ACCE Module in AspenONE Engineering
Updated February 22, 2018

ACCE Module in AspenONE Engineering

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Overall Satisfaction with AspenONE Engineering

AspenONE Engineering is used in our Organization by our Process Engineers and Estimators. Process Engineers use it for processing simulation, and with the data received from AspenONE, they size and design the equipment. Estimators use the Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, to do the detailed estimate of the equipment designed by the Process team. I started assisting my Estimating team recently, using ACCE for making the templates.
  • Once an estimate is made, it can be simply copied and modified for another similar equipment estimate
  • ACCE can be customized per the company's requirements
  • Templates for each equipment style can be made and can be used repeatedly
  • Very detailed reporting, of each cost segment like steel, electrical, civil, instruments is available for analysis
  • I haven't seen many tutorials available, especially videos
  • User Guide is too vast to explore and learn
  • Reporting is detailed but is also complex at the same time.
  • If any changes are to be made, then it involves a lot of time.
  • Investment apart from the cost of tool, is time - It is very time taking to obtain the results required
  • We are being trained by a professional consultant on ACCE, and yet to see the ROI
  • Detailed estimates as needed by Product Engineering is a plus
  • Excel, Lotus and ERP
Again answering from the ACCE perspective (Estimating tool) - Previously when we did estimates for simple equipment we had used excel estimates and lotus reporting. However, as we started estimating for an entire process plant or various style of equipment, we had started evaluating various tools. We had also considered using an ERP system that is utilized by Purchasing and Product Engineering teams, however, ACCE seemed a better fit for the amount of detailed estimating needed. And the robustness and various options available made us select this tool.
Answering where ACCE can be used - In Organizations, where each and every project is customized per customer requirements, and not just standard equipment. And where product engineering needs detailed cost buckets in the estimate. Also when there is a lot of purchase history to feed into ACCE to give accurate estimates. Not well suited for standard equipment manufacturing companies. Also when there are time crunches and resource or manpower shortages - as this tool needs time.