RADAN Process Management
Solutions that complement Radan’s CAM products to offer sheet metal manufacturers the ability to manage their own production environments to increase efficiency and profitability.
eQuote has been specifically designed for the sheet metal industry for the fast efficient quoting of sheet metal parts. Utilizing RADAN’s extensive manufacturing capabilities allows eQuote to arrive quickly at accurate costs and professional quotations for the typical multiple operations involved in production. eQuote also works without CAD data by simply adding the basic part information and any operations and materials required, but utilizing CAD data automates a lot of these sequences.
Radquote comes with a standard set of cost calculations for operations like: material consumption; laser cutting; punching; bending, welding, painting, sub-contracting and assembly. These operations can be customized and new operations added to meet your requirements. Quote level operations, such as analysis and transport cost, are also included.
Fast, accurate quotations for sheet metal components and assemblies
eQuote has been developed specifically for the sheet metal industry by RADAN for the fast efficient quoting of sheet metal parts and assemblies. Utilizing 2D or 3D data combined with RADAN’s knowledge of your machine tool and nesting capabilities allows eQuote to quickly arrive at accurate costs.
Features at a glance:
- Quote from CAD data to leverage CAM data for costing
- Powerful operation modeller to ensure consistent cost estimates across all operations
- Allow anyone to prepare accurate quotations freeing estimators to concentrate on more complex opportunities
- Quote nested geometry for better sheet utilization and more competitive quotes
- Attach associated documents, drawings and files so that you remain in control
- Security built in with account controls
Efficient use of stored knowledge
The subcontract sheet metal environment is amongst the fastest changing and demanding in modern manufacturing, clients expect their parts to be delivered in two days and quoted in two hours, anything less and the work goes elsewhere. eQuote uses your customers’ geometry, the RADAN CAM system and a database of additional operations to arrive at part costs quickly, effectively and accurately.
The estimation engine within eQuote utilizes a comprehensive operation modeler, this in conjunction with the CAD/CAM data allows the use of synthetic data for calculations relating to almost any part property, for example; from CAD data we can see that the component has four bends, we also know the size, material, thickness and weight, using this information we can very accurately estimate a time to bend the component and can accurately add handling time and additional labor if required based on the components physical properties.
Geometry based quotations
Traditional MRP systems and quotation systems do not easily cope with the use of sheet materials, especially where components are nested together. eQuote can reuse the CAD data that generated the costing during the quotation by sending the geometry back to the RADAN nesting module with a list of materials, the system will calculate the best sheet utilization to produce a quantity of similar items or batches of dissimilar items from different materials.
Utilize the power of RADAN to improve cost accuracy
Using the power of the RADAN suite of products makes Radquote a unique, fast and very accurate way to issue, in a few clicks, the quotes you need to grow your business. When negotiating quotes you need to have an accurate view of your costs so that you can be competitive without losing money. You can use RADAN’s 2D and 3D CAD/CAM to create accurate geometry for calculating parameters like profile lengths and part areas. RADAN parts can be nested to get accurate sheet utilization and apportion scrap to per-part material costs. RADAN tooling can be used to get accurate cutting times and tooling costs. Radquote utilizes all this information to give you better control over your margins.
Features at a Glance:
- Utilize geometry and tooling from RADAN parts
- Quickly describe parts without drawing geometry
- Assembly parts supported
- Material cost based on nests
- Common operations supplied as standard
- Make your own custom operations
- Flexible reporting
- Cost breakdown analysis
- Customer management
- Follow up call reminders
- Full quote management and statistics
Flexible cost calculations
ВRadquote comes with a standard set of cost calculations for operations like: material consumption; laser cutting; punching; bending, welding, painting, sub-contracting and assembly. These operations can be customized and new operations added to meet your requirements. Quote level operations, such as analysis and transport cost, are also included.
Quick and flexible during negotiations
Radquote gives you a full breakdown of where your costs come from, so that you can see what areas most affect the cost. During negotiations you can quickly adjust your margins and override the calculations to achieve your selling price while maintaining control of your costs.
Professional reports and letters
Radquote uses a powerful reporting engine to produce professional reports and letters. Radquote comes with a set of standard letters which can be quickly customized to include your company logo and details. You can also add your own layouts and reports.
Managing your quotes
When you have issued your quote to a customer, you can set a reminder date and add notes, so that you can manage the follow-up for your quotes. When a quote is won or lost, you can record the result for use in your monthly reports and analysis.