Planners in the electronics sector will be all too familiar with the problem – extra jobs eating up valuable time and distracting from the main task at hand, namely engineering. One of the tasks that takes up the most time is drawing up quotations and tenders, as they need to satisfy legal requirements while also factoring in a whole range of specifications such as prices, discounts, surcharges and labor costs. QuotationAssistant, which CAE specialist AmpereSoft is exhibiting at HANNOVER MESSE 2019, is designed to ensure users can easily keep a clear overview of things in this pricing jungle.
QuotationAssistant largely automates the process of creating quotations and tenders. Besides factoring in material and labor costs, potential cost factors and surcharges, the tool also creates custom bills of quantities. What’s more, planners can input and output GAEB files, too, which makes it much easier to participate in public-sector invitations to tender. If a quotation results in an order, users can simply transfer the material data from their quotation to their CAE system, where it can be used for detailed planning. Thanks to seamless integration into AmpereSoft’s tried-and-tested ToolSystem, QuotationAssistant users have everything they need to enjoy a wide range of functions. For instance, material data from AmpereSoft’s MatClass tool can easily be transferred to QuotationAssistant via drag and drop. Planners can also adopt product and system configurations from the AmpereSoft Configurator so they can quickly and reliably create and compare quotation variants in a project.