Systems downtime expense calculator
When computer systems fail, business grinds to a halt, and that can cost your enterprise a considerable amount of money. With the help of TechRepublic Premium’s Systems Downtime Expense Calculator (an xlsx file), you can estimate just how much each system failure is going to cost you.
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WHEN TO USE THIS TOOL
Even if the entire business does not grind to a complete halt when computer systems fail, enough productivity can be lost to make estimating the cost of each incident worthwhile. That’s the idea behind this Systems Downtime Expense Calculator, which helps you evaluate the cost of each downtime incident based on the reliance of your business on certain key systems.
The heart of this tool is the Assumptions tab, which asks you to provide the amount of productivity that will be lost by job category when certain key systems fail. For example, if your company’s financial systems fail, we’ve made the ballpark assumption that your executive team will suffer a 50% decrease in productivity. However, we’ve assumed that the same system outage would have only a nominal impact on warehousing, IT administration and most other job categories.