Gartner Research

Cost Model Options for IT Product Lines

Published: 21 June 2017

ID: G00347195

Analyst(s): CIO Research Team


In this research, we answer the question "What is the correct cost model for IT product lines?" There is no one correct cost model for IT product lines, as it depends on the objectives that the organization wants to achieve and its attitude toward cost accounting. The ultimate goal of any IT product line cost model is to provide relevant and impactful information for the consumers, so that they can manage their costs. IT should give business partners the latitude to determine the cost units that work for them.

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Defining the Cost Communication Mechanism

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