KBMax Blog

Configurators, Golf Carts – and Bowling?

Posted by John Randazzo on 5/15/19 10:30 AM

Earlier this month, KBMax kicked off a series of Hands-On Workshops with our first stops in Chicago and Minneapolis.  The premise of the events was simple – give our prospective customers of all skill levels and roles who had seen KBMax in action through demonstrations and presentations, a chance to come in and work with our tool firsthand. 

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Topics: Company

We're the Leader in G2 Crowd's New Visual Configuration Category

Posted by Lauren Habig on 4/3/19 4:26 PM


G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, released their Spring 2019 CPQ Grid Report highlighting the highest rated CPQ software. We were named a High Performer once again in the overall category. We were also rated a Leader by mid-market customers using Visual Configurator software.

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Topics: Configurator, CPQ, "visual configuration"

CPQ Goes Retail, Mass Customization Goes Mainstream

Posted by Kevin Jackson on 3/6/19 2:06 PM

CPQ has gone retail.  It is not enough that Amazon is offering shoppers same day delivery for a hundreds of thousands of items.  Shoppers today expect companies to meet their every need and request in real-time.  For most companies this poses a challenge.  

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Topics: "visual configuration"

10 Best Practices for Managing Your Digital Transformation Project

Posted by Andrew Rieser on 2/22/19 10:41 AM

Digital transformation efforts are on nearly every manufacturer's road map. But these initiatives go beyond the scope of technology upgrades or short-term projects — they are major cultural shifts. Here are the 10 best practices for managing digital transformation projects in manufacturing. 

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NEW FEATURES: Taking Things to the Third Dimension

Posted by Kirk Fretwell on 1/31/19 1:15 PM

Welcome to the third and final article about our newly-released features. Our previous entries described our enhanced UI that your users will love and improvements to our rules engine that make your administrators happy.  This third entry pops into the third dimension: we’ll talk about the 3D scene, and how it’s even more powerful than before.

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CP(Q&A)s- How Can a CPQ Solution Help Increase Your Sales?

Posted by John Randazzo on 1/18/19 10:26 AM

When working with my clients, they readily understand how the deployment of a CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote) solution can help them reduce sales errors. After all, we are human, and every one of us have days where we misplace a decimal point or enter in a wrong SKU. Just in writing this little post I have made a few spelling errors (of which I hope I caught all of them before posting). CPQ's ability to help salespeople, order management and the customer with data automation for their entry tasks is easily understood. But one thing that isn't readily apparent is how CPQ can help them win more sales. 

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Topics: CPQ, "visual configuration"

KBMax Named in Gartner's Innovation Insight for Visual Configuration 2018 Report

Posted by Lauren Habig on 12/20/18 2:05 PM

In the 2018 Innovation Insight for Visual Configuration report that was released yesterday, Gartner explores the types of visual product configurators that are currently available including 2D and 3D visualization, mixed reality, virtual reality, and augmented reality. KBMax was featured throughout the report as a solution that uniquely offers every type of visualization as well as CAD automation. They also provide recommendations for implementing these solutions successfully and the significant benefits that companies have seen by deploying a visual configurator.

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Topics: product configurator, CPQ, "visual configuration"

Tuff Shed Rolls Out Our 3D Product Configurator Nationwide

Posted by Lauren Habig on 11/26/18 4:24 PM

Today, Tuff Shed launched our 3D product configurator in their retail locations nationwide. Their customers can now configure a made-to-order shed based on their requirements (the size, the type, the color, etc.) in real-time and receive a quote instantly.

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Topics: Salesforce, Configurator, Company, CAD Automation, CPQ

Improvements To Our Admin Experience Have Arrived!

Posted by Kirk Fretwell on 11/14/18 2:01 PM

Welcome to the second article about our new features that we just released. Last time we detailed the UI enhancements that we rolled out and this installment will focus on the improvements that we made to our back-end rules engine called Snap.

Here are a few of our favorite under-the-hood programming updates that will make your Snap code even more scalable and easier to maintain.

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Topics: Company

Key Takeaways from Last Week's Pack Expo

Posted by Paul Martin on 10/23/18 4:09 PM

Last week's PACK EXPO International in Chicago was a revolutionary and transformative event. If you missed it, it was an explosion of forward-looking technology that will impact the way people buy and sell packaging machinery and equipment.

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Topics: Configurator, CAD Automation