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What is CPQ for Manufacturing?

A configure, price, quote (CPQ) for manufacturing solution provides manufacturers with the tools needed to digitally sell and manufacture custom products

What is CPQ for Manufacturing?

Seamlessly link customers, sales, and engineering

The ability to configure, price and quote easily is nowessential for manufacturing companies,of all sizes and across all industries, as a way ofcost-effectively offering configurable products.

Configurable products are becoming the norm. A configure, price, quote (CPQ) solution helps manufacturers meet the increasing demand for custom products,faster and with greater accuracy, togain a competitive edge.

More than just CPQ

CPQ powered by industry leading rules-based automation

DriveWorksgoes furtherthan traditional CPQ solutions

DriveWorks software enables you tobuild and manage your owncustom configure, price, quote solution.

CPQ solutions are built on rules, workflow, user interface, and typically need to integrate with other company systems. These are thecore technologies and capabilitiesthat have underpinned DriveWorks since it was first introduced to design-to-order and engineer-to-order companies using SOLIDWORKS 3D design software in 2001.

DriveWorks software is proven and extends the power of a CPQ solution, withindustry-leading automation features. Save time and boost product quality byautomatically creating accurateSOLIDWORKS manufacturing parts, assemblies and drawings as well as order-specific sales and account information for your CRM system.

Thisrules-basedapproach ensuresgreater accuracy. Custom orders can go straight from customer inquiry right through to the shop floor, without time-consuming design changes and rework.

DriveWorks configurator software enables businesses to set up a configurable 3D CPQ solution that engineering and sales teams can use. DriveWorks software makes it easy for manufacturing companies toreap the benefits of guided selling and CPQ, quickly.

Seamless links between customers, sales and engineering

CPQ solutions enhance customer understanding and shorten sales cycles bycommunicating design detailswith interactive 3D visualizations.

Dealers, distributors and internal sales teamsconfigure the ideal solution every timewith DriveWorks intelligent rules-based guided selling and validation,eliminating errorsand expensive, time-consuming design changes. Real-time pricing updates ensure accurate quotes are generated.

DriveWorksintegrates seamlessly with other company systemsto reduce bottlenecks, cut costs, optimise processes and ensure accuracy. Improvingcommunication between departmentsand keeping everyone up to date and in the loop is key.

DriveWorks CPQ enables manufacturers to respond quickly, improve processes andexceed customer expectations, giving them a competitive advantage tosell more and increase profitabilitywith less rework and time consuming changes.

Control permissions, users and processes

Customizable workflows in DriveWorks givecomplete control over what tasks are completed, by who and when.

Dynamically adding, editing or even restricting user access is easy. Administrators can applysecurity settingsto decide which users or teams have permission to perform specific actions in the workflow, such as configuring products, approving designs and sending data to manufacturing.

Documents and data are automatically createdat the right time with control over when tasks are processed.

Relevantusers are notified at each stageof the workflow and given the files data they need to execute their tasks.

Because DriveWorks is a rules based solution, even the UI can be customized to suit the user. For example, you can set up different views for sales, different views and different views for CPQ administration.

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