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4cost GmbH

We support the whole Life Cycle with detailed cost estimations and calculations (Software&Services). This result in dramatical savings.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Financial Services
  • Location Berlin, Germany
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded March 2008
  • Employees 10
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Company Summary

The 4cost GmbH has been founded due to the successful working relation between the founders and seeing the need to combine the expert knowledge for cost reduction in development process and purchasing. We serve with consulting and own software solutions all branches with a technical focus like machinery, automotive, aerospace, energy, telecommunication, defence, banks/Investors, software systems, consumer products, governmental agencies.


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    Herbert T. Spix

    1968-1971 Siemens AG
    1973 –1980 Rank Xerox Johannesburg SA
    Manufacturing , Refurbishing
    Production Manager
    1981 –1984 Olympia AG
    Product Manager
    1984 –1992 Price Systems
    Manager Germany,
    European Marketing Manager
    since 1993 Spix Consulting
    Development of the Parametric Modell(ACES) = Advanced Cost Estimating Systems
    Parametric Modelling
    since 2008 founder and partner of 4cost GmbH
    responsible for:

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    Thomas Przybilla

    1989 Founding Traal-Software GmbH
    Programming of Applications for:
    Automotive -Electronic, Printer drivers, Mathematical Post-Script convertions
    statistical Analysis (Nielsen Deutschland GmbH)
    since 1993 Cooperation with Spix Consulting, developing and coding of the aces-cost model
    1996: Software estimation cost model
    2001: the first Life-Cycle-Cost
    Simulation (TCO)
    2009.. conceptual design of multidimensional Regression model 4cost-pred

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    Joachim Schöffer

    1992 – 1997 Engineering service, architectural design, construction, CAD product manager
    1997 – 1999 sales rep at PTC (Parametric Technology)
    1999 – 2000 Sales rep at FileNET Czech Republic
    2000-2002 Sales Director UNIT GmbH (bottom-up calculation)
    2002 Cosnultant for calculation and cost estimations (Parametrik)
    since 2008 Managing Partner at 4cost GmbH
    since 2010 assistant Professor at Beuth Hochschule for Technik Berlin