CPQ in the automotive industry
The automotive industry is shaped more than ever by the increasing cost pressure dominating global competition. In this challenging market, the key to success lies not only in offering the right product at the right time, but also in being able to transparently and consistently calculate all arising costs throughout its lifespan. Our ready-made industry solution for the automotive industry helps you with this.
Read this article to find out why a CPQ software is especially beneficial for companies in the automotive industry.
Our automotive industry solution explained
Product & project calculations
calcIT helps you accomplish a sustainable and resilient product and project calculation, on the basis of which you can optimise your existing manufacturing processes and plan new production methods. Whether you require transparent prices for tenders or need to determine the cost and revenue of long-term programmes, such as a serial production, calcIT equips you with the necessary tools to calculate your projects based on known and new materials, components and processes.
calcIT is not tied to a specific structure and can therefore be tailored to your specific requirements and production processes. Even highly complex custom structures that heavily diverge from the methods commonly used in your industry can be illustrated effortlessly thanks to calcIT’s flexible structure. A central and cross-company data base ensures that your calculations are always based on up-to-date price information and parameters of purchase and development parts.
Even the release of pre-defined price details, which is often required for open-book accounting, can be illustrated with calcIT. A flexible Excel add-in enables the creation of reusable templates for the transfer of calculation positions to the cost breakdowns of OEMs. To allow for the illustration of international supply chains and corporate structures, it is possible to incorporate, via transfer metrics, modules into your calculations that were originally calculated in different currencies or plants. Of course, it is also possible to illustrate target costs with calcIT, e.g. in order to determine margins.
Transparent cost calculation based on methods, components and processes customary in your industry
Investment calculation for new processes and manufacturing facilities
Fast generation of price information
Extensive opportunities for analysis and simulation
Illustration of international supply chains and foreign currencies via transfer metrics
Customisable and flexibly extendable with additional surfaces, processes and methods
Consistent and transparent planning and calculation of long-term programmes from start to finish
Central and cross-company data storage with reusable components
Open-book accounting via a flexible Excel add-in
Interfaces with SAP and other software products
Comprehensive and customisable Excel outputs for reporting and controlling
Possibility to create offers directly in the tool with customisable offer templates for release as Word or PDF file
For efficient processes in the automotive industry
Forecast sales figures
Extensive analysis and simulation functions enable you to forecast sales figures for the entire lifespan of your products and to generate economic key figures. Based on this, you can deduce predictions on the profitability of your products and projects. Investments for new processes can be transparently integrated and examined in your calculation. Moreover, calcIT enables you to carry out a comprehensive analysis of cost structures on all levels of the calculation, e.g. to make the right make-or-buy choice when analysing the prices of parts to be purchased, or to select the best location for manufacturing when comparing your options. All information required for this can be illustrated with customisable Excel reports.
Sophisticated authorisation concept
Define roles and project teams in calcIT with a sophisticated authorisation concept. In large projects, this helps to ensure that different people and divisions can complete their tasks and meet their responsibilities. Mechanic and electric dimensions, for example, are often calculated separately, or projects are pre-calculated by sales. Made possible through real-time updates on all ends, an unlimited number of people can collaborate on a project, and even work simultaneously on a single component. Meanwhile, the authorisation concept guarantees that collaborators can only see and edit those elements in calcIT that are linked to their specific role.
Integration & workflows
Interfaces with SAP, Salesforce and other software products required for the export and import of data sets ensure calcIT’s seamless integration into your existing software structure and ERP systems. Automated workflows enable the illustration of authorisation processes and blocking of entire calculation projects. This guarantees that the calcIT cost calculation can be integrated into your authorisation processes.
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