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Bill of Materials

At IQGeo, we understand how important it is for fiber network designers using OSPInsight to quickly plan new builds. With the demand for fiber connections and network expansion only increasing, designers are busier than ever when it comes to planning the most efficient way to deliver services to new subscribers.

One of the more cumbersome aspects of network planning is estimating how much new builds will cost, both from a labor and materials standpoint. Using the Bill of Materials Add-On OSPInsight users can accurately estimate network material costs in real-time as they plan their networks, making the sales quoting process faster and easier, enabling you to be more competitive.

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What is an Active Work Order?

The Bill of Materials Add-On provides a new set of features for quick cost estimation during the fiber network design process. We’ve added a small information window that includes helpful metrics about the work order you are actively constructing.

The window shows high-level totals for the number of network entities you’ve added, the number of tasks required, total estimated labor costs, total estimated material costs, and total costs. This is all provided in real-time as design records are updated.

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What is the Bill of Materials Summary Table?

You can also dig into more detail about your designs and access a Bill of Materials summary table that is automatically populated with the objects needed for your installation such as conduits, racks, cabinets, etc. The table includes quantities and cost breakdowns for every component added in your active map view.

You can also click down further for additional information and see how your materials are associated with the objects you’ve created. This provides you with a complete running update of all the materials that comprise your current design, which is an invaluable insight for cost control and design validation.

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What is the Labor Task List?

The Bill of Materials Add-On allows you to generate a detailed Labor Task List, which provides the estimated labor costs for the design.

Both the Bill of Materials and Labor Task List tables can be exported as CSV files so you can share these estimates with other applications or team members.

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Cost Estimates Based On Your Numbers

The cost information for all the material and labor costs come from material price lists and labor cost you provide so they accurately reflect costs for your business. Through a simple configuration process you can add your pricing and easily make updates as costs change.

To get you up and running quickly, you can use the default pricing we include in the Add-On, or change it to reflect your business. You are in complete control. In fact, you can create and manage multiple price lists, with pricing information segregated for CBD, suburban, rural areas as well as general pricing. Multiple price lists allow you to run a cost profile using price sheets from different suppliers.

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Introducing the Bill of Materials Add-On

OSPInsight users can now accurately estimate network material costs in real-time as they plan their networks, making the sales quoting process faster and easier, improving your competitiveness.

How do I get access? 

If you are a current OSPInsight user, contact your Customer Success Manager (CSM) to learn more about the available Add-Ons and for pricing details. If you are investigating our OSPInsight product, speak with one of our Solutions Engineers by scheduling a product demo and asking about the available Add-Ons.

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