Wednesday, February 26, 2014

PIA Ratio Studies and Financial Ratios Dashboard
A Perfect Match

Profectus, Inc., a national consulting company that helps printing and packaging organizations improve their business, announced today the addition of a Financial Analysis and Ratios Dashboard in the popular budgeted hourly cost rates software.

The financial dashboard features numerous ratios reports and graphs so companies can benchmark their figures to other companies using the Printing Industries of America’s Ratio Studies*.

For over 90 years the PIA Ratios Studies has been the printing industry’s most valuable financial benchmarking tool for strategic management, investment, productivity, and profitability. The PIA Ratio Studies are a compilation of expenses, assets, salaries, and other financial information from hundreds of printing and related graphic arts firms.

Owners, managers, and analysts can use their CostRatesAdvisor financial information as a benchmark against the PIA Ratios’ industry norms and profit leaders. Some of the ratios presented in the Financial Analysis and Ratios Dashboard include:
  • Sales & Administrative costs ratios
  • Direct Manufacturing costs ratios
  • Payroll costs ratios
  • Cost per employee ratios
  • Cost center and department costs ratios
According to Profectus President Craig Press, has come to be more than a budgeted hourly cost rates program. It’s an excellent tool for determining the break-even cost of your production equipment and services, setting prices, tracking cost trends, and now benchmarking your financials to other companies.”

Example Report

Three tiered pricing starting at just $128 for the Basic Edition up to $368 for the fully featured Enterprise Edition makes Cost Rates Advisor very affordable for any size company. To find out more about Cost Rates Advisor, visit or call 1-888-868-8662

About Cost Rates Advisor was designed by industry experts to help companies determine the break-even cost of equipment and services. It provides an accurate picture of a company’s true costs so they can confidently and strategically estimate, price, and cost jobs. Cost Rates Advisor is used by organizations throughout North America spanning all industry segments including commercial, digital, mailing, packaging, labels, large format, screen, and in-plant operations.

About Profectus, Inc.
Profectus is a national consulting company that offers a unique spectrum of professional services with a focus on helping printing organizations improve their efficiency, cost effectiveness, customer service, and profitability by implementing best business practices and embracing technology. For over 20 years our consultants have been contributing to the success of small and large organizations throughout North America spanning all industry segments.

*PIA Financial Ratio Studies are not included with CostRatesAdvisor but are available through the Printing Industries of America.