- Why Change?
CloudZero helps software-driven companies grow their margins. The combination of platform and services empowers engineering teams with the cost intelligence they need to connect technical decisions to business results.
For DNB and ISV customers, the AWS bill is usually a top driver of COGS and an important lever to improve margins. However, many of them do not have the visibility they need to make key business decisions, like where to invest optimization efforts or how they can make changes (e.g. pricing) to improve margin.
CloudZero helps ISV and DNB companies transform their spend into the cost dimensions that make sense for their business. Then, CloudZero makes cost intelligence easily accessible, explorable and relevant for each stakeholder, including engineering, finance, product, the c-suite, and more.
CloudZero is flexible and customizable, but the most common dimensions are: Unit cost, COGS versus R&D, cost per product, cost per feature, cost per customer, cost per dev team, and cost per environment. Other well-known SaaS companies are already tracking these kinds of metrics, but it’s resource intensive (generally requiring a team of engineers).
With CloudZero, customers can stop viewing their cloud spend in terms of “cost” and start to view it as an investment with ROI.
With business-relevant cost metrics, customers can focus optimization effort in the most impactful areas and make business decisions that maximize margins. For example, customers have used CloudZero’s cloud cost intelligence to change pricing, sunset a feature, double down on marketing for a particularly profitable aspect of their business, set guidelines for renewals of low-margin customers, and more.