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Lab Budget Impact Analysis – for Casework DNA Labs

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Answers the question “What is the most cost-effective way for my lab to reduce turnaround time?”

As management for a DNA crime lab, are you faced with a growing caseload and a static or decreasing budget? Your lab must meet the highest accreditation standards —as well as public scrutiny—despite legislative and turnover pressures. How can you do more with less?

Many labs plan to hire more criminalists to increase productivity. The six month hiring process, 12-18 month training period, plus taking experienced lab staff away from their work to perform the training, all could add up to a two-year delay. Could there be a better alternative?

The Lab Budget Impact Analysis presents your lab’s potential capacity and two options for reaching it, with a cost-benefit comparison. Based on your lab’s own data, this tool gives you a customized report of the most cost-effective way for your lab to grow its capacity and improve turnaround time.

This analysis:

  1. Compares the impact on your lab’s budget of hiring additional staff versus implementing STACS-CW Enterprise (without hiring any additional staff) to achieve the same processing potential.
  2. Is based on actual results reported by customers using STACS-CW Enterprise in automated casework DNA labs for at least one year. These results are shown in the report.
  3. Includes all costs related to licensing and using STACS-CW Enterprise: software license, support and maintenance and implementation (training, installation, configuration, system validation and monthly salary overhead).

How to use the Lab Budget Impact Analysis tool

  1. Answer the questions about your lab. Enter your answers in the boxes or use the slider bars.
  2. Scroll down to view your calculated results.
  3. Click the green button marked “Get your customized report via email” at the bottom to receive a PDF report of your lab’s analysis. The report provides the detailed budget analysis and reported customer result.

Contact us to discuss your analysis or more information. We’d like to hear what you think!

What customers are saying about STACS DNA:

“It is essential to the job we do.”

“If people sit down and look at their process, they would understand STACS is the way to go to fix their process.”

“[With STACS DNA,] we were able to customize the program to meet our needs.”

“STACS DNA is willing to work with customers to solve issues that come up.”