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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

10 Reasons Why CLM Is Driving Manufacturing’s Digital Transformation

Looking for new ways to grow revenue and escape commodity-like price wars, manufacturers are aggressively pursuing new business strategies. To keep growing in 2019 and beyond, every manufacturer needs to transition away from being 100% dependent on transaction revenue and start growing new busi ... Read more

Digitally Transforming Manufacturing Only Excels When Customers Win

Manufacturers growing the fastest today approach digital transformation entirely differently than their slower-growing peers. A recent survey of 250 North American manufacturers by Configit found the following: Manufacturers growing 10% a year or more excel at orchestrating PLM, CAD, ERP, and ... 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

Digitally Transforming Every Customer’s Experience To Excellence

Recognizing that customers are co-creators in the creation of new products and want the freedom to define custom configurations at a competitive price, manufacturers are quickly adopting digital transformation. Defining and excelling at a digital transformation strategy needs to start with the ... Read more

10 Factors Driving Digital Transformation In Manufacturing

Manufacturers are predicted to rapidly increase spending on digital transformation of their operations from $152B in 2017 to $479B in 2023, attaining a 21% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) according to Statista. Digitally transforming factories are revolutionizing manufacturing by enabling a ... Read more

Smart, Connected Products Need Digital Transformation To Succeed

Closing the gaps that exist between customers’ changing needs for configure-to-order products and manufacturers’ ability to deliver them is where the Industrial Internet of Things’ (IIoT) greatest opportunities for growth are today. Manufacturers are transitioning from product-driven revenue to ... Read more

Why Cutting Colors Won’t Solve Tesla’s Problem

This week’s news that Tesla is reducing exterior color options to speed up production is unfortunate for those waiting on their car, but it’s not shocking. Elon Musk has often been compared to Henry Ford, and it seems he’s taking Ford’s most famous quote to heart: “Any customer can have a car p ... Read more

Creating New Digital Manufacturing Businesses To Drive More Growth

Bottom Line:  IoT lessons learned on the shop floor transfer to new product development and are fueling the next generation of smart, connected products. Capgemini predicts by 2020 47% of all products will be IoT-enabled, capable of supporting new product-as-a-service business models. Accordin ... Read more

Next generation Configuration with SAP using Shell KMAT

As configuration experts we love SAP. That is why we are a SAP partner. With its plethora of modules SAP can help overcome numerous challenges a business faces. One such module is SAP VC The SAP VC module enables users to create configuration logic for their products. This is achieved by creati ... Read more