CPQ for PLM aligns product innovation and sales

Sales and engineering use different terms to describe products. Ensure they’re talking about the same product by aligning their definitions.

Customer with this solution

  • Accelerate time to market

    Speed up the process of getting new products and product updates from product development to sales
  • Eliminate errors in orders

    Align and validate product data from Product Development, Sales and Marketing and Manufacturing
  • Power CPQ with product data from PLM

    Leverage product definitions from PLM, ERP, and custom systems in CPQ
  • Design Automation

    Generate detailed drawings and documents automatically
Speed up time to market and avoid errors with CPQ for PLM
Get products from development to sales quickly by aligning and automating the flow of validated product configuration data. This approach eliminates the need for time consuming, error prone manual processes and ad hoc data maintenance.

Avoid costly mistakes

Although a product can carry the same name, how it is defined will vary from system to system. Unless PLM and CPQ are fully aligned on how the products are defined, you are essentially selling different products using CPQ than what you are developing and maintaining in PLM. By validating all the product features and rules, and aligning PLM, CPQ and ERP around this validated set of definitions, you ensure that what the customer is able to order is what you have designed and what you can manufacture.

Monetize product data stored in your PLM system

A lot of time and effort goes into innovating and defining your products in PLM. Make the most of that investment by making that product expertise easily accessible through various sales channels using CPQ. Rather than setting up product definitions from scratch for the CPQ application, and risking misalignment and double maintenance, choose an open CPQ solution that will align perfectly to PLM, CRM and ERP systems.

Eliminate manual processes and misunderstandings

Automate the process of getting product knowledge into the hands of the people who need it. Don’t settle for a one-off solution that will deteriorate over time and make your solution dependent on consultants. Instead, make sure that the process of updating and aligning product definitions is automated and allows your organization to scale the solution.

Design automation

Use an intuitive CPQ application and the most advanced configuration engine in the market to capture the customer’s requirements. Automatically turn customer requirements into detailed production and assembly drawings based on your CAD models and automate the export to CAD and ERP for downstream processes.