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Cost Profile

The Cost Profile tool summarises all of the costs by category and financial year.  Its a useful way to see how these costs vary year on year for each Scenario.  This is a very powerful tool for analysing and cross checking your cost base.  Switch scenarios to see the difference between them.  Costs are organised into one of several categories:

  • Cloud Infrastructure.  Storage and compute costs in public cloud along with platform services.
  • Facility.  Datacentre, power, office space and other costs.
  • Labour.  Internal and external labour and teams.
  • Licensing.  Software licensing and support/assurance.
  • Managed Services.  Costs for external management of applications or infrastructure.
  • Network.  Networking costs and charges including carriage services.
  • Other.  Miscellaneous costs.
  • SaaS Subscriptions.  Monthly or yearly software subscriptions.

Use this chart along with the Cashflow Model to properly understand the costs.  This provides a Financial Year based tally for each cost.  It provides the detail level costs you can see in the Financial Overview report.