The Fabricator: Problems Estimating with Paper and Pencil
Check out the article about Estimating Tools recently published in ”The Fabricator” Magazine: ”The Problem with Estimating Using Paper and Pencil”
Dan Davis, ”The Fabricators” Editor in Chief, talks about how “Job estimating shouldn’t be a guessing game”!
Our team provided some feedback for Dan to use in this article about estimating issues for metal fabricators.
He asked our thoughts about estimating using spreadsheets vs. paper and pencil vs. a vendor-developed estimating tool like Costimator® cost estimating, quoting and process planning software.
Listed below are snippets of what we said:
”The software [Costimator] enables the estimator to estimate the part [based on it being manufactured] anywhere around the world. This tool has rates for China, Mexico, and elsewhere. It can have 200 countries in the database if you want,”
–Thomas Charkiewicz, MTI Systems President and CEO.
“Spreadsheets are an excellent “next step” tool for estimators who have left pencil and paper behind…however, it takes a great commitment, by estimators, to keep spreadsheets organized.”
–Jay Snow, MTI Systems, Marketing Manager.
This article about estimating includes feedback from other companies, expands on topics of “Consistent quoting” and shares how developers continue to improve their estimating programs.
Read the complete article now “The Problem with Estimating Using Paper and Pencil” or visit our news section for other recently posted articles.
Listed below is another article snippet — by Dan:
“Software… is a marked improvement over pencil and paper. If a shop knows its costs and has a good handle on the most efficient means to fabricate metal parts, its estimators shouldn’t have any problem quoting a small job of 50 simple parts or a large order for 500 complex heavy weldments…”
–Dan Davis, The Fabricator Magazine.
Cost Estimating software topics, comments, or suggestions for future articles are always welcome? Please let me know… Jay Snow, Marketing Manager, Jay.email@example.com, 800 644-4318, www.MTISystems.com
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