KBMax Blog

Selecting the Right CPQ Configurator Vendor

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 6/17/15 11:53 AM

There is a big increase in the number of CPQ & Product Configurator vendors lately.  A current google search will turn up dozens of results, when there might have been a dozen not long ago. 

 

The natural tendency is to commoditize this growing field to make “apples to apples” comparisons. Issues arise because of major differences in vendor functionality, architecture, pricing, and services.   Buyers get fatigue compiling vendor checklists and are faced with an “apples to oranges” decision.

 

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Topics: Configurator, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

Teledyne Cable Solutions Selects KBMax CPQ & CAD Automation

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 3/4/15 11:26 AM

KBMax is proud to announce that Teledyne Cable Solutions (Teledyne) has selected our CAD configurator  and Configure Price Quote software solution. Our services will improve the accuracy and speed of the design/quote process for custom over molded cable assemblies and harnesses.

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Topics: Configurator, SolidWorks, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

KBMax is Oracle Gold Partner - Exhibiting CAD Automation & Visualization @ Open World

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 9/29/14 11:09 AM

KBMax is proud to announce its recent Oracle Gold Partnership and upcoming exhibition at Oracle Open World 2014. KBMax integrates with Oracle Cloud CPQ (formerly Big Machines) to provide CAD Automation, Visual User Interfaces, and more for Engineer to Order manufacturers. Generating dynamic models, drawings, and images, from Oracle will help these companies sell more faster.

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Topics: Configurator, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ, Oracle CPQ, Big Machines

Spacesaver Selects KBMax Configurator for CREO Automation

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 8/8/14 10:56 AM

KBMax is proud to announce that Spacesaver Corporation (Spacesaver) has selected our product configurator, CPQ, and CAD automation solution. Our software & services will improve the accuracy and speed of the design/quote process for Spacesaver’s Engineer to Order (ETO) and Configure to Order (CTO) storage product lines.

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Topics: Configurator, CREO Automation, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

KBMax CPQ + CAD Lists on Salesforce App Exchange

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 6/25/14 11:05 AM

Configure Price Quote + CAD Design has made it to the Salesforce store!!!!

Design & quote configured products fast inside Salesforce.com. Generate instant quotes, proposals, CAD models & drawings, BOMs and more. Automate engineering & accelerate sales with a KBMax configurator.

  • Design & visualize your products in real time with our Drag & Drop UI.
  • Quickly get dynamic models & drawings of your configured products in SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, & PTC CREO with our advanced CAD automation.
  • Optimize your design/quote/order workdlow with our enterpise integrations to CAD, CRM, ERP, PDM systems.
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Topics: Salesforce, Configurator, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

Why CAD Automation Matters During Sales Process

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 6/4/14 11:00 AM

A recent B2B blog post from highlighted some important trends for industrial manufacturing marketing.  Use of mass customization via product configurators is growing, but many companies use CPQ software without a crucial asset to persuade industrial buyers to take action.  That asset is a sales level CAD drawing or model of the their required configuration.

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Topics: Configurator, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

Oldcastle Enclosures Selects KBMax CPQ, Configurator, Autodesk Inventor Automation

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 11/13/13 5:07 PM

We are proud to announce that Oldcastle  Enclosure Solutions (OES) has selected KBMax to implement configurators for their trench product lines.  KBMax will improve the accuracy and speed of the design/quote process for these highly custom products.

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Topics: Configurator, drag & drop configurator, CAD Automation, product configurator, Autodesk, CPQ

Dynamic Closures Selects KBMax CPQ, Configurator, SolidWorks Automation

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 10/24/13 5:03 PM

We are proud to announce that Dynamic Closures (DC) has selected KBMax to implement configurators for their side folding, rolling, and roll & fold product lines. DC has been building innovative and easy to use security grilles and closures since 1975.  Customers get DC products built to exact specifications.  KBMax will improve the accuracy and speed of the design/quote process for these highly custom products.

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Topics: Configurator, drag & drop configurator, SolidWorks, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

Rodney Hunt Fontaine Selects KBMax Configurator

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 7/24/13 4:56 PM

We are proud to announce that Rodney Hunt-Fontaine (RHF) has selected KBMax to implement configurators for their engineer to order gates and valves. RHF has pioneered safe and reliable flow control systems throughout the world since 1840.   KBMax will improve the accuracy and speed of the design/quote process for RHF sales and engineering users around the world.

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Topics: Configurator, SolidWorks, CAD Automation, product configurator, CPQ

Cloud CPQ & Configurator Advantages

Posted by Kris Goldhair on 4/11/12 2:40 PM

Unless you've lived under a rock, you've heard all these buzz words lately:  "The Cloud"... "SaaS"... From Microsoft's "To the cloud!" commercials to the Salesforce.com "Chatter" Super Bowl commercial, the Cloud has hit the mainstream media.  Both individual consumers and global international corporations alike can use the cloud to make work and leisure computing easier.  But what exactly is the cloud, and why should your business care?  Yes you should for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) & Configurator applications.

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Topics: Configurator, SolidWorks, CAD Automation, product configurator, Cloud Configurator, CPQ