The Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP WorkWise Edition powerful Product Configurator allows you to simplify the production of engineered, ordered, planned and controlled products that are configured or assembled uniquely for each customer order. The Product Configurator software gives you greater flexibility and reduces the proliferation of items, bills and routings for uniquely configured products.
The Product Configurator makes it easy for customers and distributors to buy your products. Product Configuration software allows both sales and customers to select, configure, price, and order your products, while simultaneously making sure that only valid features, options, and dimensions are selected.
Organize and Control the Definition of Product Features and Options
Process Quotations & Customer Orders for Configured Products
Process Bills of Material & Routings in Conventional and a Matrix Format
Plan & Control all Manufacturing Activities for Configured Products
Use the Product Configurator to drastically reduce order lead times and engineering costs by allowing engineering to focus on orders falling outside the rules and on new product development.
The Product Configurator software consists of a set of capabilities provided across several Aptean Industrial Manufacturing ERP applications. When used together, these functions simplify the production of engineered, ordered, planned and controlled products that are configured or assembled uniquely for each customer order.
Products best suited to the configurator functions are engineered from the ground up. They consist of combinations of product features and/or options which customize the delivered product to meet a customer’s specific needs.
Assemble-to-order manufacturers stock components, subassemblies, or semi-finished products in advance of receiving a customer order. When an order is received, products are quickly assembled into unique combinations which satisfy the customer’s requirements. Some subassemblies and components may be made to order to supplement the inventory of stocked items. This approach works well to manage the production of complex options, processing unique or unpredictable customer requirements while maintaining an affordable level of inventory. A configure-to-order manufacturer has a large make-to-order content, or products whose options affect the bill of material at all levels of assembly.
In an engineer-to-order manufacturing environment, the engineered element of processing a customer order is high. In these situations the Product Configurator is useful because it generates an initial bill of material for the closest standard configuration. The resulting bills of material and routings then provide a starting place for the custom engineering required to meet the customer’s specifications.
ERP product configuration offers a standard or base starting point but provides the flexibility to vary both material content and manufacturing processes to accommodate a customer’s needs.
WorkWise has been serving the manufacturing industry for over 15 years, and we understand the unique complexities and challenges it faces. Watch this video to learn more about the manufacturing industries we serve.
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