Integrated Cost Estimation Tool (ICE™)

FTI’s ICE™ Estimates Return on Investment (ROI) of future systems, modifications, enhancements, and the cost difference between one alternative and another.

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Top Pentagon officials have emphasized that a system’s acquisition cost should be as important as its performance. Each system program; therefore, needs a credible capability, using community-accepted tools and data, to assess the costs of implementing the program — including the return on investment (ROI) generated by savings resulting from replacing current components that have high operating and support costs.

FTIs Integrated Cost Estimation® (ICE) tool brings together the financial management communities’ best cost-estimating models and databases into an integrated environment with a user-friendly graphical user interface to guide the user through the cost-estimating process.

ICE enables program managers, engineers, and researchers to develop a basic life cycle cost (LCC) estimate in a short time using the community-accepted cost models, tools and data without having to learn the details of the various, complex cost estimating models. The ease of use and quick turnaround of results enables analysts to examine multiple design options to help ensure new systems or modifications to existing systems are cost-effective.