How much will your solutions cost?
The most significant overall cost is likely to be the cost of organisational change – revising processes and training staff. However the cost most likely to stand out is if you use an outside supplier to develop your geometric objects. Although this is a direct cost it does mean it is a fixed cost as your supplier will have provided a quotation and they share in the risk of development. And if you’ve chosen to use an outside hosting service this will be a re-occurring annual cost.
What the overall cost is will be largely determined by a few key factors:
Like any project of this nature it isn’t practical to provide you with a cost schedule where you fill in the numbers. What activities are included and attract what cost is highly variable from one project to another. And even if you already have experience of delivering BIM projects for manufacturers there are always hidden issues and implications which affect costs. This is where BIM4M2 can help. Once you have set out the basis of your plan ask BIM4M2 to connect you with another, BIM savvy, manufacturer so they can review and advise on where the potential pitfalls are likely to be.
To arrive at your overall cost, and as with any plan, you need to identify the activities/ tasks involved, assess the resources required, and allocate a monetary value to this. The following matrix identifies, at a macro level, what your cost framework is likely to include – drill down into each subject to identify the activities you will need to take and then use these to develop the associated costs.
£ / OBJECT / HR
Entire product portfolio
Sample of top selling SKUs
Internal Resource time
Library hosting costs
New Products launched
TOTAL COST £