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How to Improve Customer Experience with CPQ

I recently found myself shopping for new window blinds and was surprised to find the company operated from a very thick, paper sales catalog. Considering the complexity, including fabric, opacity, color, material, not to mention size, room location, I found it bewildering they hadn’t implemente ... Read more

How a Strong Ecommerce Strategy Delivers Growth for Manufacturers

If you’re old enough to remember when Jeff Bezos just sold books online, you’re of an age that sees sales through a singular view. Perhaps not as antiquated as the door-to-door salesperson of the mid-20th century, but not too far off. Paper catalogs, telephone calls and in-person meetings seem ... Read more

Circular Economy: The Link between Supply Chain Resiliency and Sustainability

In 2021, the term ‘supply chain’ became part of the vernacular. No matter what you were looking for, from a loaf of bread to an automotive component, supply chain woes seemed to touch everyone’s life. In the complex world of global manufacturing, supply chain issues are long known to throw a wr ... Read more

7 Considerations for Moving from an Engineering Configurator to a Sales Configurator for Guided Selling

Your products, as they exist in your PLM and ERP systems, are essentially a set of parts and assemblies. Used within an engineering configurator, these parts and assemblies are represented as selectable options so that choices can be made that result in a final, buildable product. Read more

Enhancing Customer Choice through Sustainable Product Configuration

When we think of the “cost” of a product, we immediately think in financial terms. That’s because cost has primarily been associated with money for as long as any of us can remember. But that reality is now changing. A new measure of cost is emerging that is becoming more important for buyers a ... Read more

A Phased Approach to Implementing Configuration Lifecycle Management for Sales

As a provider of Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions, we often meet customers who are keen to realize the benefits of a reliable, single-source-of-truth for product configuration information, but are unsure how to get started. It can be difficult to visualize what is involved, th ... Read more

The Road to Sustainable Manufacturing

In November 2018, Configit participated in the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.  Since then, we have continued our commitment to uphold the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Global Compact in the area of human rights, ... Read more

Realizing the Vision of CLM-Enabled Digital Transformation

Global manufacturers are in the midst of digital transformation and, over the last 30 years, have successfully digitized many processes from engineering to manufacturing, sales and service. However, digital transformation challenges and opportunities still remain, one of which is the need for e ... Read more

Customer-Centric Digital Transformation with CLM

In the next 40 years, the farmers of the world will have to grow more food than humanity has ever grown in the past thousand years. – Steffen Honold, Digital Product Manager CPQ, Global, AGCO COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of digital solutions and the digital transformation of indu ... Read more

Configuration Lifecycle Management as a Platform for Cross-Functional Collaboration and Digital Transformation

Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) is an efficient and scalable solution for providing reliable, up-to-date product configuration information that can enhance engineering, manufacturing, sales and service solutions. But the real value of CLM is in providing a platform for cross-functional ... Read more