aPriori

aPriori


4.5 / 5
15 reviews


Average Ratings

15 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
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  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • aPriori
  • www.apriori.com/
  • Founded 2003
  • United States

About aPriori

aPriori software and services generate hard-dollar product cost savings for discrete manufacturing and product innovation companies. Using aPriori's real-time product cost assessments, employees in engineering, sourcing and manufacturing make more-informed decisions that drive costs out of products pre- and post-production. With aPriori, manufacturers launch products at cost targets, maximize savings in re-work projects and avoid overpaying for sourced parts.


aPriori Features

  • Change Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Cost Tracking
  • Design Management
  • Document Management
  • Product Data Management
  • Project Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Supplier Management

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aPriori's ability to be calibrated and customized to our specific uses allows us to fill in the gaps

May 08, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: We especially like and use the Cost Model Workbench for the ability to create User Guided models which are not available as well as models we can use when 3D files are not available. One business area we have been able to work on is identifying gaps where we could not model costs in the past. Now we can build cost models to do those. This provides extra resources in providing target costs and is useful in supplier discussions. I am continually impressed with all the features aPriori allows and has. The more you know...the more you can do. This is especially true within Cost Model Workbench and User Guided cost models. We are creating more and more capability by leveraging what we know along with the aPriori's ability to let us code or own logic.

Cons: Due to the intense ability to customize things, incorporating updates from aPrioir is a bit of an exercise.

Best Cost Modeling software I've used

May 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ability to model costs in numerous scenarios. I also like the ease of how some of the CAD integrated features perform operations rather easily. The ability to customize code is another great positive of this software compared to previous ones I've used.

Cons: I think more emphasis should be put on data extraction for reports. There seems to be some limitations as to how to get the information out of the system, and the out of the box reports are not sufficient. Also, in order to get better reporting ability by requiring the purchase of a third party report software (Jasper) does not seem to be an appropriate solution, given its limitations.

Overall: Better predictability on the front end of projects, as well as cost takeouts for existing products.

Costing tool with advanced features and reliable cost models...!!

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: aPriori costing tool gives us leverage to do the costing with CAD model itself. Well-designed , easy to use interface and updated data for different regions help us to validate all cost drivers and refined our should cost as per the actual practice. Cost models are built with reliable logics and can be used as explanation for negotiation with suppliers.

Cons: Some of the cost models like milling,electroplating etc need to be reviewed and refined with updated logics and parameters.

Super finishing processes like lapping, honing etc. need to be added.

Overall: Overall experience with apriori is very good, its very advanced costing tool and every-time whenever i go through their helping doc. i always learned new way of seeing the things.I strongly recommend aPriori to all manufacturers specially OEM's in order to have excellent understanding related with Major cost drivers in product costing and management

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Costing suits to every Organization

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Software helps to link all the platform available i.e ERP, CFD, SAP system

2. Mode FRONTIER is another that helps to do costing for various parameters thereby helping in achieving the best optimize cost for the required parameter

3. Target Costing/ Value Tracking report helps in the New Product Development

4. Cost Insight design/reporting is another positivity for aPriori which helps to visualize for the business meeting and cost outlier analysis etc..

Cons: Required good server for the Speed in the costing the parts but aPriori has solution where they are bringing in the Web-Based Costing in near future

Overall: Simple , Agile, On the Fly Costing

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Best cost predictive modeling software I've used

Dec 07, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to customize the software is of incredible importance to me. Since switching to this brand, we (as a company) have been able to greatly increase the amount of internal costing support we've been able to provide to our commodity management and engineering teams.

Cons: Upgrade time seems to be the most painful time for me, being an administrator of the tool. The unknown issues that can happen with an installation, and finding new things that were not thoroughly vetted through the testing process cause me the greatest issue.

Overall: Added capability, increased speed to model, global integration, regular machine and materials updates from supplier

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AGILE COSTING for this modern Technology World- Am Loving it!

Dec 06, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1.Design to Cost Feature- Helps the Design Engineers to know where the cycle time is most and what need to be alter to make the machining cost optimize

2.Process set up Options, helps the Cost engineer to alter or override the feed/speed rate for the machines as per the supplier circumstances to challenge the current price with supplier

3.Interactive Reporting-Helps the reader to understand the important cost drivers and the cost components

Cons: 1.Enhancement required in few Process group such as "Investment Casting", "Powder Metal" which currently is the Basic where we need more Process setup options

Create Cost Transparency using aPriori

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Creating Transparency inside the organization and more realistic cost. Greater efficiency/faster with greater accuracy.

Cons: Little competency is required to get into the detials of parameters behind the cost model, If aP makes it simple. This tools can

Overall: Its usually what we imagine and dream about a product that we like, But when it comes to cost we take a wild guess to estimate the cost, Being more realistic considering all the parameters is an essential feature required by any customer in modern days, which is being fulfilled by aPriori

Effective Tool for Cost Estimation for all Categories

Feb 28, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1) The Process & intelligence within the tool is excellent

2) Cost calculation & recommendation for the early visibility of Cost towards business is good

3) The tool is going digital Now & can be used any where in the world with all the data in it

Cons: 1) The material cost intelligence could be incorporated based on volume

2) Reports customization could be made easy

Overall: Overall we have a good experience with the tool usage.

Happy

May 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The thing that I most like is the velocity and the report. I have been a day with this tool and the velocity is very important to the NPI and the negotiation.

Cons: The thing that I least like is the capital cost and the VPE of Brazil.

Overall: Cost reduction

Simple,Easy& FAST, FACT BASED

May 09, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: FACT Base approach and easy to negotiate with the suppliers, as well as for the Target Costing in New Product development

Cons: Enhancement & PSO for other process group i.e for the Proces group under the intial phase or half developed, better Logic,etc..

Overall: Other Articles for the better understanding, case stories of the other customer, success stories,etc...

Great tool for making cost decisions

Feb 25, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, with multiple out of the box processes for startup of cost modeling.

Cons: The upgrade process is a bit antiquated. I wish it were more like a Windows upgrade.

Overall: Hitting project targets up front, and getting better visibility to cost throughout the organization.

Let's speed up quoting process

May 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Speed of analysis

Variety of process that can be managed

HInt and clue for cost reduction

Regional database for benchmarking

Cons: Difficult to customize with your own data and process

Some stuff are in "English format" like numbering with a coma and not a dot, make it a liitle but harder for French format people

Best way to know cost of new and production products

Dec 04, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy way to compare different processes

Accuracy to calculate cycle times

The way to organize the cost of each thing

Cons: Lack of common processes

Not able to cost complex sheet metal parts

List of materials is limited

Hard to learn how to use it

Overall: The cost of the products before starting to produce it.

Best Cost tool for all business

May 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1) User Friendly for the Cost engineers.

2) Time to get results is amazing

3) We can develop the cost models with less complex codes

Cons: More cost models required for the customized processes like motor manufacturing processes, assembly processes,

Overall: 1) Software helped to complete the cost down targets on time

Best product costing software

May 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: 1) Speed & Capacity

2) Complex cost models are made easy & user friendly

3) Accurate results for the parts with less

Cons: More process specific to customs made parts are to be included for better insight on the products e.g. Like motors assembly process