Controlling costs is a daily struggle. We want to be your
number one source of tools to help you win the battle. TechRepublic is
gathering a collection of cost control tools and we’re hoping you can help! Send us cost-control tools you’ve created—or
simply an idea for such a tool—that provide quick
information. If we publish a tool you’ve created, we’ll send you $50. If we use
your idea, we’ll reward you with a TechRepublic t-shirt.

Available calculator tools from TechRepublic

To give you an idea of what we have in mind, here are a few
of the cost control calculators that are currently available on TechRepublic:

  • Square footage cost calculator
    This Excel spreadsheet can help you determine the current cost of your
    lease based on square footage as well as potential costs over the next five
    years.
  • Hiring cost calculator
    The cost of a new hire amounts to more than just salary and benefits. This
    spreadsheet will help you determine everyone’s contribution when deciding
    to bring someone on board.
  • Systems downtime expense calculator
    This Excel spreadsheet will help you calculate a dollar value for the real
    costs of network downtime, including lost productivity.
  • ROI calculator for hardware purchases
    This Excel
    spreadsheet will help you calculate ROI over the total life cycle of a
    hardware purchase.

Send us your cost-control tools

If you’d like to contribute to our archive of cost-control
calculators, send us any tools you’ve created along with
instructions for use. If you’re in need of a cost-control tool, send us your idea. We’ll pay you $50 if we publish your
tool or, if we use your idea, we’ll send you a TechRepublic t-shirt.