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Configure One helps Vermeer equip customers to do more

Configure One provides configurator and business-to-business CPQ software to help quote complex and configurable deliverables.

Configure One partner Vermeer, an internationally renown manufacturer of heavy construction equipment and solutions, is based in Pella, Iowa and some folks have wondered why.

“It wouldn’t be the first time we’ve gotten that question, but you’d be surprised what our HQ’s stomping grounds has to offer,” Vermeer says on its website. “While Pella has the benefits of a small town, it also offers big quality of life advantages that make us proud that it’s our hometown and the place where Vermeer first opened its doors.”

That was in 1948, shortly after the end of World War II, when founder Gary Vermeer opened a one-man job shop on a farm in central Iowa. “We’re currently celebrating our 70th anniversary,” Vermeer Corp. global dealer finance manager Jill Blanco stated. “In 1948, Gary Vermeer established a company that has become a world leader. We’re proud of our unique culture, lived out by the nearly 3,000 team members strong found around the world, but headquartered in the heart of the United States.”

Vermeer has come a long way in 70 years, Blanco said. “The second- and now third-generations have taken what Gary started and transformed our company into a market-changing powerhouse recognized around the world.”

Vermeer’s iconic yellow construction vehicles are clearly visible on jobsites in 10 markets worldwide, according to information on Vermeer’s website.

“But that didn’t happen overnight,” the company says. “Listening to customer challenges has been core to our success since our founding. As a result of those ongoing conversations, Vermeer has developed hundreds of products, carefully calculated and crafted, tried and tested, all to serve customers in a progressing world.”

Vermeer also is a partner with Configure One, which provides configurator and business-to-business CPQ software to help quote complex and configurable deliverables.

“Our customers look to Vermeer, they find innovative products for niche markets to help them get their tough work done,” Blanco said. “Equally important, they choose Vermeer because of their local dealer, giving them the support they need, when they need it.”

The Vermeer logo is known worldwide as “manufacturer of iconic yellow iron seen on industrial jobsites and farm fields worldwide,” the company says on its website. Customers know what to expect when they come to Vermeer, “our customers don’t come to Vermeer searching for a cookie-cutter product to do what’s been done before,” the company says.

Customers also count on Vermeer’s promise of “equipped to do more” to do exactly that — more.

With every hole drilled, tree chipped, bale rolled and rock crushed, our customers are doing more,” the company says on its website. “They feed and fuel the world. They manage our precious natural resources. They connect people to the necessities of life. With their yellow iron in hand, they are Equipped to Do More.”

About Configure One
Configure One is a leading provider of web-based product configurator and CPQ (configure price quote) software. Configure One’s Enterprise Product Configurator® is an enterprise CPQ application that enables companies to efficiently sell and process orders for configurable, multi-option, and customizable products and services. Configure One’s customers can increase revenues while reducing costs by automating much of the sales, order entry, and engineering processes. Customers include industry leaders such as Alstom, Dover Corporation, Rosenbauer, Masonite Corporation, Otis Elevator, SPX Corporation, Stanley Black & Decker, and Sumitomo.


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