Example: Increase efficiency by 3 seconds for a given page.
# of Users: 500 Increase in Efficiency: 3 seconds / page (0.0008 hours)
Uses per Day: 50 times (Page access per day) Improvement Cost: 10,000
Annual Salary: 30,000 Expected Project Life: 3 years
Future Gain from Improvement = [500 x 50 x 230 x ( 30,000/1840 ) x 0.0008] * [(1+0.05)3 - 1]/0.05 - 10,000(1+0.05)3 = 224,861
Total Gain from Improvement = 224,861.25/(1+ 0.05)3 = 194,244
Annual Gain from Improvement = 194,244 / 3 = 64,748
Annual ROI = 64,748 / 10,000 = 6 : 1
Total ROI = 194,244 / 10,000 = 19 : 1
* Work year = 230 work days / year; 8 hours workday = 1840 hours / year
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