VMware vRealize Business provides capabilities that allow users to gain greater visibility into financial aspects of their infrastructure and lets them optimize and improve these operations. vRealize Business provides service costing data, showback and chargeback capabilities and cost benchmarking against known public clouds.
vRealize Business Standard Edition has tight integration with vRealize Automation. vRealize Business Standard Edition appears as a tab, named as Business Management, in the vRealize Automation user interface shell. vRealize Business Standard Edition uses the common services of vRealize Automation such as SSO authentication and authorization.
The Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) component of vRealize Automation consumes the base rate APIs of vRealize Business Standard Edition to compute blueprint price of virtual machine.vRealize Business Standard Edition also has data integration with the IaaS component of vRealize Automation. You can define rules and categorize according to vRealize Automation hierarchy.
In addition to vRealize Business Standard, vRealize Suite also includes vRealize Business Advanced or Enterprise, depending on which edition of vRealize Suite you have purchased.
vRealize Business Advanced includes additional capabilities for IT Financial Management to allocate or translate IT costs to each IT business service. Capabilities include TCO analysis, identifying top spenders and consumers, analyzing efficiency rations, tracking actual versus planned spends and preparing a bill of IT services. This helps spot ongoing potential cost saving strategies, such as potential for virtualization, consolidation, retirement or refresh, SLA reduction, and tiering.
vRealize Business Enterprise includes additional service level management and vendor management capabilities to help customers better understand the trade-off between cost and quality and run IT more like a business.