Beyond productivity, the use of tools that "do math"
brings many other advantages to the technical organization.
As the engineering population ages and the drive for innovation grows,
encapsulating technical knowledge as a readily deployable asset has as much
validity as inventory control or investing in capital equipment. Allowing it to
walk out of the door can set back your organization just as much as the loss
of any other asset. Technical organizations are now discovering that what was
considered a secondary benefit of using tools that do real math is actually key
to preserving organizational knowledge.