London, UK – 11 October 2012 – aPriori Technologies Inc.®, a provider of product cost management software solutions, has announced a new partnership with FEYNSINN, the consultancy brand of the EDAG Group. Using aPriori technology, FEYNSINN now plans to expand its consultancy spectrum in the field of product cost management, to offer the best software solutions for product cost optimisation to customers from the product development and manufacturing industry.
FEYNSINN will work in technical partnership with aPriori on system integration and support customer training. The technical aspect of the cooperation will include customising aPriori’s virtual production environment for each customer’s distinct production environment. FEYSINN anticipates great demand from customers wishing to model their unique production environments using aPriori software, and sees great potential in the new collaboration.
“It is important for us to establish new partnerships with software vendors that have specialist knowledge in complementary areas to our own, which allow us to significantly expand our areas of expertise“, said Frank Bager, Marketing Director/Product Cost Management at FEYNSINN. “Thanks to aPriori®, the designing engineers of our customers will be able to deduct production costs directly from their CAD geometry, and therefore achieve a cost-optimised product design. aPriori significantly enriches our portfolio and our consultant approach. We can now ensure that not only are our customers consulted, but that the engineers themselves receive direct feedback on product costs.”
“Our cooperation with the EDAG Group and its tight contacts within the manufacturing industry will further strengthen the presence of aPriori in Europe”, said Andreas Schmedding, Sales Director of aPriori Germany. The cooperation in Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria is still at an early stage, but both partners expect to rapidly complete the customisation of aPriori software as well as the knowledge share processes for aPriori’s customer cases in this region.
According to Bager at FEYNSINN, many German companies offer different approaches to PCM that he regards as complementary rather than competitive with aPriori. He explained the differences across the global PCM markets: “It is my personal belief that the German PCM market is way more advanced than many others, including the US. In Germany, it is important to provide services and tools: simply buying the software is not enough for most customers - you also need to consult and look at the complete costing process.” In the rest of the world, many companies are now getting rid of their old equipment and buying advanced tools like aPriori to get those vital cost benefits in place.
About the EDAG Group
The EDAG Group, the world’s leading independent engineering partner, develops ready-for-production solutions to ensure the mobility of the future. As an all-round engineering partner to the international mobility industry, the EDAG group considers the development of complete modules, vehicles and derivatives to be as much a part of our service portfolio as model building, prototype construction, tool and body manufacturing. Worldwide, the EDAG Group, its subsidiaries and sister company FFT EDAG Produktionssysteme GmbH & Co. KG are represented on four continents. Our clients include manufacturers, but also numerous system suppliers to the international automotive industry and beyond.
As EDAG’s consultancy brand, FEYNSINN offers practice-oriented process consultation. FEYNSINN's interdisciplinary team helps companies to achieve or maintain excellence. FEYNSINN’s consultant services in the field of product development and production are: process consultation, CA/PLM consultation, visual communication and VR, and product cost management.
aPriori® software and services generate hard-cash product cost savings for discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using aPriori’s real-time product cost assessments, employees in engineering, sourcing and manufacturing make more-informed decisions that drive costs out of products pre- and post-production. With aPriori®, manufacturers launch products at cost targets, maximise savings in re-work projects and never overpay for sourced parts. To see an overview demonstration of aPriori®,click here. Learn more about aPriori® and its product cost management solutions and services: www.apriori.com
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