Estimating Software Guide

There are many different type of software estimating package for made to order manufacturing Made to order manufacturing includes any custom job shop type work including sheet metal, machining, wood working, stamping, press work, printing which all require customized quotes.   Quotes include both operation and bill of material.  Below you will find a checklist of items to look for while you are reviewing estimating software packages.   ERP solution providers should provide as a minimum the items shown below in order estimate most efficiently with the most accurate costing results.

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MIE Solutions provides a set of products from quoting and estimating through full ERP solutions with document managent.

Manage Request For Quotes (RFQ’s)
Request For Quote History
Request For Quote Workflow
PDF, Email Quote Letters To Buyer
Approval Workflow Process For Request For Quotes
Quotes Multiple Quotes Per Item Master
Exploded Bill Tree On Screen
Handles Millions Of Quotes
Handles Assemblies with 100000 Items
Compare Quotes
Compare Quotes
Combine Quotes To Create An Assembly
Merging Of Common Setups During Assembly Calculations
Multiple Quantity Quotes Handling Optimized Build Quantity
Document Attachments
Multiple Reports
Operations Customized Operations
Operation Formulas
Operation Lookup Tables
Unique Rates Per Operation
Speed and Feed Tables
Bill Of Material Raw Materials Handling Dimensional characteristics
Blank Size Calculator
Scrap Calculator
Multiple Breakout Prices
Hardware Items
Outside Processing Items
Miscellaneous Vendor Quotes
Part Numbers and Descriptions > 64 Characters
Unlimited Length Comments

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