"The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of ActiveBatch on their organization. Forrester's aim is to clearly show all calculations and assumptions used in the analysis. Readers should use this study to better understand and communicate a business case for investing in ActiveBatch."
"ASCI selected Forrester for this project because of its industry expertise in IT operations management and Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) methodology. TEI not only measures costs and cost reduction (areas that are typically accounted for within IT) but also weighs the enabling value of a technology in increasing the effectiveness of overall business processes."
"For this study, Forrester employed four fundamental elements of TEI in modeling ActiveBatch:
- Cost and cost reduction
- Benefits to the entire organization
Given the increasing sophistication that enterprises have regarding cost analysis related to IT investments, Forrester's TEI methodology serves an extremely useful purpose by providing a complete picture of the total economic impact of purchase decisions."