vRealize Business (formerly IT Business Management Suite)

VMware vRealize Business is available as a part of VMware vCloud Suite and vRealize Suite. vRealize Business is also available as a standalone product in two editions - Advanced and Enterprise.

vCloud Suite Advanced/Enterprise vRealize Suite Advanced
vRealize Business Advanced
vRealize Suite Enterprise
vRealize Business Enterprise
Cloud Business Management Capabilities
Virtual Infrastructure Costing, Usage Metering, and Consumption Reporting Yes Yes Yes
Virtual Machines Hierarchy Management Yes Yes Yes
Public Cloud Usage Costing and Management   Yes Yes
IT Financial Management Capabilities
Integration with other VMware offerings and 3rd party offerings Yes Yes
Financial Management for Full IT Service Layers including Costing, Planning, Budgeting, Showback, and Chargeback Yes Yes
Service Level Management for Full IT Service Layers Yes
Delivery Model
On-Premises Yes Yes Yes
SaaS 1,2 Yes Yes
License Model
Perpetual Yes Yes Yes
Subscription   Yes Yes

1  For Standalone vRealize Business Advanced and Enterprise only
2  Cloud Business Management capabilities are only available as an on-premises offering

vRealize Business Advanced

Automate the processes required to provide cost transparency into the business of IT with the advanced edition for IT Finance teams. With comprehensive IT Financial Management capabilities, the Advanced edition provides full IT costing, IT demand management, IT forecasting and planning, IT showback, IT chargeback, what-if scenarios and IT cost optimization. It also supports the display, comparison and what-if analysis using VMware IT Benchmarking data so you can model existing cost advantages and future cost savings.

vRealize Business Enterprise

Gain transparency and complete control over all IT costs, services and quality with the Enterprise edition for CIOs and IT executives. In addition to Business Management for Cloud and IT Financial Management capabilities, IT Service Level Management and Vendor Management capabilities enable you to set, track, report and analyze IT performance and value measures for all your services, vendors and customers, as well as perform root cause and business impact analysis.

Advantages of Software-as-a-Service Option

With SaaS, there is no software installation, no IT administration, no hardware to buy and no hosting packages to purchase. VMware vRealize Business provides the fastest time to value, the lowest total cost of ownership and the least risk while providing the richest and most robust functionality.

  • Low upgrade maintenance and administration costs – We provide out-of-the-box, no-hassle value for all of your multiple lines of business that may be geographically and/or legally distributed.
  • Proven expertise – We offered the industry's first solution for IT financial management and you will benefit from our years of experience delivering value.
  • Industry-leading reliability – We consistently over-deliver on our availability SLAs, so you can access your IT financial information and process automation when and where you need it.
  • Advanced security – We run in a SAS 70 Type II data center with HTTPS web access; vulnerability testing; intrusion detection; and physical, network, application, data and operating system-level security.
  • High performance – We understand that automation needs to save time. We deliver fast, end-user response times so your users are more productive.
  • Integration with existing systems – We connect you to your existing financial and operational systems, including general ledger, systems management and spreadsheets.
  • Unlimited scalability – Global organizations use our technology to manage thousands of IT assets and services. Our platform is built to scale and support your growth.

Advantages of On-Premises Option

If you want or need vRealize Business capabilities on-premises, look no further. You'll get the same architecture, benefits, scalability, integration and performance benefits subject to your operating environment. We'll help you scope everything to ensure it meets your needs.