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Paper Based Document Storage Cost Analysis


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Average Salary (hourly):
(per the Arizona Republic 8/05, the averae. loaded labor cost in Maricopa county is $21.50/hr)
Number of new hanging folders added every month:
Monthly Cost related to production of hanging folders:
# of new hanging folders x average labor cost per minutes x 7 (minutes - estimated)
+ # of new hanging folders x $.75 for all associated stationary.

Average number of pages per hanging folder:
Average Number of times each page is copied during its lifetime:
Total number of copies and prints made to use/process documents internally:
(typically 75% of printing and copying is for internal use)
Monthly Cost related to replication of paper files:
# of new hanging folders x # of pages per folder x # of times each pages is copied x $.06 (average cost per copy).

How many 4 drawer filing cabinets:
Current annual lease price per sq. foot:
Monthly Cost of space allocated to paper files:
# of filing cabinets x 9 (square footage per cabinet) x monthly lease cost per square foot.

Number of people who retrieve or access files:
Average number of files retrieved per day per person:
Average time to retrieve each file (minutes):
(statistics indicate average file retrieval takes 4 min)
Average number of misfiled files per month:
Average time to retrieve each misfiled files (minutes):
Monthly Labor Cost to retrieve paper files:
# of files retrieved per day (including misfiled files) x average time of retrieval (including misfiled files) x average labor cost per minutes x 22 (average working days per month).

Number of daily fax jobs:
Average time taken to fax out files:
GAO estimates that the average fax job takes 7-8 minutes.
Number of mailed pieces out per month:
Average postage cost per mailed piece:
Average time taken to mail out each piece:
Average time to process a mail piece is 2-3 minutes.
Monthly Cost of sending paper packages, pieces or jobs off premises:
# of fax jobs out per day x time per fax job x average labor cost per minutes x 22 (average working days per month).
+ additional costs (# of fax jobs per day x $.02 (estimated faxing communication cost + $.06 (average cost per copy - for the cover sheet) x 22 (average working days per month).
+ number of pieces mailed per month x (postage costs + estimated $.05 per envelope)
+ number of pieces mailed per month x average time for each mailer x average labor cost per minute

Number of Fedex packages sent per month:
Time taken to prepare Fedex files to be sent out (minutes):
Average time to prepare a Fed-Ex package is 4-5 minutes.
Average cost for Fedex package:
Monthly Cost related to Fedex:
# of fedex files x time per document)
+ # of fedex files x cost per document.

Total Monthly Costs associated with a paper filing system:


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