Making an offering customer-ready often involves more than configuring and pricing a product. If project activities are involved, you’ll need to factor in time, logistics, and costs that might include installation, transport, travel and lodging, training, or other elements. Project engineers need to forecast and calculate all angles. They need to determine resources, materials, circumstances, and risks. This information serves as the base for price estimates and planning. And their efforts can be a moving target. After receiving an initial proposal, customers frequently request changes and adjustments that require significant rework.
With e-Con, your company can sharply reduce the time and effort your staff spends on “custom” project budgeting by automating and standardizing processes for proposals and quotations. By putting cost control front and center with firm but flexible configuration, you can assure real-time accuracy for project costs and ensure that essentials elements aren’t left out.
Watch how e-Con helps configuring projects for Indra Navia
“Complex configuration options had made bidding difficult and time-consuming for us and our prospects. It was too difficult for one person to have full control and we needed to find a solution.”