Over 80% of the costs
in a typical Information Ecosystem are incurred as People perform Actions. LINQ records the frequency and duration of
Actions and the hourly cost of the person performing the Action and calculates
an annual expenditure by multiplying these variables.
In the example below, Simon’s cost is $150 an hour. He performs an action which takes 2 hours, 220 times a year. Therefore, LINQ calculates the annual cost as $150 x 2 x 220 = $66,000. These individual Person – Action costs are aggregated up to the Value overlap level.
Costs are aggregated within a Value LINQset.
The Cost Calculator, accessed from the properties of an Action node, make calculating duration and frequency easy: