4cost costing software for maximum cost transparency throughout the product life cycle

4cost offers you software solutions that enable you to create consistent cost calculations in all project phases with little effort and high accuracy. When using 4cost costing software, you combine all relevant cost information and standardise the costing methods in your company. The focus is on both product and development costs.

4cost costing software is suitable for determining product costs, development costs, manufacturing costs and software development costs as well as for life cycle costing.

4cost provides you with the right costing tool for every point in time and every initial situation. From parametric top-down calculations for early phases with limited information to detailed bottom-up calculations – also directly on the CAD model – to multi-dimensional cost forecasts and overhead cost analyses.

Advantages of 4cost costing software

  • High time savings in the preparation of calculations and quotations

  • Standardised calculations that ensure comparability and transparency

  • Optimised processes through fast simulations and analyses

  • Automated reporting and dashboards for secure and accelerated decision-making

  • Cost reduction through identification of cost drivers and their potential savings

  • Minimisation of errors through intelligent input wizards and automatic check routines

  • Cross-departmental use through central availability of all cost information

  • Flexible licensing model and modular structure

  • Usable in all project phases, regardless of technology and industry

See how 4cost Web Edition works

BRAND-NEW: 4cost Web Edition

Costing software as a service

From now on, 4cost’s innovative costing tools can be used conveniently and quickly directly in the web browser. Without prior installation. Independent of hardware and operating system.

The 4cost Web Edition offers all the advantages of the classic desktop version, but with more flexibility and added convenience. Try it out!

Our software solutions for costing


Parametric cost analyses for successful product cost management from the first day onwards

4cost-aces enables you to create valid, resilient cost calculations for the development and production for electronic and mechanical components and assemblies. As well as for software estimates and complete projects, including all possible tasks, in a short time, all this in early phases without detailed knowledge. After completing a cost analysis, a comprehensive LCC evaluation can be conducted too.

Areas of application: Development-accompanying costing, Design-to-Cost, Development costs, Prototype costs, Manufacturing costs, Production costs, Software development costs, Lifecycle costs, Total cost of ownership, Value analysis, Quotation costing, Target Costing, Should-cost analysis, Purchase price analysis, Greenfield, Brownfield


Standardised bottom-up calculations with high comfort and maximum transparency

4cost-structure enables you to quickly create consistent, transparent, comprehensible detailed calculations with the highest cost accuracy. With this software, you standardise your costing methods and create a common understanding of costs in your company.

Areas of application: Multi-level overhead costing, Preliminary costing, Final costing, Quotation costing, Development-accompanying costing, Design-to-Cost, Should costing, Purchase price analysis, Target costing, Value analysis


Multidimensional regression analyses for precise cost predictions

4cost-prediction supports and enables you to check the adequacy of costs and prices of products/product groups on the basis of freely definable parameters within the regression tool. With the software, you can easily and quickly identify which specific features of a product affect its costs and price and to what extent. For precise cost forecasts and an increased understanding of costs.

Areas of application: Linear performance pricing, Non-linear performance pricing, Predictive costing, Price forecasting, Should costing, Purchase price analysis, Benchmarking, Supplier and procurement price analysis, Price structure analysis, Target prices, Target costing, Target-performance comparisons


Precise cost calculations and semi-automated work plan generation directly on the 3D CAD model

With 4cost-cadcal you calculate costs and production times of components, assemblies and systems directly on the 3D model. The software combines the high performance of a standardised calculation tool with the visualisation options of a CAD application.

Areas of application: Product costing, Development-accompanying costing, Design-to-Cost, Design for manufacturability, Design for assembly, Value analysis


Overhead cost analyses in seconds with just a few inputs

4cost-scenarioanalyser enables you to map the overhead cost structure of a company very quickly. The calculation is based on a few, generally accessible company data. The software turns costs into valid prices.

Areas of application: Parametric overhead cost analyses, Cost centre information, Contribution margin, Deployment scenarios


Central management of all 4cost software applications and costing data

4cost-datacenter is the server-side solution for company-wide management of your 4cost licences, installations, user rights, costing information, databases and file versions.

4cost databases

Reliable costing with valid data from 4cost

The costing software solutions from 4cost include extensive databases that allow you to create reliable, accurate and time-saving price and cost calculations.

Our international customers report on their success with 4cost costing software

Benefits of using 4cost costing software in your company

Discover the benefits of using 4cost costing software in your company

We would be happy to convince you personally of the efficiency of our software solutions for cost calculations. Request now an online product demonstration without obligation. Our sales team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.