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Likelihood to Recommend

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori is well suited for a sheet metal and plastic process group. In machining, it is somewhat good for the turning process but in the case of milling processes, aPriori needs to look seriously and come up with a refinement.
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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

aPriori Product Cost Management

  • Sheet Metal-Process Group, Transfer Die is at the Best, which gives detailed operation setup for the Parts as well as shows the number of parts in the Sheet i.e nested Loop thereby reducing the Scrap as well (Scrap Management)
  • Forging-Steel: Very good for for medium and complex medium Hot Forging type parts. Machine overhead data is very detailed where facts are used for the negotiation i.e Electricity Rate, Power, Labour Rate, Maintenance rate, etc.
  • Surface Treatment / Other Secondary Process such as powder coating, wet coat, electro plating: These all work well. We can also use masking options the treatment, In the event of of any leak tests or X-Ray inspections, we can add the process which will then account the pre/post operation time for the treatments
  • 2-Model Machining: Machines and routing combinations are huge and can be used to determine the most economic way to produce these parts. We can also override to find the supplier methodology and cost. It gives very detailed information on the feed rate, speed rate, and power capacity.
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerating (GD&T) can be added on the GCD's which will help detect the super finishing process, which is another advantage. In the current 2016 R2 SP, aPriori can detect it from the CAD Models
  • Design to Cost feature, provides the design engineers as well as cost engineers to understand the which feature take most cycle time and whether changing that feature reduces the complexity in machining thereby cycle time can be reduced
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SAP PLM

  • 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

aPriori Product Cost Management

  • 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
  • Electronics - Component Costings
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SAP PLM

  • 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 Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 9.0
Based on 3 answers
it is a very helpful tool to make business with. it leads to better part develompment , consistent collaboration with our supply base and better financial results .
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SAP PLM

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Usability

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 8.5
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I'm fairly happy with the product. My company appreciates the ability to customize the software, as well as manage our own data points for costs, machines, and materials. The coding aspect is not too difficult as well, though there are some issues with the availability of some information that could be improved.
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SAP PLM

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Support

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 8.3
Based on 5 answers
They do a great job or responding quickly and for the most part issues are resolved in a timely manner or atleast are categorized and prioritized and we are given a timeline for resolution.
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Implementation

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori Product Cost Management 8.2
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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

aPriori Product Cost Management

aPriori is covering a lot of different processes instead of being an expert in only one. It can read geometric [information] directly from the CAD file so there's no need for manual entry or the risk of a mistake that comes with that. It provides data in a lot of different regions around the world this keeping the data up to date.
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SAP PLM

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

aPriori Product Cost Management

  • Increased efficiency in delivering our projects.
  • Leverage to look into product cost at design level.
  • More saving realizations we can see and use for negotiation.
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SAP PLM

  • 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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Pricing Details

aPriori Product Cost Management

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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SAP PLM

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Entry-level set up fee?

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