KBMax Blog

Architectural Lighting Works Is Transforming their Business with KBMax

Posted by Thomas Plocher on 2/1/18 10:59 AM
 
We're excited to announce that Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) is transforming their business with our 3D configurator and CAD automation software. ALW manufactures a broad array of architectural lighting - from ambient and accent to archetypal and atypical. They illuminate interior environments with integrity, imagination and innovation while providing incomparable service and support to their customers and their clients. They will now be able to connect with these customers, partners, and employees in an entirely new way.
 
Inside sales and external reps will use our platform to visually configure architectural lighting fixtures with thousands of options. ALW will also use our seamless integration with Salesforce CPQ to give them a cutting-edge connection between their complex configurations and quote to cash.
 
 
“Combining KBMax with Salesforce CPQ gives us a complete solution for sales and engineering,” said Andreas Dankelmann, VP of Operations at ALW. “We evaluated other options and their powerful configurator was the most robust and easy to use. Also, their CAD automation with SolidWorks is very powerful.”
 
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Topics: Configurator, CPQ

KBMax was Named to G2Crowd’s Top CPQ Software List!

Posted by Lauren Habig on 1/23/18 9:06 AM
 
G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, released the Highest Rated CPQ Software list to help businesses with their Configure Price Quote (CPQ) technology buying decisions. We're excited to announce that we were named in the top 3 for both Enterprise and Mid-Market customers based on user satisfaction.
 
 
"Easy to setup the configurations ourselves; great to be able to tweak our system without having to call support."
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Topics: Company

The Top 3 Takeaways From NRF 2018

Posted by Lauren Habig on 1/18/18 9:05 AM
1.  The customer should always be #1.

The main sentiment heard in our conversations with other show attendees and in presentations from the leaders in the space is that the only reason they are still around is because of their customer. There is a need to focus on delivering them the value and experiences that they desire. This notion of B2B2C is becoming mainstream because no matter who you’re selling to, there’s always a customer at the end of the process.

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Our 3 Main Takeaways from Salesforce World Tour NYC

Posted by Lauren Habig on 12/19/17 3:10 PM

Last week we joined 9,000 Salesforce customers, partners and prospects at the NYC stop of the World Tour. It was our first World Tour event so we wanted to capture our 3 key takeaways as a newcomer and as a Salesforce ISV partner.

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Topics: Salesforce, Company

London Calling: KBMax and Salesforce CPQ

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 12/8/17 10:38 AM

Our team had a brilliant time in London earlier this week presenting at the Salesforce CPQ Quarterly Business Review.  It was an awesome experience to meet with the EMEA team and discuss their evolving market, plus learn about other partners like SpringCM and 4C.  Salesforce knows that this is how strong partnerships are forged.

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Topics: Salesforce, Company, CPQ

Our Dreamforce Giveaway Winner is Announced

Posted by Lauren Habig on 12/7/17 3:01 PM

We want to congratulate Hugo Harris from 4C who won our iPhone X raffle at this year’s Dreamforce.  Our team delivered the prize in person at their offices in London earlier this week.  

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Topics: Dreamforce 2017

KBMax named in G2 Crowd’s Top 6 Enterprise CPQ Software List

Posted by Lauren Habig on 11/30/17 7:08 AM
This October, G2 Crowd (the peer-to-peer business solutions review platform) released its latest CPQ software report highlighting the best Configure, Price, Quote products for business professionals. KBMax 3D CPQ was named a High Performer based on receiving a high customer satisfaction score.
 
And now, we are especially excited to be included on G2 Crowd’s list of the top 3 CPQ software solutions for enterprise companies. These scores and rankings are based on 1043 reviews across 69 products in G2 Crowd’s CPQ category.
 
 
"Awesome team to work with. Ease of understanding and use of the snap block rules when creating and maintaining the configurators," said Mark Muellenbach.
 
 
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Our 4 Main Takeaways from Dreamforce 2017

Posted by Lauren Habig on 11/16/17 7:30 AM
Well, another Dreamforce has come and gone, and this year reached a new level of magnitude with 170,000 attendees, $1 million raised for equal access to education and jobs, and 2,700 sessions. With so much going on and the vast amount of knowledge coming from the conference, we wanted to capture our team’s 4 main takeaways that we are taking back to our office.
 
 
Kevin Jackson, VP of Sales
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived.
 
A main theme in Marc Benioff’s keynote was the fourth industrial revolution, a new era of growth in the tech industry that is marked by intelligence and connection.
 
According to Benioff, “There’s all these amazing new technologies, things like autonomous vehicles and artificial intelligence and nanotechnology and mobile computing and all these things are really hitting at once. And companies are really transforming themselves and bringing all these new technologies in really to connect with their customers in new ways.”
 
In order to compete in this new environment, your company needs to utilize these new innovative tools specifically in the 3D and AR space. It was so cool and exciting to see people stop by our booth to see our customer driven visual configurations since they did not know something like it existed.
 
 
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Topics: Company, Dreamforce 2017

Join KBMax Weekly for an In-depth Product Tour

Posted by Thomas Plocher on 10/27/17 3:12 PM
 
Don't miss the next KBMax Weekly, which is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st at 12:00pm Central. Enjoy a deep dive into KBMax fully integrated architecture, features and functionality. Most CPQ vendors won’t show their rule language and admin platform until you have sat through several demos. Even then they only give you a small peek into the engine that drives your configurators.  At KBMax we take a different approach. From the start, we display our admin tool and rule language. We have nothing to hide. We are proud of it, our customers love it, and we think you will too.
 
 
 
 
Simply register following the link and tell us the area or features you are particularly interested in. Our very own Senior Solution Engineers and Senior Architects will be hosting these webinars, which ensures you will get the best value from these sessions. Here are some of the topics we will be covering:
 
  • An intro of KBMax, core features and functionality
  • The value of visual CPQ
  • Our clean visual CPQ architecture and integrations
  • KBMax - What is under the hood
  • The Snap rules & workflow engine
  • Complex configuration capabilities
  • 3D visualization engine
  • Principles of CAD automation
  • How to build a configurator
  • Q&A
 
 
 
DO IT ALL WITH JUST ONE PLATFORM...
We will show you how.
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Topics: Configurator, CPQ

Meet with High Performer - KBMax, at Dreamforce '17

Posted by Thomas Plocher on 10/24/17 4:20 PM
G2 Crowd the peer-to-peer business solutions review platform just released its latest CPQ software report highlighting the best Configure, Price, Quote products for business professionals. KBMax 3D CPQ has been named a High Performer based on receiving a high customer Satisfaction score. 97% of users rated it 4 or 5 stars, 93% of users believe it is headed in the right direction, and users said they would be likely to recommend KBMax 3D CPQ at a rate of 88%. See for yourself why KBMax has been consistently rated as a High Performer at Dreamforce '17, booths #1918 and #1916.
 
Read more about the best CPQ Software at
G2 Crowd  here
 
Customer focus is one of our highest priorities, helping them to become more successful without any compromises.  In fact, we were able to win customers from our competitors due to poor customer experience and their inability to follow through on the commitments made. Because of our intense focus on customers by listening to what they have to say, we are outpacing our competitors who do not. The ratings in this report are based on actual user reviews collected by G2 Crowd as of Fall 2017. We achieved above average scores in almost all of the satisfaction ratings category.
 
 
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Topics: Configurator, CPQ