Cost Estimator gives manufacturers and suppliers the ability to calculate every cost - materials, labor, equipment, packaging, freight, and general expenses - for each quote you deliver. Powered by 3C Software's leading enterprise cost platform, ImpactECS, the Cost Estimator reduces the risk of losing money by providing accurate cost insights.

How It Works

Eliminate the risk associated with spreadsheet cost estimating processes. Whether it's landed cost calculations for offshore goods, logistics and shipping costs for items purchased locally, or products you manufacture right on your factory floor, Cost Estimator is the application for companies that want a more accurate and efficient way to calculate costs and profits.

Centralize Data

Upload or enter critical data to establish a central source of cost data in your organization. Master data sets include item/part, cost center, work center, packaging, equipment, vendor, company, and plant/location. Dynamic data sets include BOMs, routings, item or material prices, duties, tariffs, freight rates, overhead spending, and volumes.

Calculate Costs

Define attributes and rules to calculate the unique materials, labor, packaging, freight, equipment, and expense costs of each item you make or sell.

Evaluate Quotes

Determine the individual and total quote cost of new projects, deals, customers, or products. Include price and volume details to calculate margins by quote and item.

Manage Quote Process

Sort and filter data using the advanced grid functionality. Also, integrated dashboards and reports consolidate cost data, and grid views are easily exported to Microsoft Excel.

Generate cost estimates and quotes that include detailed calculated material, labor, and overhead costs.

Provide cost summary views for each quoted item and calculate margins based on estimated sales prices.

Generate material 'shopping' lists for each quote to communicate needed items with the purchasing department

Standardize quoting structure and workflow to increase transparency and visibility of important processes while improving efficiency.

Generate dashboards and reports including the quote status dashboard and quote approval report.

Leverage multiple options to simplify sharing calculated results with people and systems.

Better profits with every deal you win!

Learn how better cost insights can help your company maximize profits.

3C Software works with finance leaders across a wide range of manufacturing and distribution companies to establish product cost and profitability practices.

The suite of ImpactECS products supports both mid-size and large enterprises focused on growing profits through effective costing programs.

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