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Is Your Cost Management Software Implementation Destined to Fail?

Rick Hyde | November 29, 2018

A few years ago, IBM Systems Magazine did some interesting research on the characteristics that led to a successful software implementation.1 The findings were somewhat surprising. Of the deployments analyzed, over 50% were considered


There is Something Missing from Engineering Optimization

Amanda Bligh | October 23, 2018

This post was co-authored by Ansley Barnard, ESTECO and Amanda Bligh, aPriori In more and more cases, optimization is being used to solve engineering problems. This includes examples of topology/topography optimization, parametric optimization and


Product Cost Plays a Significant Role in Driving Cultural Change at GE

Rick Burke | October 5, 2018

General Electric is one of the largest diversified industrial manufacturers in the world. The company designs and manufactures aircraft engines, locomotives and other transportation equipment, lighting, electric control equipment, generators and turbines, and medical


My Story: From Evaluating Cost Engineering Solutions to Building a Global Costing Methodology with aPriori

David Ondrias | September 5, 2018

  I was an aPriori customer before I joined the team at aPriori four months ago. Now that I am part of the company, my experience as a customer will quickly become discounted going


How Caterpillar uses aPriori in its New Product Introduction Programs

Rick Burke | August 16, 2018

Caterpillar has been a customer with aPriori for many years. They have aPriori product cost management deployments going on at the different divisions around the company and around the world. Steve Vito, a Supplier


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