Fluid Topics ROITotal productivity and margin gainsFluid Topics ROITotal productivity and margin gains/ yearFluid Topics capabilities translate into measurable cost reduction and incremental revenue. Efficient access to information can make a huge difference to your bottom line. This detailed calculator helps you quantify Fluid Topics cost savings across three areas:customer and partner service,employee productivity,client satisfaction.Refine the numbersWe based the calculation on some market assumptions. Customize the parameters to fit your situation and get a fine tuned ROI.down DownloadWant to work offline or print the report? Get your customized dynamic PDF pre-filled with your parameters.ORShareClick here to generate a link customized with your parameters.Now you can copy the following link to share your report:ORYou can reset to default values too.Transform customer and partner serviceRelevant content drives greater support efficiency and cost savings. Reduce cost of tech support callsTransform users into self-reliant customers: Users who can’t find the information they need constitute a significant percentage of technical support calls and emails. But, by providing them with a vast new world of usable content that they can control, Fluid Topics helps you turn frustrated users into self-reliant customers that solve problems by themselves.According to a study published by the Association of Support Professionals (www.asponline.com), the theoretical cost of a single customer transaction is $36.14. We’ll be conservative and use $30 per transaction.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Cost of a customer transaction per callPercentage of transactions avoided with Fluid TopicsNumber of support transactions (calls, emails, etc.) per day Formula (with default values): 12% call reduction x $30/calls x 150 calls/day x 350 days/yearAnnual savings from reduced tech support calls = Customer Support Productivity GainsA major consumer of company technical information is your customer support organization. To answer user questions effectively, your technical support agents must frequently sift through dozens of different files, paper documents, emails and other disparate bits of information that are difficult to track and file for future use. Fluid Topics gives support techs access to needed information rapidly and in context from one convenient location. Giving your support techs the best information search tools and unlimited source materials significantly reduces support call resolution time.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Average yearly burdened salary for support agentsTransaction handling efficiency improvementNumber of tech support agents in your companyFormula (with default values): 15% x $60,000/year x 20 employeesAnnual savings from improved customer support =Partner Support Cost SavingsBusiness partners typically require a higher level of support. The cost savings here stem from a lower number of support calls as well as transaction reduction time. The calculation assumes that partner support techs have many responsibilities, and might take just one or two cases per day.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Average yearly burdened salary for partner support agentsPercentage of partners cases avoided with Fluid TopicsTransaction time reductionAverage partner case handling duration before FT (in hours)Number of cases per monthFormula: (20% deflection + (1-20%) x 25% reduction) x 200 cases/month x 12 months x 1 hour duration x $50/hour salaryAnnual savings from improved partner support =Enhance employee productivityHigh-quality search and information access brings significant productivity gains and cost savings.Knowledge Worker Productivity Cost SavingsAccording to studies by industry analysts IDC, Forrester and Gartner, the average time spent per knowledge worker searching for information is 9.5 hours per week, plus 8.3 hours gathering content and 3 hours recreating existing content. IDC estimates that up to 20 hours per week in information discovery and incorporation time could be reduced by 53% by implementing highquality search and information access tools.Average the two analyst’s figures and say that employees spend only 27% of their time searching for and incorporating information, and that one third of that time is related to product-specific searches. This is really where Fluid Topics changes your world and reduces that time by 50%.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Average yearly burdened salary per knowledge workerPercentage of time lost with no information toolsInformation handling efficiency improvementNumber of knowledge-enabled employeesFormula (with default values): 9% product information search time x 50% efficiency savings x $55,000/year x 100 employeesAnnual savings from productivity gains =Technical Maintenance Cost SavingsGiving your engineering techs more efficient information search tools and access to unlimited source materials can significantly reduce maintenance and problem resolution times. Thanks to the Personal Book (PBK) feature, your maintenance techs can create their own working documents and save specific information for an unlimited range of maintenance operations.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Average yearly burdened salary of maintenance techniciansMaintenance time reductionNumber of maintenance techniciansFormula (with default values): 10% time improvement x $45,000/year/tech x 8 techsAnnual technical maintenance savings =Technical Documentation Development Cost SavingsYour technical publications departments are major developers and consumers of product information. Digital content search and manipulation tools and easy access to a huge well of company data will cut content development time significantly while improving the quality and usefulness of your technical documentation.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Average yearly burdened salary of technical writersReduction in content development timeNumber of technical writersFormula (with default values): 12% improvement x $60,000 x 5 writersAnnual documentation development cost savings = Improve client satisfactionProviding clients with access to content they can control increases customer retention and future revenue.Client Satisfaction Revenue ImpactIndustry analyst Forrester created the Customer Experience Index (CxPi) benchmark, noting that there is a high correlation between CxPi and the willingness to give an incumbent vendor additional business. Forrester found that for 81% of companies they surveyed, there was a high correlation (66%) between a positive customer experience and the willingness to consider additional purchases.By providing your clients with a vast new world of useable content that they can control, Fluid Topics helps you turn frustrated users into fans. That means higher customer retention and more repeat business.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Percentage of clients considering additional purchasesNumber of existing customersAverage new business (upsell and cross-sell) per year and per clientFormula (with default values): 13% x 500 customers x $50,000 average repeat salesIncremental revenue from existing customer sales =Direct Sales Gain Revenue ImpactWith Fluid Topics, prospective customers can successfully find the information they need on your product. Impressed by your product, the online support you provide and your outstanding social media and word-of-mouth referrals, prospects are inclined to take the next steps in their buyer’s journey. According to Forrester Research, 74% of B2B buyers review the user documentation as part of their purchase cycle.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Increase in prospects conversionTotal new business revenue per year (from new clients)Formula (with default values): 4% x $ 5,000,000/year new client revenueIncrease in direct sales =Partner Increase Revenue ImpactCustomers aren’t the only people you attract with Fluid Topics. Prospective partners are also able to successfully find information they need on your products. They are also impressed by the online support you provide and the ability to find the information they need for developing their business and serving their customers more efficiently.— Assumptions and average values based on market studies —Gross sales marginNumber of new partners per yearAverage revenue brought per year by a partner or resellerFormula (with default values): 1 partner x $ 500,000 revenue/year/partner x 55%Increase in indirect sales =Net impactWith additional revenue of and an average net margin of Fluid Topics provides a net margin impact of Formula (with default values): revenue gains/year x 16% net marginIncrease in cash =Summary of Sample Cost Savings and Revenue IncreaseAnnual savings from reduced tech support callsAnnual savings from improved customer supportAnnual savings from improved partner supportTotal customer and partner service savingsAnnual savings from knowledge worker productivity gainsAnnual technical maintenance savingsAnnual documentation development cost savingsTotal employee productivity cost savingsIncremental revenue from existing customer salesIncrease in direct salesIncrease in indirect salesTotal additional revenueMargin increaseShareClick here to generate a link customized with your values.Now you can copy the following link to share your report:Case studyRead Napatech talking about ROI. 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