TechValidate Research on Component Manufacturing

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183 Customers Surveyed

1,114 Data Points Collected

23 Published TechFacts

5 Published Charts

1 Published Case Study

Selected Research Highlights

SAPPHIRE Software Customer Research

When customers who have used SAPPHIRE Structure for over 5 years were asked if it differentiates their business, they answered as follows:

Either Agree or Strongly Agree: 78%
Disagree: 22%

SAPPHIRE Software Customer Research

Over 85% of customers who use SAPPHIRE Structure to improve their low win-rate on quoted jobs or accuracy of quotes, found the tool to contribute to their overall Sales Growth.

Either Agree or Strongly Agree : 86%
Disagree: 14%

SAPPHIRE Software Case Study

Louws Truss


This case study of Louws Truss is based on a November 2016 survey of SAPPHIRE Software customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“We like the Sapphire software as a design tool. We are very excited about the efficiencies we can gain through the implementation of Sapphire Management.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SAPPHIRE Software:

  • Hoped to improve upon the following challenges with SAPPHIRE software:
    • Duration of lead times for design/estimating
    • Accuracy of quotes

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SAPPHIRE Software that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has been using SAPPHIRE software for 3-5 years.
  • Uses SAPPHIRE software to support the following services or products:
    • Project estimating and quoting
    • EWP design


The surveyed company achieved the following results with SAPPHIRE Software:

  • Decreased their volume of product returns or fill-in orders by 0-10%.
  • Realized design time savings of 0-10% by using SAPPHIRE.
  • Rates the impact of SAPPHIRE 3D Software in each of the corresponding areas:
    • Is an effective selling tool: agree
    • Contributes to Sales growth: agree
    • Allows for better accuracy for take-offs: agree

SAPPHIRE Software Customer Fact

Dave Vickers, Owner of Island Truss, realized design time savings of 50% or greater by using SAPPHIRE.

SAPPHIRE Software Customer Testimonial

The software has allowed us better turnaround time on quotes and improved our actual produced product to a higher accuracy level.

Eric Roesler , Truss Design Manager, Pacific Lumber & Truss

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About Component Manufacturing

MiTek provides design, engineering, and job summary software. MiTek maintains operations in more than 20 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. In addition, MiTek owns several companies in the residential, industrial and commercial space.

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