Integration Platform TCO Calculator

September 2020

Cost Parameters

This calculator is meant to be used as a high-level estimation tool; some assumptions are made in terms of yearly cost allocation as explained in the side-bar instructions. For more information, or to obtain a custom TCO comparative analysis with other platforms, contact us at:

Platform Costs
Acquisition Cost $ Platform total acquisition cost (year 1)
Maintenance Cost % Yearly platform maintenance cost (% of acquisition)
Operating Costs
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Infrastructure Costs, Storage, Hardware Refresh...
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Yearly Platform TCO Subtotal
Integration Costs
SDK Cost $ Additional SDK cost (year 1)
Connectors/ODBC License
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Yearly licensing costs for connectors/adapters/ODBC Drivers
Dev Hours per Year
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Yearly integration development hours
Hourly Rate $ Average development hourly rate
Maintenance Cost % Average development maintenance cost percentage (from previous year)
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Yearly Integration TCO Subtotal
Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Overall Yearly TCO

TCO Cost Curve

The cost curve updates automatically when changing cost parameters above. Click on a header to show/hide a curve.

Calculator Instructions

Version 1.0 (preview)

This TCO calculator provides a quick way to estimate a 5-year cost curve for integration projects, such as Business Process Automation (BPR), Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or other enterprise systems integration initiatives, taking into consideration the following parameters:

  • Acquisition Cost: The initial purchase cost of the platform incurred in year 1, including basic configuration costs and initial hardware/software licenses
  • Maintenance Cost: % of the acquisition cost, yearly for 5 years (if variable per year, use the Upgrade Cost line instead)
  • Operating Costs: Underlying infrastructure costs over the years, including infrastructure refresh, storage costs, licensing agreements, expected renewal costs...
  • SDK Cost: Additional cost to extend the platform using a vendor-provided Software Development Kit or other paid add-ons.
  • Connectors/ODBC: Additional costs (licensing, installation, configuration) spent yearly on known integration projects, such as BPA, RPA or other Systems Integration (exclude development costs)
  • Dev Hours/Year: Integration development hours spent yearly integration projects to implement BPA/RPA initiatives
  • Hourly Rate: Average blended hourly rate for developing integration projects (including contractor costs, internal burn rate, project management rate...)
  • Development Maintenance: Average % of additional maintenance costs from previous year's Dev cost (for warranty/support work); percentage of previous year's total development costs

Note 1: This calculator is not designed to calculate complex TCO scenarios and should be used for directional guidance.

Note 2: This calculator was not designed for consumption-based models such as Platform (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS) integration costs; however it may be possible to use the yearly Upgrade Cost line to emulate PaaS/SaaS costs if you can predict consumption levels.

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