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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

  • Give visibility to cost really quickly
  • Be able to benchmark other regions of the world or other process/equipment that can be used to do the same part
  • Easily visualize the Geometric Cost Drivers that are more important
  • GIve some hints on where to work to get the cost down
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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

  • Be more easy to customize without that much IT knowledge
  • Give more hints on how to reduce cost
  • Be able to build customize report
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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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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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Nothing really bad to say. They are with me as soon as i need it !
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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

It was not my decision to have aPriori in our company, but I do agree with this decision because the last software used was less precise than aPriori in its reports.
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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

  • Right part with the right supplier
  • Efficient design
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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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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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SAP PLM

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