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Your partner for Enterprise Product Costing

Our mission is to help manufacturing companies operate profitably and sustainably throughout the product lifecycle. With our modern enterprise software, we simplify the calculation of product costs and the product carbon footprint. Companies secure financial success and sustainability through optimized workflows, high transparency, and reliable cost estimates and quotations.

FACTON was founded in 1998. Since 2020, FACTON has been a stand-alone business unit of Constellation Software Inc, Canada's largest software company and most successful technology company in the last decade [TSX: CSU].

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Our knowledgeable management team collaborates with the industry to address the challenges of profitable and sustainable production, leveraging their wealth of expertise.

Alexander M. Swoboda

Chief Executive Officer | Chairman FACTON, Inc. (North America)

Alexander M. Swoboda

Chief Executive Officer | Chairman FACTON, Inc. (North America)

Alexander M. Swoboda has worked in various management positions in the international financial and strategy sectors for more than twenty years. Among his former employers are Siemens AG and McKinsey. Alexander was an Associate Partner of an Austrian venture capital fund. He joined FACTON in October 2009 as CFO and later took over the role of COO. In 2015, Alexander was appointed CEO.


Ralf Altpeter

General Manager

Ralf Altpeter

General Manager

Ralf has 19 years of experience in consulting and worked at P3, Kerkhoff, and umlaut, a part of Accenture. He specializes in digitalizing Enterprise Product Costing and cost/value engineering. Ralf holds a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from RWTH Aachen and has worked in Germany and the USA. Most recently, he built and led a team of 25 consultants at umlaut focused on Cost/Value Engineering consulting. Ralf joined FACTON as General Manager in November 2022.


Piotr Faderski

Vice President Sales

Piotr Faderski

Vice President Sales

Piotr Faderski has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, gained in various positions in the area of finance, business operations, and, above all, channels and sales in companies such as HP, CA, VMware, Citrix, and recently also in Salesforce as Vice President of sales for Central and Eastern Europe. He has managed and transformed organizations across EMEA, as well as DACH and emerging market regions, including Russia/CIS, Eastern Europe, MENA and Africa. One of his main competencies is to lead international organizations in high-growth regions. Piotr Faderski has been Vice President Sales at FACTON since February 2024 and takes leadership of our global sales organization.


Gerd Schreiter

Vice President Research & Development

Gerd Schreiter

Vice President Research & Development

Gerd Schreiter began his career working as a software developer. For more than 15 years Gerd built and lead international development teams in Ireland, the U.S., and Asia. His expertise covers financial and trading software, software for Call Center Performance Management, and e-commerce solutions. After living abroad for many years he returned to Germany in 2018 and is now responsible for the further technological enhancement of FACTON’s cost calculation software.



FACTON's innovative software solutions are also available from our selected sales partners. For one-stop service, our partners offer consulting, benchmark data, implementation, and training services.

We will be happy to support you in selecting a suitable contact partner: industry and the specific area of application are taken into account, as well as the company location.


Sales Partners


BIK GmbH is a spin-off of the Business Computer Science Chair at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, specialising in product lifecycle cost management.

As part of its integrated cost management approach, BIK GmbH focuses on the analysis, simulation, and optimisation of production costs. The company thus evaluates the future profitability of products, plants, business units, etc.

Due to its academic know-how and practical experience, BIK GmbH offers its clients a unique opportunity to adopt innovative approaches, fostering best practice.

BIK GmbH defines and implements processes for effective product lifecycle management (PLCM) and integrates the powerful FACTON EPC solution in the IT environments of its clients.


Center for Strategic Cost Management, LLC

The Center for Strategic Cost Management, LLC was started by the owners and founders of the Society of Cost Engineers. The founders saw a need to bridge the gap between the software solution providers and the end customer and have been involved in multiple Cost Engineering startups.

The Center for Strategic Cost Management is a one stop for all supply chain needs. If an enterprise is interested in starting or continuing to grow its Cost Engineering expertise, it can assist. It can assist in everything from software selection to actual implementation that impacts a company’s bottom line.

The services of the Center for Strategic Cost Management include DFM/DFA, LEAN, Competitive Assessment, Internal Costing, Spend Analytics, Should Costing, RFQ Prep, Negotiations and Sales.


DIEZ Consulting

DIEZ Consulting is a firm based in Monterrey, Mexico which offers cost consulting services at a strategic level throughout Latin America.

The firm's focus is getting companies to obtain practical and precise cost information about their processes, products, and customers, using tools that allows them to achieve a true strategic cost management, as the basis for more efficient operations, price setting, profitability maximization and a high degree of competitiveness in their global markets.

