An outdated process for managing sheet metal and mechanical welding quotations is hurting your business. With a tool designed for the specifics of your industry, you’ll respond faster and make more accurate quotations. That’s what Almaquote is all about. Simple to use, Almaquote helps sheet metal subcontractors, sales managers and estimating professionals create reliable quotations without spending hours on it.
“Almaquote makes it possible to very quickly draw up a quote based on a series of DXF files, and automatically generate dispatching of the quote by e-mail. In addition, the automatic nesting enables us to immediately estimate the number of sheets to use, making it possible to define our cost price precisely, and manage our purchasing.”
Vincent Villette, Director of the Troyes site – Oxytemps
Almaquote enables you to quickly create a quote using a few characteristics of the part to cut or to very precisely calculate the cost of the operations required to manufacture and deliver a part. In this case, for 2D parts, the geometry can be designed or defined by a DXF or DPR file or from a predefined shape. For tubes or sections the part can be imported from a 3D CAD/CAM file. It is possible to calculate the cost of single parts, sets of parts, or even 3D assemblies, using the Assembly2cam module.
Analyze key information relating to your quotes with visual charts. Once the estimation is ready, easily send it to your customer.
The application can be customized at different levels: to create new operations, define or modify parameters or formulas for the cost calculation, draw up quotes and output reports. almaQuote’s workflow can also be customized, by including for example an additional validation step. In addition the application can manage multiple user rights.
Following the quote preparation and edition, the list of manufacturing operations included in the quote can be reused to create the preliminary manufacturing specifications.
The capacity to link up with Production Management and ERP systems make it possible to export information required for production when accepting the quote.
Webquote is a web-based service that complements Almaquote. Via the Internet, it centralizes requests for cutting estimates and facilitates exchanges with clients and prospects. Webquote can even go one step further, automatically generating quotations.