I try to get a realistic number on ‘selection cost’ for people and travel involved in a DCS-selection process for an end user.
What are the selection cost for a DCS-system?
• ARC stated that an average DCS system cost around 1,5 million USD.
• Company’s use for a single between 1-3 people in a core team to do the selection. Corporation wide project can take up to 12 people full-time for 3 years.
• Yokogawa stated that the selection process will take between 9-24 month.
My first estimate (conservative) is that it will use at least the workings hours of 1 employee for a year and additional travel for visits.
To translate this to Euro /Dollars, it will be at least 100.000 euro or 150.000 USD.
Do you think this cost numbers are realistic or should it be higher or lower?
What are the selection cost for a DCS-system