SOURCE: Cincom Systems

September 18, 2006 14:28 ET

Cincom Manufacturing Smart Estimating White Paper Now Available

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- Cincom Systems, Inc. has released a new white paper detailing the latest techniques engineer-to-order industries are adopting to improve profitability when bidding and estimating. The white paper is available at

This analysis leads with insights on the key business challenges facing complex manufacturers today:

--  Increased global competition
--  High cost of sales
--  Low return on bid investment
--  Poor-quality estimates
--  Skills shortages
The document also provides best-practice guidelines for improving the effectiveness of the bidding process and highlights the role that information technology can play in driving standardization, modularization, and configuration.

Lastly the white paper details how complex manufacturers may realize a competitive advantage through reduced proposal lead times, tighter management and control of bidding costs, as well as better accuracy in cost estimates.

Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions for complex manufacturers deliver lean solutions to drive operational excellence. By identifying and automating complex manufacturers' most critical business processes, Cincom enables them to streamline quote-to-order processes, integrate product and process development, and achieve comprehensive enterprise management and fact-based performance management. Cincom leads the industry with over three decades of experience, providing deep domain expertise for rapid and continuous return on investment.

About Cincom

Cincom delivers innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, we have empowered thousands of clients worldwide to outperform their competition by providing ways to increase revenue, control cost, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI.

Cincom serves clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Northwestern Mutual, Federal Express, Ericsson, Penn State University, Milacron, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Trane.

For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to, or visit the company's website at

Cincom and the Quadrant Logo are registered trademarks of Cincom Systems, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

© 2006 Cincom Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Paul Robinson
    Marketing Manager
    Cincom Systems, Inc.
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