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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.
Profectus Quick Start Service
Quick Start Service

Let Profectus' specialists do all the work for you. We'll take hours or days off your to-do list!
We’ll analyze and input all your data, prepare budgeted hourly rates for your equipment and services using the Cost Rates Advisor Professional Edition, and provide a comprehensive analysis of your budget, costs, rates, and financials. Afterwards, you'll be able to update your rates anytime, without the assistance of Profectus.

How the Quick Start Service works:

Step 1
Project Kickoff & Information Request
One of our industry expert consultants will send you a project kickoff letter, a questionnaire, and requests for the necessary financial and production information.
Step 2
Enter Information & Prepare Cost Rates
The consultant will analyze and enter your information into your Cost Rates Advisor subscription based on your company and industry best practices. While building your company data, the consultant with schedule remote web sessions with your organization to:
  • review and fine-tune your budgeted costs and rates,
  • provide training on Cost Rates Advisor,
  • discuss implementing your updated BHRs,
  • provide recommendations for improving your bottom line,
  • discuss mark-up and pricing strategies for your products and services.
Step 3
Analyze Results and Recommendations
Most projects are completed within 3-4 weeks. Once completed, you will have access to your Cost Rates Advisor subscription and data, and the ability to update your rates anytime, without the assistance of Profectus (unless requested).
*As long as you maintain an active Cost Rates Advisor subscription
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Let Profectus take hours of work off your plate.
More time for you.
You’ll save hours of data setup and work, so you can focus on growing the business.
Know where you stand faster.
You’ll quickly get a true picture of your budget, costs, rates, & financial forecasts.
Total peace of mind.
You’ll have greater peace of mind knowing that your rates are up-to-date and accurate.
Profectus, Inc. · Sarasota, Florida · United States · Phone: 1-888-868-8662
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