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Deconstructing a Report in R12 is now available! Jonathan Strauss, Customer Success Adviser, demonstrates a process by which TBMAs can answer the business stakeholder question, "From where does this report value come?" Beginning with the report, Jon shows how to work backwards towards the data, model and allocation strategies to contextualize the origin of numbers that appear on a report. 

 

In this course, Jonathan will:

  • Explain how to deconstruct a report to determine exactly where the numbers are coming from
  • Show you how to work backwards from the report to identify which data/models/allocations are building it's content
  • Increase your confidence in answering questions about reports in an accurate and defensible way
  • Enable you to build/strengthen stakeholder and end user buy-in and confidence

 

You will also learn several tips and tricks that will enhance your daily use of Apptio.

 

THIS RECORDING IS AVAILABLE IN APPTIO U!  Click  HERE to access the recorded session.

 

Length: 1 hour

Format: Self-paced  

Audience: RTBMA Candidates

Prerequisites: 

Cost Transparency Foundation is one of Apptio's most popular products for a reason - it's a powerful application that allows businesses to identify and communicate true IT spend and value. Though it certainly can seem like a complicated thing to learn, we got you covered. 

 

In this new course we ease you into the application with multimedia learning materials, clear & guided instructions in building your first project, and instructor help along the way. 

 

Installing and Configuring Cost Transparency Foundation R12 - formerly known as Data Management R12 - contains all the newest instructional videos, supplemental materials, instructor help through Lab Assists, but most importantly - a new, easy to follow, step by step guide that walks you through the whole process from opening the application for the first time to completing your first allocations up to the IT Resource Towers infrastructure layer. All in about 10 hours of your time. 

 

The Installing and Configuring Cost Transparency Foundation R12 course is laid out in an easy to view format, which makes navigating the course a simple task.

Already an experienced R12 user and just want to review some of the material? Easy.

Completely new to CT and having to go back to watch a video while working on your project? No problem.

 

View the course here: Installing and Configuring Cost Transparency Foundation R12

 

Length: Viewing the instructional materials and completing the hands on activity takes about 10 hours. 

 

Format: What we call a backpack - a self-paced course with instructional materials, student guide for completing an introductory project in Cost Transparency, and many more additional resources to help along the way. 

 

Audience: TBMAs

 

Prerequisites:  Introduction to Cost Transparency R12 course

26April_TBM-Talk-Icon.pngEpisode 8: Adding Calculated Columns to Reports

(Counting Your Mangoes)

 

In this episode Michael Moulsdale, helps you perfect your daily mango counting  by adding calculated columns to an Apptio report component. Along the way you'll learn: 

 

  • How to start creating formulas in a report table
  • How to perform calculations in a table
  • How to convert a calculated column into a perspective
  • How to customize your perspectives
  • Performance considerations when creating calculated coumns

 

ETBMAs may find this discussion helpful while preparing to take the 2018 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam (R12). 

 

Play TBM Talk Episode 8 

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Length: 13 minutes

 

Format: Audio and video Podcast

 

Audience: ETBMAs

 

Prerequisites: None

26April_TBM-Talk-Icon.pngEpisode 7: Unpivot and Flatten Hierarchy: From the UK to Ethiopia

 

In this episode Michael Moulsdale, discusses two transform pipeline steps that will help you alter the structure of your incoming data files. A few simple data sets is all it takes for Michael to demonstrate:

 

  • Unpivot function in the transform pipeline
  • Flatten Hierarchy in the transform pipeline

 

ETBMAs may find this discussion helpful while preparing to take the 2018 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam (R12). 

 

Play TBM Talk Episode 7

 

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Length: 13 minutes

 

Format: Audio and video Podcast

 

Audience: ETBMAs

 

Prerequisites: None

********************************************** Course Now Available on Community *******************************************

 

 

Apptio University is pleased to announce the release of the IT Benchmarking Learning Plan. These courses will allow you to dive deeper into configuring and using IT Benchmarking to compare, investigate, and track actuals against benchmarks. In these self-paced courses you will explore:

 

How to Configure Interactive Benchmarking:

  • Auto Upload Actuals from Cost Transparency
  • Manually Input or Override Actuals
  • Overview of non-US Currencies
  • Using non-US Currencies

 

How to Configure Benchmarking in Cost Transparency:

