Accession Number : ADA187699

Title :   Office Automation Cost/Benefit Evaluation: A Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Urban, Christopher W

PDF Url : ADA187699

Report Date : Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : Office automation has been credited as a means by which office and organizational productivity can be increased. Incorporation of office automation technology can represent a large investment for any organization. To guarantee the proper allocation of resources, government managers and executives must utilize evaluation techniques which insure that the benefits of a program outweigh the costs. Naval Laboratories have been planning to purchase office automation technology to increases their productivity. To insure that the benefits of office automation can be realized and are cost effective an evaluation method should be developed which quantifies increases in productivity. The purpose of this thesis is to present an evaluation method which provides ostensive and confirmable evidence with regard to productivity changes and the cost/benefit of office automation. The Naval Laboratories Technical Office Automation and Communications System (NALTOACS) Pilot Assessment and the Automated Technical Information Processing System (ATIPS) at Naval Weapons Center, China Lake, California were used as the basis of analysis for the development of the evaluation method.

Descriptors :   *AUTOMATION, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ALLOCATIONS, BENEFITS, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, INVESTMENTS, MANAGEMENT, NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, ORGANIZATIONS, PILOTS, PROCUREMENT, PRODUCTIVITY, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE