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08:04 Jul 18, 2005
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
English term or phrase: swag time
Besides computer-related expenses, you will need to take into consideration the cost of personnel. This usually proves to be the most difficult. To be accurate, you need to know not only how much people cost (payroll + benefits + other expenses), but also how long it takes them to do any given task or how much time they spend supporting any given area. There are many ways to do this, but two examples include the Attorney Model and the Mechanic Model. The Attorney Model requires personnel to use a time-tracking system in which their time is accumulated and billed directly to the business unit. The Mechanic Model equates each task with an average or swag time and cost, and allows you to show the cost of labor in your catalog.