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Giant Configurator Directory

Our Product Configurator Directory To supplement our online configurator directory, we have created an pdf version giving you a portable way of browsing through technology providers of configurator and guided selling products and services. The directory includes links and excerpts from the relevant company’s “About Us”. This is a living document, so sign up to the mailing list to receive all the updates. Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * Send me Updates Reports and Reviews Whitepaper Offers Events Demos & Webinars Special Offers   Read More ››

Space and Furniture Configurator Webinar with CET Designer

Get a look at the office space and furniture configurator, CET Designer, during a webinar offered by Configura on Wednesday. Along with the webinar, you receive a 30 day free trial of CET Designer. Getting Started With CET Designer This introductory webinar is designed for prospective and beginner users. Participants will learn the basics of CET Designer navigation and how to put this single-solution tool to work in their dealership. To dial into any of these free Webinars, call 877-568-4106 and use code 671-407-662. Dates and Times: Jan. 26, 12 noon-1 p.m. EST. Read More ››

Streamlining Sales Processes with Product Configurators Webinar

Optimizing your sales process with a product configurator, workflows and quote generation is the topic of a webcast being offered by BigMachines in February. …..a one-hour webinar to learn how you can streamline the sales process from inquiry to order with product configuration, workflow approvals and proposal generation. The one-hour webinar includes a live, interactive demo of BigMachines 11 web-based software. If you are interested, register at BigMachines. Dates and Times:  Tuesday, February 22 at 9:00 AM, Central Time (10:00 AM EST, 7:00 PST, 15:00 London, 16:00 Frankfurt). Read More ››

Hendrix, Electric-Babes and a Configurator

So I’m plugged and listening to Jimi Hendrix and of course I wonder if I can configure a guitar. I googled “guitar configurator”, it’s late so I am am not picky at the moment and I land on www.electric-babes.net This first thing I am presented with is Read More ››

Covering the Configurator

Configurator on Demand covers the world of product configurators, sales configurators and guided selling.  We follow both small and large vendors, giving you a convenient starting point for your search for the perfect configurator application. In addition to profiles and news, Configurator on Demand touches on issues  relevant to configurator projects and technologies and pick out useful whitepapers which help you on your quest for configurator insights. Read More ››

Avoid Excel as Complex Product Configurator and for Quotations

I had a look at Louis Columbus’ blog which discusses reasons why quoting strategies fail.  One point I find very relevant for small and medium sized businesses is : 6.    Get to know the cost per order in your company and figure out how much ineffective quoting contributes to it Point 6 is a key reason why many companies still run with an Excel and Word based quoting tools for complex product configuration.  Few have or take the time to look at their cost of quoting or at the repercussions of inaccurate quotes.  What looks like a satisfactory solution using already installed software with minimal cash outlays, ends up costing companies more than they dreamed. Excel is not an environment you want to be creating complex dependencies. You create and distribute your price list. Everyone “knows” how to cut and paste cells and create formulas, so Soon each sales... Read More ››

Cameleon Sales Configurator Chatters at Dreamforce

Cameleon sales configurator is the first salesforce.com sales and manufacturing configurator to integrate Chatter into their product. They will be showing off the new feature at Dreamforce 2010 in San Francisco. Read More ››

Experlogix, Leading Product Configurator for Microsoft Dynamics, Releases New Major Version

Experlogix, Inc., a technology provider of sales and manufacturing configurators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and ERP, will announce its release of version 6.0 on Monday, which will contain 50 improvements to its product configurator package based on Experlogix customer requests. Version 6.0 highlights include: Support for Microsoft’s Customer Portal Accelerator Greater flexibility with new rule types Improved cross category part search New tools to manage multiple model generations Outlook Add-in for CRM Dynamics GP 2010 and Dynamics NAV 2009 integration Read More ››

Inscape to model with Configura

Inscape has chosen Configura to create an CET Designer Extension for their product line.  Configura is a dominant product configurator in the office furniture and office space market. “We are excited by the opportunity to use Configura’s parametric configuration software to capitalize on the extensive wall application knowledge that resides within our specification and engineering staff. Inscape strives to bring simplicity to its products and processes to provide the utmost flexibility and most effective solutions for our customers.” -Inscape Corporation CFO/General Manager of Architectural Interiors Kent Smallwood. Read More ››

See BigMachines at CRM Expo 2010 Nuremberg

Another event for those of you wanting to see some configurators in action. BigMachines is at the CRM Expo 2010 in Nuremberg on October 12 and 13th. They are on stand G14 in Hall 12. Read More ››