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Calculate rates for any equipment or service
Calculate budgeted hourly rates for any printing and packaging equipment or service.
Gain insight into your true costs
Get a detailed breakdown of every cost component that composes your hourly rates.
Works with any estimating software
Provides budgeted hourly rates (BHRs) required by any estimating & costing MIS/ERP software.
Fast and easy
No accounting knowledge needed. Update your budgeted hourly rates in just minutes!
Benchmark against other companies
Benchmark your labor, factory, and overhead costs and BHRs against other companies.
Increase Good Sales, Eliminate Bad Sales
Win more orders with higher profit and contribution margins.
Built-in industry "Blue Book" rates study
Includes cost and rates studies for thousands of equipment and services for comparisons.
Import your data
Effortlessly importing your spreadsheets, income statements, budgets, and other data.
Find the best pricing strategy
Create various cost and material markups and pricing strategies using your budget.
Project your profitability
Create income statement based on your budget with projected profit margins and ratios.
Create multiple sets of rates
Manage rates and costs for multiple companies, divisions, locations, or what-if scenerios.
Track changes in costs and rates
See how your rates and costs have changed over time and why.
Satisfaction guarantee or your money back!
If you're not happy within the first 30 days, for any reason, we'll refund all of your money.
FREE expert consulting support
You receive support from a real live Profectus industry business consultant, for any reason.
Makes Spreadsheets Obsolete
Cost Rates Advisor is considerably easier, faster, and more reliable than spreadsheets.
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Profectus employs strict security policies to your account and data.
Works anywhere you do 24/7/365
Cost Rates Advisor runs in the cloud. Use it anywhere with a browser and internet.
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Built-in Printing & Packaging Industry "Blue Book" budgeted hourly rates and costs study

CostRatesAdvisor contains Industry "Blue Book" studies data for over 5,000 budgeted hourly rates and costs for equipment and services. Includes a breakdown of labor costs, factory, SG&A overhead costs, billable hours, and more.
  • Prepress, design, proofing, and platemaking.
  • Sheetfed and web offset presses.
  • Digital cut sheet and roll production and injet presses.
  • Large format printing and finishing equipment.
  • Flexographic presses, rewinders, and shrink sleeve equipment.
  • Die cutting, stripping, and folder glueing equipment.
  • Apparel & embroidery equipment and services.
  • Laminating and coating applicator equipment.
  • Finishing, binding, mailing equipment and services.
  • Handwork, assembly, kitting, and fulfillment services.
  • and many more.
Printing Industry Blue Book Study
Benchmark your BHRs
against other companies.
Compare your labor, factory, and overhead BHRs and costs to thousands of costs rates from other companies with similar equipment.
  • Compares your labor, factory, and overhead to thousands of costs rates from other companies.
  • Compares individual equipment cost centers and services.
  • Or compare your entire plant to companies with similar equipment.
  • Find out if your costs and rates are higher or lower than the competition and industry!

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