Fillable Printable Cost Benefit Analysis
Fillable Printable Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost Benefit Analysis
Web server ($3178)
Database (Sun Solaris) ($5000)
Unix Boxes ($4000)
Testing Center Computers ($7000)
Building Tools ($600)
(Edit Plus, Visual Café etc)
Database Tools ($220)
(Net SQL, etc)
Apache or other web servers ($500)
Depends on Licensing
COM objects technologies (free)
EJB Technology (free)
Of the hardware requirements, the following are there:
Web Server…Existing already in Pearl. To be concerted to PHP4.
Unix Boxes to be dedicated to Apache.
Testing Center computers to be reassembled to the present required state.
Switches and Routers to be redirected to the new servers.
This leaves us with a maximum cost of ($7000) on the hardware side and a maximum of ($1320
on the software side)
SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING SIDE:
A minimum of 180-200 hours of database administration is required on creating a
database for the purpose of online trading and moving database from existing system to current
database, which in our case is Oracle.
In addition to that periodic support would be required for minor changes and
Normal consultancy fee for the database administrator would be anywhere
between 175 to 250 dollars an hour. This would be for setting up the database. For
periodic need based hiring of the consultant for database use and the entire requirement
would be around 200 dollars and hour.
On the whole the database cost setting would cost around $40,000.
There are other ways to reduce this cost down:
The employees could be trained for Database being implemented
Hiring more employees experienced in Database (Oracle)
Web Server Administration
The web server would be setup for a much lower cost; the existing web server (Perl)
would be moved to PHP4 web server (Apache), which could be either under NT or Unix OS.
The operating system could be chosen looking at the lowest cost of operation Possible.
Once the web server is up and running, there would be internal costs for maintenance of the
server, which would depends on how big the market is getting for the product.
This would not exceed a maximum amount of ($12000). The company itself is providing
Networking support would be required when installing Switches/ Routers and other
networking support tools, such as firewalls. Once the network is setup there would be a constant
support requirement for the network.
The setting up cost of the network, if not already setup would be around $4409 + $5000
including the hardware requirement.
On the software side, there are very few tools required, of which most are open source so
would not be that expensive. The rest could be bought for cheap. The licensing would be most of
the cost that the company would experience and would increase with the increase in the number
The support cost would vary depending on how, when, where and who is providing the
support. The supports would vary from client support to Designing support to Internal Network
The cost would vary according to that.
The designing of the project would be the main phase, and would be charged as a whole
and not as a package. There would be support provided with the software package for 6 months
free of cost. After 6 months there would be a standard rate applied.
The total cost of the software package would be $40,000 to develop and provide
complete program and design side support to the client as well as the user.
Overall, the costs are as follows:
Software Packages: $1320
Web Server Setting up: $12000
Hardware with the Support of setting it up etc: $7000
Database Admin: $40,000
Software Programming: $40,000
BREAK EVEN ANALYSIS:
Usually there is a high risk in breaking even in an eCommerce environment, but this
being a financial firm has lower risks involved.
Since, this firm already has its members, there would be not much of a marketing cost
involved in this process.
After analyzing the overall cost involved in transferring the system, we are estimating a
period of less than 10 months to recover its cost.
The cost as of now, is mostly involved in multiple accountants with a salary of roughly
($3000 per month) plus other benefits ($3000 p/m). The amount accounts to about 6000 dollars
There are approximately 3 accountants and other middle men involved to do the work
which could be performed by a simple algorithm, which would cost them around 50,000 which is
a one time investment.
So, 9000 * 12 = 108,000 dollars would be a reoccurring cost, and that is the cost for just
one year of the employees required.
The other cost is of the Data Entry clerk, which is around 2500 dollars and benefits
around 2000 dollars, which could be replaced by the automated data update system, which is
being installed for $40,000.
This 40,000 dollars is replacing the reoccurring cost of $54,000 every year to the clerk,
and would make the system more reliable and faster.
So, We see that we would be able to achieve the target goal within 6 months or less and
would start yielding the profit.