Looking Down the Road:
How much could it cost me over the first 5 years?
On average, companies who operate a digital templating system want it to last at least 5 years with a peace of mind that they are covered from any malfunction or even accidental damage. Over the course of those 5 years with other systems, it may cost you more than $30,000 to have just limited warranty coverage and service support.
Upfront Costs in Year 1
While you may have the peace of mind of service and training support in the first year, the initial investment can be more than $20,000 along with additional costs…
Though online and corporate training are usually included in the purchase price, onsite training at your facility may cost you as much as $1,800 plus travel expenses.
A laptop or tablet are usually required for in-field templating, but not included in the purchase price costing you an additional $900 on average). A second software license, ideal for use back at your shop to maximize productivity, may also be an additional cost or not an available option at all.
Ongoing Costs over Next 4 Years
Annual warranty or maintenance contracts
It may cost you as much as an additional $6,400 over the next four years ($1,600 per year) for limited warranty coverage (defects and workmanship only), as well as any annual maintenance, calibration or…
In order to keep your software up to date, an annual contract may be required.
An annual contract may be required to receive a loaner unit during
service, otherwise additional costs apply. In some cases, loaner
units may not even be available.
With other systems…
The road of ownership over a 5-year period may be full of tolls and winding roads, potentially costing you more than…