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Type of item: Computing Science Technical Report

Computing science technical report ID: TR06-20

Language: English

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Description: Technical report TR06-20. Economic models are critical for business success because they can be used to determine the costs and benefits associated with making a business decision. As the economy moves away from traditional goods and towards delivering services, the need for an accurate economic model for evaluating software-development decisions of service-delivering businesses is paramount. More specifically, the research problem is to develop an economic model for the development, maintenance, and evo- lution of software systems in support of B2C services. In this paper, we describe our work on an initial economics-modeling framework for ap- plications, following the service-oriented architecture style. We present methods for calculating both the cost of developing a new service and the value generated by introducing the service to the market. The con- junction of these two concepts enables the estimation of a business-s ROI when new software development is required to deliver a new service. An example study demonstrates the concepts described herein.

Date created: 2006

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3086368P

License information: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

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Autor: Tansey, Brendan Stroulia, Eleni

Fuente: https://era.library.ualberta.ca/


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Towards an Economics Model for Software Development in Support of B2C Services Brendan Tansey1 and Eleni Stroulia1 Computer Science Department, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E8, Canada {tansey,stroulia}@cs.ualberta.ca Abstract.
Economic models are critical for business success because they can be used to determine the costs and benefits associated with making a business decision.
As the economy moves away from traditional goods and towards delivering services, the need for an accurate economic model for evaluating software-development decisions of service-delivering businesses is paramount.
More specifically, the research problem is to develop an economic model for the development, maintenance, and evolution of software systems in support of B2C services.
In this paper, we describe our work on an initial economics-modeling framework for applications, following the service-oriented architecture style.
We present methods for calculating both the cost of developing a new service and the value generated by introducing the service to the market.
The conjunction of these two concepts enables the estimation of a business’s ROI when new software development is required to deliver a new service.
An example study demonstrates the concepts described herein. 1 Introduction The primary goal of any business is to make money [23].
To that end, the business must plan its future actions based on all relevant information.
If this information is not readily available, it may potentially be inferred or predicted based on models.
Among the most important models used for this purpose are economics models, which can help the company predict costs and revenues and can, in turn, predict the future financial state of the company.
Having the ability to make accurate financial predictions is crucial during certain points in the lifecycle of the company, such as during the inevitable phases of expansion; predicting the costs and benefits of various expansion options can help d...





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