NetSuite ERP & CRM Integration Solution

NetSuite ERP & CRM Integration Solution

NetSuite is one of the most popular ERP and CRM systems on the market today. This widely used platform allows businesses to keep track of production and sales from one centralized hub. Those who are familiar with the system already know it can be a lifesaver when it comes to managing your business, particularly when that business is manufacturing. But what if there was a way to make it even better? Configure One’s CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) software integrates perfectly with NetSuite to...

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CRM Integration with Configure One CPQ

CRM Integration with Configure One CPQ

Remember the “old school” method of keeping track of a customer’s valuable information? This usually took the form of Rolodexes, which had business cards and Post-it notes shoved in. You might remember that it was next to impossible to find the information you needed when it was required. This all changed with the advent of computers and digital databases. These days, CRM software not only keeps track of your customer data but can also do so much more for you. Let’s take a look at this tool...

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ERP Integration with Configure One CPQ

ERP Integration with Configure One CPQ

Today, businesses need as many tools as possible to help them stay competitive, stand out from the crowd, and optimize their processes. Fortunately, many different software suites can help achieve these objectives. A key objective when considering the various systems that you run your business on is ensuring that those systems can be successfully integrated and work side-by-side to maximize efficiency. Configure One’s CPQ software stands out from many other options on the market because we can...

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Salesforce and Configure One CPQ – A Profitable Partnership

Salesforce and Configure One CPQ – A Profitable Partnership

It may seem a little unusual at first to think of using Salesforce's CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform alongside Configure One's CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solution. After all, both companies offer CPQ solutions, which may seem to be at odds with each other. However, the robust and customizable CPQ software from Configure One makes for a successful partnership with Salesforce. This is especially true for manufacturers, who often require more powerful product configuration...

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Manufacturing Industry Looks Good in 2020. We Can Make It Better.

Early indicators for a rebound in the manufacturing industry have begun to show for 2020. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia recently released its January Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey with a much higher rating for the industry than was expected. In December of 2019, the reserve’s manufacturing read was only 0.3. Forecasters were hoping for a January number of 3.0. However, the January survey went well beyond these expectations with a score of 17.0. Correcting the Dip in the...

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Top 5 Features Product Configurators Need for Manufacturers

Top 5 Features Product Configurators Need for Manufacturers

There are currently over 250,000 manufacturing companies in the United States employing over 12 million employees. The fact is that manufacturing is a highly competitive field and those manufacturers need to do everything they can to stand apart from the competition. One way to do this is by offering customization options for your products. Today, a one-size-fits-all product isn’t going to bring in as much business as those companies which allow customers to tweak the products to fit their...

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CPQ Best Practices for a Successful, Smooth Launch

People’s natural tendency is to resist change. It’s true in our personal lives as well as in work. That’s why, if a company announces a major change in the processes, this can cause stress and anxiety for staff. This level of anxiety is counterproductive for those implementing a new program. As a manufacturer switching to a Configure, Price, Quote software (CPQ) system, anticipate this reaction and prepare for a successful launch of the system. Here are the best practices you can use when...

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CPQ Implementation – 9 Tips for a Successful Rollout

CPQ Implementation – 9 Tips for a Successful Rollout

Any expert will tell you one of the most critical parts of a software product implementation is the launch. If the rollout goes smoothly, your company will avoid many potential problems in the weeks and months that follow. This is especially true with Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software. Here’s our list of best practices enabling a manufacturing company to launch a CPQ system effectively: 1. Understand Your NeedsThe first thing you want to establish is what your company needs from this...

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What is CPQ? A Manufacturer’s Best Friend!

Imagine this scenario: You work at a small, independently owned manufacturer of specialty delivery vehicles. You receive a call from a company looking to order 10 trucks for their fleet. As a sales rep, you go through all of the available options with the customer, explaining what your capabilities are. Once that’s done, you contact the manufacturing floor, talk to the engineers and machinists to determine exactly what will go into the bill of materials (BOM) and look at the specifications...

