The two main contributing factors to the cost of a new ERP system are the purchase price of the software itself but also the support contract that comes along with it. Companies are quite often so focused on the capabilities on the software itself that they almost completely forget about the support and how important it will be after the initial installation. Software providers have different ways of structuring their annual support contracts, so be sure to ask how it works and what is included.
- Heather Waterson
- February 4, 2016
- Categories: ERP Meets CAD/CAM, ERP/MRP Software, Manufacturing, Metacam, Metamation, MIE Quote IT, MIE Solutions UK Ltd, MIE Support, MIETrak Pro, Sheet Metal
- Tags: CAD/CAM, ERP, Manufacturing, Metamation, MIETrak Pro, MRP, Sheet Metal, Southern Manufacturing 2016
In today’s world, having one system that manages everything is becoming more and more popular. There are companies that offer complete packages that include ERP and CAD/CAM software, but are they really sufficient to suit the ever demanding industry? This is where MIE Solutions partnership with Metamation comes into its own. With our partnership, you get two individual companies who are experts in their fields, which combine their market leading solutions to muster a complete manufacturing package.
- Heather Waterson
- January 27, 2016
- Categories: ERP/MRP Software, Manufacturing, MIE Quote IT, MIE Solutions UK Ltd, MIE Support, MIETrak Pro, Sheet Metal
- Tags: ERP, Manufacturing, Margin, Markup, MIETrak Pro, MRP, QuoteIT Pro, Quoting, Scheduling Software, Sheet Metal
Quoting is commonly the first process required in order to receive a sales order. Companies go about quoting their products and services differently. There is no right or wrong way as long as you are making profit and the product is as it should be. Manufacturers quoting methods are often determined by a range of factors. One of the main and most common influences is your competition. Going head to head with other manufacturers in order to win a job often drives prices down, and so in order to win the job you may have to forfeit some of your profit margin. On the other hand, some manufacturers costing method is driven by the industry itself. They may have patent on a unique product that sits in a niche market of its own, meaning that they can determine its pricing structure.