The Cost of Ownership

December 29, 2016 by Bill Wyatt

The Purchase Price Verses the Cost of Ownership

When buying technology the question that is never asked is: What is the cost of ownership? When looking at a cash proposal, what you are seeing is the purchase price of the equipment and software. It is only after you own it that the true cost is realized.

Maintenance, upgrades, software license, break and fix, and program changes are costs after the purchase to keep technology working for you.

Every time a technician comes into your business money goes out.

Let's Buy a Car

Let's break this down into something everyone can understand. You are purchasing a new car and you are spending $25,000.00 on the purchase. You have many choices, so what is driving your decision on which car you buy? It could be comfort or economy.

  • If you purchase a car that gets 17 miles to the gallon and you put 30,000 miles a year on the car. You will have used 1,764 gallons of gas. At $4.00 a gallon the cost of ownership for gas is $7,058.00
  • If you purchase a car that gets 27 miles to the gallon and you put 30,000 miles a year on the car. You will have used 1,111 gallons of gas. At $4.00 a gallon the cost of ownership for gas is $4,444.00
  • When we add other costs like insurance, oil changes, scheduled maintenance, and tires, then we start to see the true cost of ownership, and getting back to the $25,000 purchase price did you pay cash or did you finance it?

Back to Business Technology

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to make a monthly payment that can be budgeted for your business for all your technology needs? This would allow you to invest your capital in your customers so you can reap the rewards from your cash on hand.

Included in this fixed price is not only the equipment cost, but the fees for maintenance, upgrades, software license, break and fix, program changes, and all of the costs of ownership.

So when the technician walks in the door you have the peace of mind that no matter the issue it will be resolved at no additional expense, and with that being the case you would make sure everything stays current and everyone gets the training they need.

And your technology will never be out of date, but will be replaced when needed at no additional cost.

Doesn't this sound just too good to be true!?!

It is called Managed Services for Phone Systems and is available from Wyatt Communications. Consultations are free and the answer to your business needs may be more affordable than you think.


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