Cost benefit analysis of information systems: a survey of methodologies

Peter G. Sassone
1988 ACM SIGOIS Bulletin  
Cost justification has become one of the most important factors influencing the pace of January, 1988 business automation, particularly end user computing. The primary difficulty in cost justification is the evaluation of benefits. This paper identifies and discusses eight methodologies which have evolved to quantify the benefits of information systems. These are: decision analysis, cost displacement/avoidance, structural models, cost effectiveness analysis, breakeven analysis, subjective
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doi:10.1145/966861.45424 fatcat:nxozimofkjb7dlpftftmebmkcq