If you attended Microsoft Inspire 2017 (previously known as WPC), the phrase ‘from mass production to mass customization’ will ring a bell. Inspire 2017 featured many presentations and keynotes that discussed how manufacturing and production industries will change over the coming months and years. In the past, manufacturers scaled up to sustain lower prices against high volumes. Today, customers expect more from mass-products. For even the most standardized goods, customers want options, choices and a personalized twist. Microsoft showcased examples of 3D printers that are helping manufacturers transform mass production. Using 3D printers, companies can make a standard product 100% customer-specific.
That’s one insight into new paths for manufacturing for a new type of customer. If there’s a top challenge with selling and producing customer-specific products it is cost. How can your business quote and order a customer-specific product without spending tons of time and money to calculate the options, convince the customer, propose the product, and so on? With e-Con CPQ, you can sell customer-specific products within a matter of minutes (or even seconds). You simply gather all the different variations and options within the e-Con Rules Engine. When a customer is interested, he can configure the desired product himself via an online portal or a POS. Or, your sales rep can answer straightforward questions that define the custom product with ease. Here, you’ll find our showcase of the e-Con Copier Configurator. You can explore it to see how you can quickly tailor a product to customer-specific needs
Enjoy, and if you have questions about e-Con CPQ or want to see e-Con in action, please let us know!