New software allows consumption-based billing for IT services
Independent research has revealed 80% of IT executives are looking to improve how they chargeback IT services and better understand how business consumes IT resources delivered as web-based, virtualised or local applications.
The sponsors of the study, Centrix Software, also said three quarters of IT decision makers wanted the ability to better measure how users access applications.
The information was released to coincide with a version 4 upgrade of its Centrix WorkSpace application aggregation platform, which comes with some new chargeback and reporting options.
The new release introduces service metering and chargeback billing features that enable IT organisations to develop consumption-based pricing models for IT services.
Being able to meter application use is an important factor when it comes to planning application strategy and budgeting. It means organisations can begin to transition rigid, complex IT environments into dynamic utility-style services, the company said.
Lisa Hammond, CEO at Centrix Software said, “The number of ways in which IT can be delivered and consumed in the corporate environment is growing, leading to substantial usability challenges. In addition, business users seek a greater understanding of the cost of IT.”
Centrix WorkSpace is available on a subscription model at £10 per user per month inclusive of support and maintenance or as a perpetual license at £200 per user.