SYSB-II: ROI calculators

Following are three Cost of Downtime calculators based on the most common situations found in data centers. Use these to discover what SYSB-II can save your organization.

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Calculator #1 - Cost of downtime for those locking out their user community to run batch by closing CICS files.

This Cost of Downtime calculator considers the impact of a single application's lack of availability to the user community by multiplying the number of times the application files are closed each day by the number of minutes these files are closed. Multiplying this figure by the number of people impacted, based on their average wage, determines the Cost of Downtime per day, per month and per year.

Note: Assumes 20-day work months.

Application name

(Enter numbers only)

Number of times files are closed each day
Number of people whose productivity is affected
Number of minutes the file is not available
Average loaded hourly wage of those affected

Per day $
Per month $
Per year $

Calculator #2 - Cost of downtime if you have applications that do not finish processing before the CICS address spaces are supposed to come back up.

This Cost of Downtime calculator considers the financial impact of locking users out of applications while they wait for a batch job to complete. The number of times per year that a batch job is not finished processing when CICS users need access to their applications is multiplied by the number of minutes they are impacted. Multiplying this figure by the number of people impacted, based on their average wage, determines the cost of downtime per day, per month, and per year.

Note: Assumes 20-day work months.

Application name

(Enter numbers only)

The number of times per year this application is not finished processing when CICS users come to work in the morning
 
The average number of users locked out of their applications and data
 
The average number of minutes per instance CICS is not available to do batch overruns per instance
 
Average loaded hourly wage of those affected

Daily $
Monthly $
Yearly $

Calculator #3 - Cost of downtime if you have contract applications/systems people coming in extra hours to work with batch programs because they cannot access the CICS address space during normal work hours.

This Cost of Downtime calculator considers the financial impact associated with contract applications/systems personnel working off-hours with batch programs because they cannot have access to the CICS address space(s) during regular operating hours. This cost is determined by multiplying the number of times per year these personnel come in after hours by the number of individuals and the average time per incident. This figure is then multiplied by the average wage of these individuals to determine the cost of downtime per day, per month, and per year.

Note: Assumes 20-day work months.

Project name

(Enter numbers only)

The number of times per year applications people have to come in after hours because of CICS and batch conflicts
 
The average number of people affected per occurrence
 
The average number of minutes spent on each occurrence
 
Average loaded hourly wage of those affected

Daily $
Monthly $
Yearly $

If all of the above apply to your company, enter information in the fields and then click the following button.

 

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