Financial Terms Technological Feasibility

# Definition of Technological Feasibility

## Technological Feasibility

A point in the development of software when it is determined that
the software can be produced to meet its design specifications.

# Related Terms:

## Basis point

In the bond market, the smallest measure used for quoting yields is a basis point. Each percentage
point of yield in bonds equals 100 basis points. Basis points also are used for interest rates. An interest rate of
5% is 50 basis points greater than an interest rate of 4.5%.

## Basis Point

One one-hundredth of one percent

## Basis point

One hundredth of one percentage point, or 0.0001.

## Basis Point

One one-hundredth of a percentage point, used to express variations in yields. For example, the difference between 5.36 percent and 5.38 percent is 2 basis points.

## Bond points

A conventional unit of measure for bond prices set at \$10 and equivalent to 1% of the \$100 face
value of the bond. A price of 80 means that the bond is selling at 80% of its face, or par value.

## break-even point (BEP)

the level of activity, in units or dollars, at which total revenues equal total costs

## Breakeven point

The point at which total costs equal total revenue, i.e. where there is neither a profit nor a loss.

## breakeven point

The annual sales volume level at which total contribution
margin equals total annual fixed expenses. The breakeven point is only a
point of reference, not the goal of a business, of course. It is computed by
dividing total fixed expenses by unit margin. The breakeven point is
quite useful in analyzing profit behavior and operating leverage. Also, it
gives manager a good point of reference for setting sales goals and
understanding the consequences of incurring fixed costs for a period.

## Breakeven point

The sales level at which a company, division, or product line makes a
profit of exactly zero, and is computed by dividing all fixed costs by the average
gross margin percentage.

## Cash-flow break-even point

The point below which the firm will need either to obtain additional financing
or to liquidate some of its assets to meet its fixed costs.

a system using computer graphics for product designs

## Delivery points

Those points designated by futures exchanges at which the financial instrument or
commodity covered by a futures contract may be delivered in fulfillment of such contract.

## design for manufacturability (DFM)

a process that is part of the project management of a new product; concerned with finding optimal solutions to minimizing product failures
and other adversities in the delivery of a new product
to customers

## Free-on-Board (FOB) Shipping Point

A shipping arrangement agreed to between buyer and
seller where title to the goods sold passes when the goods in question are delivered to a common
carrier. when goods are shipped FOB shipping point, revenue is properly recognized when the
goods are delivered to the common carrier.

## Import-substitution development strategy

A development strategy followed by many Latin American
countries and other LDCs that emphasized import substitution - accomplished through protectionism - as the
route to economic growth.

## International Bank for Reconstruction and Development - IBRD or World Bank

International Bank for Reconstruction and development makes loans at nearly conventional terms to countries for projects of high
economic priority.

## Order penetration point

The point in the production process when a product is
reserved for a specific customer.

## order point

the level of inventory that triggers the placement
of an order for additional units; it is determined based
on usage, lead time, and safety stock

## Outbound stock point

A designated inventory location on the shop floor between
operations where inventory is stockpiled until needed by the next operation.

## Point

The smallest unit of price change quoted or, one one-hundredth of a percent. Related: minimum price
fluctuation and tick.

## Point and figure chart

A price-only chart that takes into account only whole integer changes in price, i.e., a
2-point change. point and figure charting disregards the element of time and is solely used to record changes
in price.

## Point and figure chart

A financial chart usually used to plot asset price data.
Upward price movements are plotted as X’s and downward price movements
are plotted as O’s.

## point of sale (POS)

The terminal at which a customer uses his/her debit card to make a direct payment transaction. See also Interac Direct Payment.

## Point-of-use delivery

A delivery of stock to a location in or near the shop floor
adjacent to its area of use.

## Point-of-use storage

The storage of stock in a location in or near the shop floor
adjacent to its area of use.

an estimated constant charge per unit of activity used to assign overhead cost to production or services of the period; it is calculated by dividing total budgeted annual overhead at a selected level of volume or activity by that selected measure of volume or activity; it is also the standard overhead application rate

## Price value of a basis point (PVBP)

Also called the dollar value of a basis point, a measure of the change in
the price of the bond if the required yield changes by one basis point.

## Purchased In-Process Research and Development

Unfinished research and development that is acquired from another firm.

## Research and Development Incentives

Government programs to promote research and development.

## split-off point

the point at which the outputs of a joint process are first identifiable or can be separated as individual products

## Split-off point

The point in a production process when clearly identifiable joint costs
can be identified within the process.

## Stockpoint

An inventory storage area used for short-term inventory staging.

## Turning Point

The trough or peak of a business cycle.