A Selector is a critical part of any fluid handling equipment purchase, helping both customers and manufacturers get more clarity around the conditions of service. If customers use a third-party selector or do their own intensive product research, they could find their way to any number of manufacturers.
When you provide a Selector as part of your sales process, you can ensure all options point to your catalog. Integrating a Selector with your CPQ boxes out competition, narrowing their choice down to only your products so you can immediately begin the conversation about configuration.
Since Selectors and CPQ platforms are two different solutions, the costs for maintaining two separate licenses or service agreements is much higher, as well as the additional downstream expenses.
If the two solutions aren’t fully compatible, sales teams will have to manually export data from a Selector into their CPQ, slowing down workflows and increasing labor expenses. Any time manual processes enter the mix, it also increases the chances for human errors that cost even more valuable time.
When customers are looking for a quote, time is of the essence. If they find a product through a Selector integrated with a CPQ, the sales team can immediately identify appropriate products and continue the conversation about configuration. CPQ dramatically accelerates the time it takes to generate a quote, and an integrated Selector speeds up the process even more.
Some CPQ software provides such deep insight into products that they generate performance data based on different configurations. When Selectors are integrated into the same solution, customers can see performance data before they even begin the customization process, adding a further layer of insight for product choice. Advanced SCPQ software, like Revalize, can update estimated performance based on each parameter change in the Configurator, as well.
The manufacturing sales process is moving faster than ever, even in complex niches like fluid handling equipment. Investing in an SCPQ platform will not only provide a better customer experience, but it will also dramatically improve the productivity of your sales team. Experience the difference with Revalize and schedule a demo. Still want to know more about SCPQ? Check out our new ebook to learn how an integrated Selector and CPQ can help your sales process.