4cost-aces has a powerful report generator that automatically provides you with the most important information. All generated reports can be exported as PDF. This provides you with meaningful results that the management can use to quickly derive measures, identify opportunities and minimise risks.
4cost-aces comes with many predefined reporting templates, such as the ABC analysis for identifying cost drivers. In addition, you can adapt the reports to your company-specific needs.
4cost-aces enables transparent variant analyses that support you in the design-to-cost process, reveal opportunities and risks and provide management with a secure basis for business case decisions, make-or-buy decisions and bid/no-bid decisions, among others.
4cost-aces includes a comprehensive “Search, Replace & Calculate” function that allows you to quickly make any changes in your project to investigate their impact on the cost. The cost scenarios generated in this way are presented separately from each other and can be compared and evaluated comprehensibly at a glance using the report function.
Achieve the optimum in your production processes by mapping and comparing the effects of different degrees of automation and process quality in terms of costs. This brings greater transparency to your calculations and creates a solid basis for external negotiations as well as for internal coordination by increasing the explanatory power of your analyses.
Effects due to different purchase or manufacturing quantities and different degrees of automation (batch sizes, graduated prices, production overheads) can be mapped holistically in 4cost-aces and decisions can thus be made more reliably.
“What could we save if we set the tolerance less stringent?” Value-analytical questions are answered automatically by varying all inputs of the 4cost-aces IndexM assistant. The selection of optimisation parameters can be set individually and saved in a template.
With 4cost-aces it’s possible to take into account the number of production lines, their utilisation and the production country.
You can transfer your projects modelled in 4cost-aces to another country or another currency area with just a few clicks. The software then determines the location-specific costs with the help of parity and productivity factors. Location scenarios can thus be quickly modelled, comprehensively calculated and transparently compared.
The data maintenance of the different location data is carried out twice a year by us. No effort required on your side. 4cost-aces uses the data from the Federal Statistical Office in Wiesbaden. For maximum security and valid cost forecasts.
To ensure consistent planning reliability even with fluctuating raw material prices, 4cost-aces has a central material manager. With it you can individually adjust the material prices and properties and automatically update them in all your existing projects. This allows you to minimise the risk of the calculation containing an error, hence also in the quotations, for example.
4cost-aces helps you to validate supplier purchase prices in a comprehensible way by examining the price of purchased parts using the software on the basis of a few available parameters. The generated results provide you with an argumentation portfolio to support your negotiations with suppliers and to achieve a reduction of your purchase prices.
Thanks to the seamless integration of our software solutions, you can directly apply the overhead costs calculated in 4cost-scenarioanalyser to the cost calculation created in 4cost-aces. For transparent quotation preparation on the sales side and as a solid basis for negotiations with suppliers.