How much do your staff really cost? SwiftERM Retail Development


Staff are commonly the most expensive element on your Balance Sheet after purchases. SwiftERM is a 100% automatic email remarketing system, it is the only one in the world that is! Which means zero staff are involved – or costs therefor deducted for using it.

If you’re serious about a like for like comparison between this any other email system begins by including your staff costs to the necessary turnover required for our competitor’s products to even begin to be viable as our equivalent is zero. That is a massive saving, even before you take into account absenteeism, errors and omissions and even malicious intent, none of which concern our users.


Below is an example based on a single person on £25k per annum, taxes and rates may vary between countries, it also illustrates what we have omitted to be seen to be fair and open.


Working Hours / Hourly Rate
Hours worked per week37.50
Equivalent hourly rate£12.82
Annual CostsCost £Running Total £
Wages / Salary & NIC’s
Annual Wages / Salary including overtime / bonuses        25,000                    25,000
Class 1 NICs          3,430                    28,430
Optional benefits £ £
Company car                  –                    28,430
Gym                  –                    28,430
Health care                  –                    28,430
Life assurance                  –                    28,430
Pension                  –                    28,430
Bonus                  –                    28,430
Subtotal for NICs calculation                  –
Class 1A NICs (P11D)                  –                    28,430
Employee specific costs £ £
Software licences          1,500                    29,930
Training             500                    30,430
Computer & IT support             500                    30,930
Apportionment of business costs £ £
Share of general overheads (rent, rates, building maintenance,
water, heat & light, telephone, insurance, etc)
             500                    31,430
Consumables (stationery, toner, tea/coffee, toilet paper, etc)             100                    31,530
Administrative overheads (HR, payroll, secretarial, appraisals, etc)          1,000                    32,530
Other financial costs and potential liabilities £ £
Maternity/paternity leave                  –                    32,530
Unfair dismissal claims                  –                    32,530
Redundancy                  –                    32,530
Jury service                  –                    32,530
Sick leave holiday pay                  –                    32,530
Actual productive working daysDaysRunning total
Weekdays in a year261261
Holidays (2010 minimum is 28 days)28233
Formal training5228
Sick days7



Wasted/unproductive time (allow 10 mins per working hour)38273
The true cost of employee £ £
Actual cost per hour£23.66
Actual Cost per day (total costs/working days)£177.49
Actual cost per year£46,146.61
Multiple of salary paid:1.85times salary
NI Rates 2012 – 2013
Employer’s NI threshold   (£ per week)        144.00
Class 1 NICs:13.80%


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