Every custom product needs a bill of materials (BOM), no matter how simple it is. It lists the individual parts that go into creating the finished product, including unit prices and final costs. A BOM clarifies exactly what’s needed or expected from customers, engineers, and other stakeholders involved in the customization process for the most accurate price possible. A worthwhile product configurator will generate a complete BOM that can be customized further to use as you sell your product.
A powerful configurator will generate models of a customized product or customers before they
make their final decision. Models reduce the need to create physical prototypes and lessen the chance of costly change orders after fulfillment. Ultimately, this is what ensures the most customer satisfaction, as well as repeat business.