A joint offer from umlaut and FACTON

    Support and secure purchasing success through short-term savings in volatile and highly competitive markets

    Do you need to make a short-term investment in purchasing to increase profitability? With the FACTON EPC Should Costing solution and our partner umlaut manufacturing companies can achieve price reductions of at least 10% in purchasing within the shortest time and parallel optimize workflows and processes in procurement. 

    Achieve short-term savings

    The combination of umlaut's consulting experience from more than 100 value engineering and cost reduction projects and FACTON's calculation software enables purchasing divisions to benefit from a profound price analysis of purchased parts.

    Work in the future with a consistent calculation process which allows early determination and permanent optimization of product costs. Increase your cost transparency and reduce supply chain costs.

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    Fast start of the project

    Due to cloud ability of FACTON EPC Should Costing companies are ready for operation within the shortest time. Umlaut supports customers with cost breakdown for purchased parts and preparation of negotiation workshops with suppliers.

    Start the project today and use:

    • More transparency due to standardized structures: Create a detailed cost structure for each part of a product group and compare offered prices and cost structures of suppliers within the commodities.
    • More knowledge about production processes: Break down cost driving processes for supplier workshops or technical negotiations
    • More clarity in cost analysis: Benefit from responsive reporting with personalized dashboards and cross-functional reports.

    Implementation examples from Design-to-Cost programs in various industries starting from identification up to implementationumlaut-implementation-example-design-to-cost

    Value analysis: optimization of product value based on efficient servicesvisual-umlaut-value-analysis_example

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    News: New Version 11 of FACTON EPC Should Costing

    Read more about using the FACTON EPC Cost Model Designer in our EPC Should Costing solution.

    News: New Version 11 of FACTON EPC Should Costing

    White Paper: Benchmarking

    Identify optimization potential, sharpen competitive edge

    White Paper: Benchmarking

    Webinar-on-demand: Cost Models in Should Costing

    Learn in the webinar video how Purchasing benefits from the FACTON EPC Cost Model Designer

    Webinar-on-demand: Cost Models in Should Costing