- Outsourcing can be an alternative to in-house data processing
- IT controlling serves as a decision-making aid
- Cost transparency through service- and product-oriented calculations
Do it yourself or have it done?
IT controlling gives answers
How do you find out what your in-house IT can handle, and whether it is better to do something yourself or to have it done?
The task: Operating your own data processing centre can pay off, but it is not necessarily the best solution. There are many interesting alternatives, as shown by the many - often very attractive - packages offered by external service providers. New models regularly appear under the umbrella of cloud computing. For example, services can be fully leased in the form of software-as-a-service (SaaS). As needed, individual services or even your full data processing needs can be outsourced. For optimal decision-making, the actual costs of each service must be precisely determined.
The solution: Using combined service- and product-oriented calculations in a straightforward model, a source-related cost transparency can be generated with relatively little effort for each individual service. For a source-based cost distribution, service-oriented calculations offer significant advantages over the process-oriented calculations that are often used. By implementing a suitable control model, benchmark statements for all IT-based services can be determined with a reasonable amount of outlay.
Important for outsourcing: IT compliance requirements are also a factor. We therefore verify all offers in terms of information security, availability, data storage and data protection. As part of the risk evaluation all aspects are included in the overall calculation. The result: all comparable figures for sound IT investment decisions are on the table.