Easy to use features and attractive visuals, report functionality lacking
January 22, 2022

Easy to use features and attractive visuals, report functionality lacking

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Cloudability

Overall Satisfaction with Apptio Cloudability

We use Apptio Cloudability primarily to aggregate and track ongoing cloud spending for Azure & AWS (and eventually Google Cloud). We also use it to forecast future spending, identify virtual instances that might be good candidates for reservations, notify us of possible spending anomalies, and review detailed spending when needed. We previously used Power BI but it wasn't scalable, updating old tag data was extremely slow, and it didn't easily connect to AWS data (or at least not as easy as it does to Azure data).
  • Changing historical tag data when things change through "Business Dimensions"
  • Amortizing one-time costs over a period of time, such as reservation purchases
  • Creating visuals is intuitive
  • TrueCost Explorer feature is responsive and very easy to use
  • Sharing filtered data through reports, dashboards, and visuals is easy
  • Responsive technical support and customer teams
  • Slow to implement larger Apptio functionality due to Cloudability not being a native Apptio application
  • While improvements have been made, feature parity across major clouds is still not there
  • For Azure, Rightsizing functionality has not been updated to take advantage of new memory metric monitoring
  • Challenging to share reports & visuals with those not registered to use Cloudability
  • Reports are very generic; basically just glorified tables
  • Cannot customize visuals (colors, text size, etc)
  • While I appreciate the "no-configuration required" nature of Anomaly Detection, it can generate a lot of false positives
  • User management is very generic and not integrated with Apptio platform very well
  • Provided leadership greater cost visibility into cloud spend, with more details
  • Leadership and customers can access their cloud data directly from the tool or have reports emailed to them
  • Easier to identify virtual machines to purchase reservations for
Easier to use than some other cloud cost management tools but I still wouldn't feel comfortable providing access to those with no Apptio Cloudability experience. The business Dimension feature is very intuitive compared to other tools I've used.
  • ApptioOne
While I don't use ApptioOne personally, being able to send our curated Apptio Cloudability cost data to Apptio for further reporting has been extremely useful.

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Compared to other cloud cost management tools I have tried in the past, Apptio Cloudability is the easiest to use and has the most attractive visuals. While it does not have full feature parity for the three major clouds, it does better than alternative tools. Maintaining historical tag accuracy through Business Dimension is also implemented very well. I don't personally find their optimization features very useful, especially in regards to Azure.