Many manufacturing organizations have developed spreadsheets (from simple to complex) to estimate their manufacturing times and costs. While a spreadsheet has many advantages over manual methods, it falls way short of what a database application such as Costimator has to offer.
- Is your spreadsheet difficult to use and maintain?
- Do changes made in one spreadsheet force you to make changes in another?
Can you see all pertinent data on one screen or do you have to keep scrolling or open other tabs?
Can you easily update prices, quantities and other data elements in a single location?
Are estimates hard to find because they are buried in a confusing collection of folders and directories?
Does you spreadsheet automatically generate a series of reports and/or a quote or do you have to manually re-enter this information into another form or systems (i.e. ERP)?