  • Download Benchmarks from Interactive Benchmarking
  • Upload Benchmarking
  • Map Cost Pools
  • Map Towers
  • Map Sub-towers
  • Map Units of Measure

 

How to Use IT Benchmarking:

  • To Compare Industry Benchmarks
  • To Compare IT OpEx Benchmarks
  • To Compare Infrastructure Benchmarks
  • To Investigate Infrastructure Benchmarks
  • To Track Progress Against Infrastructure Benchmarks

 

Length: 65 minutes

 

Format: Self-paced 

 

Prerequisites: None

Recognition Title: Upon completion of the IT Benchmarking courses and assessment, you will be awarded the IT Benchmarking badge. 

 

Special thanks to Julianne Maila, Venky Krishnan, and Michael Epstein who served as subject matter experts and guest instructors for this series.  

26April_TBM-Talk-Icon.pngEpisode 6: Keys are the Keys to Apptio

 

In this episode David Ahn, discusses the use of keys in your Apptio model. In this brief audio only podcast, David talks about the following: 

 

  • Allocating the right level of granularity is a process that requires planning and analyzing your data
  • What to watch out for when configuring the keys between your sending and receiving objects

 

We field a lot of questions about the concept of granularity in the model and offer another TBMTalk devoted to the topic of granularity because of the many questions we receive. David's discussion provides additional strategic and technical depth into configuring the granularity of keys that we hope you find useful. 

ETBMAs may find this discussion helpful while preparing to take the 2018 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam (R12). 

 

Play TBM Talk Episode 6

 

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Length: 14 minutes

 

Format: Audio  Podcast

 

Audience: ETBMAs

 

Prerequisites: None

26April_TBM-Talk-Icon.pngEpisode 5: Allocation Granularity

 

In this episode @Michael Moulsdale, discusses granularity in your Apptio model. With a complete willingness to share and simplify all things Apptio, Michael takes time to help you understand:

 

  • Allocation granularity
  • Difference between one to one and many to one cardinality and how this influences performance
  • Solutions to get your dollars flowing the way you want them to flow

 

ETBMAs may find this discussion helpful while preparing to take the 2018 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam (R12). 

 

Play TBM Talk Episode 5

 

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Length: 18 minutes

 

Format: Audio and video Podcast

 

Audience: ETBMAs

 

Prerequisites: None

26April_TBM-Talk-Icon.pngEpisode 4: SumIf in Apptio

 

In this episode, David Ahn, discusses the formula function SumIf. David's technical abilities are well respected at Apptio and we are pleased that he took time to share his knowledge about:

 

  • The primary purpose of SumIf
  • Best practice of  SumIf and LookupEx relationship
  • Specific example of Fixed Assets -  splitting one asset into multiple towers for reporting granularity
  • Validating and documenting your use of SumIf and LookupEx 

ETBMAs may find this discussion helpful while preparing to take the 2018 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam (R12). 

Play TBM Talk Episode 4

Music by http://www.bensound.com

 

Length: 8 minutes

 

Format: Audio Podcast

 

Audience: ETBMAs

 

Prerequisites: None

 

Let us know what you think! Add a comment and tell us what other topics you'd like to see featured on TBM Talk.

Welcome! This page has been created for individuals who have completed the IT Benchmarking course. Once you complete the course, share how you will use the skills learned. 

 

It is Education Services' hope that posting your story and reading those of others will leave you inspired. In the comment section below share how you will use IT Benchmarking.

 

Select below. 

Debbie Hagen

How YOU Inspire Apptio U!

Posted by Debbie Hagen Employee Feb 28, 2018

#TbmFrameworkDudeChallenge

 Our Apptio Users inspire us every day… we’re constantly amazed at how you solve problems, help your users and peers. We also love how you come up with great ways to communicate the value of Apptio and TBM.

Jairus Green, one of our Elite TBMAs is a great example of how TBMAs inspire our team. 

 

Meet TBM Framework Dude….

legomanFrameworkDude

 Jairus designed TBM Framework Dude as a mnemonic to help him remember how to describe the TBM Framework to his users.  We loved TBM Framework Dude so much, we invited Jairus to join us for an outing to the Lego store to build our own Framework Dude.

Check out the video of our TBM Framework Dude challenge.  Keep an eye on Community… you’ll be seeing more of him.

