MTI Systems (West Springfield, Massachusetts), a provider of cost-estimating solutions for manufacturing, secured a record number of international sales in 2010 for its flagship Costimator product. The orders include companies based in Poland, India, China, Canada, Belgium and Mexico, among other countries.
The system is designed to enable manufacturers to quickly and easily produce
cost estimates that are accurate, consistent and representative of their manufacturing capabilities or those of their suppliers. David LaJoie, vice president of sales, says a major benefit of the system is the quantity and reliability of its data, more than 95 percent of which comes from users and all of which is continually validated and shared with customers through regular software updates.