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DriveWorks – The Ideal CPQ Solution for Manufacturing

DriveWorks Enables Manufacturers to Configure, Design & Sell Custom Products in Record Time

The ability to configure, price, and quote easily is essential for manufacturing companies of all sizes and across all industries to cost-effectively offer configurable products.

A configure, price, quote (CPQ) solution helps manufacturers meet the increasing demand for custom products, faster and with greater accuracy, to gain a competitive edge.

DriveWorks software enables you to build and manage your own custom configure, price, and quote solution.

CPQ solutions are built on rules, workflow, and user interface, and typically need to integrate with other company systems.

 These core technologies and capabilities have underpinned DriveWorks since it was first introduced to design-to-order and engineer-to-order companies using SOLIDWORKS® 3D design software in 2001.

CPQ Powered by Industry Leading Rules-Based Automation

DriveWorks goes further than traditional CPQ solutions.

DriveWorks software is proven and extends the power of a CPQ solution, with industry-leading automation features. Save time and boost product quality by automatically creating accurate SOLIDWORKS® manufacturing parts, assemblies, and drawings as well as order-specific sales and account information for your CRM system.

This rules-based approach ensures greater 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 to reap the benefits of guided selling and CPQ, quickly.

CPQ solutions enhance customer understanding and shorten sales cycles by communicating design details with interactive 3D visualizations.

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

DriveWorks integrates seamlessly with other company systems to reduce bottlenecks, cut costs, optimize processes, and ensure accuracy. Improving communication between departments and keeping everyone up to date and in the loop is key.

DriveWorks CPQ enables manufacturers to respond quickly, improve processes and exceed customer expectations, giving them a competitive advantage to sell more and increase profitability with less rework and time-consuming changes.

Control Permissions, Users and Processes

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

Dynamically adding, editing, or even restricting user access is easy. Administrators can apply security settings to 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 created at the right time, with control over when tasks are processed.

Relevant users are notified at each stage of the workflow and given the files and 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 for engineering, and different views for CPQ administration.

How are Manufacturers Using DriveWorks CPQ for Manufacturing?

Our customers use DriveWorks in many different ways, building a Design Automation and CPQ solution to suit their needs.

Since implementing DriveWorks, manufacturers have used DriveWorks CPQ technology to deliver great customer experiences, achieving a number of goals:

  • Reduce design resources
  • Create great customer experiences
  • Improve efficiency
  • Reduce costly errors
  • Dedicating more time to research and development 

Find out more about how manufacturers are delivering better customer experience with DriveWorks here.