Determining the Return on Investment (ROI) for GIS can assist in securing support and funding for the project/program. Developing metrics to compare GIS implementation, operation, and maintenance costs with quantifiable benefits can be a daunting task. This workshop will present a method to accomplish this goal.
Lectures and Facilitated Discussion Topics
- Types of benefit cost studies
- What are we measuring?
- Categorizing the results
- Identifying and documenting costs
- Identifying and measuring benefits
- Putting it together
Intended Audience: IT Directors/Managers, GIS Managers, decision makers and operational personnel responsible for quantifying return on investment.
Prerequisites and Recommendations: Participants will need to bring a laptop computer with spreadsheet capabilities to participate in hands-on exercises.