| Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:01 am |
While my country is doing well enough my enterprise is another story. I have 180 Corporations, all set to 300% salary... almost all of them are at 100% Hiring but production is limited by Welfare. Even with huge market shortages my corporations are still losing a lot of profit at 90-95% production. As best I can see the welfare index for corporations is based on salary but how much higher should I go?
My numbers are:
Productivity Index: 146.7
Quality Index: 146.6
Production Index: 90.30
Hiring Index: 97.5
Welfare Index: 92.67
All are rising except welfare. Also any suggestions on automation settings for an enterprise would be appreciated, this is a new enterprise and has only been up for about 3 weeks.
| Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:28 am |
try simchurch found in the beginers forum
| Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 02:25 pm |
Bad welfare might not be your fault. It may rather be the fault of bad welfare indexes in the countries that your corps are located in. Check the Welfare Index of countries before you build corps in them.
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 05:37 am |
I'm not entirely convinced that welfare is the complete responsibility of the host country, I looked into some of the countries in which my corporations were doing bad in and noticed other corporations in the same country had 105% or more production, on further inspection they had 105 welfare index for their corporation in the same country as well as a higher salary index then me which leads me to believe that welfare for enterprises may be salary based.
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 06:38 am |
Your problem is a combination of bad supply quality and bad trade strategies. It is not related to welfare indexes.
Try a different supply quality, say 150-ish. Change sale strategy to +30, -10 per month.
Also I think some of your corporations will still be unprofitable even with those settings. Some agricultural stuff for example tends to not make profit. Change your settings then give your corps some time to recover, then weed out the under-performers.
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 08:41 am |
I've done the following:
Raised cash level in all corporations to 40B.
Stocked 60 months of FMU's (100 quality)
Stocked 60 months of electric power (100 quality)
Set automation to automatically buy at 150 quality
Set all salaries to 300%
Set Sale Strategy to +30, -10
Set Buy strategy to best price
When I check this tomorrow about 3 game months should have passed and I will see the outcome and post about the results. Feel free to point out anything I missed or did wrong.
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 10:49 am |
Sell strat following quality?
Corps buying upgrades?
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 11:22 am |
Yes and Yes
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:08 pm |
I use this trade strategy:
Trade Stategies (Corporation settings)
1. My Corporations
2. Trade Strategies
3. Follow Product Quality 30/5
4. Buying Strategy
5. Time Based -5/5
| Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 07:10 pm |
How To Upgrade Corporations (Bulk)
1) My corporation
(Go to bottom of page)
3) Auto Order Upgrades - Check both
4) Order upgrades now - Check for the max
| Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:54 pm |
I gave it a day and so far I'm liking the results, I've gone from -60B in profit to +10B and rising. Thanks to Scarlet, Kitsune and Maestro for the advice, and hopefully this topic will be helpful to anyone else having trouble with making profit as an enterprise. Now just to go close the corporations that aren't showing any signs of improvement.
| Friday, April 1, 2011 - 05:27 pm |
And you're absolutely right in that higher salaries will mean higher corp welfare will mean higher production will potentially mean higher profit. But of course there is a point where the extra cost of salaries outweighs the extra profit, and this point varies with different corp types, market prices etc, but you could generally look at other peoples salaries who are doing well and get an idea.