Immediate and accurate quotation is critical in today's fast paced, ultra-competitive electronics industry. Current processes and systems require time consuming and labor intensive efforts, but the results are disappointing.
Globalization and consolidation have resulted in many multi-plant manufacturers who have separate costing and pricing processes and systems. The industry needs an easy to use and highly scalable web-based application that can streamline quotation processes and centralize data for easy access by all authorized personnel.
i-Quote is an intelligent and open quotation system that combines web-based inputs, a rules-based costing engine, workflows and quote analysis all in one application. It accepts RFQs, and can automatically calculate costs and generate quotations quickly and accurately.
i-Quote is powerful, and yet easy to set up and use.
Increases accuracy in quotations, by allowing users to adjust and control the inputs within an open environment
Decreases the quote-to-order cycle time by automating critical functions, using a powerful and flexible rule-based costing engine
Allows seamless multi-plant quoting and multi-stage quote approval via unique Web-based InBox and workflows
Increases sales team productivity and enhances business intelligence by providing analytical data and reporting on quote status and history from one central data repository
Highly scalable with multi-level security access and multi-plant and multi-company extensibility
i-Quote creates a quote by accepting RFQ data through customizable web interfaces, and prepares it automatically based on user-defined rules. i-Quote performs:
Automation: Customer files can be interrogated to allow systematic retrieval of parameter data, either internally or externally, to i-Quote.
Collaboration: With unique InBox and workflows, i-Quote streamlines multi-plant quoting and multi-stage quote approval, and enables easier communication with customers.
Integration: i-Quote's open architecture allows integration with your existing ERP system to allow smooth order entry data flow. Additionally, i-Quote can be integrated with any third party quoting tool such as Excel, CAM stations, etc. to provide flexibility with cost and pricing structure storage.