FastCAM QE (Quote Everything) allows the metals industry to depend less on manual processes to select, check, configure, and create quotations, as well as to generate BOMs, quote drawings, and enter orders. Estimates can be prepared based on accurate and fast calculations using real shop times and material costs while nesting and material optimization further improve productivity and margins.
Users can simply and quickly prepare quotations for profiled components for all brands of burning machines, Oxy-fuel, plasma, laser or Water-jets. The software contains a comprehensive library of common parts that can be selected - basic dimensions are entered with material type, thickness and quantities. Alternatively, customer supplied DXF files can be selected from the same menu. As an added bonus, the system also includes a program to allow the rapid entry of components and sorting into a detailed list without tiresome manual take-off.
Parts are then nested onto available stock including remnant stock, providing a full printed quotation based on all materials, machine processing costs, materials handling, delivery, in fact, all costs related to the job. Customers can be faxed or emailed directly from the desktop and the integrated SQL database tracks all quotations as won, lost or pending. Powerful reporting features offer meaningful data for sales managers and the output can be used directly in CAM systems for processing.
FastCAM QE is most easily deployed as a standalone quote system however FastCAM is currently working with local larger service centres here in Australia to customize and integrate the system into their own accounting and stock systems using SQL, ODBC and XML - Ready for B2B.