Investment Business Case

Know Your Business Case Basics

  • All postal investments must be justified. While projects over a million dollars require a Decision Analysis Report (DAR) Business Case, smaller investments need to be supported too. When developing business cases under $1 million (to be submitted to Corporate Budget or Postal management) be sure to include:
    • Introduction. Give a brief overview and funding amount requested.
    • Background. What’s the opportunity or problem?
    • Solution. Describe it.
    • Alternatives. Provide an analysis.
    • Justification, assumptions, and expected financial impacts.
    • Performance metrics. How is success measured?
    • Timeline.

Following these guidelines will ensure that management has the information needed to evaluate investment proposals.

It’s about spending money wisely and effectively.

And that’s smart business.