Accession Number : ADA191077

Title :   PUBSCOST: A Model that Accurately Determines Cost of Publications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION SYSTEMS COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Mailey, Thomas ; Arconati, Vincent, Jr

PDF Url : ADA191077

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This report discussed the PUBSCOST model which permits the user to independently estimate costs of publications, assists in costing systems where publications is a cost driver, therefore, facilitates in preparation of independent cost estimates, as well as the elevation of proposals. The program enables the user to make a more accurate estimate of publications costs rather than using a percentage of investment costs. This report provides the user with adequate direction to understand and smoothly run the model. It also provides guidance from the beginning to the end of the estimating process by offering worksheets which help users gather only the necessary information. This streamlines and expedites the data gathering procedure. Consequently, this system of worksheets and user directed statements in the model help to structure the data gathering function making this activity as mechanical as possible. The worksheets are also intended to serve as an historical record. Therefore, this report covers the spectrum of user estimating activity from data gathering to interpretation. Although following these procedures reduces user options to some extent, it should significantly reduce time spent in data collecting and, concomitantly, reduce errors and minimize false starts.

Descriptors :   *DOCUMENTS, *COST MODELS, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, INVESTMENTS

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE