Return on investment (ROI) analysis is one of many ways to evaluate a proposed investment. It compares the gains anticipated from an investment against the cost of the investment. ROI is used to evaluate many types of corporate investments, from R&D projects to training programs to fixed asset purchases. The more complicated the investment, the more complicated the formula becomes.
Mercifully, calculating the ROI for a design system can be relatively easy and BIMSolutions can help you with that. The only hitch is that you need to consider the changes in user productivity during ramp-up. There will be an immediate dip in productivity as the users get up to speed on the new system. With time, productivity climbs back to where it was with the original system and levels off at a higher point as the new technology takes hold.