Strong network of sales and solution partners

The innovative software solutions by FACTON are also available from selected sales partners.

Our partners offer a one-stop service for our products including support, implementation, and training.

We would be delighted to assist you in locating a suitable support partner that fits  your industry, location, and specific requirements.

Our Sales Partners

BIK GmbH

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.

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CACE.consulting - From Silos to Systems

CACE.consulting maintains a network of specialists for financial controlling, value engineering and software implementation. CACE.consulting itself concentrates on financial controlling and especially leveraging new, innovative tools and global benchmark data to achieve cost reductions.

CACE.consulting provides should costing (= what products should cost) services with FACTON EPC to support design-to-cost processes, purchase price analysis and cost optimization as well as quotation costing to protect the margin of customers. By the use of established CPM tools (CPM = Corporate Performance Management) CACE.consulting provides budgeting services.

CACE.consulting integrates know-how about tools and methods to provide better cost information, while focusing on should costing and related planning processes.

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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.

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INNO&

INNO& is 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.

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KPIT Technologies

KPIT Technologies (BSE: 532400, NSE: KPIT), is a fast growing global product engineering and IT consulting partner focused on co-innovating domain intensive technology solutions for automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities corporations. A Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and SAP gold channel partner and SuccessFactors consulting partner, it delivers consulting and system integration services that enable pervasive business transformation for growth-oriented organizations across its focused industries industries.

KPIT is at the forefront of automotive engineering globally with solutions in the areas of AUTOSAR & in-Vehicle Networks, Body Electronics, Chassis, Safety & Driver Assistance, Functional Safety, Vehicle Diagnostics, Infotainment and Powertrain.

FACTON and KPIT have set themselves the goal to implement specific measures to support manufacturers in optimizing their product costs.

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ORBIS

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.

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prosovi

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

IT specialist 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.

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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.

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Experienced alliance and technology partners

ACCENTURE

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.

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Deloitte

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.

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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.

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goetzpartners

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.

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JAGGAER

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.

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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.

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umlaut

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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COOPERATION WITH UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTES

FACTON promotes the active transfer of knowledge between business and science, theory and practice: With this in mind, we are continuously expanding our cooperation with universities and research institutes. Thus, Enterprise Product Costing is not only integrated into teaching and research, but also receives new impulses from science.

Our cooperation with universities and other research institutions makes it possible to combine current research results and trends with best practice approaches from industry.

On the one hand, we see it as our responsibility to provide our customers with this know-how from both dimensions in order to achieve the best project results. On the other hand, it is our aim to act as a competent and reliable partner for scientists and students in order to build a bridge to practice and thus make a contribution to better education and location security.

Christian Hinz

Sales Director Europe