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Keeping Things Efficient: Navigating a Web-Based Product Configurator

Ron Lilek , June 9, 2021
A guide to increasing business outcomes with web-based product configurators.

If you’re unsure of how to navigate a web-based product configurator, you're not alone. Even with the recent push towards a cloud-hosted and digitally-transformed era, most product configurator software solutions still aren't web-based.

A product configurator that’s hosted on the web is actually more user-friendly than traditional product configuration software. And if you’re already using a traditional product configurator, transitioning to a web-based CPQ software isn’t a complex task.

With the digital transformation manufacturers are facing, it’s essential to adapt to models of digitization to remain competitive. If you're manufacturing highly-configurable products, a web-based solution streamlines the entire process.

So, let's take a look at how you can use web-based product configuration software to streamline your operations.


What to Expect From a Web-based Product Configurator


With a product configurator that’s hosted online, you won't have to worry about losing any data. A cloud-based configurator provides you with peace of mind, knowing that all of your manufacturing and product data is securely (and redundantly) stored in the cloud.

And you won't have to undergo lengthy installation and setup processes, either. In addition, your team will have access to product information anywhere and at any time. With updates happening in the cloud, you won’t experience the typical downtime that accompanies on-premise updates.


Additionally, cloud solutions save time and money by making it easier to collaborate and share information. You'll have visibility into customer and employee data, often in real time.


How to Navigate a Web-based Product Configurator

A web-based product configurator allows for a simplified user experience as well. But first, it’s essential to do the following:
  • Double-check that the enterprise portal logins are correct and set to your specifications
  1. Define the setup options and features that meet your requirements
After you've done the above, you simply log in to the web portal and you'll be able to see all of your products that are being configured. Since the data in the cloud is automatically updated, you never have to worry that you're using obsolete data during the configuration process.

With a product configuration software hosted on the web, your team can provide your prospects with accurate and reliable information, in real-time. But the technology doesn't stop there. Additionally, you're able to provide live quotes in HTML format based on their configurations while you’re working with them—making approval a simple click-of-the-mouse, thereby greatly reducing the time to close.

What to Look for in a Web-based Product Configurator

Nowadays, there are many different web-based product configurators on the market. But which solution is best for you? It’s important to use a product configurator that’s tailored to your specific industry, so that your workflows are reflected in the functionality and design of the software.

Verenia is a secure web-based product configurator that is specifically designed for the manufacturing industry. Our Configure Price Quote (CPQ) technology is a revolutionary way of reliably and efficiently configuring, pricing, and quoting your highly-configurable products. Watch the technology in action and see how you can rise above your competition today by increasing your sales and decreasing your operating costs.


Tags: CPQ, Product Configurator, Cloud, Product Configuration

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