Hit your cost-down targets with less effort

CoLab gives you a way to standardize your cost reduction approach and run virtual or hybrid events — so you can spend less time on logistics, include more people, and start executing ideas sooner.

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More ideas in the pipeline

Generate more (and better) ideas when you use CoLab for your cost reduction or value analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) initiatives. CoLab makes it easy to communicate about design with large groups, collaborate cross-functionally, and have more meaningful back-and-forth conversations that spark new ideas.

Better results (with less travel)

Before, you had to get everyone in one room to run a cost down event. Now, CoLab gives you an easy way to host virtual or hybrid events. That means you can include more people, get more input, and hold more events, more often — all while saving big bucks by spending less on travel.

More context, less confusion

Here’s the problem with sticky notes on a whiteboard: sometimes, ideas get lost in translation. With CoLab, you don’t have to waste time searching for answers to questions like, “what part number were they talking about when they wrote this?” You can comment directly on 3D models and drawings. That means more time to focus on actual engineering work, like implementing those changes in production.

Turn ideas into action

Cost-saving ideas only work if they get implemented, so we take the admin work off your plate and let you focus on executing. CoLab automatically records ideas as you create them and the Track feature gives you a bird’s-eye view of all your ideas in one place. So it’s easy to discuss, prioritize, or follow up on any idea at any time.

Johnson Controls delivers their VA targets 2 years in a row with CoLab.
"We get a better benefit out of doing it virtually than we would have on the factory floor. With our normal in person events we’d find more than 100 opportunities for value-add on the models we’re reviewing. This year with our virtual events in CoLab, we’re averaging over 200."

Brian Stauffer
Global Product Design Manager
Johnson Controls

Ready to upgrade your cost reduction process?

  • Host virtual events with more team members
  • Generate up to 100% more ideas per event
  • Simplify follow up and eliminate headaches

Test drive CoLab with a guided VA/VE workshop.

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