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Costing suits to every Organization
Kommentare: Simple , Agile, On the Fly Costing
1. Software helps to link all the platform available i.e ERP, CFD, SAP system 2. Mode FRONTIER is another that helps to do costing for various parameters thereby helping in achieving the best optimize cost for the required parameter 3. Target Costing/ Value Tracking report helps in the New Product Development 4. Cost Insight design/reporting is another positivity for aPriori which helps to visualize for the business meeting and cost outlier analysis etc..
Required good server for the Speed in the costing the parts but aPriori has solution where they are bringing in the Web-Based Costing in near future
It is a One Size Fits All tool for Product Lifecycle
Kommentare: A great experience working in aPriori and dealing with aPriori support team who is always ready to help and support on all issues. Personally like their professional approach to resolve the issues as soon as possible.
aPriori gives a wide range of options in costing and analysis that is most suitable for all stakeholders during a product development or product improvement lifecycle. It is a great tool in hands of engineers to evaluate early impacts of Cost and also helps understands manufacturing limitations and design rule violations through Design to Cost feedback. Also a great tool to understand alternate design or alternate manufacturing evaluations. It is an essential tool in hands of cost engineers to understand and quickly simulate different scenarios of cost in various regions and various parameters. A great tool for Purchasing to understand the details of cost breakdown and negotiate with suppliers on arguable parameters. aPriori also provides Business Intelligence tool with Cost Insight Reporting that is very much helpful for Project Managers to keep track of the project status and cost targets. Overall, aPriori would be a great tool for any industry that is looking to excel in industry with right evaluated approach and good understanding of Cost of the product. Thank You.
There are certain process group not available in aPriori to cost such as Hydraulic Hoses, Black Box, Valves, Assembly/welding tooling etc. These processes are highly used in industries and would be essential to have in aPriori expertise.
Kommentare: Some success in initiating discussions with incumbent suppliers on their cost to manufacture.
Detailed exploration of all the cost elements that go into the manufacture of a part.
With being a gas turbine manufacturer that procures significant quantities of raw forgings and castings, it is my experience, that as these are often times dependent on the manufacturing facility process routing, aPriori may not lend itself to accurately representing the cost of producing these raw components.
A good software with potential but if their focus are the designers they must improve.
It is a great software but with a lot of details to be polished.
One of the main CONS has been to be moved from the desktop version which worked really well to the current cloud version... the change was extremely painful mainly for someone like (design engineer focusing on DFM & DTC) me who are used to work with several simulation tools.
The cloud version works slower and you can have only one session running at the same time (before I was used to have 2-3 sessions in parallel working on different projects) and good look when you need to work with heavy weight parts like perforated parts or parts with repetitive patterns. Before those parts were possible to be quoted running during some hours but now after some hours you will be disconnected by from the amazon server...
In general the possibility to work with a lot of different of manufacturing process for sheet metal (although being honest there are some that are missing...).
As an advanced user of aPriori Professional in my organization I can say that a lot of feature are not fully clear at all.
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3D model engine makes cost analysis faster
Kommentare: Fast and easy to use, even for design engineers or buyers. When a cost-structure is well established, it can provide the estimation for all simple mechanical components. The bulk-costing is powerful if well configured.
The 3D model engine can load Step parts/assemblies in seconds, recognizing the manufacturing features such as bending/drilling/machining . This makes the cost estimation automatic and much easier, comparing to other similar software on the market.
The annual subscription price is not easy to digest, even for large companies. We had to prepare a good business case to get the approval of purchase.
Powerful cost tool for physical parts cost analysis
Kommentare: It helps us deliver product leadership. For the NPI project, we have high confidence when negotiating with the supplier for the low-cost delivery. For existing products, we use this costing tool for apple_to_apple comparison between our product and competitor and then generate cost-saving ideas from a design perspective.
