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How to Break Down Barriers to Digital Transformation in Manufacturing

In our recent whitepaper: “Accelerating Digital Transformation in Manufacturing with Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM)” [download here], we explored the impact that Industry 4.0 and new customer demands like customization are having on the manufacturing industry. New business models are ... Read more

Parameter Models How CLM Ties it All Together

In previous articles, we talked about why Configuration Lifecyle Management (CLM) is an important part of your enterprise portfolio. In one article, we talked about how CLM can enhance the functionality of a PLM tool. In another, we talked about “configurators” are not enough when it comes to ... Read more

How to Achieve End-to-End Configuration

To us at Configit, end-to-end (E2E) configuration means the product lifecycle all the way through the following four phases: Engineering, where a product is engineered and designed. Sales, where the product is configured, priced, and sold. Manufacturing, where it gets manufactured, delivered, a ... Read more

Why CPQ Is Not Enough

Picture this scenario. Your company’s sales team is in the field. They are visiting a potential customer. All the important figures are there, sitting around the conference room table. Your sales lead is on their laptop, sharing the screen to the main projector. Running, is the lightweight CAD ... Read more

Navigating The New Economy With Digital Transformation

Organizations that produce complex products have often struggled with how to make their processes more streamlined. Whether that is on the product design side, or the selling side, the number of possible product configurations creates complications when trying to scale. But what happens when th ... Read more

The Power of a Configurator in a PLM System

The industry is full of terms like Engineer-to-Order and Mass Customization [1]. These used to only apply to consumer products, but within the past several years there has been a noticeable change in customer expectations. Every industry is subject to the expectation that a consumer can go to a ... Read more

Innovate at Scale with Enterprise Configuration

At Configit, we believe being able to quickly try things out, iteratively collaborate, analyze ‘what if’ scenarios, are keys to having a strong culture of innovation. With an outside-in perspective that is more top down from sales, rather than bottom up from engineering, can accelerate product ... Read more

The Power of an Enterprise Configurator

Most organizations utilize a product configurator solution at various levels of maturity to manage configuration of products and/or services. Configit, a leading enterprise configurator platform provider, states that their customers are able to reduce the overall time of the product lifecycle b ... Read more

How CLM Is Digitally Transforming Manufacturing

Every business needs to keep growing by innovating or risk seeing their core markets shrink by 60% or more in three years due to rapid advances in digitization according to IDC.  Digital technologies are enabling entirely new ways of optimizing existing business strategies & models and grow ... Read more

What is a Product Configurator?

Having a good product configurator can be the difference between getting orders right, or having costly errors in production. Determining the size and type of configurator your company needs is key. A product configurator that is too weak can put the company at risk by introducing errors in the ... Read more