Configuration – why do we need it?
If you’re offering many different products variants to your customers in an attempt to meet their different requirements, there’s a high probability that they see your product offering as complex.
And if you’re offering many different products variants with even more options and features, then it’s likely that even your own sales force sees your product offering as complex.
A configuration system helps your sales people and customers choose the right product – it makes it easy. Things that are easy tend to take less time and as a result reduce the overall delivery time and cost.
Configuration – what does it do
A configurator, sometimes referred to as a CPQ system (configure-price-quote), is a software system containing information on relations and constraints between different subsystems and properties of a product. The configurator knows which product combinations are feasible and which are not, and can guide the user in the complex process of choosing the right product.
Configurators let the user see and compare prices and technical information. You can even let the configurator find the best solution given a set of preferences.
Finally, configurators can generate prices, costs, and customer specific documentation such as sales specifications, drawings and CAD files.
Configuration – how to get started?
Worm Development is independent of configurator vendors and can provide broader and impartial advice. Our experience with complexity management and platform based product development is a perfect match in order to make your company and your product range ready for a configuration system.
At Worm Development we are experienced in designing and implementing configuration systems, which are tailored to specific needs and expectations.
We can assist in the following projects: