Comprehensive Costing and RFQ's

Most companies use spreadsheets to issue RFQ’s (Requests for Quote) to vendors and cost out their products, at least in the initial design and development phases, because it’s the most flexible vehicle for this process. Intellimas® gives you the same flexibility of a spreadsheet, and many other strategic advantages:

Companies today are requesting many different quotes for the same item. Because of this, the requester needs to be able to quickly determine the impact to margins for each of these scenarios so that product decisions can be made immediately. Intellimas® is built for speed and can handle the challenges of multiple scenarios with the following features:

The Bill of Material (BOM) is arguably the most critical part of the costing process. Even companies who outsource all material purchases to their contractors will likely require a cost breakdown of each component. Intellimas® can retrieve the BOM from your enterprise system and/or allow for changes to that BOM in order to accommodate various production scenarios. Here are some ways that Intellimas® streamlines this process:

Whether you are determining the cost of a product being made by a contractor or your own factory, many add-on factors go into the final cost of an item. Our goal when implementing Intellimas® for the costing process is to drive as many costs with values in a table. These tables can be retrieved from your enterprise system or built into Intellimas® as another entity. Either way, the objective is to automate the costing process as much as possible in order to increase speed and reduce errors. Here are some of the ways we can drive cost factors in Intellimas®:

Intellimas® was engineered with the mindset of providing end users with the kind of flexibility they get with a spreadsheet, while at the same time giving them lots of strategic advantages. Having these spreadsheet features not only improve speed over traditional enterprise apps, they also make change management almost unnecessary in the implementation process. End users easily transition to a user interface with which they are already familiar. Examples of some of the spreadsheet-like features in Intellimas® are:

Find out why a Director of a multi-billion$ wholesale company said:

“Costing has been a breeze with Intellimas®.”

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