San Francisco, CA (Cask), April 29, 2014 – Cask LLC, a provider of Technology Investment and Lifecycle Advisory Services, and Apptio, the leading provider of Technology Business Management (TBM) SaaS applications, announced today at the ServiceNow Knowledge 14 Conference, a strategic partnership to provide best of breed advisory consulting services and TBM software to Enterprise customers looking to manage services and costs, increase cost transparency, and further align IT with the business. Cask and Apptio are releasing joint solutions enabling customers to evaluate the effectiveness of how they are currently managing costs and budgets, develop service costing plans, improve efficiencies of managing costs, and building action plans focused on driving costs down.
“Cask has been successfully providing service costing support to IT leaders for years, but costs are constantly changing and the way costs have historically been managed has been extremely manual,” Jason Rosenfeld, Cask Service Management Practice Lead, said at the Knowledge 14 Conference. “Today’s IT leaders are challenged with managing costs and supporting data that are derived out of multiple complex systems. They struggle with having a centralized and automated way to view costs within their organization in an easy to use consumable format. I am very excited that Cask advisors’ knowledge and experience, combined with the powerful Apptio platform will enable Enterprise IT leaders to view their organizational costs quickly and effectively, have a best practice approach to cost transparency and control, and make better decisions on how to optimize their budgets.”
“Apptio is committed to providing IT leaders with the data and cost transparency they need to run their department like a business,” said Michelle Hodges, VP of Channels and Alliances at Apptio. “It’s our hope that this relationship with Cask will provide future customers with insight into the true, total cost of IT. It’s only through this data that IT can better manage the cost and quality of services.”
Cask provides Technology Investment and Lifecycle Advisory Services to help clients with strategy develop and planning, decisions analysis, implementing integrated solutions, and driving organizational success. We focus on four main areas of service delivery to provide assessments, training, rapid improvement workshops, and customized consulting services enabling customers across the globe to make the most out of their investments.
Cask’s expert Service Management advisory delivers an agile approach to service design and costing, process development, governance strategy, resource planning, process improvement, cost and performance measurement, maturity assessments and outsourcing valuation. Our diverse team of associates is highly skilled and experienced “consulting practitioners.” They have worked in our clients’ roles, understand their organizational dynamics, and are able to bring in multi-disciplinary expertise to solve problems applying a combination of frameworks and standards to provide services that utilize proven best practices. For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, please contact Stephanie Keelan, Client Services Specialist; email@example.com
Apptio is the leading independent provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) SaaS applications for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive Bill of IT™, and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio’s TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargeback, virtualization, cloud and other key technology initiatives. Global enterprise customers such as Bank of America, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, and Swiss Re rely on Apptio® products and services to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. For more information, visit www.apptio.com or the Apptio blog.
Cask Contact: Stephanie Keelan, Client Services Specialist; firstname.lastname@example.org
Apptio Contact: Sarah Vreugdenhil, Communications Manager; email@example.com