Digital Energy Geospatial Solutions

ROI Handbook for Geospatial Network Infrastructure Management Solutions
A structured approach to quantifying and delivering business value

The “ROI Handbook for Geospatial Network Infrastructure Management Solutions” is designed to help network operators make fact-based decisions about investments in network infrastructure management solutions, gain buy-in by making the right level and pace of investment, and support their business objectives based on a quantifiable return-on-investment. Investment prioritization and justification are more relevant than ever as leaders of network operators look to quantify specific and measurable return across all IT investments.


As a result, many geospatial technology advocates face significant challenges to secure funding because:

Senior leaders expect a strong economic (quantitative) business case to support all funding/budget requests

Historic technology investment may not have yielded tangible value that senior executives recognize

Strategic investments are not high enough on the ‘priority stack’ compared with tactical initiatives that address short-term issues

Network infrastructure solutions are viewed as only relevant to the Engineering Department, with a lack of awareness of the value and benefit of exploitation through all parts of the business

Recognizing these challenges and that technology innovation, competition, and customer demands are driving the need to exploit network infrastructure more effectively, GE’s Digital Energy business has collaborated with PA Consulting Group and assembled their collective insights and experience on how to quantify the tangible business value that geospatial network infrastructure management solutions can deliver to network operators.

The ROI Handbook provides a practical step-by-step guide to building a robust, fact-based and quantitative strategy and business case for investment in geospatial network infrastructure management solutions. It provides the know-how and guidance to build a comprehensive and realistic strategy, business case and roadmap, illustrated with insights and experiences from the Utility and Telecommunications industry sectors.

The ROI Handbook is relevant across the technology lifecycle including organizations:

yet to have an established corporate network infrastructure management platform

prioritizing ‘next steps’ to ensure current platforms fully deliver on their potential value

upgrading to the latest versions of their software solution


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The information in this handbook is derived in whole or in part, under license, from the ROI Methodology of PA Consulting Group, Inc.

PA Consulting Group is an independent, employee-owned, global firm management, systems and technology consulting firm with a unique combination of these capabilities. Established over 65 years ago, PA operates worldwide from over 35 offices

in more than 20 countries.