Accession Number : AD0820645

Title :   AN INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM/ORGANIZATION COST MODEL VOLUME II. REVISION NO. 1. COMPUTER PROGRAM DESIGN AND OPERATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical paper,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Allen, Jodie T.

Report Date : JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The Individual System/Organization Cost (ISOC) Model is designed to permit rapid computerized costing of alternative systems or organizations. It employs an iterative procedure to test the sensitivity of costs to perturbation in activity assumptions and other cost characteristics. The model is designed to allow flexibility at both the program-design and data-specification levels. The computer program, written in FORTRAN IV, is composed of a preprocessing phase, an input phase, and an iterative alternative calculation phase. Output is prepared showing category figures in accounting format and associated major data input. Output is written for each perturbation of activity assumptions and/or system or organization characteristics. Special subprograms are provided for use, at the analyst's option, in computing equipment costs. General guidelines and specific rules for preparing inputs of each type are provided. A brief section discusses possible alterations for running the model on computers other than the IBM 7040 for which it was written. The volume has been revised to reflect certain modifications and improvements to the ISOC Model including the provision of additional equipment functions, the raising of the limit on cost categories to 200, and the limit on major data items to 500. Brief instructions in the use of the model for time-phased studies are also included.

Descriptors :   (*COST EFFECTIVENESS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, MAINTENANCE, INVENTORY, INVENTORY CONTROL, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPERATIONS RESEARCH.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE