“At The Will-Burt Company, the key to winning new business is quick response to our customers’ requests for quote. Through the years, Costimator has been our answer for providing quick, accurate quotes with a relatively small group of estimators. ”
- Kevin Baldwin, The Will-Burt Company
The time to develop a cost estimate and quote when using manual methods can be extremely time consuming, causing shops to be late or even miss RFQ deadlines.
This can result in lost busness and unhappy customers.
“Instead of taking six months to train estimators on the ins and outs of our business, all the necessary ‘tribal knowledge’ is built into the database and the cost models, making it possible for a layman estimator to hit the ground running… we’re now calculating intricate, detailed jobs in minutes.”
- Shane Goerzen, Kitchen Craft
Your current spreadsheet or homegrown cost estimating software has one or more of the following issues:
More customers are requiring detailed back-up information to, rationalize the quotes to their suppliers are providing. If this information is not available (because estimates are being done by experience rather than scientifically), your customers will quickly Iose faith in the quotes being provided, causing them to look to other suppliers to source their parts.
“Prior to using Costimator we were using long-hand forms causing inconsistencies throughout our quoting process. While helping us better manage our quotes more consistently, Costimator is flat out enabling our company to be more competitive while also offering better prices to our customers.”
- Dean Ravanelli, Gardner Manufacturing