Cost Rates Advisor Overview

  Tested and Proven   Industry Experts
Increase Sales and Profits
Cost Rates Advisor calculates the minimum hourly cost rate you must charge for printing production equipment and services in order to break-even or recover your out-of-pocket costs. It will help your organization produce accurate estimates, make better pricing decisions, improve competitiveness, and increase sales and profits.
  Tested and Proven
Cost Rates Advisor is the best-selling budgeted hourly cost rates software for the printing and packaging industry. Its used by small and large organizations spanning all industry segments including web & sheetfed, large format, digital, flexographic, ink-jet, screen, mailing, packaging, and in-plant operations. more...
  Engineered By Industry Experts
Cost Rates Advisor was engineered by industry experts based on proven industry best practices and formulas, recognized cost accounting principles, and established standards supported by the printing and packaging industries. Eliminating the need to reinvent the wheel to calculate your cost rates. more...
Easy to use   Import Wizard   No More Spreadsheets
Easy to Use
The intuitive user interface makes it easy for virtually anyone to use including owners, managers, estimators, and accountants. It takes an average size printing company about 1-2 days* to enter and prepare their cost rates. more...
* Depends primarily on the availability of your information.
  Import Your Information
Our Data Import Wizard will save you hours of manual entry by importing your spreadsheets, income statements, budgets, employee payroll, fixed assets, and other data directly into Cost Rates Advisor. Use our pre-formatted import templates or your own spreadsheets. more...
  Makes Spreadsheets Obsolete
No need for complicated and unwieldly spreadsheets. Cost Rates Advisor is considerably easier and faster to use then spreadsheets. Plus, the built-in industry best practices and formulas makes calculating rates more formal and automated than using spreadsheets. Just enter or import your data and the software does the rest.
Help   5-Stars   Pie Chart
Free Help From Industry Experts
Get free personalized support from an industry expert to answers to your questions. We're available to help you with setup, best practices, implementation approaches, a review your cost rates, or anything you need to successfully implement cost rates. more...
  Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Our customer ratings average 4.8 out of 5 stars for Cost Rates Advisor's superior functionality, ease of use, support, reliability, and price value.  Read our customer reviews.
  Financial Analysis & Ratios
Cost Rates Advisor includes financial analysis and ratio reports of your expenses, payroll, cost per employee, and other statistics so you can benchmark your financials to other companies using the PIA Financial Ratio Studies. more...

* Available through the Printing Industries of America.
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In the "Cloud"
Cost Rates Advisor runs in the Cloud. Access it from anywhere, anytime using a PC, MAC, laptop, iPad, or tablet with Internet access and a web browser. There's no software to install and you automatically receive the latest enhancements.
  Safe and Secure
Profectus takes data security and the privacy of your information very seriously. Your information is protected using strict security practices and SSL 256-bit encryption. Password Strength Standards are used as a first line of defense against unauthorized access to your account.


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