e3value user manual, first release

5.10 Investments

To start a new business idea, investments are needed. Each actor may have an investment that will be subtracted from its revenue when computing its net cash flow in a market scenario (figure 5.11).

Investments are used in a discounted net present cash flow analysis in a sequence of market scenarios, called a time series (chapter 7). The difference with expenses is that expenses are incurred in every contract period whereas an investment is done only in the initial scenario of a time series.

Figure 5.11:Upfront investments for Railway company.

Investment can also be specified for value activities and market segments. Its default value is 0.