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The Management Perspective

First, AutoCaption is a complete captioning package for your video hardware. 

It costs USD $6,000 Complete.  Period

Plug it in.  Load the software.  Start working with it.

No trips to the computer store, no special adapters or accessories to buy, and no hidden surprises.

Knowing that, you can do the math and see that captioning or subtitling with AutoCaption yields a rather favorable Return On Investment - clearly a consequence of all the time-savers we built in.

So you can use captioning as a profit center, or as a value-adding service to help keep projects in-house and retain business.

Let's take a look at the proforma ROI numbers in the table below:

General cost & earnings assumptions More about variable costs More about labor costs More about maintenance costs More about tape stock costs More about fixed costs Balance sheet shows 75% gross ROI from 20 hours per year of captioning

This works out to a respectable annual ROI of slightly over 74% before factoring in your firm's taxes, overhead and cost of capital.

NOTE: The 74% ROI is a worst case assumption based on 20 hours of captioning in one year:  $8,153 gross profit ÷ $10,930 investment= 74.6% ROI.  More about the financial assumptions used in these calculations.

Important Legal Notice:  Information herein is based on generalizations, estimates, and educated guesses.  Your actual experience may vary, so it is important to perform and rely on your own management analysis.

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