Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit


IT practitioners gathered from around the world in Grapevine, TX on September 18-21, 2016 for three days of IT-related presentations, roundtable discussions, clinics, and workshops.  These sessions were led by various industry authorities including Gartner analysts, industry experts, and senior business leaders.  There was a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge shared during this event.  As you know, Nicus Software is a leader in IT Financial Management (ITFM) so it’s no surprise that we were a premier sponsor at this year’s conference.  We appreciated the opportunity to meet, share battle scars, and discuss hot topics with other IT finance practitioners.

One of the highlights from the event was the session titled “A Practitioner’s Framework for IT Financial Management” co-presented by Rob Mischianti from Nicus Software and David DuBois from BJ’s Wholesale Club.  During the presentation, Rob and David shared their views on industry best practices by reviewing an ITFM framework that was developed by some of the best practitioners in the industry and provided a tactical roadmap for managing, executing, and maturing IT Finance operations.  The very applicable thoughts, knowledge, and experience shared during this presentation were invaluable to all who attended.  I especially appreciated the pragmatic and down-to-earth approach to the content of the discussion as well as the Q&A session that followed.  A huge thanks to Rob and David for a wonderfully insightful presentation that represented the heart and soul of Nicus Software so well!  Follow this link http://www.nicus.com/resources/detail/a-practitioners-framework-for-it-financial-management to learn more about the Nicus Software Practitioner’s Framework.

Nicus Software has helped companies around the world better manage their costs, particularly IT spend, for several years. More recently, we have been working hard to design and build more standardized modules within the M-PWR tool.  The result of this effort is the four standard M-PWR modules:  Planning (including Vendor Expense Management), Service Costing, Bill of IT, and Application TCO.  We were thrilled to share this more comprehensive and innovative approach to ITFM with so many of the conference attendees.  I’m very excited to think about the cutting-edge developments we will be sharing with conference attendees next year in Nashville, TN!

Until next time,

Kristie