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    FACTON EPC SUITE – the reliable basis for innovative cost management

    The FACTON EPC Suite is a user-friendly designed software which can be easily integrated into existing IT system environments by means of open interfaces. The high scalability is ideally suited to support large, global installations. Reporting functions and benchmark data also support the customer in creating, analyzing and optimizing calculations.

    The FACTON EPC Suite closes the gap between PLM, ERP, and BI

    In order to streamline and standardize their costing across the company, businesses need a powerful software solution. The FACTON EPC Suite is specifically designed to store, manage, and process the large volumes of data required for accurate costing. In the past, companies were often hampered in their efforts to manage their costing data in a consistent manner. While PLM, ERP, and BI solutions are in theory able to handle costing data; cost calculations in these programs tend to be cumbersome and time-consuming. In the end, a lot of time might have been wasted as the results are incomplete and thus not reliable.

    • PLM software, for example, focuses on technical issues. While it is possible to enter cost-related data, these systems can normally only add up the individual costs.
    • ERP systems are designed to manage transactions and thus tend to focus on the historical data. Future parameters that are highly relevant for costing are thus not taken into account.
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    FACTON EPC Suite: First comprehensive costing software in the market

    The EPC Suite from FACTON has specifically been devised for costing tasks, and compiles all cost-related information available within the company in a single, user-friendly costing application. Costs are calculated by means of standardised methods and processes that ensure transparency and traceability. The FACTON EPC Suite provides users with customised views for their tasks: the software is the first solution that allows for comparisons of multiple project cost schedules, and projected and actual series production costs. Product costs can be broken down into their individual components in a user-friendly and efficient manner.

    High scalability makes the FACTON EPC Suite the ideal software for integration into large-scale, global IT systems. A number of interfaces for PLM and ERP systems cater for easy and seamless integration into existing IT environments.

    The FACTON EPC Suite at a glance

    FACTON EPC Suite – a Microsoft .NET application

    FACTON EPC runs on Microsoft .NET Framework. FACTON thus uses modern UI standards and ensures standardised, fast client-server communication. Furthermore, FACTON EPC uses components of .NET Framework, which significantly enhance the performance of the program when run on multi-processor systems.

    Certain calculation data can be exported to a Microsoft SQL server, or to an Oracle database for further processing in third-party applications. Reporting solutions such as MS SQL Server Reporting Services or SAP NetWeaver are able to use the data retrieved from FACTON EPC in order to make it available in portals such as MS SharePoint.

    Well-designed user interface and powerful reporting options

    The user interface of FACTON EPC consists of modern panels designed for easy navigation between projects, the structural tree (bills of material), the project indicators, and the calculation sheet. Workspaces and list styles allow for roll-based workstations, which means that users are only provided with the information they actually need to perform their tasks.

    Among the key features of the FACTON EPC Suite are the powerful reporting functions. Reports enable users to identify relationships, correlations, and trends. They provide management with important information for business decisions. With the FACTON EPC Suite, analyses and forecasts can be produced at the push of a button. Its drill-down and dynamic filter functions allow users to examine the data at any chosen level of detail. Crucial calculation data such as product costs and key indicators can be called up and viewed in a standard web browser window. 

    Integrated benchmark data for accurate comparisons

    The FACTON EPC Suite is the only calculation application that offers global benchmark data. This external information is compiled and managed in FACTON EPC Content and includes data on:

    • Geographical locations
    • Overheads
    • Charges
    • Materials
    • Machines
    • Purchased parts

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