Software provider MIE Solutions says QuoteIt 2010 is designed to help users provide accurate quotes and estimates to customers in the sheet metal, machining and other industries that require exploded bills of materials and detailed reports.
The software now features user-defined operations that can produce the cost at a one-time event. For example, an engineering operation does not need to be charged each time a machine is set up. Producing the cost as a one-time event makes the quotes more accurate, the company says.
For machinery, boxes, cars, desks and other large assemblies, the software merges pricing of common components during the manufacturing step so as not to produce common parts separately. During the final calculation, the software rolls all the common component requirements together to merge all common setups and materials into an accurate cost. Also, a full assembly pricing window allows an instant view of the price as labor and bill of material items are added to the quote.