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Video #1 : Outlines KipwareQTE® and is a general presentation and outline.
Video #2 : Illustrates creating a sample cost estimate using KipwareQTE®
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Why Choose KipwareQTE®
If you are unimpressed with the complex, bloated, expensive MRP and ERP packages on the market … KipwareQTE® is for you. Dedicated
and specifically designed for machine shop cost estimating and quoting ... KipwareQTE® cuts through the bloat, stresamlines the process and gets you sending out realistic
quotes and estimates ... and getting back NOT JUST WORK BUT PROFITABLE WORK.
KipwareQTE® is user configurable. Includes easy set up for inch or metric users and includes all types of currency.
Still using spreadsheets? Anything involved with spreadsheets is labor intensive and inherently prone to inaccuracies. Estimating software
whose final output is a spreadsheet are just as bad ... just as inaccurate ... and just as error-prone. After all that work ... you still have
manual work to do !!
KipwareQTE® is network compatible. Database files can be stored in a central location so all users are using the same database files ...
meaning enhanced consistency and accuracy.
What happens with the data is where the rubber hits the road. KipwareQTE® can also turn your quote and estimate into real world shop docs including :
A Formatted Quote with up to (6) different quantities. Quotations can output to a printer or a PDF document and can be formatted with our pre-formatted form, as a CSV file,
or a plian text document.
Exploded Bill of Materials can be created from an estimate and can include all the requirements for material, perishable tooling, labor centers, and programming,
set-up or other non-machining costs and services included in the estimate.
Formatted Packing Slips can be created directly from estimate.
Formatted Invoices can be created directly from estimates.
ASSEMBLY ESTIMATING INLCUDED STANDARD. Our developers came from the shop floor ... and we understand that sometimes it's about multiple parts
and assemblies. That's why KipwareQTE® includes our assembly estimating module standard where indiviudal estimates can be combined with an unlimited number of outside components
to create an ASSEMBLY estimate and quotation with up to (6) different quantities. The same powerful features available in KipwareQTE® are available in KipwareQTE®
Built for the REAL WORLD
Material Costs :
Material costs can be stored in our unlimited capacity database for quick and easy inclusion into the estimate via a drop down
Material costs can be stored in the database and used in the estimate in a variety of forms :
KipwareQTE® contains a separate mark-up percentage for material cost so material can be priced individually.
Perishable Tooling Costs :
Do you currently include perishable tooling costs into your quotes and estimates?
Perishable tooling and their related costs can be stored in our unlimited capacity database for quick and easy inclusion
into the estimate.
Based on the users “estimated tool life”, KipwareQTE® automatically includes the quantity and costs for the selected
perishable tooling into the estimate.
KipwareQTE® contains a separate mark-up percentage for tooling costs so that perishable tooling costs can be priced
Labor Costs :
Work centers and their related hourly rate and efficiency factor can be stored in our unlimited capacity database for
quick and easy inclusion into the estimate.
Based on each work centers defined efficiency factor, KipwareQTE® automatically calculates what a cycletime actually
means over the life of the quantity of parts being estimated.
Cycletime estimates produced within KipwareCYC® can be automatically loaded into KipwareQTE® and all associated
cycletimes and work center costs are automatically calculated and added to the estimate.
KipwareQTE® contains a separate mark-up percentage for labor costs so labor costs can be priced individually.
Non-Machining Costs :
Costs for CNC programming and machine set-up can be included in this area and contain their own hourly rates and
Other non-machining costs such as packing, deburring, plating, etc. can also be included in the estimate through this
Non-machining services along with their related costs can be stored in our unlimited capacity database for quick and easy
inclusion into the estimate.
Non-machining services can be priced using a fixed cost or by using an individual hourly rate / per piece cost.
An unlimited number of non-machining costs can be included in an estimate