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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.
Secure, Protected, and Confidential
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers to common questions about budgeted hourly rates and Cost Rates Advisor.
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Printing companies throughout the United States and Canada have discovered the benefits of Profectus' products and services. Our customers range in size from 10 employees to 3,000 employees multi-plant companies. In fact, many of the Whos Who of the Fortune 100 and 500 printing companies use Profectus.

Our customers represent every segment of the printing industry including commercial printers, digital, wide-format, inkjet, in-plant operations, packaging converters, folding cartons, labels, publication printers, book printers, screen printers, pre-press trade, bindery trade, sign printers, business forms printers, management software suppliers, and printing industry associations.

Executives, owners, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Presidents, and managers charged with improving their organization come to Profectus.
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Knight Abbey
Strategic Factory
Magna IV
National Group
Black Rhino
QMC Group
Imtech Graphics
RRD Packaging Solutions
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Learn how Cost Rates Advisor is helping printing organizations boost profits.
"Cost Rates Advisor gives us a clear picture of our costs and supports our pricing strategy. Its a key component to continuing to grow and profit."
Larry Onsted, CFO
5 Stars
"Why re-invent the wheel? Cost Rates Advisor is so much easier than my old spreadsheet. All the formulas are already included. Plus, it does a whole lot more."
Sarah, Owner
5 Stars
"Best on the market! Love that it's in the cloud, no software to install, and I have access from any computer. It was very easy to learn. The owner of the printing company likes the reports. Buy this and you won't regret it!"
Patty L., Controller
5 Stars
"We noticed an increase in sales and profit margins within a few months of setting up our BHRs and using them in our EFI estimating software."
Kathy, Controller
5 Stars
"Updating our rates was such a big ordeal we only did it every 3 or more years using spreadsheets. CostRatesAdvisor is so easy; we now update them every few months."
Martin J., Accounting Manager
5 Stars
"It's the only software that can benchmark our costs against other companies, and tell us where we are effective, and where we need to cut costs."
Scott, Accountant
4 Stars
"Worked perfectly. I was able to import my info and get BHRs the same day I signed up."
S. Ruten, Estimator
5 Stars
"Gave our managers, salespeople, and estimators more confidence in estimates, cost sheets, and profitability reports."
D. Meyers, Owner
5 Stars
"Very flexible and comprehensive. We used to use spreadsheets which were very time consuming. This much easier and faster."
Robert W., Director of Finance
4 Stars
How Outdated Cost Rates Almost Put Quality Printing Out of Business.

Inaccurate budgeted hourly rates (BHRs) can put a printing company out of business as one company found out the hard way. Quality Printing* is a sheetfed, digital, and large format printing company with 75 employees located in the Midwest United States.

The budgeted hourly cost rates they used for estimating, pricing, and job costing was indiscriminately updated over the years. When they finally updated their rates...
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Profectus, Inc. · Sarasota, Florida · United States · Phone: 1-888-868-8662
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