We will sign a trial period agreement (TPA) which defines which configuration will be implemented, the planned schedule and our mutual expectations and obligations.
We will then install the software, make the MRP/ERP connection and start training the contributing operators in succession.
For QuoteArchitect-PCA we will sign an additional non-disclosure agreement (NDA). Then we will provide scenario documents, checklists and preparation instructions for the Virtual Factory configuration. This will structure the collation of the required information from the finance team, operations and processes and the subsequent QuoteArchitect configuration and implementation.
During the trial period, one of our consultants will be allocated to your company. Our consultants have at least 10 years’ experience in electronics contract manufacturing at a technical/financial management level. They know what they are talking about and they know the QuoteArchitect tools inside out. The trial period starts once everything has been set up correctly and everyone has received training.
You gradually build your QuoteArchitect ecosystem
QuoteArchitect allows you to implement step-by-step clearly defined functional modules without disrupting your organisation and allows you to enjoy the growing efficiency improvements from day one. You will start with BOMArchitect for Bill-of-Materials processing in combination with PACE for technical part data management. During the next steps, which will take place over time, you may wish to add material and/or production cost analysis and calculation. And ultimately, if desired, the actual quotation generation.
Your commitment is the cost of our (on-site) consultancy services. During these consultancy days, we will assist you with the QuoteArchitect implementation and verification. This includes the MRP/ERP system connection, the connections to external part vendor APIs and portals, the virtual factory set-up and the training sessions and initial trial runs. Our online software support will be active for the entire period of the trial.
At the end of the trial, the licences will expire automatically, unless you decide to continue with a QuoteArchitect configuration. We would then extend the requested licences for the subsequent 12 months on a paid subscription basis.