Cost Transparency

MANAGE IT COST, FOSTER ACCOUNTABILITY AND PROVIDE TRANSPARENCY

Today businesses across every industry struggle with inaccuracies between their IT cost analysis spreadsheets and financial general ledger actuals. IT finance managers, CIOs and CFOs are all looking for the same thing – a solution that provides a value proposition for IT investments based on accurate financials.

Aprio provides IT Financial Management (ITFM) consulting services that link data sources through ClearCost’s Five Towersm* taxonomy to help validate costs and deliver reporting analytics across the enterprise. Delivered through an exclusive partnership with ClearCost Software, Aprio’s Business Technology Consulting Services team provides solutions that give business leaders a reporting “lens” to proactively manage major technology investments.

Our solutions help you understand and justify capital and operational expenditures by business unit, demand drivers and business applications. You will gain a comprehensive catalog of IT services, infrastructure and licenses segmented by capacity, demand and activity units. This enables you to streamline IT management, reporting and budgeting as you scale.

The Five Towersm methodology

With a focus on companies with revenues of $10+ million, Aprio’s advisors apply a proven methodology for establishing an industry-standard ITFM foundation. This methology delivers transparency for understanding costs being charged and costs for budgeting automation based on changes to headcount.

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THE FIVE TOWERsm METHODOLOGY

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Run technology like a business

Imagine having the ability to link every technology dollar spent to business services or outcomes. This requires the alignment of data across the enterprise. Aprio’s ITFM approach enables you to run technology like a business to facilitate:

  • Automating budgeting and forecasting processes that take minutes to calculate or adjust (plan up to 10-years forward)
  • Finance and technology collaboration to gain consensus on design, integration and support
  • Business service cost analysis using ONLY the source of truth data extracted from the general ledger
  • Business asset visibility, controls and analysis with full functional drill-down capabilities for asset origination and linking to business services
  • Budget vs. Actuals locked in with explainable variances and increase spending justification to support ad-hoc projects, new applications, new business services or compliance mandates

APRIO’S IT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT MODEL

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Crawl, Walk, Run – increasing the financial maturity of your organization

Aprio’s Business Technology Consulting Services team focuses on moving clients up the maturity model by creating a best-inclass ITFM infrastructure to provide business owners the cost transparency they require to run, grow and manage their business. Regardless of your current ITFM maturity, we deliver an effective, usable outcome utilizing our “Crawl, Walk, Run” approach.

APRIO’S IT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

APRIO’S IT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IMPLEMENTATION FRAMEWORK

Solutions at the speed of SaaS

As the pace of business continues to accelerate, clients appreciate the speed to deployment that Aprio can deliver – in most cases standing up an ITFM environment within 30-45 days that can generate reports and analytics. As a premier U.S. ClearCost ITFM solution design, implementation and support service partner, Aprio can deliver cloud-based ITFM SaaS solutions with speed, security and efficiency.

Let Aprio deliver an ITFM SaaS solution that fosters accountability and simplifies financial planning. Combined with the rigor of our CPA heritage, we can help your organization manage IT costs and deliver transformational change.

To learn more about Aprio’s Business Technology Consulting Services, contact Mark Mahre

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