Reaching these objectives begins by understanding that numbers alone do not make the case. How you design, develop, and present the case are as crucial as the return on investment ROI and other figures you project. Welcome to the Business Case Website!
Find here the proven advice, world-class tools, and easy-to-use templates for forecasting business outcomes and building the rationale that makes your case.
The Business Case is No Longer Optional
It is no secret that businesspeople everywhere rely on business case analysis (BCA) to build the understanding and confidence they need to take action. That reality is well known to every business professional seeking budgetary funding, project approval, capital spending, or top-level support.
Experience teaches that incoming proposals without strong business case support are likely to fail. A weak or perfunctory case may qualify your proposal for consideration, but only that. Experience also shows that knowledgeable reviewers know how to read BCA results. Whether they give your proposal "thumbs up" or "thumbs down" depends heavily on your ability to present professional-quality case results.
Nevertheless, surprisingly few in business truly know exactly what case reviewers are looking for, or why some cases succeed while many fail. No surprise, then, the competitive advantage goes to the few with a strong grasp of business case basics.
Our books, software, and templates are designed to lead you to best-in-class business case results, built from the ground-up from core BCA principles—principles with decades of proven success in private industry, government, and non-profit business.
Focus on Your Stakeholders
Decision-makers and review committees begin with this basic BCA principle: The case must meet stakeholder information needs. In practical terms, this means they look for two kinds of information in your case report. They expect …
The business case asks "What happens if we take this action, or that action?" You must answer with trustworthy forecasts—business costs, business benefits, and business risks.
BCA results "make the case" by showing reviewers why the recommend action is the better business decision. You have the advantage if you can prove your case with the same principles of reasoning and evidence that deliver decisive proof in the law court and the science lab.
Deliver a Real Business Case
In brief, your decision-makers and other stakeholders need credible forecasts, but they also need solid proof they are choosing the best course of action. You cannot afford to settle for case results that delivers less. When the competition gets serious, you need a real business case.
Case Builder Beware!
The internet today is awash with books, training, and templates promising to help you answer the "What happens?" question. Most simply provide a few cost and revenue forecasts for your action proposal or investment. Know that forecasts alone are not a BCA!
To achieve credibility, accuracy, and practical value in real-world business, you must deliver clear answers to other questions as well: Is funding your proposal a good business decision? Will we really see these results? Can we count on significant nonfinancial impacts? Have you taken steps to measure and minimize risk?
Case builder beware! In business today, real-world managers ask all the questions, and they expect answers they can trust.
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Meet here the The Solution Matrix 6D Framework™, the secret behind 20 years of customer success with our principle-based ebooks, templates, and apps. Companies, governments, and organizations worldwide recognize the Solution Matrix 6D Business Case as the leading standard.
Read the ful story on 6D Framework in our feature article Business Case Analysis.
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Solution Matrix 6D ebooks, apps, and templates are designed to meet the business analysis needs of those with little or no experience in finance and business analysis, as well those with expertise and experience in these areas—everyone who needs to get up to speed on what belongs in the business case, how to write the case, and how to make the case with a critical audience.
For your business analysis needs, either way, Solution Matrix Limited offers industry-leading solutions. Step-by-step guidance and time-saving resources including the best selling books, Business Case Essentials and The Business Case Guide, professional-grade templates and spreadsheet software to guide you through the financial math.
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Earn professional credit while you design and build your case. Solution Matrix Seminars are recognized as university-level training by wide range of professional organizations in finance, accounting, management, business analysis, project management, sales, and marketing.
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For those who need winning case results, now, the 6D project is the fast, cost-effective solution that works. Let us hear from you! We look forward to discussing your case-building plans.