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How manufacturers can overcome years of poor data management

Driven by increasing market demand for highly personalized products, the need for manufacturers to leverage the full value of their data is greater than ever. Yet, producing smaller batches of non-standard, unique products is significantly more complex and requires data on-demand. With the amount of information already being generated, collected and stored within their organizations, you’d expect industrial businesses to be well versed in unlocking and leveraging the value contained within...

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Manufacturers must bridge legacy systems with new software

Driven by customer expectations for unique, personalized products, the need for manufacturers to leverage data is greater now than ever. Yet, producing smaller batches of bespoke variants requires data on demand, 24/7. Creating such a capability requires businesses to integrate their existing systems with powerful new tools, such as CPQ (configure, price, quote). Jon Lidbury, director of EMEA for Configure One explains all, and shares the story of how one manufacturer is already using the...

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Your sales process is inefficient and error-prone, but we can fix that

By manually generating manufacturing drawings, routings and bills of materials, businesses are overlooking a huge opportunity to reduce cost and lead-times, eliminate errors and deliver exceptional customer experiences.Mention automation and almost everyone will think of a physical piece of equipment, most probably a robot – a spot-welder on an automotive assembly line, the waste collecting star of Disney’s hit movie Wall-E or the entertainment androids that populate HBO’s...

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A simple way of reducing costs, removing errors and increasing customer satisfaction

Manufacturing businesses frequently make life harder for themselves through their reliance on manually generated quotes, bills of materials and production drawings, not to mention out-dated price lists and having to continuously re-key information into their systems. Streamlining these processes and automating the creation of manufacturing-related data represents a huge opportunity to reduce cost, reduce lead-times, remove errors and ultimately increase customer satisfaction. Jon Lidbury,...

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CPQ software – The aspirin to your customization headache

Customers’ acceptance of a one-size-fits-all product may be ending, but the demand for more personalized, unique experiences doesn’t have to cause the production challenges many manufacturers believe it will. Smart, intuitive digital technologies have permeated every aspect of our lives, meaning it’s never been easier for customers to educate themselves, shop around and find products that precisely fit their needs. Fortunately, these same digital technologies, particularly CPQ software...

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How manufacturers can overcome the challenges of mass customization

Standardized product offerings are on the decline as customers demand ever more customization from those they purchase from. Austin Roche, Director EMEA at Configure One, explains why this trend is happening now, the impact its having on manufacturing organizations, and how CPQ can help overcome or eliminate outright these challenges. INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION?Let’s setup a Configure One demonstration for you and your team. Download our PDF on essential CPQ functions sought out by top...

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3D configuration tools are the key to increased sales and customer delight

For manufacturers trying to juggle greater product complexity and customer demand for personalized, unique experiences, 3D configuration tools offer the ability to quote complex products with confidence. Customers have always wanted to feel special and, today, they are increasingly willing to pay a premium for it. In return, they want to have a deeper, more influential role in the development of the products they buy, putting pressure on manufacturers to identify ways of making their processes...

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What exactly is real-time visual configuration?

Austin Roche, Director EMEA at Configure One, explains what visual configuration is, the business benefits it brings, and shares an exciting example of how one manufacturer is already using the technology to take its organization to the next level. INTERESTED IN MORE INFORMATION?Let’s setup a Configure One demonstration for you and your team. Download our PDF on essential CPQ functions sought out by top manufacturers to increase revenue and accelerate sales.  Understand the CPQ market and...

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Top 3 Reasons Customers Choose CPQ Solutions

As part of our Conversations with Configure One series, we invited Chris DiEllo to join us. Chris is responsible for sales at Configure One. He is a hands-on leader and spends as much time as possible with prospects and customers. As a result, his understanding of what the market needs from a CPQ solution are insightful and often unique.  “Those three reasons are growth, enablement, and cost.” In my day-to-day activities, it’s easy to see that there are 3 primary reasons why our customers look...

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