Adapted to your needs and habits, you can create your products in 4cost-structure with any bottom-up structure as well as a level of detail according to your needs. Elements such as material, processes, target costs, one-off costs and measures are flexible in their arrangement. Doing this, you continue to work in an environment that is familiar to you.
Fully represent real-life situations. Setting up work systems in 4cost-structure enables you to take a complete and controlled view of several machines, production islands and production lines. The software takes into account the number of persons and their share of the various time categories (multi-machine operation), qualification and hourly rate.
Bring transparency into your calculation by displaying individual processes and work steps as well as calculating the associated processing times (cycle times, operating times, non-productive times, set-up times etc.).
In 4cost-structure you achieve detailing at the same level as in leading ERP systems and thus map complete actual situations. The software differentiates between internal and external overhead surcharges in order to represent supplier shares in the cost structures and to be able to treat them differently in terms of calculation. The nomenclature of overheads can be individually adapted to your company-specific requirements. In addition, 4cost-structure offers the possibility to preassign individual overheads across projects. Overheads that deviate from the standard are visually highlighted.
The schemes required for your costing can be individually defined and stored in 4cost-structure. For a quick mapping of business cases, you can also apply several costing templates to your project.
4cost-structure has a powerful wizard for the mathematical calculation of cycle times, weights, volumes, surfaces and quantities. The software already comes with a standard repertoire of formulas, so less technical expertise is required at this point. 4cost-structure also allows you to create and reuse your own formulas, for example to reflect in-house know-how. Thanks to the formula wizard, you achieve and get transparent, always comprehensible quantity calculations in all your projects.
4cost-structure saves the formulas in a database so that all users have easy central access to them. The administrative effort for distributing and updating the formulas is thus reduced.
The software automatically signals a hint when technology formulas generate a negative result. In conjunction with the other integrated checking and control mechanisms, this increases the quality of your calculations.
Use the finder integrated in 4cost-structure to find inconsistencies and logical errors in your calculation with just a few clicks in order to check the plausibility of your inputs.
Always keep an overview even in complex projects thanks to the interactive tree structure in 4cost-structure. You can move or copy individual elements and entire groups within the tree structure simply via drag & drop. To focus on the essentials, you can expand and collapse individual branches. Within the project tree, the software offers you the possibility to search for text as well as for colour markers.