- HOW TO PREPARE RETURN ON INVESTMENT ASSESSMENTS TO JUSTIFY IT AND OTHER PROGRAMS
By JAVIER F. KUONG and MASP STAFF
Management is increasingly demanding that CIOs and IT personnel and anyone requesting capital investment funds justify their requests for IT and technology investments and expenditures. The slowdown in the world economy and the pressure to be more judicious in the use of precious limited resources for IT and other areas is forcing companies to measure the profitability of any new IT ventures and initiatives.
This drive is reflected in the current literature that frequently mentions ROI as a key factor in new technologies acquisition. CIOs, Executives and Information Technologists must actively become familiar with the terminology, methodologies and practices used to estimate the ROI of new ventures and in order to justify their new programs.
The days of justifying complex IT and other initiatives on the basis of It is a must for the company or it is required to remain a competitive will not be sufficient. Your proposals will be increasingly scrutinized by senior management and financial officers who are now pressed to watch over the bottom line when allocating funds and embarking on any new initiative, whether of a technology of or other nature.
This unique book provides you with the fundamentals and detailed practices for estimating the profitability of new ventures, projects or programs and enables you to arrive at and effectively present the ROI aspect of your new initiatives. The contents are explained in a simple manner for non-financial experts such as executives and technical staff who must become familiar withROI concepts since technology groups will increasingly be asked to articulate their proposals in ROI terms.
This book is a must for your practitioners bookshelf. The methodologies apply to any type of investment proposal.
CONTENTS ISBN 0-940706-61-X
1. WELL-MANAGED ORGANIZATIONS DEMAND A RETURN ON THEIR INVESTMENT ROI
Background and definitions and the need forROI assessment for any new venture or project. What are the soruces of tangible profits/savings or improvements come from to support the ROI? Is it an ROI for IT technology or for the key busines process impacted?
2. COMPONENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS IN ROI ESTIMATION
The key elements involved in ROI assessment are discussed including the value of considering both tangible and intangible benefits.
3. APPROACHES FOR DEVELOPING RETURN ON THE INVESTMENTThis chapter discusses the various approaches that have been used to justify projects and estimate the ROI, including, internal rate or return, rate of return, payout time, Rapid Economic Justification (RJE), Scenario method, etc., as well as their inherent advantages and limitations.
4. ROI METHODOLOGIES AND HOW TO APPLY THEM
The most commonly used methodologies for calculatingROI are described in detail.
5. ILLUSTRATION OF ROI ESTIMATION BY VARIOUS METHODS
This chapter illustrates in detail the use of the ROI methodologies with actual examples from the real world.
A. Literature References
B. Glossary of Terms
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HERE IS WHAT SOME EXPERTS COMMENT ABOUT ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT REFUSE TO ENGAGE IN ROI ASSESSMENTS TO JUSTIFY THEIR INVESTMENT INITIATIVES:
MASP also offers a practical worshop that guides you through actual examples to help you prepare your ROI using a case of current interest to you in your work. This two-day seminar is offered in several main cities in the US. It can be also conducted overseas in-house or in public offerings under sponsorship by companies or training inmstitutes. Click below for details.
"ROI - How To Justify Information Technology (IT) and Other Programs Via ROI" - Course IT-77
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