Not Responding to an RFQ. 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®'s REAL WORLD
design "cuts to the chase" and will have you producing quotes and estimates quickly, easily ... and most importantly ... accurately.
MRP and ERP are FULL of "FEATURES" Clients Never Use. Most clients come to Kipware® because they have either purchased
or investigated fully expensive MRP and ERP packages ... and found them to have "features" they never or will never use. These "features" add to the cost
and complicate the software and make it difficult to use. KipwareQTE® was created from the shop floor up ... and is built around only the required and
necessary features required for accurate estimating.
Winning Work That Is NOT Profitable. 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.
Built around a proven database design and a user interface that works simply from left to right 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.
KipwareQTE® Video Series
Click any of the thumbnails below to watch a video in our Kipware® Video Series. Just start with video #1 and progress
along to see and learn about Kipware®.
Kipware® White Papers ... because the DEVIL is in the DETAILS !!
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, streamlines the process and gets you sending out realistic
quotes and estimates ... and getting back NOT JUST WORK BUT PROFITABLE WORK.
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® easily includes ALL areas that effect manufacturing costs such as :
Perishable Tooling Cost
ANY and ALL Non-Machining Costs
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 plain 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®
Combining KipwareQTE® with our KipwareCYC® machining cycletime estimating software ... Kipware Suite provides
a complete quoting and estimating solution by insuring the process starts with an accurate machining time estimate and then adding all associated manufacturing costs
so you can respond to RFQ's with confidence ... and win PROFITABLE work !!.