cost benefit analysis


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cost benefit analysis

A financial analysis which assesses whether an intervention’s cost is worth its putative benefit by measuring both in the same (usually monetary) units.
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Figure 38: Wind Repowering Market, The US, Cost Benefit Analysis, 2011 69
Whether a Call Center Manager or Technology Vendor marketing to the Call Center environment, Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) and Return On Investment (ROI) Analysis have become necessary elements of every technology buying decision and measurement of project success, especially in today's difficult economic times.
LCS also promotes the acceptance of PDM technology worldwide through the use of their two toolkits: The PDM System Evaluation Toolkit, the world's first widely accepted PDM software benchmarking tool, and The Cost Justification Toolkit, used by scores of companies for cost benefit analysis of their information technology solutions.