Fabrication Quoting Software

The Fabricator Quoting and Estimating Sheet Metal Job Shops


“This speeds up the quoting process a lot,” said Almanza.

It also changes the requirements for the quoting role at the company. In the past NPL filled sales positions with employees with 10 to 15 years of shop floor experience. Today it can generate reliable quotes with less experienced employees.

“Filling sales positions isn’t a problem,” Almanza said. “We’re more concerned with finding operators and other skilled laborers than salespeople. Our quoting software makes sales quick and simple. We now have the flexibility to reallocate resources from the shop floor or front office to help sell when needed.”

SecturaSoft is a new company on the market.

“They customized the software for our needs,” Almanza said. “For instance, not every company wants a complete breakdown of every service included in a quote, but we want to make sure the customer understands precisely how their payment breaks out and how part order volume can affect that cost. They helped us sort through all of that.”

Fabrication Quoting from ERP/MRP

ERP and MRP solutions help our organizations stay in control of their operations and their inventory.  However, they often fall short when it comes to quoting quickly.  The reason is that they cant integrate easily with geometry.  Most are a series of databases copying information from one cell to another, but have no real intelligence behind them.  SecturaSOFT can integrate to make your ERP solution more powerful by allowing your organization to pull in direct from a drawing, then utilize your ERP system to quickly quote.  In addition, you can look up the material on hand to obtain delivery dates.

Fabrication Quoting with Solid Models

A constant within the world of software is whats called "Shadow Solutions."  Shadow software solutions are usually implemented by a small group of individuals to solve a problem, but create a silo of data within a companies process.  One example of this is Solid CAD solutions.  Organizations will develop amazing CAD drawings with a lot of information, but need to be transitioned out of this solid model state for the rest of the organization to use it losing valuable information.  The solution to this problem is to use a integrated platform which can read directly from these files.  SecturaSOFT is able to do this, by pulling in Solidworks files, understanding materials, products, BOMS and processes from such drawings to create the BOM in your ERP/MRP solution. 

Integrating CAD into your ERP/MRP solution

Most ERP and MRP solutions now have some import functionality for multiple different types of files.  However, few have the ability to import CAD files and utilize the geometry in an intelligent manner.  SecturaSOFT has the ability to not only import multiple CAD files, but utilize run times, weights and nesting algorithms to intelligently quote.  In addition, you can then pass such geometry and information into your ERP, MRP or nesting solution.