Cost Calculation

Cost calculations give detailed insights in the manufacturing costs of a product or concept

Does this sound familiar? 


  • need cost models for certain specific manufacturing processes
  • dedicate considerable time maintaining your current models/excel templates
  • experience inconsistent results & formatting of your cost calculations
  • are looking for accurate product costing software?

Our Calculation Module can help you to optimize your workflow! With its user-friendly interface, extensive range of accurate cost models and competitive price, the ShouldCoster saves time & money for Cost Engineers and their teamleads.

What we offer

Clean and fast calculation

Our activity-based costing module provides an intuitive framework for all your cost calculations. Our cycle time and tooling cost calculators ensure consistency & traceability, and can save a lot of calculation time.

For whom?

Cost engineers & others

Our software provides a structured & consistent calculation approach while leaving all freedom for your own knowledge & expertise. In the end,
you know your product best.

Technical Details

Std. and custom processes

The ShouldCoster offers cost models for many common processes, click the button below to see the full list of supported manufacturing techniques. 

The ShouldCoster cost calculation steps

1. Material Data

Calculate the cost of all raw materials & purchased parts using our database or custom input fields.

2. Process overview

Specify all process steps and calculation details in the process overview.

3. Process detail

Calculate all process costs in detail on the process screens using our specialized cost models or custom input fields.

4. Overheads, Logistics & Transportation

Specify all applicable costs of overhead, SG&A, profit, logistics & transportation on the overhead screen, or load them directly from the pre-defined masterdata.

5. Analyze Results

Receive detailed insights & reports on the calculated costs and export & share them easily in any format.

Demo request

We provide demos in which we go through the software with you, and answer all your questions. Just fill out the form below for a demo request, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

ShouldCoster, a product of Manuformance

The ShouldCoster is a product of Manuformance. We believe that software and services create a powerfull combination that strenthens our knowledge & services. Throughout our projects, we actively educate & coach our clients, ensuring they can confidently apply our software and methodologies independently.


Under the name of our Cost Engineering Services, we offer interim cost engineering, calculations as a service & cost driver analysis. Could you use some extra product costing expertise & capacity?  Feel free to reach out & discuss your challenges!  

Also need quick cost estimations?

In early stages of development, some details required for calculation can still be missing, and a quick estimates are often sufficient. Proper tools for quick estimation help you save time and enable other engineers without costing experience to come up with first estimations, making cost monitoring much easier and effective at any stage.
Our Estimation and Calculation modules can be used seperatly, or combined.