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Sentury Software

Cost Benefits

The purchase of Sentury Software significantly reduces initial costs.

ProviderInitial Cost
Single reasonable cost
Use of multiple vendors*Estimated: $500,000
Free softwareNo cost
In-HouseResearch, development, soft and hard dollar costs: est. $275,000

*The use of multiple software providers does not ensure 100% compliance with all applicable standards, guidelines, and best practices.

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Training Cost

The purchase of Sentury Software significantly reduces training costs.

ProviderTraining Cost
Integrated user-friendly tutorials to minimize training
Use of multiple vendorsFrequent time-consuming training on multiple products
Free software No training or support provided
In-House Creation of training and delivery programs. Soft and hard dollar costs

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Maintenance Cost

The purchase of Sentury Software significantly reduces maintenance time and costs.

ProviderMaintenance Cost
Single maintenance agreement and single cost. Provides regular updates and reflects changing standards and requirements
Use of multiple vendorsMultiple agreements and costs: up to $200,000/year
Free softwareNo maintenance, no updates, and no support
In-HouseOn-going research and maintenance costs

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Hosting Cost

The use of Sentury Software reduces hosting issues and costs.

ProviderHosting Cost
Single host and one cost
Use of multiple vendorsMultiple hosts, multiple costs per year
Free softwareMust be hosted in-house
In-HouseExtensive costs, including: software licenses, support, back-up, staffing, servers, development, implementation, deployment, and integration

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System Approach

Most commercial software products focus on only one part of the planning process (e.g. response, business continuity, EOC, building information), whereas Sentury Software incorporates all of the parts into a system.

Using multiple software products to create a comprehensive system is like assembling your own car with parts from various manufacturers. While each part may function well on its own, a collection of parts does not create a car.

  • Purchasing one part at a time is expensive
  • The parts are not designed to work together
  • Any change in standards or best practices may require modifying or redesigning a number of parts
  • Time and personnel are required in order to assemble the parts
  • There are no blueprints and no comprehensive list of parts
  • The parts were never designed to meet your specific needs

Parts or System?

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