Frequently Asked Questions
1) Prerequisites to use the software?
2) Why Use Excel?
3) What are limitations of JobShopQuotes?
4) How accurate is the software?
5) Does the software cover all operations?
6) Why dont you supply tool speed feed, material and other data with the
7) Can I try the software to decide on its performance?
Why doesn’t the software directly export Quotations in
Prerequisites to use the software?
The Software works on all computers that is installed with Microsoft Excel 2007 and above where Visual Basics For
Applications is installed. Excel 2007 requires Service Pack3 for office updates and Excel 2010 requires
Service Pack1 office updates the updates are available on Microsoft©® website.
It works perfectly on Win7, WinXP & Vista. Also basic machining knowledge is required to decide on the
sequences of operations. Please Note that the package will not work on MAC platforms as VBA of Excel is not
Why Use Excel?
Believe me Excel is very powerful software, JobShopQuotes is completely developed within Excel Platform and we
have so far has not used even 5% of the total functions available with Excel
What are limitations of JobShopQuotes?
Been developed on excel platform it carries the limitations of Excel, we have tested the software using over 80
Thousand records and could hardly spot any working difference on the
Also see read our EULA (End User License Agreement) for use of the software.
How accurate is the software?
“Truth is Stranger than Fiction…”-Mark Twain
The results are based on the data provided to the software if your data is accurate to the data used on your shop
floor the final results will be very close to the actuals.
Does the software cover all operations?
Unfortunately NO, machining is too large and wide field also it requires diversified inputs based on the work, work
holding, machine capacity and material. But we will improve as well as amend inputs on time to
6)Why dont you supply tool speed feed, material and other data with the
Every Machine Shop has it own speciality and own style of working with numerous standards in materials it becomes
practically inviable to fit all material data. Also for toolings every shop has its own speed feed parameters and
it cannot be generalised. Speed Feed also data varies on the kind of cutting conditions and machine capacity and
work/tool holding parameters which cannot be generalised.
Can I try the software to decide on its performance?
Yes We recommend you to use the software before you decide, we provide 3 days trial version of the
software for you to try and check the feasibility in your day today working. But you can send us your
Computer ID and we will extend the unrestricted trial version to 15 days.
Why doesn’t the software directly export Quotations in Excel?
JobShopQuotes exports Estimate and not Quotation; We believe estimation and making offers are two different
processes and Estimating is to know the affordability of manufacturing the component whereas making offers is a
process to know from past experience how much the client negotiates, competition, order delivery time
But the output will help you prepare Quotions and also help you during negotiations to justify the cost or to know
how much buffer you carry to conclude the order.