[eBook] MOVING THE NEEDLE: Enacting measurable change in IT Finance

A former study conducted by Duke University and CFO magazine found that today’s top executives identified the difficulty of forecasting results as a major internal concern – a concern shared by leaders and managers alike. The issue for IT finance is then, how to identify the most appropriate, cost-effective resource to address the issue of visibility and forecasting, and how to use that resource to enact positive, measurable change. "The challenges faced by IT financial management are not due to poor methodology, but instead hindered by ineffective, inefficient, and outdated tools."    

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[Case Study] City of Seattle Tackles IT Centralization and Gains 3,000 Hours Annually with Nicus

Like many other State and Local Government entities, City of Seattle’s Central IT was managing the IT planning process (including budgets, forecasts, and actuals) in Excel spreadsheets. The team was faced with multiple challenges including time-consuming budget adjustments, difficult data gathering, and complex and burdensome spreadsheets. Read on to learn how the City consolidated 29 IT shops, automated reporting, and saved 3,000 hours annually.

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[Webinar] Driving Business Transformation with BI & ITFM

We live in a world where anyone can become data literate and access analytical tools at their fingertips. Empower ordinary users to become citizen data scientists and deliver business value by opening up your robust IT Financial Management repository. Making your data accessible will become a key part of transforming your organization and finally "running IT like a business." Originally aired October 30, 2018 Duration: 1 hour Now Available On-Demand!

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[Case Study] American Family Insurance uses Nicus to Elevate IT Intelligence and Business Planning

In 2015, American Family Insurance (AmFam) launched a strategic initiative partnering Corporate Finance and Information Services divisions to improve IT intelligence and deliver better IT investment decisions. At the time, the AmFam team was logging extensive overtime, working nights and weekends to manage information requests from business partners and perform critical total cost of ownership (TCO) studies of existing applications. Consolidating Information Services (I/S) expenses in response to TCO requests was manual and time-consuming, preventing deeper analysis.

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[eBook] 6 Keys to a Winning ITFM Implementation

IT Financial Management (ITFM) has become one of the most important initiatives for any organization. When IT can improve service while lowering costs, everyone benefits. With the right planning and roadmap, your ITFM deployment will not only succeed – it will flourish. This eBook provides a roadmap to leading a successful ITFM implementation.

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[Presentation] Managing Overhead & Shared Costs

As you begin to build your cost modeling processes, you will inevitably come across many forms of overhead and shared costs. Organizations have various definitions and naming conventions for these types of expenses. In this presentation, Rob Mischianti presents different types of overhead and the various methods for incorporating them into your cost of IT services. Presented at the 2018 ITFMA Conference in San Francisco.

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