The team of DIEZ Consulting has more than 25 years of experience in cost management, finance and manufacturing. They use FACTON as their technological tool and methodology to innovate their customer's cost management.



ETS-Soft was founded in 2000 and aims to develop Engineering Service and provide Engineering Solution based on CAE analysis technology in the advanced engineering field.

Our purpose is concise and clear: We want to become a world-class engineering company.

To reach that goal, we are committed to mainly two areas:

Engineering Service
Our company is a group of engineers who performed cutting-edge engineering analysis in industrial sites. We regard that experience as our greatest asset, and based on our experience and research activities, we are developing new engineering analysis technology by carrying out engineering projects with large domestic and overseas companies.

Solution Provider
We are providing and supporting excellent solutions needed in industrial sites in partnership with leading overseas specialized companies. We provide and support leading programs in various fields related to analysis, such as cost calculation and analysis program FACTON EPC, extrusion molding analysis program Compuplast VEL, injection molding analysis program Moldex3D, and analysis result post processor Animator 4.


ICP Solution

For more than 10 years ICP Solution has been successfully working with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions in the fields of mechanical and plant engineering, automotive supply, device engineering and automation technology. ICP stands for Industry Competence Partners and advises customers on the optimal use or expansion of PLM solutions both organizationally and technically.

As an Oracle Gold Partner, the company specializes in the PLM solution for SMEs and also as a Cloud Excellence Implementation Partner. More than 100 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland are looked after. The company offers a complete portfolio of services ranging from consulting, licensing, implementation to first-level support.

The solution for design costing from FACTON is integrated into the product lifecycle management process by ICP Solution GmbH. As a result, cost drivers can already be identified early on in product development, taking into account the set cost factors.



ORBIS supports medium-sized companies and international corporations digitize their business processes: from the joint elaboration of customized ‘big pictures’ to the practical implementation of projects. The digitalization and automation of business processes along the entire value chain ensure the competitiveness of ORBIS customers.

The process-related know-how and innovative flair of their 440 employees combined with the expertise gained from 30-plus years of successfully undertaking international projects in various sectors (e.g. automotive supply industry, construction supply industry, consumer goods industry, discrete manufacturing) make ORBIS a competent partner. On the basis of smart cloud technologies like machine learning, cognitive services and IoT, ORBIS encourages their customers to be creative in the development of innovative products, services and business models.



prosovi assists manufacturing businesses in optimising their product costs through the implementation of the database-backed FACTON EPC software solution.

Being specialized in IT, prosovi is a long-term partner of FACTON and offers a complete range of software implementation services - from conception to realisation. User training and dedicated start-up support guarantee fast achievement of the agreed goals.


Technical Finance

Technical Finance is based in France and helps businesses introduce modern methods to improve their profitability. These methods include real options along with activity-based costing and value engineering.

Technical Finance delivers the technical expertise, supply or recommend suitable software solutions and assist with change management to facilitate the introduction of these methods.

In value engineering, FACTON EPC software solutions make it possible to reliably, comprehensively and efficiently estimate product costs. This ensures that technical decisions are rooted in R&D, make-or-buy decisions are supported, purchasing departments are provided with the details they need for negotiations and quick quotation calculations are possible.

And it is why Technical Finance recommends FACTON EPC software solutions, advises customers in France on their benefits and applications and provides technical and professional support.


alliance and technology partners


Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company.

Combining unparalleled project experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses.

FACTON and Accenture assist their clients to achieve sustainable growth by implementing harmonised, company-wide cost management solutions.



CALC4XL provides a cost benchmark database for product costing with a consistent, differentiated database. In cooperation with CALC4XL, we provide specific machine benchmark data in the FACTON EPC Suite. Currently, the data of more than 1000 machines are available. In addition to machine data, the content offered by CALC4XL also includes country data, overhead costs / indirect emission rates, wages, etc.



Manage your value chain processes with ConMoto and FACTON EPC Should Costing to enhance your profitability, flexibility and competitiveness.

The management consultancy ConMoto helps you to establish costing departments, systematically control your target costs and optimize your product costs from the very start of the development phase.

Supported by the FACTON Should Costing Solution, industry experienced consultants analyze systematically the entire supply chain in terms of cost potentials and help their customers with the consistent and sustainable implementation of appropriate product and process optimizations.



Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 286,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters.

Based on the FACTON EPC Suite our alliance stands for sustainable, business relevant and efficient cost management solutions.


EFS Consulting

EFS Consulting is one of the largest independent business consultancies in Austria and works on projects in Europe, Asia and America.

