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How Digital Transformation Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing Today

85% of manufacturing executives understand the criticality and support digital transformation initiative sand development in their companies according to a recent study from Jabil. 18% expect digital transformation to accelerate faster than predicted across manufacturing due to the many custome ... Read more

PLM | Manufacturers’ Secret To High Performance

Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute’s recent research study Digital Engineering: The new growth engine for discrete manufacturers provides fascinating insights into how manufacturers are modifying their IT strategies, platforms, and spending to invest more in smart, connected products: ... Read more

The 10 Things Manufacturers Need To Know About PLM Today

By definition, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is a series of product development and planning frameworks, processes, and systems designed to guide product ideas from concept, through development, launch, midlife product line extension, and retirement. Today, manufacturers are relying on PLM ... Read more

The Engine Matters

My father is one of those few remaining American heroes who can build and/or fix pretty much anything. A masterful engineer without the degree. A man of necessity, not of waste. I remember distinctly as a child when my dad was planning to replace his 15-year-old truck with a new one. I remember ... Read more

Nordic Customer Day 2018

This past June, Configit’s Nordic customers gathered for a one day summit to collaborate, share experiences and learn best practices around configuration. Discussions were lively and covered a broad range of topics from the Configuration Lifecycle Management vision and product roadmap, to ... Read more

10 Warning Signs Your Product Configuration Strategies Need More Than CPQ

83% of sales teams are using CPQ apps today based on Accenture Interactive’s recent study, Empowering Your Sales Force: It’s Not Just Automation, It’s Personal. Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) are transaction-driven while many product configuration strategies are by nature lifecycle-based, ma ... Read more

Time For A CPQ Reality Break

The most hyped CPQ solutions don’t scale with accuracy and speed to keep up with complex, configurable products over their lifecycles. Choose carefully and look for a product configuration platform that scales over product lifecycles, not just a promise of one later. There are nearly 60 CPQ ve ... Read more

Valid Configurations in seconds with Virtual Tabulation®

All valid configurations condensed into a compact XML file Allows for instant access, response and guidance when configuring extremely complex products Easily distribute the entire solution space to CPQ and sales configurator solutions in the cloud, on-premises and to offline applications   C ... Read more

10 Ways Agile CPQ Strategies Deliver More Revenue

The greater freedom customers have to customize products, the greater the opportunities to grow sales. Providing them the freedom they want starts with an Agile CPQ strategy integrating CAD, CRM, ERP and PLM systems on a single configuration thread. The single greatest roadblock to driving more ... Read more

The Three Biggest Organizational Changes That Remove Purchase Barriers

What if, instead of showing a customer a few products that meet a few needs, you provided a comprehensive solution that met all their needs? This is the essence of the Internet of Things (IoT): thinking beyond a single product purchase to become an integral part of the customer’s life. Take, fo ... Read more