ERP implementations are generally large, multi-year projects with high costs. This often raises the question of which part of the costs can be included as operational costs (Opex) and which part of the costs can be written off (Capex). Which costs for an ERP implementation can be labeled as Opex or Capex, what are Opex and Capex costs actually and why is the highest possible Capex so important in the business case?

What is ERP?

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems are software packages that automate and integrate multiple company-wide business processes [1] . …


What is a cost calculation?

When making a cost calculation, you map out all possible costs of an activity or project. You take into account the lead time, the required staffing, and the deployment of facilities, for example in the field of development, storage and management. You will also have to map out the (structural) costs that will remain on the institutional budget after the project has been completed. Do you outsource parts of the project or do you want to do it yourself? Alternatives may arise and you can develop different scenarios. You can make better choices based on…


Cost estimation is the art of assigning value. It is also a science that uses a wide variety of techniques to predict the costs of activities and assets. There are a wide variety of methods, applications and names for cost estimates. Sometimes it seems like a forest of definitions. We explain the principles of cost estimation to you in four simple steps:

1. Cost estimation is part of the discipline of project management . It is used to estimate quantities, costs, and prices of resources needed within the scope of a project. A project can be any process used to…


What is a ‘cost estimate’? When does it apply? What do you include in it? How are you legally strong? How do you prevent the cost estimate from taking on a life of its own that you are not happy with?

Cost estimate. A ‘cost estimate’ is nothing more and less than a preliminary estimate of costs usually for a construction project in the preparatory phase. A cost estimate precedes a final budget and a construction quotation / offer. The goal may be to consider whether a construction project is feasible and possibly profitable. A cost estimate is a report…


Marketers at construction suppliers give themselves a moderate 6.8 for their conducted in the autumn of 2017 among forty marketing managers. In particular, more quality for content marketing, more attention for online marketing, and marketing automation are high on the agenda. The full research will be presented on April 10 during the B2B Marketing Expert session Construction in Eindhoven.

Many grants, little results

The research shows that construction in 2018 is still quite traditional when it comes to marketing. The most common marketing activities are predictable tools such as websites, social media, SEO and trade shows. But the marketing managers…


COMMUNICATION IN CONSTRUCTION: WHAT IS CHANGING?

Until recently, building material manufacturers had their marketing communication in perfect order. There was an own strategy, the channels were known and the processes were fixed. However, the emergence of new media puts these traditional methods under pressure. Marketing communication is changing. We probably won’t even recognize it again in about 10 years! But what is changing? And what does this mean?

For manufacturers in the construction, the brewing of marketing communication starts and ends with one essential ingredient: insight into the customer’s viewing and purchasing behavior. After all, the business is all about…


If you are in the process of buying a new home, you can check out the current market, but also consider having your own home built. However, there is a lot involved and this is a project that takes a lot of effort. Still, by having the house built new, you can often get more surface area for the same price as an existing house. The costs of building a new-build house are not easy to give and it should certainly be emphasized that every situation is different. …


office or business premises

Too many factors play a role to provide a guideline for the new construction of an office or commercial property. The margins would then become too large to be useful. Business premises can be built in different constructions. Consider, for example, steel construction with insulated plating. In many cases, an entrance and office area is added where a luxurious appearance is often desired. As long as it is unknown what is desired, a price based on a standard starting point cannot be determined.

The same applies to an office.

house

The construction costs of a new…


A land surveyor does much more than just measure parcels and make an inventory. An overview of his tasks.

Measure the plot

The measurement of a parcel, often associated with this, the demarcation of a parcel with the boundary markers. No one other than a surveyor may carry out the demarcation between two parties. Such a withdrawal is usually done amicably. For example, if two neighbors have a boundary that is no longer certain or invisible, they jointly appoint a surveyor — and therefore with shared costs — to redefine the boundary as a neutral party.

The surveyor also draws…

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