The QuoteArchitect® modules overview

BOM processing or "The devil is in the detail!"

There is no room for error, which is why the QuoteArchitect materials and production cost analysis goes into great detail, with a perfect BOM as the bedrock. BOMArchitect creates that perfect BOM.

Incomplete data must be collected from and unclear information must be cleared with the customer to avoid effort being wasted with useless quoting activities. Once all details are complete and clear, the quoting process starts with the BOM review in BOMArchitect to check whether all key part information for quoting is available.

Materials cost analysis, MOQs, lead times and economic order quantity (EOQ)

QuoteArchitect-MCA automatically calculates the total quantities per part code based on the requested job size. It also considers for each part code the related attrition, which is the compensation for handling the spill, process rejects and the reserves for repairs and services. Direct access is available to the MRP/ERP system, as well as to selected vendor component databases via APIs in different scenario settings.

The automated Request For Quote (RFQ) functionality enables an efficient process in which RFQs are issued for selected BOM items. An optional manual editing process allows the entry of key cost data per selected BOM item from any available source.

Production, engineering and NRE costs analysis

QuoteArchitect-PCA supports the production engineer in a systematic pre-production analysis of the deliverables engineering services, NRE costs and selected workflow before running the "Costing engine". Based on the fully configurable "Virtual Factory" which represents in detail your production facility as a "digital twin", the rules-driven "Costing engine" calculates the costs of the defined manufacturing flow for the job in real time, taking all relevant constraints into consideration. Within milliseconds, a detailed production and test costs overview are generated, allowing every single cost item to be drilled down to the underlying formulas.