Computer standards

SAM on Atlas can be used as a tool for budget calculations of computer hardware. In the Computer standards view, minimum requirements and the price for hardware components can be defined.

The Computer standards view consists of two tabs according to the following table.

Tab

Description

Computer standards

Define minimum requirements for the computer standards.

Price information

Define price for hardware components related to a specific manufacturer and/or computer model.

Define standard prices for hardware components of computers that are not specified in the Price information tab.

The report Substandard computers is based on the information entered in the Computer standards detail view and includes the computers that do not meet the defined minimum requirements.

  • In the Price information column you can see if the hardware component costs for the computer are based on what you have entered in the Price information tab. If the box is blank, standard prices are used instead, as specified in the Standard price tab.

  • Upgrade cost is the cost to complement the hardware components of the computer to meet the minimum requirements. The cost is based on the difference between the minimum requirements and the current hardware components of the computer.

  • Replacement cost is the cost to replace the hardware components of the computer with new hardware components according to minimum requirements.

Add or edit computer standard

  1. On the Computer standards tab, perform one of the following:

    • To add a computer standard, click Add computer standard.

      The Add computer standard dialog box appears.

    • To edit a computer standard, click the computer standard row.

      The Edit computer standard dialog box appears.

  2. Type a Name for the new computer standard.

  3. Type minimum requirements for the hardware components in the Processor speed, Memory, and Total disk space boxes.

  4. Click Save.

As an alternative, an existing computer can be used as basis when creating a new computer standard:

  1. Navigate to the selected computer.

  2. On the context menu, click Use as computer standard.

  3. Type a Name for the new computer standard.

  4. Processor speed, Memory, and Total disk space requirements will be set automatically based on the selected computer, but the values may be changed.

  5. Click Save.

Delete computer standard

  1. On the computer standard row, click the Delete RemoveWhiteicon.

    The Delete computer standard dialog box appears.

  2. Click OK to confirm.

Add or edit price information

  1. On the Price Information tab, perform one of the following:

    • To add price information, click Add price information.

      The Add price information dialog box appears.

    • To edit price information, click the price information row.

      The Add price information dialog box appears.

  2. Type Manufacturer and computer Model names. Use % as a wildcard character.

  3. Select currency and type replacement costs for Processor, Memory, and Disk space.

  4. Click Save.

Delete price information

  1. On the Price information tab, and on the price information row, click the Delete RemoveWhite icon.

    The Delete price information dialog box appears.

  2. Click OK to confirm.

Edit standard price

  1. On the Price information tab, and in the Standard price section, click Edit.

  2. Type standard replacement costs for Processor, Memory, and Disk space and select currencies.

  3. Click Save.