrow.

Insights include:

  • Why ITFM and PPM should be linked
  • Why connecting ITFM and PPM contributes to business success
  • What to look for in your ITFM and PPM solutions

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The Strategic and Operational Advantages of IT Cost Transparency

With 2014 worldwide IT spend totaling $3.8T, are you able to ensure the best value for your IT expenditures?* Are you able to articulate what each of your IT service costs and what you receive for each service?  From this insightful white paper, you’ll learn strategic and practical advice for managing, governing and communicating the cost, quality and value of your IT.

Insights include:

• How your organization can lower its IT costs

• How to ensure you get the best value for your IT expenditures

• How your organization can make better decisions about how to use technology

• How you can react more quickly and effectively to opportunities in the market

Learn the advantages of IT cost transparency, a “game-changing” approach that empowered PPG Industries to reduce costs and make more effective decisions.

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CMOs and CIOs: Breaking Down the Barriers to Achieve Corporate Technology Financial Transparency

According to visionary salesforce.com CEO, Marc Benioff, the CMO is expected to spend more on technology than the CIO by 2017.  With this increase in decentralized IT spending, leaders may lack the insight needed to optimize IT investments across all departments and business functions. From this insightful white paper, you’ll learn strategic and practical advice for managing, governing and communicating the cost, quality and value of your IT across all departments and business units. 

Insights include:

• Why there is a growing disparity between IT and other business functions

• Why organizations must break down the silos separating IT investments

• How your organization can make better decisions about how to use technology

• How an IT financial management offering can help

As business managers continue to diverge from the office of the CIO in making their technology decisions, they will still need the exact same key actionable intelligence and a technology financial management system for managing their IT spend. The organizations that are able to reverse this trend of de-centralized technology deployment will be best suited for continued success in The Age of the Customer.

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The Real Value of IT Cost Transparency: Overcoming False Transparency

By establishing true insight into the costs and consumption of the resources under their responsibility, technology managers can establish credibility and assume a stronger role in strategically managing technology resources. From this detailed white paper, you’ll gain insight into each of the four levels of technology transparency and how to address each one.

Insights include:

• How IT can help businesses make better decisions about its use of technology

• Why total technology transparency captures all technology assets and costs, regardless of budgeting practices and ownership

• How technology performance management addresses domain specific measures that technology organizations use to optimize technology assets

• How business oriented technology performance transparency communicates the role that technology has on creating value, optimizing costs and responding to changing market conditions


Learn the advantages of IT cost transparency, a “game-changing” approach that empowered companies like Whirlpool and Charles Schwab to reduce costs and make more effective decisions.

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Managing the Cloud: An Even Greater Need for IT Cost Transparency

Cloud Computing not only offers IT organizations significant opportunities for greater flexibility and immediate cost savings, but it is also a $17.4 billion industry.* Organizations are saving hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, by moving applications “to the Cloud.” Cloud-based services can also be easily initiated, scaled and terminated if an organization’s business needs change, providing a level of flexibility that is impossible with dedicated hosting.

From this insightful white paper, you’ll learn how IT Cost Transparency and IT Financial Management can play an essential role in effectively using Cloud Computing.

Insights include:

• How IT cost transparency drives effective use of the cloud 

• What are the compelling economics of cloud computing

• Why IT cost transparency is an essential tool for the cloud

Learn the advantages of IT cost transparency, a “game-changing” approach that has empowered companies like McGraw-Hill Financial and PPG Industries.

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Creating Financial Accountibility

Creating Technology Financial Accountability

Without a line of sight into each corporate entity’s own consumption and the true cost of IT products and services provided to them, the IT team and business management cannot make informed technology decisions or effectively change consumption behavior.

From this helpful white paper, you’ll learn how IT financial transparency delivers three strategic sets of insight that ultimately help to reduce overall IT spend.

Insights include:

• IT financial transparency helps business users understand the cost of IT products and services and enables strategic spending decisions

• CFOs gain greater transparency and detailed insight into IT costs, revealing the true cost of spend at the business unit, department and even individual level

• CIOs need insight into unit costs to better define and understand IT service delivery and its costs

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Best Practices for Benchmarking IT Budget Ratios

Interested in Benchmarking for IT?

Learn how to attain better results by benchmarking IT spending and staffing ratios with this informative white paper.

Use strategic IT benchmarking to validate budgets and focus your IT efforts. By following certain principles, business and IT leaders can achieve a state of continuous improvement and trust the validity of the outcome.

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