#TbmFrameworkDudeChallenge

 

You've been waiting for it...

and now it's here!

As a current Elite '17 TBMA, the ETBMA 2018 upgrade plans allow you to demonstrate and validate your experience and knowledge while bringing your ETBMA status up to current 2018 standards.

 

Find out all about ETBMA 2018 here:

ETBMA 2018 is here! Are you up for the challenge?  

 

Two paths are available:

 

R11 to R11

In this path you will update your current Elite '17 TBMA R11 status to Elite '18 TBMA R11 status by:

  • Successfully completing the R11 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam
  • Creating an ETBMA Case Study

 

R11 to R12

In this path you will update your current Elite '17 TBMA in R11 status to Elite '18 TBMA in R12 status by:

  • Taking the R12 for R11 Experts Program
  • Gaining Community Points
  • Successfully completing the Recognized '18 TBMA for R12 program
  • Taking all ETBMA R12 2018 Courses
  • Successfully completing the R11 Advanced Scenario Hands-on Exam
  • Creating an ETBMA Case Study

 

Important!

As an ETBMA, you stand for something important, and your activity is most valuable when shared with the most people. To this point, you may have noticed there is no longer an ETBMA user group. This is because everyone should have the opportunity to benefit from your greatness! Keep sharing your knowledge with the entire Apptio Community.

Hi Folks,

I've recently had a couple questions from folks about the best way to submit a feature request that you'd like to see in the product.  So I thought rather than answer it several times, I'd write a blog post. Before I start I want to set expectations that I can't promise if or when your request will get added, but the first step is to get it into the request list so that engineering can look at it to see if it's feasible and beneficial to many people. 

 

The first step should be to go to the Product Central page for the product for which you have the idea.  For some of the products, such as ITPF, there is an area where you can submit feature requests and review current requests under consideration.  Scroll down the project page to find it. 

 

However not all products, CT for example, have a feature request area on Community.  To submit a feature request for CT, you would log in to Support.apptio.com and click the "Have an Idea" option.

 

Next click the "Have and Idea for Other Apptio Products - Submit an Idea" option.  

 

Just fill in the blanks and you're done.  Be as specific as possible in your description.  Specify the product in the drop down and your description should include the scenario where you'd want the new feature to be available or happen and it should also include a "How will I know when it's working/done".   

 

I hope this helps!

 

Cheers,
deb

 

Are you the expert in TBM Studio R11 today and wondering how those skills will transfer to R12? Check out a course designed just for you! We are pleased to bring you R12 for R11 Experts, a self-paced learning experience to prepare you for your transition to Apptio R12!  

 

Start on your path to become a R12 expert, learn what is new and different in R12, watch an informative webinar, and assess your R12 skills. 

 

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the new capabilities of Data Studio, Model Studio, and Report Studio 
  • Recognize and utilize the new features of TBM Studio
  • Confirm your knowledge and understanding of Apptio TBM Studio

 

 

Watch the welcome video to learn how to navigate the course!

 

Length: 2 hours

 

Format: Self-paced

 

Prerequisite: none

 

Audience:
• TBMAs

 

Special thanks to Libby Christensen for her guidance and contribution to the development of this course.  

Reporting 3 in R11 is now delivered to you in a self-paced format. Now you can choose the right time for you to learn how to configure global slicers, dynamic HTML and nested groups.

 

Your instructor, Debbie Hagen, provides detailed instruction in three sessions. In Session #1 she demonstrates how to insert and configure global slicers. You'll feel confident in how to create this type of report filter that applies across all reports in all projects. Session #2 is a tutorial on how to create dynamic HTML components that will automatically update based on the conditions and triggers you pre-configure. Session 3 prepares you to insert nested groups on your reports that will allow you to control the behavior of specific report components. 

 

You will also learn several tips and tricks that will enhance your daily use of Apptio.

 

Length: 1 hour

Format: Self-paced  

Audience: Elite TBMA Candidates

Prerequisites: CTF - Reporting 1 and CTF - Reporting 2

 

Hello future ETBMAs,

Just wanted to let everyone know that there is an R11 Troubleshooting course on the schedule next Monday and Tuesday (Jan 21,22) from 11am to 1pm PST.  If you've been waiting to take this course, now is a good opportunity.  There is plenty of space in the class. 

 

Just go to Apptiou to register.

 

Cheers,

Deb