Internal cost allocation

Single point of truth for in-house billing of data center services

Who pays for which data center services?

The SmartCMDB automates the internal cost allocation for your IT services, products and resources and helps to identify potentials for cost optimization. Answer these questions without lengthy research:

  • Who uses which IT services and to what extent?
  • Which resources (e.g. servers, VMs, etc.) are required for this?
  • And which costs arise from that?

Assembly: Who generates which costs?

SmartCMDB brings together all the relevant data for the internal allocation of data center expenses. This makes it easy to automatically and transparently record the relative costs for IT resources and to assign them to the corresponding cost center.

AVAILABILITY: What resources are available?

All your IT resources, including cost information and associated lifecycle data, are stored as configuration items (CIs) in the SmartCMDB. This includes your local resources as well as any cloud services you use.

Application: What are the resources used for?

The relationship model of the SmartCMDB assigns the IT resources in use to specific services or packages. These can be requested and utilized by users, departments or subsidiaries. This can be facilitated via a digital service catalog, for instance.

ALLOCATION:Who uses your services?

Through the relationship model of the SmartCMDB, it is consequently documented at any time: Who uses a service. To what extent the service was used (e.g. quantity, duration, volume). And which IT resources are utilized for this purpose.

Internal cost allocation made easy

The SmartCMDB is your central tool for the real-time billing of all IT services. The flexible relationship model allows you to break down the proportionate costs in detail and assign them to the respective cost center. It doesn’t matter whether you provide the resources locally in your own data center or obtain them flexibly from the cloud.

Identify and leverage savings potential

The SmartCMDB helps you to identify potentials for cost optimization. For example, has an employee left the company so that licenses and hardware can be reassigned? Or can two servers be consolidated because they are currently under-utilized? With SmartCMDB, you can tell immediately.