Vogel Software has updated Spaix V2 and expanded its functions by adding the calculation of life cycle costs, the analysis of parallel pump circuits and the integration of on-line news as well as improved update functions. Not only the purchase price but also the total costs are gaining importance when purchasing technical units. Thanks to a common initiative by the largest manufacturer organisations Europump and Hydraulic Institute, this subject has been more and more sensitised throughout the pump industry. The Spaix developers – besides technical aspects – attached great importance to the economical side of the pump selection. The automatic price and energy cost calculations for example, reflect these efforts. This update extends the energy cost calculation by a complete Life Cycle Cost calculation. It is up to the user to decide whether to apply the methods of the Hydraulic Institute and Europump or the ones according to VDI 2067.