Manufacturing Estimating & Quoting Software

MTI Systems upgrades integrated data-sharing link with E2

WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA – October 1, 2013 – MTI Systems, Inc., announced today their recertification between Costimator® cost estimating software and Shoptech, one of their leading integration partners. Shoptech Software is the developer of the E2 Shop System, an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software designed for job shops, manufacturing suppliers and OEMs.

"Swift action to modify and update the integration link offers customers limited-delays with their cost estimating and quoting requirements"

ERPs are powerful business tools that enable seamless transitions of data into more usable information. The central feature of all ERP systems is a shared database that supports multiple functions used by different business units. Through synchronized reporting and automation, these elaborate software programs help manufacturers save time and be more effective in their scheduling, invoicing, inventory tracking, quoting, and more.

One thing that many customers seek in addition to what ERPs offer is in calculating cycle time for their manufacturing processes. Costimator® provides this estimating advantage and through an integration link the information is transferred into Shoptechs' E2 software system.

"As new software versions are released for Costimator® cost estimating software and for E2, offering new functionality and benefits, it translates into more speed, accuracy and consistency," said David LaJoie, VP of Sales, MTI Systems, Inc. "and while time saved equals money savings, the increased accuracy and greater consistency influence additional sales and profits -- as well."

Manufacturers are faced with enough challenges, from the ebbs and flows of customer relations and material price fluctuations, to the dynamic push and pull of the technological changes, as well as the downward driving hammer brought on by foreign pricing competition. Manufacturers cannot afford to lose time during version upgrades. They expect a quick response from their vendors. That is why effective partners, such as, MTI Systems and Shoptech strive to make these transitions as seamless as possible.

"Swift action to modify and update the integration link offers customers limited-delays with their cost estimating and quoting requirements," replies Paul Ventura, V.P. of Marketing, Shoptech Software. "As partners we can offer seamless updates more quickly, a reliability our loyal customers enjoy. In turn this increased functionality and confidence helps them win more profitable jobs."

About E2 by Shoptech

Since 1984, Shoptech Software has been providing ERP business solutions software for small to mid-market Custom and Make to Order Manufacturers. For more information, contact Shoptech: 180 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT 06033, (860) 633-0740.

About Costimator

Costimator cost estimating 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 applies manufacturing costs for parts or assemblies based on the capabilities of the suppliers' equipment and their shop rates.

"Costimator has a material database which automatically calculates the part weight, # of parts per bar, cross-sectional area for saw cutting and surface area for finishing. This means I don't have to do manual calculations helping us reduce errors, save time and produce consistent results." 

- Barry Anderson, Estimator, Andrew Tool & Machining

About MTI Systems, Inc.

Established in 1982, MTI Systems is a leading provider of cost estimating software solutions for the manufacturing industry, serving over 2,000 suppliers, OEMs and engineering firms worldwide. The company is headquartered at 1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, MA 01089.

MTI Systems
  • Costimator Manufacuring Software

  • Estimating for Machining and Parts

  • Costing and Quoting for Fabrication

  • Cost Estimating and Quoting Software

  • Date

    October 1, 2013

  • Company

    MTI Systems

  • Location

    1111 Elm Street, Suite 6, West Springfield, MA 01089 USA

  • Email

    [email protected]

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