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Accounting software integrations boost laser cutting quoting efficiency for SMEs

Tempus Tools is introducing ToolBox laser cutting quoting integrations with Xero and QuickBooks, two of the most common small business accounting systems.

Small laser cutting and metal fabrication job shops face big challenges. With a limited number of staff on the roster, each person is performing multiple roles, from estimator, to customer service, to accountant, to production manager, and more. According to the World Bank, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) “represent about 90% of businesses and more […]

How manual quoting inconsistencies can lose laser cutting jobs

Laser cutting machines are only generating revenue with the red light is on, indicating the machine is in action. (Photo courtesy of Macro Supply)

The only time a laser cutting job shop is earning revenue is when that red light is on, sparks are flying, and the laser is in use. Everything else is done to support this activity, and to maximise the utilisation of the laser machine. This is one of the major reasons why using a laser […]

Inefficient quoting is holding back jobshop competitiveness

Industry-specific, sales-focused quoting software means you spend less and sell more Most laser, plasma, waterjet, oxy cutting, folding (and secondary processes) jobshops are using inefficient estimation methods, because they are not aware that industry-specific software exists. The lack of a streamlined and inexpensive estimating procedure may be one of the biggest roadblocks for jobshop growth, […]