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Quotation Configuration is an efficient and precise process that enables complex quotations for variant-rich products to be created quickly and without errors.
A Quote Configurator is software that creates error-free and accurately calculated quotes for users based on individual sets of rules. This leads to a significant reduction in sales costs.
BOM stands for Bill of Material.
CPQ stands for "Configure, Price, Quote" and is a software solution that helps users configure complex products or services, calculate their prices correctly, and create customized quotes or cost estimates for custo
Guided Selling refers to a sales method or software solution that supports customers during the purchasing process by helping them find the most suitable product or service through targeted questions and recommendations. This interactive advice is based on the customer's individual needs, preferences, and requirements and leads to customized configurations.
Configuration refers to the process or result of adapting or assembling a product, service or system according to the specific requirements, needs or preferences of a customer or user, according to defined set of rules.
A Configurator is a software application or tool that allows users to customize and design variant and complex products or services according to their individual needs and requirements.
Mass customization is a business concept that enables the individualization of products and services on a large scale. It combines the advantages of mass production with the specific requirements and preferences of individual customers.
An Online Configurator is a web-based software application that allows users to configure products or services over the Internet in real time.
A Product Finder is a tool or function that enables users to quickly and specifically search for certain products or services in extensive catalogs that meet their specific needs or requirements. Product finders can be easily extended with configurators or integrated into configurators.
Product architecture refers to the structural and functional organization of a single product or product group. It encompasses the way in which the various components, modules or features of a product are linked together and how they work together to achieve overall functionality and performance. A well-designed product architecture considers aspects such as flexibility, scalability, reusability, and the ability to support different variants or configurations of the product.
A Product Configurator is an interactive software tool that enables customers to customize and design products according to their individual needs, preferences and requirements within the defined set of rules. The Product Configurator offers a choice of different options, features or components that the customer can select to tailor the desired product. A product configurator optimizes sales processes, increases customer satisfaction and enables the fast and precise creation of individual offers or cost estimates.
A product catalog is a compilation of information about various products and/or services. It is arranged according to a certain system, such as alphabetically by product name or categorically by product type. In addition to written product descriptions, product catalogs may also contain illustrations or photographs to provide customers with visual impressions. These catalogs serve as a useful tool for customers to get a comprehensive overview of a company's offering and find the products or services that are relevant to them.
Product logic describes the systematic and logical structuring of products or services in order to organize their functions, properties, variants and dependencies in an efficient manner.
The product structure is a hierarchical representation of a product structured according to certain criteria, usually in the form of a tree-like structure.
Refers to the exclusive configuration of services. See also Offer Configurator.
A bill of materials (BOM) is a structured list of all parts, assemblies, and materials required to manufacture a product.
The Variant Configurator is a special software solution developed for defining, managing and applying product variants. With the help of this tool, companies can organize their different variants efficiently and systematically. By using the Variant Configurator, redundant master data can be avoided, resulting in optimized data maintenance and increased data consistency.
Synonymous with Online Configurator.
A 2D Configurator is a variant of the product configurator that allows users to configure products or designs in a two-dimensional (2D) representation.
A 3D Configurator is a variant of the product configurator, which enables the configuration of three-dimensional (3D) products or design.
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