Our CAM software does not accurately estimate cutting times, so we were making educated guesses, which means we weren’t being very consistent from quote to quote.
At best, we were using a ‘guessing and rounding’ approach. With recent expansions, we’ve taken on more estimators so it’s become more important than ever to have a consistent tool for each person to use.
The user interface was simpler and more user-friendly than any other software we have tried, and it was able to deliver us faster estimates with totally consistent, repeatable pricing.
We were able to turn several minutes into just seconds to develop a completed quote, which not only saves us time but allows us to respond to more RFQs [Request For Quotes] in a day.
The service from Tempus Tools was outstanding, which is why Bruns Bros has continued with multiple ToolBox subscriptions after the trial period.
Tempus Tools is highly responsive to any questions we have and what was especially encouraging to us was that they were so receptive to feedback and requests for new features – it was clear they wanted the software to deliver its maximum value to us.
Previously, we were pricing laser cutting jobs using an in-house developed excel based quoting system, which the business had outgrown. Due to the volume of quotes, the process was slow and tedious. Quoting times would vary depending on the amount of work required, but we knew it was taking up too much of our time.
ToolBox, by Tempus Tools, gave us a fuss-free and simple to navigate quoting system. Right from the beginning, we found the interface very user-friendly and setting up the system with our business requirements was straightforward.
With ToolBox in place, we have noticed most quotes take a few minutes to return to the customer, regardless of the amount of detail in the job. The speed at which we can produce quotes with ToolBox is excellent. We can deliver fast and accurate pricing, which allows us to maintain a competitive edge in the market.
We found the system to have enough flexibility to tailor to our needs, in contrast to other software we trialed, which became cumbersome with the amount of data entry required.
“I run a small Laser Cutting business and always struggled to find the time to do my quoting, and to quote accurately. I was looking for an affordable and time saving solution that I could implement into my busy days that wouldn’t cost me a bomb!
That’s when I discovered Tempus Tools and their ToolBox software. It represents great value for money and provides me with the quoting software I need within budget, when other companies quoted me up to US $1,000 per month!
Prior to using ToolBox I’d do all my quoting using a complex Excel spreadsheet and importing it into another quoting software. ToolBox saves me hours of time a month on my quoting and it’s very easy to use, even for someone like me that isn’t a tech geek. It enables me to accurately quote for my own parts I laser cut and take out the guesswork.
The software is amazing in that it enables me to extract multiple parts from peoples drawings they send me that have more than one item in the drawing ( part numbers, double lines, unclosed entities etc) and I can add other processes to my quotes such as welding, folding, powder coating etc.
I can definitely recommend Tempus Tools to anyone looking for a fast, affordable and easy to use quoting software with amazing customer service! I’ve also been very impressed with the ongoing support since I’ve subscribed.
I feel like they’ve got my back and I can call on them anytime should there be any issue (which I haven’t had yet). Thanks so much to the team at Tempus Tools, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase!”
Shug Laser Cutting