Benefits is our default terminology but you can always change the name of any Objects to your preferred language on the wovex Platform in Settings > Customise > Database names if you have admin permissions or in the Powertool in the Objects tab.  If you prefer to use the word Outcomes or Benefits, use what works and has traction for you.



In the powertool you can also set a flag on an Outcome to say if it is a dis-benefit or even create a separate Object type for disbenefits if you like. See Outcome Types for the Powertool.


Wovex products have been designed to be flexible to suit many different modelling styles and approaches.

Outcome is a more generic term with fewer confusing associations. 
Situations where Outcomes has proved to be a more useful term:
  1. Some Benefits are perceived as beneficial by one person but as dis-benefits by another. For example ‘decreased staff numbers’ can be good or bad depending on your perspective. There is no value judgement in the word Outcome.
  2. You may also wish to represent any known dis-benefits, negative effects or unintended outcomes your work on a Map so that you can manage and reduce them.


Wovex sometimes use outcomes in example Maps for these reasons.