Gartner Research

Start Here: Know "Why" Before You Buy an ITFM Tool

Published: 11 June 2014

ID: G00263440

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan , Robert Naegle


Pressures on IT leaders to control IT spend continues to push IT leaders to search for a solution. Before rushing to purchase an IT financial management tool, first align to a vector of entry, identify the executive stakeholders or sponsors, define key objectives and scope technology.

Table Of Contents


  • Optimization Vector
    • Recommended Next Steps
  • Transparency Vector
    • Recommended Next Steps
  • Demand Management Vector
    • Recommended Next Steps
  • Compliance Vector
    • Recommended Next Steps
  • Summary

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