You develop and/or manufacture parts, equipments, systems

in the procurement department, you must often

  1. forecast cost in an independant way
  2. estimate whether a proposal is realistic or not
  3. compare several proposals, often technically slightly different

in the engineering department, you must often

  1. publish the most likely cost of what you are designing
  2. compare the cost of several alternatives

as a Director, you wish to

  1. gain productivity in the estimating process
  2. obtain objective and homogeneous estimations for the whole company
  3. and sometimes get independent cost estimates

and are the tools you need.