Costimator cost estimating software helps Detroit Tool Metal Products improve their quoting.
MTI Systems offers Costimator cost estimating, quoting and process planning software for manufacturing suppliers and OEMs.
Online PR News – 19-September-2013 –MTI Systems, Inc. announced today that since implementing the company’s Costimator Quoting Software, Detroit Tool Metal Products (Detroit, MI) have realized measurable increases in quoting speed and profits.
“Costimator is an incredibly powerful software platform,” said Rick Clark, estimator for Detroit Tool Metal Products. “In the past, we’d spend hours scouring through spreadsheets with duplicate data – now it’s all right there in front of you, bundled within Costimator.”
Detroit Tool Metal Products (DTMP) is one of the Great Lakes Region’s top full service manufacturers of metal stampings and fabricated components for the heavy truck, agriculture and construction industries. Because they service a wide range of industries, their needs for accurate cost estimating and fast quoting is paramount.
“We estimate that Costimator has resulted in a 30% increase in our quoting turnaround times and it also provides our customers with more accurate estimates,” suggested Clark. “In a business like ours where everyone needs everything done faster and more accurately; our ability to get an estimate to the customer faster is a distinct advantage for us.”
The biggest difference, however – was the software’s ability to work in consort with many of DTMP’s clients’ existing cost estimating methods.
“One of the best parts about the Costimator Estimating Software is that many of our customers already use it,” concluded Clark. “John Deere, Paccar – they use it – so now we can share data in a way that’s compatible with their existing program. That means quicker negotiations and support for our estimating team. This also means, we’re not endlessly duplicating data from one format while trying to shoe-horn it into the format of our program.”
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About Costimator Quoting Software
Costimator, originally designed for suppliers, helps reduce estimating and quoting time, while not compromising accuracy or consistency for manufacturers who do machining, fabrication and mechanical assembly. The software calculates cycle times and the cost of manufacturing parts based on the capabilities of the suppliers’ equipment and their shop rates.
About MTI Systems, Inc.
MTI Systems provides cost estimating, quoting and process planning software and estimation services for the manufacturing industry, serving both suppliers and OEMs. Contact: MTI Systems, 59 Interstate Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089, 800-644-4318, www.mtisystems.com.