Run a small manufacturing shop? So no surprises if you feel like it’s a long and winding road as you contemplate the journey from quote to cash. A fast, accurate quote is the key to getting a job off to the best possible beginning. So you'd think most manufacturers have got it down to a fine art, right? Wrong. Fact is, too many shops still stumble at the very first hurdle. Delays in putting together a quote can nip new business in the bud. And some don't even start the journey at all. Get this for a stat: small manufacturers walk away from 11% of all RFPs for the simple reason they can't deliver a quote on time*. It's costing them billions.