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aPriori Product Cost Management

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Score 8.4 out of 101

SAP PLM

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Score 6.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

aPriori Product Cost Management

On the fly costing is one of the good things aPriori has. Once the engineer does the design, he can check the cost immediately. So the cost avoidance part is very good. An engineer can optimize the design to cost. This helps to avoid engineering wasting time and supplier settlements will happen on time. The negotiations also will be very much fact based & supplier agreement happens faster.
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SAP PLM

SAP PLM is well suited for any industry that needs to track the creation of a product from the raw material stage all the way to the shipped product. I do not think it would be well suited for very small companies which do not have any materials, products, and inventory to track.
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Pros

  • Speed and capacity
  • Bulk costing
  • Detailed cost analysis involving complex geometries of parts
  • Cost insight design
  • Product Cost management support
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  • It allows us to strategically control operations by product monitoring and production changes.
  • Gives you the ability to source upcoming products because you have a complete and total view of all resources at all times.
  • It allows us to control batch management in the production process, this is a key element in our industry.
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Cons

  • Customization of the cost logic is tricky.
  • Full products costing & process involved in the proprietary parts are less or not available for costing
  • Sheet metal logics for costing may be improved.
  • Focus on Electronics Cost models
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  • The interface is that of your typical SAP program, it's not very user friendly to a person who doesn't use it every single day.
  • Some simple Windows commands do not work in SAP PLM, such as a copy and paste.
  • Right click menus generally produce unconventional results if the user is more familiar with Windows right click menus.
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Likelihood to Renew

aPriori Product Cost Management8.6
Based on 2 answers
  • Not to Lose the Position of Product Cost Management Importance
  • Make Costing Simple and Ease
  • Traceablitlity of Previous Costed
  • Helps Design Engineers to actually look for the Which Feature contributes for the Most Cycle Time and help Design Engineers to re-design the CAD Model and look for the changes in the Cycle Time and the Machining parameters
  • Interactive Cost Insight
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Usability

aPriori Product Cost Management8.2
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Rating is due to below exciting factors which one can feel when we use aPriori;
  • Cost engineer need to know "What the part "Should" cost?" instantly.
  • One need to understand the cost in various Process group such as casting, forging, machining, additive manufacturing,etc...
  • One need to have comparison of various process group in single window
  • Ease of finding cost for various location for various currency in single platform
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Support

aPriori Product Cost Management8.1
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  • Easy Tracking of Status -Request
  • Automatic Follow-up mail in case we forget about our request
  • Response within 24 hours for our request
  • We will be assisted with single point contact or account holder
  • Quick response and follow-up for the request
  • In case the request are not able to complete on specified time line, they will ask for the request in time stretch
  • Easy to contact or have a Skype call for the request discussion with technical panel
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Implementation

aPriori Product Cost Management7.7
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aPriori team helped a lot for the implementation, as they were on remote and helping for the file run and implementing the same on remote. aPriori team extrended full support for the implementation resolving the bottleneck and bugs if any during installing the software's also, they provide professional services in order to resolve some technical issue
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Alternatives Considered

I have not used other similar , but this feel that aPriori is highly effective for agility and improving the speed, along with innovative reporting.
  • aPriori shares reports in innovative way. It uses cost insight where we can analyze the report and share stake-holders much more quickly
  • It also improves the project implementation by achieving targets and making sure the cost of the product is not above target, all the way up to launch
  • Provides more Fact to have strong arugmentation with suppliers
  • Detail Cost Break-up and various report such as Manufacturing Tool Summary, Assembly cost report can be generated
  • Add-on features help to more strong usage of tool in daily work culture to main the Cost culture in my Organisation
  • DTC-Design to Cost feature is new add on in 2017 version where we can see the features which take most cylce time and this make the Desgin Engineer to alter and see the Cycle time reduction thereby Cost
  • User-Friendnly
  • Cost Insight Reporting-Awaited Interative Reporting to our need
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SAP PLM encompasses SAP BW and SAP PRD. We tend to focus more on the SAP PRD portion as it directly involves more closely to production. We selected SAP PLM because it gives us a great visibility in the life cycle of materials, products and overall costs. SAP PLM compliments the other packages very well
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Return on Investment

  • The main purpose is to understand and manage costs as early as possible in a project cycle. The software has done this exceptionally well.
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  • Accurately able to order raw materials which are necessary for the current production run, thus reducing overhead.
  • The negative impact would be the initial cost of the software and how long it would take to ROI that cost.
  • It has allowed us to control batches of product creation much more closer and have the ability to cut some erroneous costs which were found in large batches.
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aPriori Product Cost Management

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SAP PLM

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Free Trial
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