Take back the keys to your kingdom
In conversations with companies that are attempting to deploy a chargeback solution, we're amazed at how they get trapped into using rudimentary products provided to them by a broad, strategic enterprise license agreement (ELA). Hardware vendors will often bundle-in products that are positioned as storage resource management (SRM), chargeback, or performance management/monitoring applications. While the intentions may be good and they typically end up on the ELA as a way for the vendor to sweeten the deal, the execution of these applications leaves customers frustrated. In most cases, these applications have been cobbled together by the vendor from a variety of acquisitions and they often require significant backend resources to operate.