Cost of Downtime Calculator

  This risk calculator helps estimate the potential costs of operating a business without adequate BDR, computer and data protection. The better informed you are about the many financial risks involved, the better you wiil be able to determine the value of protection to your business and prepare accordingly.

Use this worksheet to determine how much your company loses during system failures--due to any number of causes.

If you don't know the exact figures, just guess. Only start from the top, then proceed to the end. Do not start anywhere in the middle.

Don't enter any commas or dollar signs.

Employee Productivity

Enter Annual Revenue of your Company



Enter Number of Employees:



Click Here to Calculate Average Revenue per Employee per Year:
(Line 1) / (Line 2)



Enter Total Hours per year, per Employee:
(e.g. 40 hours x 50 weeks = 2,000 hours)


Click Here to Calculate Avg. Revenue per Employee/hour:
(Line 3) / (Line 4)




System Restoration Cost

Enter Total Labor Hours required to replace lost data and restore system by IT Services or Dept:


Enter Per hour cost of Restoration Services by IT Services or Dept.:



Click Here to Calculate Cost of Labor to restore system by IT Services or Dept.:
(Line 6) x (Line 7)



Lost Employee Productivity Cost

Enter Total Hours the system is down per occurence:


Enter % of employees (excluding systems staff)
that are unproductive during each downtime:



Click Here to Calculate Cost of Employee Downtime:
[(Line 2) x (Line 5)] x (Line 9) x (Line 10)%



Lost Sales Opportunity Cost

Enter Number of Sales per year:


Enter Estimated number of sales lost due to outage:


Click Here to Calculate Sales Opportunity Loss:
[(Line 1) / (Line 12)] x (Line 13)



Lost Customer and Damaged Reputation Cost

Enter Total number of customers last year:


Click Here to Calculate Avg. Revenue per customer:
(Line 1) / (Line 15)



Enter Number of customers lost due to system failure:


Click Here to Calculate Customer and Reputation Cost:
(Line 16) x (Line 17)



Click Here to Calculate Yearly Total Cost of Network Downtime:
(Line 8) + (Line 11) + (Line 14) + (Line 18)


Can you afford to lose this much money, even for "occasional" downtime? For many companies and firms, even as few as four hours of downtime can mean thousands of dollars in lost revenue. DON'T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU. Let Ability Business Solutions implement a comprehensive backup plan at the right cost, based on the size of your company. Contact us today for a free consultation.