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ROI Calculation for Geocomp Lab Systems Equipment

Step One: Determine Your Test Type(s) and Equipment Requirements


System capability: Maximum Annual # of Tests

Test Type

Equipment Required

Incremental Consolidation Unconfined compression Unconsolidated Undrained California Bearing Ratio All of the above tests Triaxial CU, CD, Stress Path Triaxial Cyclic Resilient Modulus Direct shear Direct Simple Shear

150 2,000 1,000 2,000 2,500 150 1,000 1,000 1,000 500

LoadTrac-II + consolidation software + accessories LoadTrac-II + UC software + accessories LoadTrac-II + UU software + accessories LoadTrac-II + CBR software + accessories LoadTrac-II + all the above software + accessories LoadTrac-II + 2 FlowTrac-II + Triaxial software + accessories LoadTrac-II -10K + 2 FlowTrac-II + Hydraulic system + Cyclic software + accessories LoadTrac-II-10K + Hydraulic system + RM software + accessories ShearTrac-II + Shear software ShearTrac-II-DSS + DSS software

Step Two: Contact Rachid Hankour, Lab Systems Manager, for an Equipment Price Quote Phone: 800-822-2669, ext. 27 (978-635-0012 if outside the United States and Canada); Fax: 978-635-0266 E-mail: rh@geocomp.com Step Three: Complete the Spreadsheet Below to Determine your Return on Investment
Fill in the yellow cells to calculate a four-year ROI for your Lab Systems equipment acquisition. The cells with the red triangle in the upper right-hand corner contain instructional comments, which will appear when you place your mouse over the triangle. To delete the comments once you have become familiar with the form, right-click on the cells and choose Delete Comment.

Year 1
Return: Number of Tests Run Each Year Average Price Per Test (Assumes 5% Annual Increase) Total Annual Return <a> Investment: Average Equipment Cost Maintenance (Assumes 10% of Equipment Cost) Average Hourly Labor Rate (Assumes 5% Annual Increase) Labor Costs to Run Test (Assumes 1 Hour Per Test) Overhead Rate (% of Revenue) Overhead Total Investment <b> Net Annual Return Cumulative Return Net Present Value (NPV) of Total Net Annual Returns Payback Period on Initial Investment
<a> Replace with your estimated number of annual tests and your average price per test <b> Client costs may vary, and there may be other costs that are unique to each individual organization.

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