Chapter 9. Cost/Benefit Analysis/Return on Investment

  1. Bruce Douglas Director

Published Online: 1 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470985595.ch9

Achieving Business Success with GIS

Achieving Business Success with GIS

How to Cite

Douglas, B. (2008) Cost/Benefit Analysis/Return on Investment, in Achieving Business Success with GIS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470985595.ch9

Author Information

  1. Corporate GIS Consultants, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470727249

Online ISBN: 9780470985595



  • Cost/Benefit Analysis and Return on Investment calculation;
  • budget commitments-accountability and high-level approval;
  • Net Present Value (NPV);
  • issues and potential risks;
  • Data Capture and Conversion Costs


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Broad Costs

  • Broad Benefits

  • Broad Cost/Benefit Summary

  • Business Case

  • Conclusion