Digital selling and the ability to Configure, Price and Quote easily has fast become a vital part of “doing business” for manufacturing companies of all sizes and in most sectors.
Online customization tools are becoming increasingly popular and they’re now used by many companies as a way to offer customization products cost-effectively. We’ve all seen, and probably used, one of the sales configurators that so many recognized brands are using.
CPQ software enables companies to develop customization strategies that provide a superior service whilst also ensuring that their business operations are running smoothly.
CPQ solutions are built on rules, workflow, user interface and integration. These are the core technologies that have underpinned DriveWorks since the software was first introduced to manufacturing companies using SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD tools in 2001.
Over the years by looking at market trends, conducting research amongst manufacturing companies and asking for customer feedback, new features have been added and many enhancements made. With our goal of ease of use, we’ve created a specific CPQ template, built on DriveWorks functionality, to make it easy for manufacturing companies to reap the benefits of guided selling and CPQ quickly.
The DriveWorks CPQ Template is a series of DriveWorks projects and templates that when combined, create a powerful CPQ solution. It’s a starting point for any DriveWorks customer and can be used as a complete CPQ solution or taken apart to use individual features and functionality.
Take the Lead with DriveWorks CPQ
The DriveWorks CPQ Template provides a configurable dashboard that allows you to select which products can be configured, using your existing DriveWorks product configurators, what pricing to apply and what data to pass to and from any other company systems such as ERP and CRM.
Your DriveWorks and CPQ administrator can manage access and permissions to the CPQ front end and add product configurators at any time. That way you can customize the solution for inside sales, dealers, distributors and even customers.
The CPQ administrator can apply real-time pricing updates to ensure accurate quotes are generated and that they reflect your businesses’ strategic and commercial goals. The CPQ dashboard can also be customized so the administrator can have specific views such as quoted items, pending orders and so on.
The four short videos below explain and demonstrate DriveWorks CPQ from the point of view of a customer, distributor, sales representative and CPQ administrator.
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