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Magic Orange is an innovative cost transparency application & framework that helps companies understand, control and optimise their Costs.

Benefits

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See The True Cost Of Your It Spend


Connect your IT cost and consumption to the solutions delivered to the business.


Transform Expenses To Investments


Forecast and compare expenses to know which investments will help you reach your goals.


Put Your Business In Overdrive


Turn IT into a growth engine for your organization’s biggest goals.

What We Solve

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Cost Transparency

Achieve control of your IT financials, enhance credibility with your business management by providing clear, easy to read Service based financial information. The starting point for fully optimised costs.

What is cost transparency?


Cost Transparency is a critical and proven discipline that enables enterprises to understand and therefore make better fact based decisions around IT. i.e. reduce, decommission, reallocate, standardise, improve utilisation or consolidate IT costs and assets.

Why Should I Care?

The potential savings that cost transparency brings are substantial:

According to Gartner there are significant savings to be had in almost every area of IT and by introducing Cost Transparency savings of between 10 and 15% can be realised in the short to medium term.


"By making these costs transparent, the IT organisation can fundamentally change the way business units consume IT resources, drive down total enterprise IT costs and focus on IT spending that delivers real business value." – McKinsey & Company.

For whom we solve IT

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CFO

Be seen as a business partner and not an overhead.


Understand and manage the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your IT products and services


Be clearly able to show your IT spend and future requirements

CEO

Understand your IT spend


Predict future IT spend


Find opportunities to run IT more effectively


CFO


Be seen as a business partner and not an overhead.


Understand and manage the total cost of ownership (TCO) of your IT products and services


Be clearly able to show your IT spend and future requirements

CIO

Understand your IT spend


Understand who are your top IT consumer and how to influence their consumption


Get clear IT cost estimates on projects.

How We Solve It

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Magic Orange is a powerful software tool that provides valuable insights into your IT Spend which will drive down your costs and improve efficiency. Using our proprietary pricing engine you will be able to automatically calculate an accurate price and TCO for your IT Product and Service portfolio.

Simple, Fast and Accurate

The challenge with most Cost Transparency initiatives is that they are extremely complicated and time consuming to implement and seldom arrive at a repeatable and accurate Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of products and services. Other initiatives rely on a multitude of complex spreadsheets to calculate a TCO. The easy to use Magic Orange Framework and Application will integrate data from existing data sources, pull in disparate data sets and create a repeatable, robust and accurate TCO solution.

Provides Actionable Business Information

Magic Orange allows you to understand eaach constituent element of the TCO, and its contribution to cost, so that it is possible to identify the impacts of specific changes on these costs. Instead of being overwhelmed by data, you end up being empowered.

Scenario Analysis

Magic Orange Dashboards and Analysis toolset allow business users to benchmark their current cost environment against budgets, forecasts, historical data and any number of what--‐if scenarios. So business users can now make meaningful decisions over tactical and strategic initiatives.

Scalable and top tier Analytical Tools

The Magic Orange solution is highly scalable, which means that it is suitable for use in any size organisation. It can easily handle vast volumes of data and process vast data sets in minutes. It also utilises Gartner best of class analytical tools to present data in a graphical and meaningful way to help companies make better decisions.

Solving the "Unsolvable"

In the complex world of technology pricing shared products and services accurately is very difficult. The Magic Orange algorithm solves this problem and delivers an accurate and complete view of the internal pricing of shared services. Through this we remove the individual complexities of IT costing between finance, IT and business and make transforming an unnecessary admin nightmare into a profitable, time saving business asset.

What We Look Like

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Who We Are

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Founders

Matthew Mottram

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew is focused on delivering quality projects and solutions to our clients on-time and on-budget. He is driven to build a company where employees are proud to be part of the team, and can deliver value to our clients. Prior to founding Magic Orange, Matt worked within the financial services sector in the United Kingdom delivering value based solutions to the likes of Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, UBS and RBS.

  • Greg Guye – Chief Executive Officer
  • Matthew Mottram – Chief Operating Officer
  • Jeremy Hurter CA(SA) – Chief Finance Officer

Greg Guye

Chief Executive Officer

Greg is skilled in creating organizational value through the delivery of innovative Business Intelligence (BI) and performance based solutions. Prior to founding Magic Orange, Greg worked at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse focusing on the Finance and IT domain. Greg’s areas of expertise stretch into IT and Finance and include: Financial & Management Accounting, Solutions Architecture, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, ICT Outsourcing, Activity Based Costing, Chargeback, Cost Transparency, IT Financial Management (ITFM) & Technology Business Management (TBM).

Matthew Mottram

Chief Operating Officer

Matthew is focused on delivering quality projects and solutions to our clients on-time and on-budget. He is driven to build a company where employees are proud to be part of the team, and can deliver value to our clients. Prior to founding Magic Orange, Matt worked within the financial services sector in the United Kingdom delivering value based solutions to the likes of Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, UBS and RBS.

Jeremy Hurter

CA(SA) - Chief Finance Officer

Jeremy loves data and delivering simple, easy to use business intelligence solutions. Since joining the Magic Orange team he has become obsessed with creating data models which can handle large volumes of data and still deliver lightning-speed responses. His current interests are User Experience (UX) design and how it applies to Cost transparency. As a qualified chartered accountant he finds his experience as a CFO is invaluable in developing solutions which are relevant to all business users.

Channel Partners

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Channel Partners

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Success Stories

Financial Institute

Following a highly successful proof of Concept of the Magic Orange (MO) Cost Transparency Solution (MO Solution) at a (Big4) Financial Institution in March 2015, MO began implementing its MO Solution in May 2015. The scope of the implementation was significant and included providing cost transparency insights on the FI’s full tech costs portfolio including all IT infrastructure, software, manpower costs as well as funding and property charges. In addition, the scope covered actual data for both 2014 and 2015 and 3 different budgets for over 20 tech divisions.

Following a highly successful proof of Concept of the Magic Orange (MO) Cost Transparency Solution (MO Solution) at a (Big4) Financial Institution in March 2015, MO began implementing its MO Solution in May 2015. The scope of the implementation was significant and included providing cost transparency insights on the FI’s full tech costs portfolio including all IT infrastructure, software, manpower costs as well as funding and property charges. In addition, the scope covered actual data for both 2014 and 2015 and 3 different budgets for over 20 tech divisions.

Starting in May 2015, the client staff gathered the financial and cost driver data from the various divisions, and together with MO staff, produced the easy to use data templates that were loaded into the MO Solution. Insights into first major division were completed in June 2015 with all divisions completed and consolidated by December 2015.

As divisions were loaded into the MO Solution, tech owners were provided with fully loaded Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) metrics for their respective applications, products and services and detailed Bills of IT were distributed to business consumers of IT. Positive outcomes were immediately realised; misallocations of costs were quickly spotted and corrected, assets requiring decommissioning, optimising or rationalising were identified. IT owners were more aware of the cost drivers in their portfolio and found it easier to defend their costs and furthermore knew how to configure their services to drive down costs. Business owners finally understood the drivers and composition of their tech charges and knew which levers to pull to reduce their IT Bill. In addition senior management found it easy to see if the IT budget was aligned to the tech business strategy in terms of having the correct composition of run versus change initiatives. Such is the success and trust in the MO CT Solution, that in 2016 the MO Cost Transparency Solution will be the single source for the IT cost recovery journals to the client business.

While we are only at the beginning of this journey with this particular FI, we are excited that we will be supporting them further in 2016 on a Managed Services basis and look forward to refining their Cost Transparency model further.

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