Free RBC Excel ToolTM
The free RBC Excel tool can be downloaded from this site and it generates Cash flow, Payback, ROI, IRR, Cost-Benefit, and much more. Charts and tables together with outstanding design offer all aspects of information needed to take reliable decisions. The RBC method describes how you document the analysis systematically in the RBC Excel Tool. You link your calculation together with risk, source of information, dependencies, etc.
Reliable Business Case Excel Tool’s Impact & Follow-up report
The tool provides great support for follow-ups. You instantly know which of your benefits and cost underperform or overperform. You find in a table all benefits and all cost, and their impact on the results.
IF you start with a first quick PreAnalysis, you use the same table to decide what benefits and cost should be more throughfully considerated. Typically, a benefit or cost of high impact combined with an Assumed category would indicate importance to improve it. You combine the PreAnalysis with what is called a ImprovementPhase, the latter to focuse on what really improve the results. This means, you use your hours extreamly efficient; The PreAnalysis tells what is important, and the ImprovmentPhase focuses only on what is needed to make your case reliable.
Compare up to six alternatives to one another with the tool, and see the differences between e.g. options, or the best choice between different offered solutions. You can compare similar choices with e.g. alternative functions in IT solution, different maintenance, or ownership models. Or, you can compare different strategic alternatives, such as if your best choice is to improve your IT department, or to outsource it.
Expenditure screening full lifetime cost
Your decision considers capital expenses, operational expenses, business change expenses, internal and external expenses - all over a full lifecycle period. With suitable internal controlling, you can gain control over operational cost, staffing, sourcing, and investment strategies.
Systematic guideline how to turn business benefits into tangible value
Most business case analyses suffer from poor methodology, poor experience by the analyst, and poor policy support from the organisation. Additionally, the massive subjectivity in most analyses combined with these flaws multiplies the risk of failure. The Reliable Business Case method’s guidelines improve all this. You get guidelines how to estimate the value from benefits systematically.
You will find all benefits, both intangible and tangible, and you turn business benefits into money you know will occur for real. Your analysts or consultants will carry out the estimation in a systematic way and stakeholders and decision makers will know what figures they have in front of them.
Also applies to cost calculation
Similarly, the method gives guideline how to calculate the expenses and what performance indicators to be used. The image above shows how risky it is to compare a 'common unspecified ROI value' between different investments, projects, or analyses. The image shows the result difference if you do not have a defined calculation time span (two or three years) and if you if you include a certain operational expenditure or not. Simply, you can make whatever result you like to have most of the times you do a business case. And you cannot use or trust any other analysis and results, if you do not know what makes up the figures in detail.
In a benefits realisation context
The method offers a natural linkage to the benefits realisation, i.e. what happens after the IT system is implemented. If you have, or want to implement, a Benefits Realisation framework and process into your organisation, RBC method and RBC Excel ToolTM should be your choice to combine with that. The category concept drives the business case process further than usual toward benefits realisation.
More, in detail after detail, you find that RBC Method offer unique support and conformity to Benefits Management strategies, and if you today use PRINCE2, P3M3, or another program management concepts, Reliable Business Case will fit like a glove.
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