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As you build your Cost Transparency project, you may find that you have unique needs not covered by our out-of-the-box solution. When you have costs that you need to allocate, but none of the ready-made components matches your needs, you have the option of creating your own custom model object manually.

 

To explore this idea, Creating Model Objects and Adding Manual Allocations R12 walks you through the process of creating a custom object and configuring an appropriate allocation. In this process, you’ll also learn an extremely valuable procedure: creating a branch.

 

NOTE: This course is a new addition to the Recognized TBMA learning plan, and is required for all learners working toward RTBMA certification.

If you are an RTBMA and have already completed your certification, you will also need to complete this course. You will see this course appear in your RTBMA Learning Plan on Learn@Apptio.com.

 

View the course here: Creating Model Objects and Adding Manual Allocations R12

 

Length: 60 minutes

 

Format: Backpack - a self-paced class that includes all the resources you need to complete the hands-on exercise. 

 

Audience: TBMAs

 

Prerequisites: None - However, this course is designed to be completed in sequence following Installing and Configuring Cost Transparency Foundation R12 and Creating Model Reports and Under- and Overallocations in the RTBMA track. If you are a returning learner who previously completed the RTBMA learning plan, you can practice this exercise in your own project environment, or just review the materials.

Imagine that there is an application owner in your organization who wants to have a detailed view each month of exactly what costs are leading into that application. Perhaps they want to know which servers they're being charged for, or perhaps they want to understand their cost pools. The questions they ask at the end of each month vary, but they’re generally variations on the theme of “What are my costs?”

 

This application owner needs to be able to explore a detailed view of their costs each month. Model reports are made to solve just this kind of issue.

 

However, model reports are only as useful as they are accurate, so in this course you’ll also learn troubleshooting strategies that will help you resolve common errors that lead to underallocations (or “fallout”) and overallocations (counting dollars twice).

 

Creating Model Reports and Under- and Overallocations R12.6 presents key concepts and hands-on exercises from previous RTBMA courses in one consolidated and updated course.

 

View the course here: Creating Model Reports and Under- and Overallocations R12.6  

 

Length: 60 minutes

 

Format: Backpack - a self-paced class that includes all the resources you need to complete the hands-on exercise.

 

Audience: TBMAs

 

Prerequisites: Installing and Configuring Cost Transparency Foundation R12

When working through these courses on your journey to earning your RTBMA, there's no resource more valuable than the people who've done it. 

 

This is where we'd like you to share your experiences and start discussions with your fellow TBMAs. What was your "A-Ha!" moment when working through this class? Please share the moment it all clicked for you: you could be the catalyst for someone else's "A-Ha!" moment! You might even have some lingering questions - please share those as well, because the answer could be an "A-Ha!" moment for everyone! 

 

Your responses consistently floor us. Never is there a prouder moment than when the student surpasses the teacher. Your stories amaze us, and the number of times this happens on Community is simply overwhelming.


It is the Education Services team's hope that posting your story and reading those of others will leave you inspired. Are you ready?

Looking for "My 'A-Ha' Moment: Configuring Your Model and Allocations in R12"? Click here.

 

When working through these courses on your journey to earning your RTBMA, there's no resource more valuable than the people who've done it. 

 

This is where we'd like you to share your experiences and start discussions with your fellow TBMAs. What was your "A-Ha!" moment when working through this class? Please share the moment it all clicked for you: you could be the catalyst for someone else's "A-Ha!" moment! You might even have some lingering questions - please share those as well, because the answer could be an "A-Ha!" moment for everyone! 

 

Your responses consistently floor us. Never is there a prouder moment than when the student surpasses the teacher. Your stories amaze us, and the number of times this happens on Community is simply overwhelming.


It is the Education Services team's hope that posting your story and reading those of others will leave you inspired. Are you ready?

 

Want to empower your Business Unit leaders to track consumption and see their impact on bottom-line costs?

 

Configuring and Using CT Business Unit Reports is an introduction to the reports included in the component and a couple of the nuances of configuration.

 

The Cost Transparency Business Units component gives Business Unit leaders the insights they need to make proactive assessments. You’ll see reports that reveal detailed spend information for each Business Unit, including the ability to drill down to view the unit’s application and project spend. You can also see Business Unit spend by category, and what the BU is spending on each application and service it consumes.

 

Get to know the CT Business Units component – another way to maximize the value you get from Apptio.

 

Length: 5 minutes

 

Format: Self-Paced

 

Audience:

  • Reporting analysts with permission to create reports
  • TBMAs

 

 Related pages:

Install and configure the CT - Business Units component 

Business Units Module configuration