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NETKEEPER EXPRESS
AUTOMATIC vs. MANUAL INVENTORY

Cost / Benefit Analysis for your Company

Use your browser’s FILE|PRINT function to print this page. Then take a few minutes to complete the form and calculate how much you can save using NetKeeper Express Automatic LAN Inventory Software to track your personal computers (PC). Ask your accountant or Company Comptroller for the exact labor rates for your company. You will be surprised at the very real savings you can achieve using NetKeeper LAN Inventory software.

PC Inventory Costs - Manual Inventory without NetKeeper LAN inventory software Our Estimate based on industry averages YOUR ESTIMATE
Time required to visit and inventory one user’s workstation and collect the hardware, configuration, software information and year 2000 hardware compatibility. This time includes the travel time, time to clear the desk to reach the PC and the time to collect and record the information.

1 hour

 
Loaded labor cost per hour : Base rate of $16.00 plus 50% for taxes, fringes and overhead. (No allowances for escalation or inflation)

$24.00

 
Labor cost to inventory one station

(Time required x hourly loaded labor cost)

$24.00

(24.00 x 1)

 
Company wide number of network users

(Total number of PC in your company)

200

 
Total number of man-hours to perform one inventory

(Total number of PC x time required per PC)

200

(200 x 1 hour)

 
Labor costs to perform a company wide PC inventory

(Total number of PC x Hourly loaded labor cost)

$4,800.00

(200 x 24.00)

 
Minimal number of inventories performed per year to record changes and comply with Copyright laws.

(Usually at least one per quarter)

4

 
Labor costs to perform company wide PC inventory each year. (Cost per inventory x the number of inventories per year)

$19,200.00

(4,800 x 4)

 
Other costs    
Total cost to perform company wide PC inventory each year without NetKeeper LAN Inventory software

$19,200.00

 
Length of time for Cost/Benefit analysis

5 years

 
Total Costs Manual Inventory without NetKeeper LAN Inventory software over 5 years

(Cost to perform your inventories per year x the number of years in the length of time for Cost/Benefit analysis)

$96,000.00

(19,200 x 5)

 
Total number of man-hours to perform PC inventory

over 5 years (Total number of PC x time required per PC x 5 years)

1000

(200 x 1 x 5)

 
     
PC Inventory Costs - Automatic Inventory with NetKeeper LAN Inventory software.    
Cost of NetKeeper LAN Inventory Software to inventory one user’s workstation (NetKeeper Express)

$2.45

 
Company wide number of network users

200

 
Software cost to automatically collect hardware, configuration, software information and year 2000 hardware compatibility. (Software cost per station x the number of PC in your company)

$490.00

 
Loaded labor cost (same as above)

$24.00

 
Time to install and setup your NetKeeper Software. Nothing to install at the individual PC. The actual installation of the software takes about 10 minutes. Most of the setup time is used to setup and test the automatic inventory and to decide how much detail you need to inventory.

5 hours

 
Labor cost to install and setup your NetKeeper Software at the same labor cost as above

(Time required to setup the software x hourly loaded software cost)

$120.00

(5 hours x 24.00)

 
Total cost of the installed software.

(Purchase cost and installation costs)

$610.00

(490.00 + 120.00)

 
Other costs    
Software support and maintenance cost per year (First 6 months are free) for 5 years

$360.00

 
Length of time for Cost/Benefit analysis

5 years

 
Total Costs for Automatic Inventory with NetKeeper LAN Inventory Software over 5 years

(Purchase cost + installation costs + service contract)

$970.00

(490 + 120 + 360)

 
Total number of man-hours to perform automatic PC inventory with NetKeeper LAN Inventory Software over 5 years. (Installation and setup time only)

5

 
     
Final Analysis    
Total Cost Savings ($96,000 - $970.00)

(Cost to perform the PC inventory without NetKeeper LAN Inventory Software - Cost to perform the PC Inventory with NetKeeper LAN Inventory software)

$95,030.00

 
R.O.I (Return on investment) over 5 years

(Total Cost Savings / Cost of the installed NetKeeper Software)

97 times

 
Conclusion :
Purchasing NetKeeper LAN Inventory Software is a very good investment and provides substantial savings to the company. The software more than pays for itself in the first year. In addition to the cost and labor savings, the software provides a means to document our PC installations.

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