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Basic Edition
$399/year
or $49/month
Premium Edition
$599/year
or $69/month
Professional Edition
$899/year
or $99/month
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The basics for small shops with up to 15 employees that only want to calculate a limited number of rates.
All the Basic Edition features plus: Everything a company needs to calculate unlimited rates, benchmark your costs and rates against others, create financial statements and ratios from budgets, and develop markup and pricing strategies.
Additional features for creating multiple sets of rates, create what-if scenarios, create unlimited user logins, and other advanced capabilities.
Create multiple sets of rates for multiple what-if scenarios, cost budget models, companies, divisions, locations, copies, or for any reason.
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(includes 5, add more as needed)
Create individual user login accounts and access roles for multiple users.
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Calculates cost rates for for any equipment including sheetfed presses, web presses, digital, large format, flexographic,ink-jet, screen, rewinders, folder gluers, die cutters, foil stamping, hand assembly, mailing, kitting, and more...
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Employee time and costs including wages, benefits, insurance, and other expenses can be allocated or split between multiple equipment.
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Calculates the minimum hourly cost rate you must charge for production equipment and services to break-even or recover your out-of-pocket costs. Calculates detail budgeted hourly cost rates for each piece of equipment including the manufacturing rate, labor rate, SG&A overhead rate, and AIC rates.
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Engineered by industry experts based on industry best practices and formulas. Expenses can be allocated numerous ways including to SG&A overhead, factory overhead, departments, cost centers, and other methods.
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Speak with a real live industry expert consultant from Profectus for help on setting up your cost rates, a free review of your rates, or whatever you need to successfully implement your rates.
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Over 30 detail and summary reports and graphs help you reconcile and manage your cost rates. Click on screen or report data to drill-down directly to the detailed source data for quick access or changes.
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A comprehensive online help guide with easy to understand instructions, industry best practices, examples, and tips for setting up, updating, and implementing your rates. A searchable knowledge base of information to help you to find answers about using Cost Rates Advisor and industry best practices.
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Your information is protected using strict security practices including cryptographic protocols, data encryption, and complex password strength requirements.
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No contracts. If you are not satisfied for any reason, you may cancel anytime. Easily upgrade anytime as your business grows without losing your information.
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PC, MAC, iPad, tablet compatible Cloud, Anywhere, Anytime Access. There's no software to install and you automatically receive the latest enhancements.
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Compare your labor, factory, and overhead costs rates to thousands of costs rates from other companies with similar equipment. Find out if your costs are higher or lower than the competition and industry.
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Save hours of manual entry by importing spreadsheets, statements, employees, expenses, assets, budgets, and other information using our Data Import Wizard.
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You can record a history of your budgeted hourly cost rates changes and updates, and track how your rates have changed over time and why.
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The Markup Strategy Tool will help find the best markup strategy for maximizing your profit margins and revenue.
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Create income statements, profit projections, financial and operational ratios, and graphs from your budget.
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Create multiple sets of rates each with different equipment, expenses, employees, assets, and rates. Create what-if scenarios for new equipment, expansions, acquisitions, accounting periods. Starts with up to 5 sets and add more as needed.
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Create individual user login accounts and access roles for improved collaboration with your coworkers.
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Password protect individual companies so other people in your organization cannot make changes.
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An Application Programming Interface (API) allows your estimating and costing software to access your rates, so you do not have to enter them. *If available through your software vendor.
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Consultant We'll do all the work for you! Our experts will input your data, build your budgeted hourly rates, analyze your costs, and more. Afterwards, you can update your rates anytime in your CostRatesAdvisor account.
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  • A designated printing industry consultant.
  • A Professional Edition subscription.
  • A complete build-out of your costs and rates.
  • Review and input your financial information.
  • Remote web sessions with consultant(s).
  • Training on maintaining your rates.
  • Analysis of your costs, rates, and financials.
  • Recommendations for improving your costs, pricing, and profits.