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Services cost (price) Estimator/Comparator/Normaliser

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021848D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Feb-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Feb-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A program is disclosed that enables the comparison and analysis of services' charging to derive a competitive 'market' charge/price for the service or the service components that comprise that service. The program is unique in that it removes alot of the subjective estimation around what is a competitive market charge/price and produces an objective view of the competitive market charge/price.

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Services cost (price) Estimator/Comparator/Normaliser

A program is disclosed that enables the comparison and analysis of services' charging to derive a compe for the service. As well it can determine the charges for the particular service components that compris

For example service X may comprise many service components as demonstrated below:

Service X = service component1 + service component2 + ... + service componentn

By definition there is nothing to stop a service component being considered a service itself comprised of other service components. Hence, the program is applicable to any service and any service can be analysed in this manner.

The program is unique in that it removes alot of the subjective estimation around what is a competitive market charge/price and produces an objective view of the competitive market charge/price through a repeatable process analysi processing of the input data derives a 'like for like' comparison and removes this complexity from the an normalisation step.

The methodology behind the program allows it to operate across multiple service platforms within IT and of the program is that it can provide competitive charging being observed in the market place. It is applic

The program looks at recent engagement and financial data for the delivery of service and analyses this competitive market environment. Once this data is captured a person can adjust certain parameters in t produce a charge for their particular service that they require. For example, a person may require that S in their particul...