From approving quotes to designing and building products, engineers play a major role in keeping a manufacturing operation running smoothly. That’s what makes a configure, price, quote (CPQ) solution such a valuable asset in their toolbelt.
While this technology empowers every manufacturing department, CPQ benefits engineers significantly by freeing up their valuable time.
CPQ is a digital tool that allows customers to configure custom products, ensure accurate pricing, and generate quotes automatically to streamline the sales process.
By connecting departments, centralizing data, and empowering customers, CPQ solutions help your team provide the best quoting experience possible.
CPQ adds value for the engineering team during the quoting process. Through increased access to quoting data, engineers have the opportunity to stop potential errors from happening and prevent costly mistakes.
Integrating the engineering department directly into the quoting process saves engineers from extensive back-and-forth with sales about the feasibility of product customizations and timelines.
One of CPQ’s key benefits is its ability to automate the creation of quotes and proposals. CPQ eliminates the need for constant revisions and administrative oversight by centralizing data so all departments have access.
This process allows engineers to make corrections and approvals early on in the quoting process — freeing up their time to focus on designing and building products instead of quotes.
Because engineers have the ability to import and update the latest product information and rules, they can feel comfortable knowing sales has the most accurate information possible and there won’t be errors in their quotes.
CPQ also assists in simultaneous part number generation so engineers don’t have to worry about tracking or cataloging parts information before the quoting process begins.
By automating quote creation, engineers are free to focus on higher-level tasks like designing and building new products. This newfound time increases productivity levels and employee value across the organization.
CPQ also integrates with computer aided design (CAD) programs, which saves engineers time importing files and keeping specifications up-to-date. This real-time integration lets engineers customize products, confirm feasibility, and approve quotes simultaneously.
Empowering your engineers with CPQ will boost performance and streamline your quoting process. Using a CPQ solution like Configure One Cloud makes your entire team better while your engineers’ lives get easier. Companies like Flanders Corporation reduced their quoting and approval time from days to about 10 minutes using Configure One Cloud’s Real Time 2D drawing module.