Over 90% of IT decision makers find a business case valuable to validate their technology investments. For customers on their digital transformation journey, they specifically want to understand the projected ROI of AppDynamics APM.
We commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate “What is the business impact of AppDynamics APM?” In their newly released Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study, you’ll get insights into the cost savings and business value enterprises can realize with AppDynamics APM—and now that we are part of Cisco, how it can create additional advantage for customers also using Cisco technology.
Forrester interviewed and surveyed several customers who have used AppDynamics APM for years, across industries including healthcare, financial services, and retail.
Five key quantitative benefits emerged as representative of the companies who participated:
#1: IT Operations and Help Desk Time Savings
Faster root-cause identification with AppDynamics APM decreased mean-time-to-resolve by 65% for IT groups
IT groups were able to avoid time consuming war room triage sessions
Help desks received 30% fewer calls for support
Estimated IT savings: $2.8 million present value (PV) over three years
#2: End User Productivity Recovery
Business end users recovered an average of eight minutes of productivity per incident when uninterrupted by performance or outage issues
Estimated savings: ~$8.5 million over three years
#3: Development Reduction Savings
AppDynamics early detection capabilities allowed developers to spot issues at a code level and quickly fix errors before releasing work into production
Fewer test & debugging cycles were required even as environments became more complex
Estimated savings from cycle reduction: nearly $4 million across three years and 45%
#4: Time-to-Value Benefit of Faster Application Delivery
With accelerated application delivery, natively coded projects were released as much as four months (or half of original expectations) faster
Assuming an internal rate of return of 30%, an organization can net as much as $1.1 million PV over three years, excluding any application revenue generation
#5: Application Monitoring and Detection Tool Consolidation
Consolidation in tools with AppDynamics provided level of insights that enabled customers to reduce their stack by as much as 70%
Maintaining these tools typically cost 20% of the licensing (or production for internal tools)
Total combined value of tool rationalization: $3.6 million PV over three years
AppDynamics and Cisco: Better Together
The research also revealed benefits for customers that leverage AppDynamics together with Cisco. Forrester highlights: “With AppDynamics and Cisco, customers have a single view across their environment, with insightful visibility into both the software and now the hardware stack. Remediation is faster and customers become more proactive to avoid performance degradation.”
You can download Forrester’s exclusive study today to access the ROI data you need to make the business case for AppDynamics APM. I also invite you to join me for our live webinar featuring Forrester to learn more about APM trends, the TEI methodology, and AppDynamics + Cisco.