8 tips to calculating the ROI on your supply chain planning and optimization solution

Why you must demand proof, and 7 more things to consider before you sign on the dotted line

You’ve spent the better half of the weekend looking at every figure from every possible angle. You’ve eliminated the vendor’s ROI, which is predictably over-optimistic. Your math is sound, but you can’t help feeling that something is not right.

Calculating ROI is both an art and a science. You can plug in all the numbers, and in a perfect world, you will get an exact ROI. But you don’t live in a perfect world, and you don’t know if your vendor can deliver everything as promised and on schedule.

When it comes to ROI the only truth is proof.

Demand a proof of concept from your vendor to support any claims. Ask to model the proof of concept around a real-life situation with actual business constraints. It might cost you a little, but it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind.

Start with proof, and your ROI calculations will be on solid ground. Be sure to check off all eight steps in this guide before making a decision.