This toolkit enables development of business cases for IT projects (© 2006-2011, Hall Consulting & Research LLC, All Rights Reserved. www.hallcr.com)
It helps organizations to assess, quantify, and communicate the costs, benefits, business value, and ROI of most types of enterprise-scale technology-based initiatives. It also helps to assess the organization’s current (as-is) and expected (to-be) IT spending (TCO) levels and the solution’s impact on a variety of key performance indicators (KPIs). It produces business case reports that can be presented to decision-makers.
The tool estimates the costs required to implement the new capabilities/solution, including hardware, software, IT labor, services, and user labor. It simulates benefits (user productivity, IT TCO savings, business cost savings, revenue growth, and KPI improvements) enabled by the solutions selected. It supports both rapid (30 minute) and highly detailed assessments. The tool uses robust industry best-practice methods and extensive research to assist the organization in rapidly assessing the costs and benefits of investing in the IT initiative. However, this tool cannot accurately/credibly estimate costs/benefits without review, validation, and adjustment of key data inputs. These inputs should be customized to each particular organization and scenario.
The toolkit is powered by (hosted on) the AnalysisPlace.com platform and was developed by Hall Consulting & Research LLC (http://hallcr.com).
This toolkit can be used as a standard corporate business case template. It can also be used by consultants and technology vendors to articulate the business value of their products and solutions. Basic registration (UserName, e-mail, password) at AnalysisPlace.com is required to use the tool. Registration credentials are required to log into the tool after being downloaded.
WiBe-TEAM comment: version 3.0 of the toolkit is an interesting approach, we like it. Compared to the WiBe Framework it is less structured when looking at the aggregation of data and less flexible when looking at the table of criteria which can or should be assessed. Nevertheless as long as the WiBe software tool is not available in an English language version you might very well use this tool for an early assessment of ICT projects. A more comprehensive assessment, based on your own data, will have you return to the WiBe Framework.
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