Data Integration Build vs. Buy TCO Calculator

Author(s): Shari Lava, Geoff Nielson

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The Data Integration Build vs. Buy TCO calculator provides enterprises with a framework for comparing the cost of hand-coding to the cost of buying a new software package. The tool includes the following components:

  • Explanation of the major cost categories that should be included in the TCO analysis.
  • Spreadsheet that dynamically calculates total cost per category, total cost per year, and overall TCO for building and buying.
  • Results chart comparing the TCO of build and buy over a five-year period.

The TCO calculator facilitates the decision-making process by automating the calculations and providing a visual representation for rapid analysis.

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