Gartner Market Guide for ITFM Tools

The ITFM tool market is growing. The added transparency of ITFM tools enables IT leaders in guiding purposeful communication on the right level. ITFM tools do not come without challenges, though:

The ever increasing speed in the digital era challenges the traditional modus operandi of IT organizations. Digital products and services must be developed in quick and iterative steps to match the speed of industries and ecosystems. This change in how we deliver value points out implications towards organizational structures, how we coordinate work, degrees of freedom, technological structures, such as the right degree of coupling and focused automation, and, last but not least, financial management structures.

In their 2020 article “Disrupting Traditional Approaches to Create a Resilient Innovation Funding Model” the analysts from Gartner focus on the tension between new ways of working and traditional financial management approaches.

Many potential buyers perceive the tools’ complexity and cost considerations as impediments.

Gartner 2020

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Our approach to complexity reduction draws on experience gained through decades of customer collaboration. Together, we identified the right level of abstraction to enable efficient and effective communication with a minimum of complexity. We consistenly reduce efforts of preparing required data and provide the right information on the right level. The resulting views are valued by IT and business and provide a common cornerstone for joint decision-making. Our continuous approach(1) provides access to financial figures in real-time and enables budgeting of lean and agile ways of working, such as in innovation initiatives or product management – all that without changing financial structures in SAP.

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