The aPriori 2014r1 software platform offers enterprise capabilities designed to help users better predict product costs, cost a wider variety of types of products and parts, and identify and act on product cost-reduction opportunities.
The platform provides real-time cost information on parts and complete products. It also can read 3D CAD files to automatically generate cost inputs, and uses intelligent cost models to determine feasible manufacturing methods and product costs. The software also allows users to leverage data hosted in other critical enterprise applications to communicate product cost information between all organizations involved in product definition and delivery. This includes the import of complex engineering bills of materials from ERP, PLM and other enterprise applications.