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Benefit-cost analyses (BCA)


What are benefit-cost analyses (BCAs)?

Benefit-cost analyses are analyses that evaluate the benefits and costs of projects or investments. The aim is to make economically sensible decisions.

Advantages of BCAs:

Cost-benefit analysis: evaluating the economic viability of projects by weighing up the costs against the expected benefits.
Decision support: Provision of well-founded data to support investment decisions.
Risk assessment: Identification and assessment of potential risks and their impact on the profitability of a project.

How does BCA work?

Data analysis: Collection and analysis of data on the expected costs and benefits of a project.
Valuation: Comparison of total costs with expected benefits to determine profitability.
Decision making: Using the results of the analysis to make informed and economically sound decisions.

Areas of application of BCA:

Investment projects: Evaluating the economic viability of new investments.
Project management: Support in the selection and prioritization of projects.
Risk management: Identification and evaluation of risks in order to make better decisions.

Conclusion: Benefit-cost analyses (BCAs) are an essential tool for evaluating the profitability of projects and investments. They help companies to make well-founded decisions, assess risks and ensure economic profitability. 

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