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Advanced IT Economics Analysis and Modeling Services

Custom Business Value Modeling and Analysis 

HCR develops advanced economic analysis and models that are robust, easy-to-use, easy-to-understand, and thoroughly tested.  We also author high quality reports and white papers that clearly articulate research findings. HCR has extensive quantitative modeling/analysis experience and expertise. We have worked with leading research/tool vendors such as Alinean, IDC, Gartner, and Forrester. We have also assisted leading vendors such as Microsoft and Intel to assess, model, and communicate the business value of their products/services.  HCR has access to an extensive array of data sources to incorporate into models and analysis.

Financial Analysis and Modeling Services

Sample Deliverables

Firm Financial Performance Modeling

Initiative Portfolio Analysis
Initiative Portfolio Analysis

Business Value Models
Business Value Models/Tools

  • Quantitative economic analysis
  • Statistical analysis, data analysis, and visualization
  • Business process diagramming, modeling, measurement, and analysis
  • Advanced spreadsheet/Excel modeling
  • Review and synthesis of existing research (secondary research)
  • Scenario and sensitivity analysis, simulation, and optimization

Businesses Applications

HCR models and analysis have been used to help business in the following ways:

  • Decision-making support
  • Investment justifications (business cases)
  • Project portfolio management and prioritization
  • Competitive analysis
  • Balanced scorecards
  • Development of business cases
  • Development of sales tools (ROI calculators)

Data Sources

HCR has access to and utilizes a variety of data sources to support analysis and incorporate into models

  • Detailed financial data on over 2000 corporations
  • IT initiative cost and benefit evidence
  • Labor costs by industry and job type
  • User type mix by industry
  • Software licensing cost data
  • TCO (total cost of ownership) data
  • Key performance indicator (KPI) values

Recent analysis/modeling work examples:

  • Relationship between IT maturity and business performance (key performance indicators and financial performance)
  • Key business drivers of economic success
  • Feature-benefit analysis of various Microsoft products
  • Analysis of how and how much business intelligence capabilities impact business performance
  • Assessing the correlation between maturity levels (Microsoft's Infrastructure Optimization Maturity Model) and business value
  • Assessment of licensing options (e.g. Enterprise Agreement vs. Select Agreement) under various enterprise scenarios
  • Extensive analysis/modeling of the business value of a variety of IT initiatives



IT Project Business Case AnalysisIT Project ROI Analysis

Contact HCR for more information.