CostLens for Showback/Chargeback models

Drive accountability for consumption of shared Technology costs to 'co-drive' reductions through Showback/Chargeback

Showback Chord diagram

Showback influences behaviour.
Behaviour drives reductions.

Shared Technology departments typically service multiple Business Units and Product lines. They deliver enormous cost efficiencies through amalgamation of contracts and centralisation of skillsets. They are designed to deliver the best unit cost economics but are not always in control of the overall costbase. Consider this,

unit cost x units count

In this scenario, it is critical to understand the cost levers that contribute to "unit costs" vs those that drive "No. of units".

Furthermore, it is often very common for only tangible aspects of the costbase such as people are visible - but a lot of intangibles such as infrastructure and shared platforms are beneath the surface.

CostLens helps optimise costs by automating a standards-aligned, consumption-based showback/chargeback model.

the challenges it solves

The current process of Showback reporting is manual and error prone
The challenges with Excel for Cost Modelling
A perception that
IT is expensive
Unable to articulate  efficiencies from
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Lack to articulate how Business drives costs
Difficult to gain buy-in for Transformation
Lack of understanding of indirect costs
Lack of reduce costs in line with
lower revenue
Product Profitability
Division-level bonuses

Automation that eliminates 80% of the manual effort

Automation of Showbck / Chargeback reports in multiple perspectives

The reports can be broken into the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of Services consumed to drive accountability.

Similarly, the fully loaded costs of Functional Groups drives accountability from the infrastructure layer.

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Automation of complex variance in terms your audience understand

Not only can you compare any two periods; but you can also express this variance in terms of familiar financial ledger dimensions such as cost-centre, legal entities, etc. Additionally, you can express this variance in terms familiar to your audience.

Automated Variance diagrams
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A pre-built Cost modelling engine aligned to industry-standards

An out-of-the-box engine with pre-defined cost algorithms that understands the cost domain - so simply uploaded your data and the system will do the rest.

Cost Domain model
Supply and Demand economics

If you are interested in expressing your costs in terms of Supply and Demand economics, talk to us

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Evaluate CostLens tailored to your role

for CIOs
for CIOs & Technology teams

seeking to control costs and demonstrate value

for CFOs
for CFOs & Finance teams

seeking automation of Cost Reports & Cost Modelling

for Strategy Consultants

seeking advance Cost Insights at speed

for ITSM Experts
for ITSM Experts

seeking to extend the value beyond Operations

or based on the function

Cost Transparency

Cost Transparency

of complex, digital, hybrid, multi-cloud cost structures


Showback & Chargeback

of shared, intangible costs

Cost Takeout

Cost Take-out

of complex, structural costs at speed

from the Amalytics Software Thought Leadership content

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The ‘true’ IT cost of servicing a Business Unit
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