BUVA is a Dutch manufacturer and supplier for hinges and locks, ventilation, glass windows, aluminum profiles, and glass fiber reinforced bottom sills for both residential and non-residential construction. As an independent product developer, BUVA is keenly tuned to market demand. The company is widely known for insightful, solution-oriented innovation. It’s not surprising that BUVA’s various construction products can be found in many homes and buildings in the Netherlands.
BUVA selected e-Con CPQ as a solution that brought their Dynamics AX environment in line with the standardized platform with minimal customization. Previously, Product Builder in AX had limited their options. Product Builder couldn’t be extracted to an online environment like a web shop, so BUVA couldn’t use it for e-Commerce. Product Builder also lacked flexibility. The Sales rep had to answer all questions before Product Builder could say if a product was correct and producible. That led to extra time and effort going over questions again.
e-Con CPQ met their needs for integration, flexibility, and accuracy. There was no need to build custom applications—e-Con works as part of Dynamics AX, and it extends easily to online and external channels. And from the start e-Con CPQ increased efficiency and accuracy for sales configurations. With impeccable logic and automation and a declarative rules engine, e-Con ensures that only correct product combinations are shown, working in real time.
How BUVA uses e-Con for diverse sales and product configurations
Orders via the BUVA webshop. Dealers and resellers can configure BUVA products themselves. e-Con configures the right product combinations and generates the order, which lands directly in Dynamics AX.
Internal orders. The sales department of BUVA can use e-Con CPQ directly in Dynamics AX. Along with generating flawless orders, e-Con produces documentation such as BOMs, so that production can start right away.
Procurement. The procurement department configures special products, so they use e-Con to ensure all the specific requirements match the right products.