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Know the Why Before You Buy an ITFM Tool

Published: 01 February 2016

ID: G00294957

Analyst(s): Jim McGittigan , Robert Naegle


Pressures to proactively manage IT spend often send IT leaders rushing to purchase an IT financial management tool. They should first identify which of four drivers (optimization, transparency, IT demand management or compliance) best represents their situation to make a better tool selection.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the ITFM Tool Acquisition Drivers
  • Identify Specific Needs and Planning Deficiencies
    • Optimization
    • Transparency
    • IT Demand Management
    • Compliance
  • Create an ITFM Tool Strategy

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