Predictive Service recently released an update to ViewPoint which includes enhancements to the cost benefit calculations. The system automatically calculates a cost benefit savings for each problem reported. These calculations are based upon algorithms within the system and variables populated by the user.
In the previous versions, the user assigned variables applied to all problems found through all recorded dates for the program. Some examples of the variables included are; hours of production, cost of energy in kilowatt hours, hourly cost of labor (mechanical, electrical, etc.) and annual production throughput. Once set by the user, the variables were applied to the system algorithms to calculate savings for each problem reported.
In this recent update, the user can now set specific variables for multiple date ranges. For example, if the cost of energy from your electricity provider changed from 2014 to 2015, you can use a different cost in the calculation for problems found in 2014 versus problems found in 2015.
Energy Cost for 2014 - $0.08 per kWh
Energy Cost for 2015 - $0.10 per kWh
The system will automatically and retroactively, if applicable, adjust the savings reported in the system for those new variables.
You can now find the new cost benefit settings under the Cost Benefit tab, by clicking on the down arrow to the right. (previously located under the system tab)
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