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CostRatesAdvisor.com is the most powerful budgeted hourly rates
and cost analysis software available to the printing and packaging industry.


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Insight
Gain insight into all costs.
Get a breakdown of the costs and hourly rates of your equipment and services including fixed & variable factory costs, selling general & administrative, labor, and more.
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Cost Centers
Works for any equipment.
Calculate cost rates for sheetfed & web presses, digital, large format, flexographic, ink-jet, screen, cutters, folder, gluers, die cutters, mailing, hand assembly, and more.
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Expenses Account for all expenses. It's simple to enter and update your expense as your business changes including employee wages and benefits, factory expense, selling general & sales administrative expense, supplies, equipment assets, and other expenses. Learn more about Expenses
Import Wizard Import your data. The Data Import Wizard will save you hours of manual entries by importing your spreadsheets, income statements, budgets, payroll, and other data. Learn more about Importing
Industry Comparisons Benchmark against industry. Compare your labor, factory, and overhead costs rates to thousands of costs rates from other companies with similar equipment. Learn more about Benchmarking
Financial Ratios Calculates financial ratios. Over 50 industry financial ratios help you project the financial performance of your organization. Learn more about Financial Ratios
Markup Strategy Tool Find the best markup strategy. The Markup Strategy Tool lets you create strategies for marking-up your costs so you can determine the best pricing plan for achieving the highest revenues and profits. Learn more about Markups
Multiple Sets Of Rates Create multiple sets of rates & what-if scenarios. Manage budgeted hourly cost rates for multiple companies, divisions, locations, or what-if scenarios from one dashboard. Learn more about Multiple Sets Of Rates
Advisor validation tool Automatically validates your information. The Advisor validation tool assesses the information you entered and Red Flags any potential issues. Learn more about The Advisor validation tool
History See how costs & rates have changed over time. The History function takes a snapshot of your cost rates, factory costs, SG&A, labor allocations, equipment productivity, and other important data. Learn more about History
Fast and easy to use Fast and easy to use. No accounting or budgeted hourly cost rates knowledge needed. Thanks to an intuitive and easy user interface, on-line help with examples and diagrams, embedded industry best practices, and free live expert consulting support. Learn more about Easy to use
Secure Protected and Confidential Secure, Protected, and Confidential. Cost Rates Advisor is built with industry-standard security practices and employs strict policies to protect your data. Learn more about Security
FREE Live Consulting Support FREE Live Consulting Support All customers receive live support from one of Profectus' industry expert consultants. You can speak with a real live consultant for any reason. Learn more about FREE Live Support
Quick Start Service Optional Quick Start Service
For a faster implemention & ROI
Jumpstart the full potential of Cost Rates Advisor by having Profectus enter your data, build your rates and provide an analysis of your costs and financial situation. Learn more about Quick Start
Tested and Proven Tested and Proven Cost Rates Advisor is the most powerful budgeted hourly rates and cost analysis software available to the printing and packaging industry. It's used by hundreds of organizations and consultants. Learn more about Our Customers
Better Pricing Make better pricing decisions Cost Rates Advisor tells you exactly how much to charge for your equipment and services in order to cover your operating costs, but more importantly, what you need to charge to make a profit. Learn more about Better Pricing




Account for all expenses.
It's simple to enter and update your expense as your business changes including employee wages and benefits, factory expense, selling general & sales administrative expense, supplies, equipment assets, and other expenses.
  • Company overhead expenses, factory expenses, supplies, equipment repairs, and other expenses are simple to enter and maintain as your business changes.
  • Expenses can be entered or imported from your accounting spreadsheets or import templates, making setup and updates quick and easy.
  • You have the flexibility of allocating expenses to SG&A overhead, factory overhead, to departments, to individual equipment or cost centers, and other methods.
Estimate better, price smarter, increase sales, and maximize your profits.







Fast and easy to useFast and easy to use
No accounting or budgeted hourly cost rates knowledge needed. Thanks to an intuitive and easy user interface, on-line help with examples and diagrams, embedded industry best practices, and free live expert consulting support.

Just enter or import your accounting and production data, select how you would like to allocate your expenses, and will instantly calculate the out-of-pocket costs and budgeted hourly rates for your equipment and services.
  • No accounting or budgeted hourly cost rates knowledge needed.
  • The Quick Start Guide provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions that guide you through preparing your cost rates.
  • The comprehensive and easy on-line help manual contains over 200 topics that can be easily searched using keywords.
  • Online Help is specific to each screen, reducing the time looking for information or the answers to your questions.
  • Embedded in the help is information about industry best practices, examples, diagrams, and answers to common questions.
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FREE Live Consulting Support
All customers receive live support from one of Profectus' industry expert consultants. You can speak with a real live consultant for any reason.
  • Help on setting up and using Cost Rates Advisor.
  • Free reviews of your costs and rates with an expert consultant.
  • Advice on best practices for implementing and managing rates.
  • Help maximizing the benefits of Cost Rates Advisor to improve your organization.
FREE Live Consulting Support






