Rational Focal Point: The bottom line
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The bottom line. It seems that is what everyone is interested in. It makes sense though… would you want to spend 85% of your IT budget, or 50%? One company was able to cut their IT maintenance budget to 50%, allowing them to shift the extra funds to innovation. They also reduced the number of applications supported by 45%. With Rational Focal Point, you can visualize the human and financial costs over time, and make objective decisions about where to invest for maximum ROI.
Whether you’re the person buying the software, or the person using the software, you’ll be interested in these four recently published articles to help you with the financial and time ROI for Rational Focal Point.
The Investment Analysis component in Rational Focal Point uses input-bounded estimates for costs and benefits to compute a distribution for net present value (NPV) of the project over its lifetime. From the NPV, it calculates other key values, including return on investment (ROI). See what formulas it uses and learn how it works.
Track project status through Rational Focal Point
Monitor projects tracked by other Rational applications by using the XPathValueFetcher business rule in Rational Focal Point to fetch key values, such as status and progress. You can configure the rule to run as a background batch process to periodically synchronize data from Rational Team Concert and Rational Requirement Composer.
Take snapshots of Investment Analysis data in IBM Rational Focal Point
You can use the version attribute in IBM Rational Focal Point to take snapshots of data, including data from the Investment Analysis component. This article explains how and provides an example of how to work with snapshots.
Skip starting over for each analysis by using Rational Focal Point 6.5.2 to create templates for reusing settings.