Calculating the ROI of a specialist intermodal IT system, RAM quantifies the comparative advantages of modern, specialist software over alternative systems, including in-house solutions. In its ‘White Paper’, researched in consultation with a range of customers, the company compares different scenarios highlighting the possible savings to be made by switching to a bought-in specialist system.
Using the example of a start-up leasing company or operator with up to 20,000 teu, a return of 21% can be achieved, representing a net savings of around US$163,000 over a five year period. For a small company operating up to 150,000 teu the savings can be US$386,000, a 38% return on investment.
Similarly, a company with up to 1m teu could generate net savings of US$770,000 (49%) while at the top end of the scale, an organisation with a fleet in excess of 1m teu could save US$2.1m, a 51% ROI. In all categories, the White Paper concludes that the cost of the initial investment would typically be paid back with in six months.