Apptio is a Bellevue, Wash.-based company founded in 2007 that develops technology business management software as a service applications. In 2009, the company was the first investment for Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Apptio enterprise apps are designed to enable the assessment of IT service costs and communicate those costs to corporate leaders for planning, budgeting and forecasting purposes. The tools are designed to help CIOs run the technology departments as a business, tracking hardware, storage, cloud usage, applications, energy usage, cybersecurity, telecommunications, and reporting obligations. The company has approximately 325 customers, including small companies as well as corporations such as Bank of America, Metlife, Cisco, Microsoft, Starbucks, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Target, Xerox, Coca-Cola and DirecTV. In March 2014, Apptio opened offices in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and announced Australian mining company Orica and two Australian federal government departments as customers.