Import Wizard Import your data. Save time & money.
The Data Import Wizard will save you hours of manual entries by importing your spreadsheets, income statements, budgets, payroll, and other data.
  • The Data Import Wizard will save you hours of manual entries by importing your spreadsheets, income statements, budgets, payroll, fixed assets, and other data directly into Cost Rates Advisor.
  • Use our pre-formatted import templates or your own spreadsheets using field matching functionality.
  • Import data from spreadsheets or software products such as QuickBooks, MIS Software, Pace, Enterprise 32, Avanti, Monarch, Radius, Microsoft Dynamics, Sage Accounting, and other products.




Benchmark your costs and rates against other companies.
Compare your costs and rates
Compare your labor, factory, and overhead costs rates to thousands of costs rates from other companies with similar equipment.
  • Compare your labor, factory, and overhead to thousands of costs rates from other companies.
  • Compare individual cost centers.
  • Or compare your entire plant to companies with similar equipment.
  • Find out if your costs and rates higher or lower than the competition and industry?
Compare your costs and rates
Benchmark your costs and rates now!




Multiple Sets Of Rates Create multiple sets of rates & what-if scenarios.


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Manage budgeted hourly cost rates for multiple companies, divisions, locations, or what-if scenarios from one dashboard.
  • Manage budgeted hourly cost rates for multiple companies, divisions, or locations from one dashboard.
  • Create what-if scenarios for new equipment, expansions, acquisitions, shift changes, or other reasons.
  • Make copies of companies to see how future cost changes will affect your rates.
Need more information? Talk to an industry expert.




Create financial statments and ratios from your budget.
Over 50 industry financial ratios help you project the financial performance of your organization.
  • Over 50 ratios based on your budgeted help you forecast the financial performance of your organization.
  • Projected Income Before Income Taxes
  • Factory Costs as a % of Sales
  • Factory Costs as a % of Value Added
  • Material Costs as a % of Sales
  • SG&A Costs as a % of Sales
  • SG&A Costs as a % of Value Added
  • Sales Analysis Per Factory Employee
  • Sales Analysis Per SG&A Employee
  • Profit Analysis Per Factory Employee
  • Profit Analysis Per SG&A Employee
  • Value Added Analysis Per Employee
  • Payroll Analysis
  • and more...
  • Benchmark your performance against industry statistics and ratios.







Advisor validation tool Automatically validates your information.
The Advisor validation tool assesses your information for over 200 possible inconsistencies and Red Flags any potential issues.
  • Identifies areas that you may need to update or modify to successfully calculate your cost rates.
  • Checks for missing expenses, missing assets, abnormal labor hours, higher than usual labor costs or factory costs, and other anomalies.
  • Benchmarks your financial and cost rates information against industry statistics.
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See a history of how your costs and rates have changed.
The History function takes a snapshot of your cost rates, factory costs, SG&A, labor allocations, equipment productivity, and other important data.
  • Maintains a history of your expenses and budgeted hourly rates changes.
  • Shows trends of how your rates and costs have changed over time and why.
  • Tracks increase and decreases in factory and overhead costs.




Secure, Protected, and Confidential.
Cost Rates Advisor is built with industry-standard security practices and employs strict policies to protect your data.
  • Profectus takes data security and the privacy of your information very seriously.
  • Cost Rates Advisor is built with industry-standard security practices and employs strict policies to protect your data.
  • Your information is held in strict confidentiality and is protected and secure using the highest levels of security.
  • Password Strength Standards are used as a first line of defense against unauthorized access to your account.
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Quick Start Service Optional Quick Start Service
For a faster implementation & ROI Jumpstart the full potential of Cost Rates Advisor by having Profectus enter your data, build your rates and provide an analysis of your costs and financial situation.
  • Review, analyze, and enter your financial and production information
  • 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
Get an intant quote and free consultation




Tested and Proven
Cost Rates Advisor is the most powerful budgeted hourly rates and cost analysis software available to the printing and packaging industry.
  • It's used by hundreds of organizations and consultants. Tested and Proven
  • Rates can be computed for prepress, mailing, sheetfed presses, web presses, large format, flexographic, ink-jet, copiers, rewinders, cutters, folders, gluers, binders, handwork, kitting, warehousing, and more.
  • Calculates the rates needed by your MIS/ERP software for estimating, pricing, and tracking job costs such as Enterprise 32, Avanti, ePace, Monarch, Tharstern, Accura, Printreach, Radius, Microsoft Dynamics, and other software
  • Learn more about our customers
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