This measure calculates outsourced cost (per $1,000 revenue) of the phase ‘design and develop products/services,' which includes assigning resources to product/service projects; preparing business cases and technical assessments; developing and documenting design specifications; building prototypes; eliminating quality and reliability problems; conducting in-house testing; identifying performance indicators; collaborating with suppliers; and contracting manufacturers. Outsourced cost refers to the total cost of outsourcing a specific process to a third party, except one-time charges for any type of restructuring or reorganization. This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the process "design, build, and evaluate products and services."
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Outsourced cost to design and develop products/services / (Total business entity revenue * 0.0010)
Total Annual Revenue/Net Revenue
Total annual revenue is net proceeds generated from the sale of products or services. This should reflect the selling price less any allowances such as quantity, discounts, rebates and returns.
For government/non-profit organizations, please use your non-pass-through budget. If your business entity is a support unit and therefore does not directly generate revenue, then provide the revenue amount for the units you support.For insurance companies the total annual revenue is the total amount of direct written premiums, excluding net investment income.
Note: Business entity revenue needs to only include inter-company business segment revenue when the transactions between those business segments are intended to reflect an arm's length transfer price and would therefore meet the regulatory requirements for external revenue reporting.
Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.