 “We speak automotive, and lots of other languages” – the roots of EFS Consulting are in the automotive sector. Starting from there, competence has been built up in many other industries and areas. With proven cost management tools and comprehensive expertise EFS Consulting offers proven solutions for customers.



goetzpartners is an independent European consulting firm, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, and management consulting services. With this unique offer, goetzpartners assists companies along their entire value chain, focusing on sustainable value creation. The group has offices in Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Prague, and Zurich and cooperates with international partners.

goetzpartners Corporate Finance offers consultancy services in connection with corporate acquisitions, sales and mergers. goetzpartners Management Consulting advises businesses in the areas of strategy, operational excellence, and business transformation.

In the automotive sector, goetzpartners develops new business models and strategic processes in close cooperation with its clients, strengthening their competitiveness. The consulting firm implements profitability and performance management programmes and supports clients in implementing new business strategies. goetzpartners is also the first address for businesses who wish to expand into new markets. In connection with mergers & acquisitions, goetzpartners helps companies identify suitable acquisition targets and assists corporations who wish to sell all or parts of their operations.

With FACTON and goetzpartners, businesses are in a position to establish harmonised cost management procedures along their entire value chain in order to become more competitive.



INNO& is a management consulting firm that has set itself the objective of opening up new horizons for its customers and achieving measurable added value for their companies. The consultancy approach focuses on the requirements of the customers. The core is the triad of INNOVATION, ORGANISATION and TRANSFORMATION, ensuring that customers find lasting added value in our work:

INNOVATION: Disruption, Evolution and Growth

ORGANISATION: Agility, Networks and Orientation

TRANSFORMATION: Industry 4.0, Blockchain and Effectiveness

With expertise and technology partners in Blockchain Technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, INNO& will help its clients in the search for innovative responses to the issues they raise. In the process, INNO& consultants act as experts, coaches, trainers and managers.



JAGGAER offers the only comprehensive and complete spend solution suites enabling commerce between any businesses, anywhere. The company pioneered spend solutions over two decades ago and has continued to lead the innovation curve by listening to customers and analyzing the market. JAGGAER's solutions suites are trusted by the world's largest higher education, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, life sciences, automotive, engineering, construction equipment, serial production and medical technology companies.

The indirect and direct spend solutions suites collectively form a global network processing billions of dollars in annual spend between 900+ customers and 2.5 million suppliers. JAGGAER’s SaaS based, Source to Pay (S2P) solutions enable an efficient relationship between buyers and suppliers, covering the entire spectrum of needs, from spend analysis to sourcing, through contract and supplier relationship management.

Additionally, JAGGAER holds 38 patents, more than any other spend management company, and acquired POOL4TOOL in 2017.


Mieschke Hofmann und Partner

Mieschke Hofmann und Partner (MHP), a subsidiary of Porsche AG, is the leading process and IT consulting firm of the German automotive sector. Through the symbiosis of process and IT consulting along the entire value chain, MHP enables its clients to optimise their processes.

More than 900 employees working at the firm's offices in Freiberg a. N., Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, Walldorf, Munich, Nuremberg, Essen, Wolfsburg, Berlin, Zurich, Regensdorf (Switzerland), and Atlanta (USA) are currently assisting in excess of 250 clients worldwide.

The team of FACTON and MHP offers a comprehensive approach to the management of product costs.



sustamize, a spin-off of worldwatchers, has expanded the full potential of its Product Footprint Engine (PFE). With the PFE, the company provides manufacturing companies with various solutions to integrate up-to-date CO2 data and management into their existing business processes, enabling automated product & value chain footprint management.  The intelligent algorithm is continuously expanding and is used to measure, optimize and manage the CO2 footprint of products and value chains. 

Providing CO2e reference data for calculating the carbon footprint of products adds value to the FACTON EPC module Sustainable Product Costing.

  • Science- & industry-based CO2e reference data 

  • Efficient Product Carbon Footprint Analysis 

  • API Integration 

  • Climate Transformation & Project support 



umlaut is a global consulting, management and engineering services company, with a rapidly growing team of more than 3,500 consultants and engineers working to develop and implement innovative solutions to today’s complex technology challenges.

Offering a broad portfolio of services and proprietary tools to the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and energy industries, umlaut adds tangible value that helps clients succeed at every stage, from innovation to implementation.

The combined forces of umlaut’s technology-based consulting and FACTON software deliver world class purchase parts price analysis to manufacturers seeking to improve cost visibility and ultimately drive costs out of the supply chain.

FACTON and umlaut help manufacturing companies to a continuous calculation process with which product costs can be determined at an early stage and permanently optimized.


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