Machine Shop Job Costing & Estimating Software
Struggling with SPREADSHEETS and Overly Complex MRP / ERP Software?
About 85% of job shops polled admit that they don’t respond to request for quotations because their machine shop quoting and estimating process is tedious, time consuming, difficult to use which causes them to miss the required deadline.
KipwareQTE®, manufacturing cost estimating software, cuts through the clutter of overly complex MRP and ERP packages to deliver REAL WORLD quoting and estimating at a realistic price point for any size shop.
KipwareQTE® has been proven in-the-trenches since 1986 … with constant upgrading and enhancements to insure your profitability.
STOP Winning Work That Just Loses Money !!
About 75% of shops polled admit that they really don’t know if work they win is actually making a profit. Wasting your time and shop energy winning work that is not profitable takes your time and energy away from work that is … it’s a downward spiral.
The proven design of KipwareQTE® machine shop quoting and estimating software and a user interface that works simply insures that users will not just win work … but win profitable work.
Job quoting software or manufacturing cost estimating / quoting software like KipwareQTE® is a must-have tool for any manufacturer quoting and estimating potential work for their facility.
Don’t let spreadsheets and overblown MRP / ERP software kill your profitability.
KipwareQTE® - What Can It Mean for You ?
Estimate Material Costs
Quickly and easily include material costs in your manufacturing estimates using any unit of measure desired … weight, length, bar stock, individual piece … whatever. Estimate costs using a unique mark-up percentage or direct cost inputs.
Estimate Tooling Costs
Do you even include perishable tooling costs in your current manufacturing estimates? This “often-missed” cost can be a huge profit drainer but KipwareQTE® makes it quick and easy to include these costs in your estimates. A unique feature for KipwareQTE® … because we came from the machine shop floor and see the whole picture !!
Estimate Labor Costs
Using hourly rate and efficiency factors … KipwareQTE® allows users to get the real picture of labor costs involved in their manufacturing. Enhance things by combining KipwareQTE® with KipwareCYC® machining time estimating and labor cost estimating is an automated breeze.
Estimate Non-Machining Costs
Easily include plating, anodizing, packing, deburring … or any other non-machining cost into your manufacturing estimates. And KipwareQTE® gives you the flexibility to estimate costs using a fixed cost … per piece cost … or hourly rate. Many times costs like deburring are not even included and suck profits from your manufacturing quotes. KipwareQTE® makes it quick and easy to WIN PROFITABLE WORK !!
Create Formatted Quotes
Once all cost areas are completed, KipwareQTE® can auto prepare a formatted manufacturing quotation with up to -6- different quantities. KipwareQTE® will use your base quantity and automatically amortize all costs over the entire range of up to -6- different quantities and produce a formatted quote you can send off to your client.
Auto Bill of Materials
Job is won … use your KipwareQTE® manufacturing estimate to auto create a comprehensive Bill of Materials so you can plan for material, perishable tooling, labor hours and all non-machining requirements so you are ready to go when the job hits the floor.
KipwareQTE® INCLUDES our Assembly Estimating module at no additional cost. Quickly and easily combine an unlimited number of individual KipwareQTE® estimates with other items such as screw, nuts, labor … whatever … to create one complete assembly estimate to send off to your client.
Add Cost Analysis
Add our optional KipwareCRM® – Cost Review Module … and you can quickly and easily compare estimated costs to actual costs to insure that the work you win is actually profitable work. KipwareCRM® uses an easy-to-use interface and straight forward data to compare costs and clearly outline profit and loss. Users can select either an itemized, in-depth or general analysis depending on how deep you want to go.
Add Resource Tracking
Add shop floor RESOURCE TRACKING to track your actual costs from the shop floor. How much material is actually used. How many inserts are actually used. What are the actual machining times … and more. Then use this real time collected data to compare against your manufacturing estimated costs in KipwareCRM® for a complete picture of profit and lost.
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What is the KIPWARE® Quoting & Estimating Concept?
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