5.2.2 Where and why is the Point Rating system used?

The Point Rating system is used in all applications, when a number of elements need to be compared.

In general a rating system is used:

  • To give a general indication of the development of a product
  • To serve as an indication of the progress of a project
  • To make a choice between several options

It can be used by a company to make decisions such as, future investments, ICT implementation, personnel training etc.

The Point Rating system allows for a quantified comparison, where specific elements are given a score which can then be easily compared i.e. you can make a decision by comparing the points scored by the different elements.