This software is an excellent cost tool with the cost evaluation capability for not only CAD models but also physical parts. Based on five_year end-user experience, the user guide costing function module has sufficient flexibility and allow the users to develop and customize the process routing in term of specific products. Also, the bulk costing function does help us to proceed with the batch part costing analysis in high efficiency. We always need to conduct the costing for the condenser, evaporator, motor that is fabricated with many stamping and tube parts with complicated assembly operation inclusion. For these components, there is no standard template in the cost tool. So we develop the cost models with user-guided costing methodology and integrated with bulk cost function to conduct these assemblies cost, following this approach, we deliver very high-quality cost data with significant time_consumtion eventually.
From my practice, I think a simple GUI is needed to have the filter capability to quickly select or pick secondary processes based on process group and material selected.
aPriori Software Review
- I've been using the tool for almost 3 years and I've learned a lot about metal-mechanic manufacturing.
- The aPriori support team is always open for help.
- The regional database is accurate and receives up-to-date information.
We've been using the software aPriori in my department for 3+ years helping the supply chain in cost reduction projects. It is a reliable tool and accurate at process groups such as stock machining, sheet metal, and 2-Model Machining. We have accomplished some successful cases with products ending in cost reduction negotiation. It is primordial to work together in order to get beneficial results.
The learning curve can be slow at the beginning but once you get familiar with the modules and know how to move around you'll get better and will get optimal input from the software. What I like least: the welding tool selection, the measurement tool, and secondary process availability.
AGILE COSTING for this modern Technology World- Am Loving it!
1.Design to Cost Feature- Helps the Design Engineers to know where the cycle time is most and what need to be alter to make the machining cost optimize 2.Process set up Options, helps the Cost engineer to alter or override the feed/speed rate for the machines as per the supplier circumstances to challenge the current price with supplier 3.Interactive Reporting-Helps the reader to understand the important cost drivers and the cost components
1.Enhancement required in few Process group such as "Investment Casting", "Powder Metal" which currently is the Basic where we need more Process setup options
Definitely a tool you need in your tool kit
Kommentare: As a customer, our aPriori representatives have been very helpful and quick to respond. Coming from a different software, I have found aPriori is easy to use and intuitive.
I like how aPriori is easy to use and the interface is friendly. Running scenarios is quick and easy and I like the built in feature where aPriori can analyze and figure out the proper machining for you if you don’t know what would be used.
At least for my application, I would like more customization on changing which holes/features are exempt from certain processes (i.e. the part is anodized everywhere except certain holes etc).
aPriori - Quoting friend
I am a user of aPriori so I cannot speak much on the implementation of this product but I can speak on how this has help me in my everyday job as a quoter for Plastic Injection Molding. Using this software, I can analyze the geometry of a part and in minutes have an estimate on how much a mold may cost. There are many manual variables you can adjust to produce a more accurate representation of your overall cost, quick response time, and many reports that can be generated after the fact. This saves me days working on certain quotes and gives me more confidence in my work and quote being as accurate as possible.
No real big cons, in my opinion. The split screen UI is goofy at time but can get adjusted to your own liking. Would be nice to see some additional viewing features for the 3D part being displayed, section view specifically.
Kommentare: The tool gives an edge to over other tools in the Product Cost Management. Helps to reduce the cost, optimize the design and bring down the time to RFQ process
The Product is easy to use. The UI is very crisp. The out of the box software covers all the major commodity manufacturing processes. The team in aPriori constantly enhances the capability through version upgrades. The database is also very vast, Covering more than 75 regional libraries for Labor, Material and Machine data. The best part is the ability to customize the process logic and data. aPriori comes with its own scripting language where one can modify/add logic or rules in the backend which can replicate the particular methodology of manufacturing a component. Similarly adding labor, machine and material data. Other features like Design to Cost(DtC) to optimize the design , Cost Insight Reports to get the different analytical reports to costed part, CAD plugins to start the tool directly from any CAD tools make this tool right pick for OEMs to effectively cut down their product cost.
