MakerOS, which has offices in Detroit and New York, has launched its Public Autoquoter, an automatic self-serve online program for additive manufacturing (3-D printing) and product development companies to better quote and estimate the cost of projects.
“What separates the MakerOS Public Autoquoter from other online quoting software is that ours is fully integrated with all of our other project management features — our inventory manager, our online 3-D viewer, and our client communication hub — so that the quote flows into the project workflow,” says Mike Moceri, founder and CEO of MakerOS. “Our Autoquoter is responsive to the customer’s needs. You can steer clients down the appropriate path based on the needs of their project. Every element is customizable for the business owner. There’s less friction, projects are completed faster, and everyone wins.”
The Public Autoquoter is controlled in the MakerOS dashboard. It offers customizable rules for business owners to regulate which quotes can be immediately paid for and which ones need manual review. It can be set up for any additive manufacturing process. The system is also designed to be user-friendly and can be integrated with any website builder.
Business owners also have the option to set up a user experience in which quotes are generated based on an individual machine, process, material, intended part application, or any combination of these. It also features pricing modifiers that allow for full control of the quoting algorithm’s behavior. It factors in a 3-D file’s manufacturability, geometry, process, material, and calculates quotes based on this.
Any file type can also be attached to projects, making it a project submission system. The Public Autoquoter also includes an abandoned quote recovery tool that records contact information for every person who submits a quote, so business owners can send emails to potential customers who abandoned the quoting process.
Custom invoices can also be generated from the initial quote to include services such as post-processing, consultation, or CAD services directly from the project inside the MakerOS dashboard.
MakerOS is a web-based software platform designed to help 3-D printing and digital fabrication companies better collaborate with their clients throughout the lifecycle of the project.