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NTP Software Introduces NTP Software Storage Billing System™

IT can now charge back for enterprise storage usage

NTP Software, the worldwide leader in the management and control of unstructured data, announced the availability of its NTP Software Storage Billing System. NTP Software Storage Billing System will enable information technology (IT) professionals to charge back for storage consumption.

NTP Software Storage Billing System provides greater storage cost awareness across the enterprise by allowing IT management to allocate storage consumption cost according to usage. Easily integrating with standard financial systems, NTP Software Storage Billing System offers ease of implementation and flexibility to tailor to each organization’s needs without impacting the storage platform.

“By providing the functionality to help enterprises treat storage as a service, NTP Software Storage Billing System lets the accounting and finance departments define per user or department cost, as with any other internally shared service, and thereby shape how it is used” said Bruce Backa, CEO, NTP Software.

NTP Software Storage Billing System features the following benefits, including:

Departmental Charge Back — Allows client charge back on a per department basis
Choice of billing period — Administrators can set storage billing periods for either a standard twelve calendar month billing or use a customizable thirteen month financial calendar
Flexible configuration — Assign rates by department to generate separate bills for all departments within the organization
Billing flexibility — Choose between summary and detailed billing reports to get storage amounts and costs per user assigned within each department
Storage Billing System also works with NTP Software QFS™ to base billing on quota usage or over quota usage. This allows enterprises to take into consideration overdraft on regular storage allotment and offers departments incentives to pre-reserve allocated storage.

“Providing chargeback functionality lets IT speak clearly and accurately about the user’s storage consumption,” continued Backa. “With NTP Software Storage Billing System, accounting departments can use charge back as a lever to ensure that users are not abusing the storage network, which as we all know, is not free. By aligning costs with storage allocation, the Storage Billing System technology provides greater insight into an enterprise’s internal cost accounting structure to recoup the cost of storage from internal departments.”

NTP Software Storage Billing System is available with NetApp® editions and every other major storage platform including NAS, RAID, DAS, and SAN.

NTP Software Storage Billing system is currently available starting at an introductory price of $1095 per server license.

About NTP Software
Founded in 1994, NTP Software is the worldwide leader in user-focused, policy-based storage management. We create platform-independent products that enable companies to automatically control the compliance, access, quotas, content, and lifespan of their users’ stored files. NTP Software solutions also gather the analysis and planning data necessary for both short-term and long-term decision making, providing everything necessary to actively control all aspects of a user’s relationship with local and shared storage. NTP Software is based in Nashua, NH, and is privately held. NTP Software is located on the web at http://www.ntpsoftware.com/, and can be reached at (800) 226-2755 FREE or (603) 622-4400 FREE, or via email at info@ntpsoftware.com.

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