The price of an Access project is based on the Cost Per Interview (CPI shown as no.1 in the screenshot) of each target group and then summed up to a total of your project(no.4).
The CPI is determined based on the pricing method of the chosen supply source.
Initial price of a target group on Cint integrated panels
This is the most common pricing method, applied when you let the system automatically select panels for you and when you manually select panels that you do not own, nor do you have a special deal with.
The CPI is based on the pricing table (also known as rate card), using your Estimated Length Of Interview(LOI) and Incidence Rate(IR) of the target group. The CPI will contain the Initial Volume Discount, if your project qualified for one.
The pricing table can be the one you negotiated or the Cint pricing for the country.
When using the Cint country pricing table, you'll be qualifying for a Volume Discount. The Initial Volume Discount starts to be applied when the project's minimum(Initial Feasible, Wanted) is at least 100 completes. The Initial Volume Discount is calculated on the smallest of Initial Feasible and Wanted amount of completes.
In the following example, the active Target Group is going to use Cint integrated panels and the Cint's pricing table for UK. Thus the CPI is based on the Estimated 80% IR and Estimated 12 min LOI, lowered already to reflect the Initial Volume Discount. The Initial Volume Discount is based on the 1000 Wanted completes.
The pricing table will provide details on what CPI to expect at different IR and LOI levels, see under no.3.
You can see what the project is discounted in total by looking at the figure highlighted at no.5.
Price during field work of a target group on Cint integrated panels
During field period the CPI will be recalculated if the Actual LOI or Actual IR differs by more than +/- 25% from the Estimated LOI or if the Final Volume Discount differs(due to collecting a different amount of completes than the Initial Wanted).
In the example above, if during field work the Actual IR changes to 50% and Actual LOI is 11 minutes, the change by more than 25% in IR will determine the CPI to be reprice. The system will now take both Actual IR and Actual LOI and plot them on your pricing table, to determine the new CPI. The new CPI will be based on 50% IR and 11 min LOI.
The Final CPI is affected by the final amount of collected completes, here are some examples on how the Final Volume Discount is calculated:
Price of a target group on own panels
A target group in an Access Pro project, containing only own panels, will be priced based on the incentive + a small agreed upon complete fee, included in the CPI.
The incentive is determined by the incentive model you decided on, usually based on LOI.
Price of a target group with Ad Hoc supply
A target group in Access Pro project, with Ad Hoc supply, will be priced only your company complete fee. The price of the completes are strictly between you and the supplier.
Note: Ad Hoc supply functionality is available only to Access Pro.
Price of a target group with specific Panelist IDs
A target group containing specific Panelist IDs, will be priced based on the IDs source.
For example Panelist IDs from your own panel, sourced from a previously ran project, will be priced based on incentive + the complete fee.
Panelist IDs coming from Cint integrated panels and sourced from Connect, will be priced based on your Connect price agreement.
Price of a target group with Private Pricing panels
A target group with private pricing panels, will be charged based on the particular private pricing table.
In some rare cases you've agreed on a fixed CPI with Cint for a particular target group. The target group will be priced based on the Agreed CPI, regardless of the initial price and regardless of how the LOI/IR evolves.