Request up to 99 items easily in less than one minute with new request tool
Online Manufacturer FACTUREE speeds up order requests for lightning-fast, easy procurement processes
Berlin, 14 June 2023 – Time is an important criterion for procuring custom parts – starting from when the request is made. Online Manufacturer FACTUREE (www.facturee.de) has reduced the effort for making digital requests to a minimum by developing a new request tool that greatly accelerates quote generation. If technical drawings are available, the information they contain, such as the material, do not need to be selected again. The extremely fast request and readout of drawings by FACTUREE considerably simplifies the buyer’s task. For example, up to 99 items can be requested in less than one minute with just a few clicks.
Fast, easy processes are absolutely essential in today’s procurement practice. Online Manufacturing perfectly matches the requirements as the concept is based on digitalization, automation and networking. With demand-driven production and the rapid provision of components, it also opens up new degrees of freedom. However, with some providers of this state-of-the-art form of procurement, buyers still have to go through elaborate request processes to obtain a quote.
Instant pricing tools, which are used by several Online Manufacturers, make the process even more complicated, because in order to obtain a price immediately using an instant pricing tool, the person making the request must first transfer all relevant information manually to an input form – although the information is generally already available in the technical drawing. And in case there are many items, the input process and uploading the files can be very time consuming.
Benjamin Schwab, co-founder and CMO of FACTUREE, explains, “Getting a quick quote from an instant pricing tool comes at the ‘expense’ of more effort on the customer’s part. FACTUREE has therefore taken a different route from the start. Our request process has always been easy and designed with the customer in mind – we have now optimized it even more and reduced it to a minimum, significantly decreasing the effort required by our customers. It is not even necessary to create an account to make a request. Our recently launched request tool has already been very well received.”
Request 99 items with just a few clicks
When developing the new request tool, it was important for FACTUREE to reduce the time actually needed for users to make the request as much as possible and to make it more user friendly – for example through the modern, intuitive design. The request tool automatically captures all available information uploaded by the person making the request – CAD files and technical drawings in PDF format, for example. It is not necessary to laboriously fill in different positions for the request – matching of 3D and 2D data is done automatically.
“The extremely fast request and readout of drawings by FACTUREE significantly reduces the customer’s workload. With our new request tool, ninety-nine items, for example, can be requested in less than one minute – simply and hassle-free. We will be successively increasing the maximum possible number of items and requests for volume pricing can also be submitted easily. Unlike in competitors’ tools, this can be done with a single click in our tool. This makes the request not only considerably faster, but also much easier than many buyers have been used to. All of this facilitates the faster generation of a quote,” says Benjamin Schwab.
Once FACTUREE has received the request, the quote is generated within a short time. The quote is generally sent the same day but guaranteed within 48 hours. FACTUREE is able to make an express quote thanks to a high degree of automation, e.g. for readout and classification of CAD files. The additional review of the quote by an engineer ensures a reliable calculation despite the speed with which it was prepared.
Profile of FACTUREE – The Online Manufacturer:
cwmk GmbH, based in Berlin, operates under the brand name FACTUREE as the first Online Manufacturer. The company pursues the goal of enabling its customers to procure modern production parts through digitization, automation and networking. FACTUREE has an extensive production network of over 1000 manufacturing partners from the fields of CNC machining, sheet metal production, 3D printing, casting, forging, and surface technology. More than 15000 machines are constantly available for projects. All partners are subject to a continuous data-driven quality management system certified according to ISO 9001. FACTUREE can realize prototyping projects as well as small and large series production. The customer base is located in the most diverse fields such as mechanical engineering, medical technology, model making, robotics, automotive as well as aerospace. Leading industrial companies like Siemens and Parker Hannifin, SMEs, research institutes and universities are among the customers. FACTUREE is active throughout Europe and has a continuously growing number of customers in other European countries.
Further information: www.facturee.de