True/total cost

A tool to help look at the 'true cost' of projects

No_avatar_small Submitted by Charis Croft
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What could FutureGov fix in a week?

I remember an article on Public Finance bemoaning the fact that when people sell projects they look at initial costs but not the long term costs/savings so we're never told what the pay off is - so an IT project is a £xbillion project, but its hard to know what that means long term - and similarly something apparently cheap will have further costs.

There's also potential issues with factoring in implementation costs that something like this could address - and I'm sure there are more possible elements that I haven't thought of yet!

In essence, something that answers the question - what does this REALLY cost/save over the long term?