The tool sometimes takes longer time to cost a component, lags while connecting to server. This will get worse as the complexity increases.But this can be resolved by moving to Cloud. Some of the other things are logics & data are generic and based on the type of industry you may need to customize the tool.
aPriori, a major cost saving contributor within Sorucing and Design to Cost
Kommentare: aPriori is a great tool in our company and supports our Product Management Process in a great way, within our Engineering organization with the Design to Cost capabilities, where it creates transparence and identifies cost savings and cost avoidance. And for Sourcing it provides strong arguments for fact-based negotiations, and challenge suppliers with price increase requests
The level of details, that is possible to drill down to. Showing exactly the impact on the full price when simulating with specific cost elements in the cost break down Furthermore a highly transparent and very easy to use interface, and a very quick cost guide with input of only a few mandatory and vital informations - which leads to a first price indication within just a few minutes. Very strong convincing tool for fact-based negotiations with suppliers, being able also to establish an open book, along the discussions of individual cost drivers
Generally I du not have any. But in some cases for advanced users, a broader tool selection within machining cost models could be nice
Great tool for cost negotiation
I like the ability to modify details the VPEs and processes to more accurately model unique processes and specific features of complex parts. I also like how aPriori very clearly indicates which features are driving your overall cost, through the cost breakdown and part summary. When discussing parts with engineering and with suppliers, it is incredibly useful to be able to drill down to specific operations and have discussions around tangible times and costs. It is also very helpful to distinguish between cycle time and setup time as this helps to highlight part volume as a cost driver.
The software sometimes has difficulty adjusting to different monitor resolutions (especially very high resolution monitors which use a default zoom) which results in menus being cut off and difficult to navigate ( I am able to resolve this by changing my monitor resolution when using aPriori). Also, more of a knit-picky complaint, but I have a difficult time thinking in seconds, so having things like cycle time displayed in seconds requires me to do some mental math to conceptualize the amount of time spent on each operation. Both of these cons are greatly outweighed by the value provided by the software and overall really aren't problems at all.
aPriori's ability to be calibrated and customized to our specific uses allows us to fill in the gaps
We especially like and use the Cost Model Workbench for the ability to create User Guided models which are not available as well as models we can use when 3D files are not available. One business area we have been able to work on is identifying gaps where we could not model costs in the past. Now we can build cost models to do those. This provides extra resources in providing target costs and is useful in supplier discussions. I am continually impressed with all the features aPriori allows and has. The more you know...the more you can do. This is especially true within Cost Model Workbench and User Guided cost models. We are creating more and more capability by leveraging what we know along with the aPriori's ability to let us code or own logic.
Due to the intense ability to customize things, incorporating updates from aPrioir is a bit of an exercise.
Basker balaji P.
Good & Useful but still there is a scope for development
Kommentare: This powerful cost estimation tool is very useful in the cost reduction programs while making quick decisions on the selection of design concepts. Product implementation can be quicker if the design phase is benefited with this tool. I use it for most of the design concept selection before submitting for supplier quote.
Quick rough costing gives very good clues while design concept selection w.r.t cost. Definitely it is user friendly if basic training is given to the user to utilize the available options with appropriate instruction. Also the integration of software with the existing modeling tool is quite useful and easy to fetch the results for appropriate data.
Region/country (manufacturing location) specific material cost data base can be improved with accuracy closer to the supplier market. Also specific process parameters related to different casting processes can be included considering all process steps in the actual foundry or manufacturing environment. This will provide closer to accurate/actual costing which will lead to best decision making at early stage of the product design & development. The speed of integration can be improved with the modeling tool. Customizing the required data while generating the report would be more useful.
aPriori for benchmarking
Kommentare: So far the best cost modeling tool we have used and This tool has very powerful functions.
Powerful functions to cost batch parts; Professional insight into the manufacturing process;
Add search to material selection UI Add frequently used buttons on UI such as PSO, Machine Selection, routing selection, toggle message on/off Better decimal setting for number, For cost related data use 3~4 digital decimal number, cycle time use one digital decimal number, and level use integer. Route the primary process as what user need. For example the shaft process: Bar& tube -> surface lubrication -> Cold forging -> hydraulic stamping -> Machining -> Induction harden -> Machining.
