Case-Story - PA Solutions

FIND OUT HOW SIGMA INCREASED REVENUE $45 MILLION TO $100 MILLION

PA Solutions is an automation solutions company established in 1978 and recently acquired by ATS, a global $1.5 billion corporation. PA Solutions itself has employees in over 20 different countries and provides unique and expert machine automation services to manufacturers across the world.

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What was the process that PA Solutions used for estimating prior to adopting Sigma’s Estimating Software and why did you switch?

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PA Solutions is an automation solutions company established in 1978 and recently acquired by ATS, a global $1.5 billion corporation. PA Solutions itself has employees in over 20 different countries and provides unique and expert machine automation services to manufacturers across the world. In 2019, PA Solutions southeast adopted Sigma’s estimating software as their tool for all automation projects and estimates that they complete. As a recently new adopter of the Sigma estimating software, the Southeast division of PA Solutions has seen drastic improvements in growth, volume, and cost savings related to their business practices directly as a result of their full adoption of the Sigma Estimating Software.

The adaptation of the sigma software was fairly simple, to be honest. Previously, over the years at PA Solutions we have used Excel for estimating projects. We actually grew an application in Excel that was very similar to the way that Sigma structures everything in the estimating process. It was all based on a work breakdown structure, we had libraries, so transitioning my group from our homegrown solution to Sigma was very simple.

We evaluated everything from SAP to JD Edwards, and also different types of ARP systems. Another tool that we looked at using was Sage Estimating. These were all good systems on the ARP side but did not seem to fit well for estimating. They all had a variety of tools, however often I found the estimating capabilities were limited to a raw material type of estimation. For example, inputting numbers of certain building materials in a points-of-use type of system.

“I’m not going to lie, the Sigma Software is probably 100 times faster. It gives us additional capabilities that we did not have before. So, all together it really took our estimation to the next level.”