Nicus Software Adopts 6fusion kWAC Standard for IT Economic Efficiency; eBay Among Enterprise Users

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--6fusion, the company that helps organizations operate IT like a Utility, and Nicus Software, the leading IT Financial Management (ITFM) solution provider, announced today they have partnered to bring standardized utility economics to the ITFM industry. The alliance extends the functionality of Nicus M-PWR, allowing customers to drive higher efficiency and simplify management models using real-time consumption metrics, enabled by 6fusion’s patented Workload Allocation Cube (kWAC) technology. eBay’s Global IT Organization, an award winning leader in the field of ITFM is among the first Enterprise users.

“6fusion solves a growing problem for IT Finance and Operations”

Nicus M-PWR with 6fusion integration creates a common apples-to-apples language for IT Finance and Operations that provides the first truly consumption based comparison of IT spend. By combining 6fusion’s standardized kWAC (Workload Allocation Cube) meter data with Nicus M-PWR analytics and granular tracking, customers can achieve full IT economic transparency, and provide their internal clients with a more accurate means of cost allocation, a simpler Bill of IT, and an actionable IT efficiency score dashboard.

“Nicus Software is a recognized ITFM thought leader with a track record for delivering value,” said Rob Bissett, Head of Product Strategy at 6fusion. “When combined with 6fusion’s Utility approach, customers can identify actionable insights allowing more precision of planning and forecasting, benchmarking of costs (internal and external), and billing based on actual IT consumption.”

“6fusion solves a growing problem for IT Finance and Operations,” said Rob Mischianti, Vice President at Nicus Software. “IT should be managed and operated with the same financial precision as any other utility and our combined solution provides customers with simplified and actionable transparency.”

The partnership extends the work, and earlier announcement, of eBay and 6fusion who co-founded the Advisory Group for IT Economic Benchmarking. The Advisory Group, launched in late 2015, is chartered with creating standard benchmarks for IT Economics that will enable critical transparency and market insights among Enterprise organizations adopting a utility approach to IT Financial Intelligence.

Richard Donaldson, Director Infrastructure Management & Operations, eBay, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Group stated in regards to the alliance announcement “The goal of ITFM is accurate and cost effective stewardship of IT resources, but until now there’s never been a way to directly compare your efficiency. The combined 6fusion Nicus solution fills in the missing piece of the puzzle providing in-depth analytics and the industry's only true utility standard."

6fusion, Nicus Software, and eBay will be presenting at ITFM Week in Chicago, April 25-27. Schedule time with us on site, or to learn more about 6fusion, please visit or email Learn more about Nicus M-PWR by visiting or email

About 6fusion

6fusion empowers the world’s largest companies to buy, operate, and sell IT as a Utility, bridging the gap between the traditional silos of Finance, Technology, and Operations. Our technology enables data driven IT Infrastructure decision making based on real-time consumption metrics, and creates IT Financial Intelligence using the power of data standardization.

The foundation of 6fusion’s platform is the patented Workload Allocation Cube (kWAC). The kWAC is the vendor agnostic, market standard unit of measurement for IT. It works by comparing real-time utilization (workload) against a fixed baseline (allocation) spanning six vectors (cube)- CPU, Memory, Storage, Disk i/o, LAN i/o, and WAN i/o.

About Nicus Software

Nicus Software is the leading provider of IT Financial Management solutions. Our flagship software, M-PWR, provides a comprehensive set of tools that manage the entire lifecycle of IT spend, including IT Planning, Service Costing, Benchmarking, Bill of IT, Application TCO and Demand Management. All of which help analyze and manage the business of IT more effectively.


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