How to Prepare Business Cases

An essential guide for accountants


  • Dan Remenyi, IT Consultant and Visiting Professor, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

This book guides accountants through the processes they need to understand to develop and present a high-risk business proposal with success. This compact guide outlines every issue surrounding a business case, from profit benefits and beyond. Will the proposal change the way the business operates, and how can these changes be predicted? What risks are involved, how can they be understood, and how can they be prevented? Who will manage the investment benefit delivery? How can technology be best used to make the venture work? All are explained succinctly and illustrated with case studies, check lists and templates.
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Accountants; Business Unit Managers.


Book information

  • Published: July 2009
  • ISBN: 978-1-85617-666-8

Table of Contents

Why a Business Case?; Preparing a Business Case; The Art of Evaluation; The Business Outcome; Stakeholders; Strategic Alignment; Technology Issues; Risks; Business Case Accounting; Advanced Issue in Business Case Accounting; Financing a Business Case; The Cost of Capital; Comparing Investments With Different Returns; Evaluating a Business Case