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cost-benefit analysis

a comparison of the cost of a new system to the benefits of its use. This helps to evaluate the value of adopting new computer equipment and also to evaluate the merits of performing usability analyses and redesigning a user interface. User interface design efforts need to accomplish business goals, which frequently means that the efforts need to result in greater income or reduced costs, at least indirectly, and a cost-benefit analysis can help to clarify the contribution.