Executive Summary

  • There is a common thinking on overall TCO which leaves out all of the costs.
  • The fake TCO studies that show the producer or funder of the study having the lowest TCO, highlights the need for independence in TCO estimates.
  • We introduce the only comprehensive adjustable independent TCO calculators anywhere.

Introduction

TCO or total cost of ownership is the estimation of the total cost of enterprise software. TCO analysis is often discussed but very rarely performed. TCO is often proposed by software vendors, but every software vendor “TCO analysis” invariably shows the software company that performed the study or paid for the study to have the lowest TCO.

The Necessity for Independence in TCO

Clearly, no software vendor’s TCO study should be accepted and TCO should be performed only by independent entities.

  • Brightwork Research and Analysis has the most intellectual property and experience calculating TCO.
  • Our calculators below demonstrate this, and they are the only calculators on TCO available directly on the web that we know to exist.
  • In our research into TCO methods employed by other entities, we invariably found costs that were left out. We call these TCO studies “PCO” or partial cost of ownership studies. We could not find a single entity that followed a logical TCO method. Seeing such a vacuum in the marketplace is why we put so much effort into our own TCO analysis.

Other TCO Calculators

See our other TCO calculators.


Total Cost of Ownership

All TCO calculators.
VendorSelect Your Software Category of Interest
CRM
OracleOracle RightNow
OracleOracle CRM On Demand
MicrosoftMicrosoft Dynamics CRM
InforInfor Epiphany
NetsuiteNetSuite CRM
SugarSugar CRM
Base CRMBase CRM
SAPSAP CRM
SalesforceSalesforce
BI Light
BirstBirst
QlikTechQlikTech Qlikview
TableauTableau BI
TableauTableau BI on Premises
CrystalCrystal Reports
ActuateActuate One SaaS
ActuateActuate One On Premises
BI Heavy
MicrostrategyMicroStrategy
SAS BI
Oracle BI
IBM Cognos
TeraData
SAP Business Objects
SAP BI/BW
Production Planning
DelfoiDelfoi Planner SaaS
DelfoiDelfoi Planner on Premises
PreactorPreactor
PlanetTogetherPlanetTogether Galaxy APS
AspenTechAspentech AspenOne
SAPSAP PP/DS
Supply Planning
Demand WorksDemand Works Smoothie
ToolsGroupToosGroup SO99 Supply
SAPSAP SNP
SmartOpsSmartOps
Demand Planning
Business Forecast SystemsForecast Pro TRAK
Demand Works Smoothie
Tableau Forecasting
SAS Demand Driven Forecasting
ToolsGroup SO99 Forecasting
Oracle Demantra
SAP DP
PLM
SAPSAP PLM
Hamilton GrantHamilton Grant
Arena SolutionsArena PLM SaaS
Arena SolutionsArena PLM On Premises
Finance & Accounting
IntuitIntuit Quickbooks
NetSuiteNetSuite OneWorld
FinancialForceFinancial Force
IntacctIntacct
Small and Medium ERP
ERPNextERPNext
OpenERPOpenERP
RootStockRootStock
Process ProProcess Pro
MicroSoftMicroSoft Dynamics AX
SAPSAP Business One
Big ERP
OracleJD Edwards World
SageSage X3
InforInfor Lawson
EpicorEpicor ERP
OracleJD Edwards EnterpriseOne XL
OracleJD Edwards EnterpriseOne
SAPSAP ECC XL
SAPSAP ECC