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English translation: implementation cost/operation cost/maintenance expenses

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Spanish term or phrase:costo de explotación / costo de operación / gastos de funcionamiento
English translation:implementation cost/operation cost/maintenance expenses
Entered by: johnclaude
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17:13 Jun 14, 2004
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Bus/Financial - Economics
Spanish term or phrase: costo de explotación / costo de operación / gastos de funcionamiento
OK - here we go. The first one is the title of a chapter and includes "costo de maquinaria" as the first heading to consider. The second heading to consider is precisely "costo de operación y sus componentes".
and the 5th heading is "gastos de funcionamiento", under which we find "mano de obra, carburante, energía eléctrica, etc.
Operating costs, running costs, expenses? See why I'm confused? I know what they refer to but need the precise term for each one. Thanks one more time.
johnclaude
Local time: 02:27
implementation cost/operation cost/maintenance expenses
Explanation:
That's what my 10 years' experience working for multinational industry tells me. And it sounds logical, too. First you implement an operation system (purchase of equipment, installation, personell training, etc.), then when the system is working, you have to pay personnel, you need raw material, other products, etc.), then the equipment will need oil, cleaning, repair - maintenance.
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Elizabeth Castaldini
Local time: 20:27
Grading comment
I was working solely on a table of contents, so it was difficult to precise the context. I think this is the best option. Thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1working cost/operation cost/ operating expenses
Alicia Jordá
5Plant operating costs/[general] Operating Costs/Overhead CostsJane Lamb-Ruiz
4implementation cost/operation cost/maintenance expenses
Elizabeth Castaldini
3investment, operational costs, overheads?xxxLia Fail


  

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costo de explotación / costo de operación / gastos de funcionamiento
Plant operating costs/[general] Operating Costs/Overhead Costs


Explanation:
Plant operating cost is not the same as general operating costs...funcionamento is OVERHEAD Costs

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- Plant operating costs
- General Operating costs
- Overhead costs [cost for manpower, energy etc. ]

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General Operating cost would refer to the WHOLE business...versus the plant versus overhead costs...

cheers

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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costo de explotación / costo de operación / gastos de funcionamiento
working cost/operation cost/ operating expenses


Explanation:
my option

dicc. de térm. econ, finan y comer Alcaraz-Hughes

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exploitation cost should be better

Alicia Jordá
Local time: 02:27
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in category: 16

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ltemes
9 mins
  -> gracias Ltemes!

agree  Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.: exploitation costs?
9 mins
  -> si, creo que sería mejor

disagree  Jane Lamb-Ruiz: working...never seen and funcionamento is overhead
15 mins
  -> working may be, but operating expenses is clearly valid
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costo de explotación / costo de operación / gastos de funcionamiento
investment, operational costs, overheads?


Explanation:
The first one seems to be 'investment' or 'initial outlay' rather than operational costs, since it refers to pùrchasing machinery.

The second - no example - could be "operational costs"

The third could be "overheads", or "variable expenses", except that mano de obra usually enters a different section of teh Profit & Loss from expenditure on electricity, which is generally an 'overhead', whereas fuel could be an overhead or a variable expenditure item.

I have Donaghy's parrallel accounts in ES & EN, will check and get back to you.

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DONAGHY:

gastos de explotación = operating expenses
explotación = trading, operation

EUROPEAN ACCOUNTING CHARTS GLOSSARY (Percival et al)
explotación = operating account
gastos de puesta en marcha = start-up expenses



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Gastos de Funcionamiento: son los gastos necesarios para el normal funcionamiento de la entidad territorial (overheads)

Pero esto no es todo lo que ellas ofrecen. Son compatibles con páginas de hasta 11 x 17 pulgadas en B&N y 13 x 19 en full-color, puede imprimir con una resolución máxima de 1200 dpi para producir impresiones de alta calidad y flexibilidad en todo entorno de oficina. Además, son económicas y su ****costo de explotación es el más bajo que cualquier impresora en su género. Combine todas las funciones mencionadas con un bajísimo precio y el resultado son impresoras ideales para empresas de cualquier tamaño o con cualquier presupuesto. (running costs)

Los ***costos de operación también varían considerablemente de sistema a sistema. Los calefactores de gas natural son más efectivas en costo que los sistemas convencionales de calefacción, seguidos de las bombas eléctricas de calor y calefacción central eléctrica. Mientras el costo inicial de un sistema solar puede ser elevado, su ***costo de operación es bajo. De hecho, un hogar solar bien diseñado y construido puede ahorrar hasta el 50% de los costos de calefacción ambiental convencional.(running costs)

From these \'definitions\' taken from the web, the equivalent is given in English, except that two are effectively translated as \'running costs\'.

You could draw a distinction between \'running costs\' for specific equipment, and \'operational/operating costs\' for more administrative-like expenditure, reserving \'overheads\' for the last item.

Finally, just to mention that strictly speaking \'overheads\' are costs that you have to pay regardless of production/sales, e.g. rent for your office space even if you aren\'t earning a centimo.

The expenses of a business that are not attributable directly to the production or sale of goods.
www.duke.edu/~charvey/Classes/wpg/bfgloso.htm


Business expenses not directly related to a particular good or service produced. Examples are insurance, utilities, and rent.
www.onlinewbc.gov/docs/starting/glossary.html


business expenses not directly related to a particular good or service produced. An example would be utilities.
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Have you no example of the second item?

In the end the choice of wording will depend on the contents of each section.

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Have you no example of the second item?

In the end the choice of wording will depend on the contents of each section.

xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 02:27
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costo de explotación / costo de operación / gastos de funcionamiento
implementation cost/operation cost/maintenance expenses


Explanation:
That's what my 10 years' experience working for multinational industry tells me. And it sounds logical, too. First you implement an operation system (purchase of equipment, installation, personell training, etc.), then when the system is working, you have to pay personnel, you need raw material, other products, etc.), then the equipment will need oil, cleaning, repair - maintenance.

Elizabeth Castaldini
Local time: 20:27
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
I was working solely on a table of contents, so it was difficult to precise the context. I think this is the best option. Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Jane Lamb-Ruiz: implementation if start up otherwise in say 5th year of operation, it could be plant cost
2 days10 hrs
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