MTI Systems Licenses Costimator to their 1,600th Customer


Cost estimating software developer hits major milestone in its 32nd year of business

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – February 25, 2015 – MTI Systems announced today the sale of their 1,600th Costimator® cost estimating and quoting software system - another milestone moment for the West Springfield, MA software development company.

Costimator, first developed in 1982, was originally designed to help manufacturing engineers with their process planning requirements, helping process planners who were struggling to push more parts, faster and more efficiently, through their production department. Founder Thomas Charkiewicz soon had the vision to expand the software – adding cost estimating and quoting functionality to the already popular software program.

"We are proud to acquire our 1600th customer." 

"In the early 80's, I found process planning issues that could be solved through the use of software," reports Thomas Charkiewicz, president of MTI Systems. "Not long after, our company created even more value by creating software that simultaneously helped cost estimators accurately estimate the time and cost to manufacture parts and assemblies."

MTI Systems, Inc. has been providing cost estimating software and estimation services for the manufacturing industry since 1982. They support both manufacturing suppliers, including job shops, contract manufacturers, precision machining and fabrication shops, as well as OEMs. MTI Systems has evolved into one of the industry's preeminent cost estimating software development companies for manufacturers worldwide. The company continues to add more software features and manufacturing data that help their customers remain up-to-date with the latest technological advancements in manufacturing.

"Continuing to develop better software, by adding new features and more manufacturing data to remain current with today's manufacturing requirements, helps our cost estimating software product remain state-of-the art," concludes Charkiewicz. "We are proud to acquire our 1600th customer."

About Costimator

Costimator cost estimating and quoting software began development in 1982. Originally designed for suppliers, it reduces estimating time, while not compromising accuracy or consistency for manufacturers who do machining, fabrication, and mechanical assembly. The cost estimating software system calculates cycle times and the cost of manufacturing a part or assembly based on the capabilities of the suppliers' equipment and their shop rates. Costimator helps estimators meet the needs of new technology suppliers and OEMs in industries such as aerospace, agriculture, defense, electronics, medical, heavy truck, energy, transportation, and construction manufacturers.

About MTI Systems, Inc.

MTI Systems provides cost estimating software and estimation services for the manufacturing industry, serving both suppliers and OEMs. For more details, contact MTI Systems, 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, MA 01089; Phone 413-733-1972

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"Prior to implementing Costimator we were facing a lot of challenges in terms of consistency and efficiency of our quotes. We had a very difficult time keeping up with demand. What we appreciate most about Costimator is its ability to create cost models that produce accurate and consistent results – almost instantly."

- Shane Goerzen, Sr. Design & Tech Support Supervisor, Kitchen Craft

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