Cost comparison / Price comparison of Chemometrics / Machine Learning / Data Science for NIR-Spectroscopy – Kostenvergleich / Preisvergleich von Chemometrie / Maschinelles Lernen / Data Science für die NIR-Spektroskopie – Confronto dei costi / Confronto dei prezzi della chemiometria / Apprendimento automatico / Scienza dei dati per la spettroscopia NIR

Reduce Operating Costs and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of NIR-Spectroscopy (NIRS) in the Digitalization Age.

NIR-Spectroscopy (NIRS) - Reduce cost, Increase revenue

Reduce Cost by automated NIR development.
Increase Revenue by higher accuracy NIR results. (CM) versus Others

Costs are not everything, there are other important factors listed in the table.

CM fix € pricing (approx.)Others € Price Range (approx.)
Chemometric Packagenot‑needed
€3500 - €6500 per user
Chemometric Predictor
€1500 - €2500 per NIR device
Chemometric Trainingnot‑needed
€1500 - €2500 per user
Chemometrician* Salarynot‑needed
1 years Salary / year
(+ risk of Employee Turnover)
Powerful Computer (many Processors, lot of RAM for big data)not‑needed
€1500 - €4500 per computer
Development and Usage
Development of a Calibration
€80 - €150 / hour

of Chemometrician* using a Chemometric Software (click and wait) and applying it's knowledge

Usage of a Calibration
€60 / year
Total€178 in first year
€60 in second year
initial (min €8000 , max €15500)
+ 2 * (2 - 4)(hour to cost same! as CM service) * (€80 - €150) Chemometrician* work
no initial cost
very high initial costs
no personnel cost
high personnel* costs
constant CM services
risk of Employee Turnover
global knowledge
risk of only use personal knowledge
easy to calculate fix cost on demand
difficult to calculate variable cost on demand plus Chemometrician* Recruitment needed
Results :
calibration prediction performance
always reproducible highly optimized
only as good as your Chemometrician* daily condition
better prediction performance, due to best-of 10'000x calibrations
small size of experiments, non-optimal calibrations

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*) Personnel / Chemometrician / Data Scientist / Data Analyst / Machine Learning Engineer :
We are not against it, we are one of them a long time ago, but the way the work is done is changing (see below).

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