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Shared Cost Management

Introduction

Every organization has shared IT costs, and these span multiple business departments. As organizations increase their adoption of public cloud resources, it becomes increasingly difficult to assign shared cloud resources to specific business owners, to understand how to properly and fairly allocate costs, and to actually forecast future business unit budgets.

Sample Implementation

Common Approaches

There are typically three ways to split up shared costs:

  • Proportional Based on relative percentage of direct costs
  • Even split Split total amount evenly across targets
  • Fixed User-defined coefficient (the sum of coefficients needs to be 100%)

Maturity Examples

How to get started and what great looks like.

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