Often, there’s a misconception that SaaS solutions like Access AtWork® are more expensive due to monthly subscription fees. Our calculator is here to dispel this myth by providing a comprehensive financial comparison.

Educate Prospective Customers

Clearly demonstrate the long-term financial benefits of choosing Access AtWork® over traditional on-premises solutions.

Transparent Cost Analysis

Offer an in-depth breakdown of costs, helping customers understand what they’re paying for and why.

Simplify Complex Financials

Convert intricate financial details into easily understandable graphs and tables.

TCO Calculator Guide

Accessing and Using the TCO Calculator in 4 steps

  1. Access the Tool: The TCO Calculator is available exclusively to our registered Service Partners. Ensure you’re logged into your partner account to access the tool.
  2. Input Project Details: Enter the specific details of the project. This includes the scale of the access control system, the number of doors, and other relevant parameters. These inputs are crucial for an accurate financial analysis.
  3. Initiate Calculation: Once you’ve entered all the necessary information, click on the ‘Calculate’ button. The tool will process the data and present a detailed financial overview.
  4. Export Results: For a comprehensive record, users can export the results as a PDF by entering their e-mail address. This feature allows for easy sharing and reference during decision-making processes.


Understanding the Comparison Models

  • On-prem Server: Hosting the software on an internal physical server, entailing full responsibility for infrastructure, including server room maintenance, software updates, and security checks.
  • Datacenter Lease: Hosting software on own servers in a leased datacenter space, reducing concerns about physical server space and cooling, while maintaining responsibility for software maintenance.
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS): Utilizing public cloud services like AWS or Azure for hosting software on virtual machines, eliminating physical server management but retaining responsibility for software installation, updates, and security.
  • Managed Hosting: Purchasing on-premises software licenses but outsourcing hosting and management to a third party in exchange for a recurring fee.
  • Software as a Service (SAAS): A fully managed service where the software is updated and maintained by the manufacturer, with no upfront investment costs and a recurring fee for access to continually updated software.

Advanced Customization

The TCO Calculator includes an ‘Advanced section’ for users to adjust default assumptions. By expanding this section and modifying fields as needed, users can recalibrate the calculation to more accurately reflect their specific circumstances.

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Key Components to Focus On

  • Initial Investment: Compare the upfront costs of Access AtWork® with other models.
  • Recurring Expenses: Analyze the subscription fees and how they stack against periodic expenses of traditional models.
  • Long-Term Financial Projection: Understand the cost implications over a period of 10 years.



The Total Cost of Ownership Calculator is more than just a tool; it’s a conversation starter and an eye-opener for prospective clients.

  • Customize Presentations: Use the calculator’s output to tailor your sales presentations to the specific financial concerns of each prospect.
  • Highlight Cost Savings: Emphasize areas where Access AtWork offers significant savings over time, especially in maintenance and upgrades.
  • Address Common Misconceptions: Utilize the data to tackle the myth of high subscription costs, showcasing how they encapsulate various services and maintenance expenses.