So, you are an IT company or a system administrator, or you are in a business where most of your clients use computers in their everyday work. Your clients trust you, you know how they think, and you are ready to spread your offerings with services that will not financially burden your clients (e.g., you know that there will be no problem for your client to pay an extra $3-$5 per computer monthly for secure online backup or assurance of a healthy up-and-running computer). As your clients have confidence in you, they want new services to also come from you and not from some third party, and that is why Konturra will never directly be presented to your client. Your clients will know that YOU offered them online backup and that their data are safe in Microsoft cloud and also that YOU offered them system health monitoring where you can maintain their computers before an issue escalates. Well, let's start with the calculation. The calculation will start from zero and not at your expense because you don't have any upfront cost, and you don't have any extra development. All that you did is a simple registration on the Konturra admin portal. How much profit from offered services can you expect?

First scenario
Let's assume that you have 20 clients with 67 computers altogether. You offered them new services through Konturra, and 17 of them accepted your offer. For the purpose of this example, let's say that you run both services on 25 computers, that you start only online backup on 12 computers, and that you start system health monitoring on 8 computers. What would your net profit be?

So, online backup is installed on 37 computers altogether where you get 370 GB of storage that you can divide equally between all computers, or you can divide it between computers as you or your clients wants. Assuming that you split storage equally, your client will get 10 GB per computer. For example, you set the price for online backup service at $5 per computer for 10GB storage and $4 per computer for system health monitoring (all prices are monthly).

Let us do some math:
Profit = $317.00
Online backup = 37 PCs x $5.00 = $185.00
System health monitoring = 33 PCs x $4.00 = $132.00
Your expense that you pay at the end of the month (pay as you go) = $101.70
Online backup = 37 PCs x $1.50 = $55.50
System health monitoring = 33 PCs x $1.40 = $46.20
YOUR NET PROFIT = $215.30 monthly, or $2,583.60 yearly

Second scenario
In our second example, say that you have slightly more clients and computers, but you are offering them services at lower prices – online backup for $4 and system health monitoring for $3. Say that from 82 computers altogether, 73 of them started online backup and 52 started system health monitoring. Let us see what your profit would be for services that will cost your clients less than $10 if they run both services.

Profit = $448.00
Online backup = 73 PCs x $4.00 = $292.00
System health monitoring = 52 PCs x $3.00 = $156.00
Your expense that you pay as you go = $169.80
Online backup = 73 PCs x $1.40* = $102.20
System health monitoring = 52 PCs x $1.30* = $67.60
YOUR NET PROFIT = $278.20 monthly, or $3,338,40 yearly
*The expense is less because you entered the pricing plan for more than 50 computers

Third scenario
Are you ready to play with higher numbers? In most cases, actually, in more realistic cases, an IT company or a computer maintenance company has several hundred computers to maintain. Say that you are that company and that you offered Konturra services to all your clients and from 324 computers altogether, 204 computers started an online backup, and 111 started system health monitoring. You got 2040 GB of storage included, and some clients need more storage, so you are taking 2 TB additional storage, what altogether is a bit more than 4 TB of online backup storage (note that data are substantially compressed when uploading it to the cloud). You can split those 4 TB of storage as you like between your computers. You decide to set the price low enough that it will not burden you the client, and high enough that it will assure you serious extra profit.

Calculating...
Profit = $1,664.00 / monthly
Online backup = 204 PCs x $5.00 = $1,020.00
System health monitoring = 111 PCs x $4.00 = $444.00
Additional storage = 2,000 GB x $0.10 = $200.00
Your expense that you pay as you go = $455.60
Online backup = 204 PCs x $1.10 = $224.40
System health monitoring = 111 PCs x $1.20 = $133.20
Additional storage: (1,000 GB x $0.05) + (1,000 GB x $0.048)* = $98
YOUR NET PROFIT = $1,208.40 monthly, or $14,500.80 yearly
*The expense for additional storage depends on levels of used terabytes

Fourth scenario
Okay, now we will use a scenario that by our poll questionnaires fits most IT companies. Doing this calculation, we did get a bit dizzy :). Let us raise the number of computers to 580. Let us lower the price to a really affordable $3 for each service; that is really useful. In this example, we will also lower your price for additional storage, making you by far the most affordable on the market.

Profit = $8,061.00 / monthly
Online backup = 550 PCs x $3.00 = $1,650.00
System health monitoring = 537 PCs x $3.00 = $1,611.00
Additional storage = 60,000 GB x $0.08 = $4,800.00
Your expense that you pay as you go = $3,823.45
Online backup = 550 PCs x $0.90 = $495.00
System health monitoring = 537 PCs x $0.85 = $456.45
Additional storage: (1,000 GB x $0.05) + (49,000 GB x $0.048) + (10,000 GB x $0.047) = $2,872.00
YOUR NET PROFIT = $4,237.55 monthly, or $50,850.60 yearly

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