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Crate Pro
Design & Costing Software

Make crates. Enjoy life.

THERE IS A BETTER WAY

Most people don't know there's a better way until someone tells them. Now you know! So why would you keep doing things the old way?

Crate Pro doesn't change how you make crates - it helps you do it the way you do now only faster and more consistently. Through intelligence augmentation Crate Pro distribute the knowledge you already have while increasing your profit. 

Start using Crate Pro and things will never be the same.

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DESIGN FASTER

Crate Pro's structured data model allows you to create new designs fast! Even faster over time! As you build Design Templates of your common crate styles, even your newest office staff can put production orders out to the floor in minutes. Experienced users find their design time cut in half or more!

After Crate Pro is setup with your unique company settings, you can have new order cut sheets to the floor in as little as one minute! More complex designs may take 5 to 10 minutes!

ACCURATE QUOTES
in a fraction of the time

See highly accurate material and labor estimates in the same time it takes to create a design. Selling rates are accurately calculated based on your own company's parameters. Multiple units are priced using Economies of Scale and Scope.

Crate Pro accurately calculates every cut of every piece of wood. Even every fastener is calculated based on the surface area or junction to be fastened! Selling price, dimensions, weights, and even labor and material requirements are all included!

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TO KNOW CRATE PRO IS TO LOVE CRATE PRO

  • “Crate Pro saves a lot of administrative hours. I'll never give up the basic funtions of cost calculation, cut sheets, assembly sheets; the stuff that lets you build crates and generate pricing. Everything else is just frosting.”

    Rick P.
    President
  • “Switching from spreadsheets to Crate Pro took all the headaches out of building crates.”

    Al T.
    Owner / General Manager
  • “If you know basic styles and dimensions, you can do it. New sales reps shadow others so they can use Crate Pro too.”

    Ray K.
    Lead Wood Packaging Designer
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BUILD AND BUILD AND BUILD...

From cutting to assembly to packing, Crate Pro understands the entire process. How long to crosscut 3 each 4x4's? Got it! Stitch 500 linear feet of 1x4? No problem! Assemble a crate with 3" nails then close it with cam-locks? It does that too!

To help you get started, Crate Pro comes preconfigured with industry standard time values for each saw and process. From there, you can adjust and fine tune values right down to considering the size of your shop and the capacity of your forklifts.

INCREASE PROFIT
and reduce costs too!

Estimating selling prices can result in lost orders or lost profits. Inconsistent processes can result in costly errors. Not applying correct customer discounts can result in delayed payments. Cube tables and spreadsheets can make problems that you never even see! Crate Pro helps you set the right price for any size order or container; for every customer; for every situation. And it does it the same way... the right way... over-and-over.

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MADE FOR THE CUSTOM CRATING INDUSTRY

Crate Pro isn't for cabinets, furniture, decorative boxes, or building houses.

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DO IT OVER AND OVER

Any design can be located and duplicated in an instant. All your materials, times, weights, costs and even special pricing will carry over into the new design record. Fixed price, market price, on-site, overtime rush order... no matter, Crate Pro can handle it!

LOCALIZATION:
METRIC OR IMPERIAL

Crate Pro is equally at home anywhere! When you start using Crate Pro you select if your company primarily uses metric or imperial dimensions, and select your currency format. That's it!

There is a little more... Of course Crate Pro outputs weights in both metric and Imperial. Also you can start a new design by entering either type of dimensions. Hovering over many key dimension fields will display the alternate values.

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ISPM15

Crate Pro assists in the identification and tracking of Wood Packing Materials (WPM) and Dunnage (DUN) for ISPM15 reporting.

When creating a new Design, simply select that eradicated materials are required. Crate Pro even lets you identify materials that are not part of the container as either WPM or DUN.

Given permissions, the Foreman or Sawyer can select the wood materials being used at the time.

PUT YOUR BUSINESS BACK
INTO YOUR HANDS

Crate Pro puts you back in control. You and each of your employees can instantly access the data you need to keep your operations running and to make important business decisions.

(You can limit employees privilges based on their company role.)

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HARMONY

CRATE PRO RUNS ON WINDOWS AND OS X AT THE SAME TIME
WITH OR WITHOUT A SERVER

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WINDOWS

Windows 10
Windows 8 / 8.1
Windows 7 SP1

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MAC OS X

OS X Yosemite v10.10
OS X Mavericks v10.9
OS X Mountain Lion v10.8
OS X Lion v10.7

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SERVER OPTIONS

Runs on FileMaker® Server 13 from Mac OS X or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012 Standard, or 2012 R2 Standard (Up 2919355). Details

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VIRTUALIZATION

Supports Citrix XenApp 6.5, or Windows Server 2012, and 2008 R2 Terminal Services.

TAKE TIME OFF!

Overcome Management by Tribal Knowledge - Important standards and policy information is available to be shared with authorized users within your company, even when you're gone. Take a vacation! While you're out exploring the world, you can still access Crate Pro to assure orders are flowing and everything is on track. (Internet access and Crate Pro authorized device required.)

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CONTACTS
Contact Us
Email: sales@cratepro.com
Phone: +1 800-577-2447