Intranet Cost Analyzer
Not finding information can be expensive.
There is a cost to not finding information. Although it's impossible to measure
the exact cost of employees not finding information on a company's intranet,
the tool below will give a ballpark figure.
Enter the number of a company's employees.
Enter the average number of intranet pages each employee
visits per day.
Enter the average number of seconds of confusion per page
a company's intranet users will experience. That is, the number of seconds a
user says "This isn't what I'm looking for."
A typical range
is between 5 and 20 seconds.
Enter the average employee's annual salary.
Push the Calculate
Results appear in the box below.
What the cost analyzer is doing is simple. It (1.) calculates
the total number of seconds per year a company's employees waste looking for
information on a poorly designed intranet; (2.) calculates
a company's per-second cost of employing an average employee*; and then (3.)
multiplies the two numbers. Granted, it's rough, but it does shed some light
on the cost of not finding information.
* The cost analyzer asks for the average employee's salary, but then doubles
that amount to reflect the fully-loaded cost of an employee.