Technology business management specialist It’s Value joins Improven

14 July 2022 2 min. read
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It’s Value, a consulting firm specialised in technology business management, has joined Improven. The deal sees 15 consultants cross to the Dutch management consultancy.

“The collaboration with It’s Value fits in perfectly with our strategy to strengthen and expand our position in consulting services at the intersection of finance, IT and risk,” said Jan Bosman, Managing Partner of Improven.

Since its founding in 2009, It’s Value specialises in financial management for the IT division of organisation. The firm helps CIOs and senior IT leaders gain insight and control over their IT spending, a cost that has increased significantly in recent years due to the growing importance of topics such as digitisation, cloud and remote working.

Technology business management specialist It’s Value joins Improven

“We help organisations connect IT, Finance and Business to increase the added value of IT”, explained Peter van Loon, managing director of It’s Value.

“Our specialism lies in technology business management – a best practice IT cost management framework. Using this framework we help clients gain detailed transparency in technology costs. By linking IT expenditure to the business strategy, business investment decisions with a large IT component can be made more fact-based and with more confidence.”

Added insight can also lead to better use of resources. Take cloud as an example: having more insight into IT business requirements and spending can help companies save on their cloud migration and management costs, sometime up to 30%. Since this often involves large contracts with cloud service providers, It’s Value’s work in this field contributes to considerable savings.

“In the 70 projects that we’ve completed in the Netherlands, England and Belgium, we’ve helped our clients realise millions in savings,” said Van Loon.

For Improven, the bolt-on expands its capabilities aimed at the CFO and CIO – and everything in between. “We are strengthening our position in the field of IT-financial management, and are bringing on board a European leader in TPM software,” said Bosman.

Indeed, It’s Value is one of the more well-known implementation partners of APPTIO in the region. APPTIO provides a software as a service platform for technology business management, and ranks according to Gartner’s latest benchmark among the leaders in the segment. APPTIO is also the founder of the International Technology Business Management Council.

In addition, the deal – Improven’s second since its independence in 2016 but certainly not the last to be expected given its ambitious growth roadmap – will provide “interesting learning opportunities” for the now 150 (now 165) colleagues of the business. “The added functional expertise and the international character plus complexity of their projects will enrich the career opportunities of our team,” explained Bosman.