Machine Shop / Manufacturing Job Costing and Estimating Software
STOP Winning unprofitable work
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 miss steps in the quoting process and that costs estimated will mean not just winning work … but winning profitable work.
About 85% of job shops polled admit that they don’t respond to request for quotations because their quoting and estimating process is tedious, time consuming, difficult to use which causes them to miss the required deadline
KipwareQTE® cuts through the clutter of overly complex MRP and ERP packages to deliver REAL WORLD quoting and estimating at a realistic price point for every shop.
KipwareQTE® - What it MEANS for YOU !!
KipwareQTE® delivers REAL WORLD quoting and estimating through a simple user interface and powerful database design to insure accurate data entry and accurate cost estimates. All at a REALISTIC price point for any size shop.
Isn’t it time to STOP winning work that just loses money? … and START winning PROFITABLE work !!
Estimate MATERIAL Costs
Quickly and easily include material costs in your estimate 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 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 shop floor and see the 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® cycletime estimating and labor cost estimating is an automated breeze.
Easily include plating, anodizing, packing, deburring … or any other non-machining cost into your 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 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 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® 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 cycletimes … and more. Then use this real time collected data to compare against your estimated costs in KipwareCRM® for a complete picture of profit and lost.