A steel fabrication management information software.
STRUMIS is a steel fabrication management software that helps minimize overheads and costs, maximize productivity and profitability in every step of the steel fabrication process.
STRUMIS can integrate with your existing business environment such as your main steel modeling systems, CNC machinery manufacturers and accounting systems.
The STRUMIS features can be broken down into varying modules:
Quotations and tenders can be created quickly and easily by importing electronic data and design drawings. This will apply estimate values and standard inclusions to all quotes and tenders. Steel sections are added to the estimate instantly with properties such as weight, area and pricing–providing accurate estimating of surface finish and painting/galvanising requirements.
All fixed and variable costs can be incorporated into estimates–allowing you to submit highly competitive quotes while protecting profitability.
Parent and Child feature allows linking of multiple estimates and several items to one parent inquiry; summarizing total values and weights on the Inquiry Quotation Report and Inquiry Final Details tab.
The STRUMIS - structural steel estimating module features include:
Manage the purchasing of all goods–both steel and non-steel items. Purchase orders acn automatically be issued from the nesting/optimizing wizard with specific instructions. Automatic inventory receiving ensures material is delivered and verified and allocated. Analysis can be conducted that details material purchasing, receiving, and progressing inventory by location, costs by supplier, cost by job,and more.
The material and drwaing import wizard imports data such as material lists, drawing images, and manufacturing files to hel reduce data entry time. Any revisions that occur can be updated automatically into STRUMIS to ensure the latest drawings are used for purchasing and production. This feature also includes document imports, drawing transmittals, and detailed registers and reports.
Create contracts with customer, weight, area, phases, drawings, assembly marks invoice milestones, and more. Import estimate/tender values and costs for material, labor, and services. Compare them to committed costs (inventory allocation, purchase orders) and actualcosts (time sheets).
Create sales invoices for contract assembly marks and inventory sales of steel and non-steel items. Display the production status of all contract marks enabling invoices to be created at a certain production stage or milestone.
Breakdown all components into categories based upon user-defined rules. Incorporate a cost value and sell value to provide QS managers with accurate information such as total surface areas, weights, cost values, and sell values.
Control contract material and miscellaneous items such as workshop consumables, non-steel items, and stationary. Adjust inventory levels from purchase orders received, issued, and consumed. Include full traceability and tracking of heat/cast numbers, CE markings, order numbers, delivery note numbers, order and receive dates, and more.
Monitor the current status of each individual component and assembly. Progress pieces to their next stage and progress. Assign definitions and fabrication/delivery dates to loads.
I like the interaction with BIM. But when it comes to budget vs actuals is sadly bad. There is no way to check or differentiate between labor hours and machine hours.
Our experience has been great, they are always ready to work with us and we’re in regular contact with our account manager.
Strumis’ capabilities are endless and the response time to service calls are very short. Strumis has been one of the core drivers of our growth from a small shop to a 1000 ton plus shop.
The only cons for Strumis are the same as any great software, and that’s the investment required. It’s well worth it, and the ROI is obvious, but it’s understandable that small shops are hesitant to make the leap to any MRP software.
It serves us well.
Strumis is very flexible and handles all of my small bridge, misc. steel, and structural fabrication requirements. One of the features that helps me tremendously are parametric assemblies. Most of my estimating is from a 2D electronic takeoff or from paper drawings, I also like that I’m able to import BOM’s from almost every detailer or model something in my license of SDS/2 and simply import it. There are many reports, and I can create custom reports without any 3rd party software. The nesting features have been a game changer.
I wish it had a built in 2D takeoff tool.
It makes my work impossible to get done in a timely manner. No simple reports such as, how much material do I have left over in a certain sequence. You have to export to excel and configure it yourself. It’s a waste of time.
Strumis continually bogs down. If you put everything into this program you will lose days worth of work. Reports are ridiculously complex and you end up making your own reports with their “export to excel” feature.
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