Configit A/S, the global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) announced today its first cloud CPQ customer Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg). The solution will implement Configit’s enterprise product configuration solutions to enhance and accelerate the service business of Heidelberg.
“With this project, we have started a new, important journey,” said Dr. Markus Lindemann, General Manager, DACH Region, Configit. “With the integration of cloud in our CPQ solution, Configit now offers the most flexible deployment options in the industry.”
With Configit’s SaaS and Cloud software applications, Heidelberg’s product and service offering as part of digitization will be moved to the next level. Configit’s solutions will support the implementation of their overall business strategy. Configit’s Quote CPQ product will be implemented globally in two phases. The first phase will include service selling containing enhanced pricing capabilities. The second phase will further extend Configuration Lifecycle Management using Configit Ace, Confgit’s enterprise product modeling software.
“When we first met Configit at Smart Variant in 2015, we were very impressed with their products and solutions,” said Klaus Wagenführer, Head of IT solutions for Sales, Service & Marketing, Heidelberg. “On top, it was their approach and dedication to being trusted partners and deeply understanding our needs for the right solution.”
“Heidelberg is transforming the printing business by making full use of digitization,” added Lindemann, “while Configit is transforming the configuration space with VT, CLM and next-generation digital solutions. Therefore both companies also agreed on a strategic partnership.”
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen Aktiengesellschaft has been a reliable and highly innovative partner to the global printing industry for more than 160 years.
Heidelberg’s mission is to shape the digital future of their industry. The effects of the general digitization of society can always be seen – moving away from mass production and towards individualization. Customers are at the heart of their business, and their customer-centric approach is continually advanced. Heidelberg has geared their portfolio towards the growth areas of their industry. It is based on products for prepress, printing and further processing, service, consumables and software solutions, with a strong focus on a digital future. Beyond the printing industry, Heidelberg is also addressing new markets with their digital platform for industrial customers.
With a market share of more than 40 percent for sheet-fed offset presses, they were able to consolidate their position as the printing industry’s market and technology leader in the current financial year as well. Consolidated sales amounted to around € 2.5 billion in the 2016 / 2017 financial year.
Configit is the global leader in Configuration Lifecycle Management (CLM) solutions and a supplier of business-critical software solutions for the configuration of complex products. All Configit products are based on the patented Virtual Tabulation (VT)™ technology, which has redefined product configuration by offering greater speed and better handling of complexity. Virtual Tabulation enables Configit to deliver powerful, easy to use configuration solutions to market-leading global enterprises.