easy and powerful MRP and ERP software from Kentech Inc.

Machine Job 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.

easy and powerful quoting and estimating software for machine shops

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Kipware is easy and powerful MRP and ERP software from Kentech Inc.

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 !!

KipwareQTE makes it easy to include material costs in your cost estimates

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.

KipwareQTE makes it easy to include perishable tooling costs in your cost estimates

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 !!

KipwareQTE makes it easy to include labor costs in your cost estimates

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. 

KipwareQTE makes it easy to include non-machining costs in your cost estimates


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 !!

KipwareQTE - Machine Shop Estimating and Quoting Software.

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.

KipwareQTE makes it easy to create Bill of Materials from your cost estimates


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 powerful ASSEMBLY ESTIMATING modules

ASSEMBLY Estimating

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.

KipwareQTE offers optional cost comparison modules


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.

KipwareMRP is a simple and easy to use resource tracking ( ERP / MRP ) module for KipwareQTE.


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.


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