Business Case In The Context of SACIS - A case study at Volvo IT.
This Master Thesis provides both theoretical and empirical knowledge of the fruitfulness of Business Case in the context of SACIS. The contribution of our work is given in terms of SACIS. SACIS is solely a model for supporting the mutual understanding of stakeholders about the crucial and ever changing issues and interests that related with a coordinated and proactive enterprise development. Firstly, whereas the current use of Business Case is associated mostly with financial issues SACIS provide a sound platform for socio-cultural, functional, info-logical, structural issues etc. Secondly, whereas current use of Business Case is context free, SACIS provides a proactive social context where a coordinated enterprise development takes place. Finally, whereas the current use of Business Case is project oriented, SACIS relates use of Business Case in the context of business concepts, i.e. root definition of a business enterprise, and business models, i.e. information based business-wide architecture. The primary aim of our inquiry was to provide understanding of the following query: How can Business Case be used to evaluate the attractiveness of a strategy? To investigate this query the material has been collected through both literature study and an empirical study consisting of six interviews. Our systematic and empirical investigation provides the following answers: current techniques and models of Business Case are still in formative phase, strategy evaluation is based on the following logic: strategy agrees with vision (business concept), Business Case agrees with strategy (business model), Business Case agrees with vision, and finally strategy formulation and strategy evaluation is not enough.
Göteborg University. School of Business, Economics and Law