Best Cost Modeling software I've used
Kommentare: Better predictability on the front end of projects, as well as cost takeouts for existing products.
I like the ability to model costs in numerous scenarios. I also like the ease of how some of the CAD integrated features perform operations rather easily. The ability to customize code is another great positive of this software compared to previous ones I've used.
I think more emphasis should be put on data extraction for reports. There seems to be some limitations as to how to get the information out of the system, and the out of the box reports are not sufficient. Also, in order to get better reporting ability by requiring the purchase of a third party report software (Jasper) does not seem to be an appropriate solution, given its limitations.
Costing tool with advanced features and reliable cost models...!!
Kommentare: Overall experience with apriori is very good, its very advanced costing tool and every-time whenever i go through their helping doc. i always learned new way of seeing the things.I strongly recommend aPriori to all manufacturers specially OEM's in order to have excellent understanding related with Major cost drivers in product costing and management
aPriori costing tool gives us leverage to do the costing with CAD model itself. Well-designed , easy to use interface and updated data for different regions help us to validate all cost drivers and refined our should cost as per the actual practice. Cost models are built with reliable logics and can be used as explanation for negotiation with suppliers.
Some of the cost models like milling,electroplating etc need to be reviewed and refined with updated logics and parameters. Super finishing processes like lapping, honing etc. need to be added.
Best cost predictive modeling software I've used
Kommentare: Added capability, increased speed to model, global integration, regular machine and materials updates from supplier
The ability to customize the software is of incredible importance to me. Since switching to this brand, we (as a company) have been able to greatly increase the amount of internal costing support we've been able to provide to our commodity management and engineering teams.
Upgrade time seems to be the most painful time for me, being an administrator of the tool. The unknown issues that can happen with an installation, and finding new things that were not thoroughly vetted through the testing process cause me the greatest issue.
Paul mervin G.
aPriori "Best Costing Tool"
Best and the Economical Costing Solution
The storage space aPriori utilizes for set up.
aPriori User feedback
> Very handy for procurement Organization.
> Lead time saving in overall design cycle
> Quick outliners identification
DTC Feedback feature for polymerics & HPDC module is extremely useful . It is very user-friendly for designers . Best tool for driving cost transparency with supplier . Integration of aPriori in our existing business is still work in progress
DTC feedback for investment casting process required to be address. Integration of aPriori in our existing business is still work in progress
User friendly aPriori software feedback
Kommentare: it's great tool we almost now able to do more costing projects which is not earlier by using excel based costing ,great for making supplier based VPE it is saved lot time for quoting
User friendly ,Easy to mold as per XYZ company requirement ,Time Saving
DTC feature need to more in case of Fabrication and sheet metal parts for soft tools and hard tools ,accurate raw material data for pipes ,plates ,tubes etc which is more required ,time lagged need to address ,also tooling cost need to more realistic it is too high currently
aPriori from a VPE Manager Perspective
Kommentare: aPriori has proven to be a very powerful tool with a lot of potential going forward. The support teams have generally been very helpful. I also see the tool improving with each update.
aPriori is a very robust software and capable of intensive customization. It has been relatively easy for me to adjust processes or create new ones based on site requirements. The search CSL, breakpoints, in-scope formulas, and other built in tools make understanding cost model logic easier. They also aid in making adjustments or creating new logic.
Costing can sometimes be very slow depending on assembly sizes. Running a deep cost on some assemblies can take several hours.
Create Cost Transparency using aPriori
Kommentare: Its usually what we imagine and dream about a product that we like, But when it comes to cost we take a wild guess to estimate the cost, Being more realistic considering all the parameters is an essential feature required by any customer in modern days, which is being fulfilled by aPriori
Creating Transparency inside the organization and more realistic cost. Greater efficiency/faster with greater accuracy.
Little competency is required to get into the detials of parameters behind the cost model, If aP makes it simple. This tools can
Can no more live without it
Esay to use after a 1 month training. Help our company to control cost of our product and accelerate our RFQ response time
Really hard to customize for your own way of manufacturing. Software is expensive and expert service too