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How CPQE and PLM Strengthen Your Digital Future

Digital transformation is the next great differentiator in the world of manufacturing. As new solutions emerge, manufacturers must adapt to stay competitive in their industry.

CPQE and PLM solutions are key for businesses that want to thrive in the future of digital manufacturing. Each provides its own value, but when combined, these solutions will optimize your workflows and transform your customer experiences.

The future of digital manufacturing

The digital future of manufacturing is no longer just a competitive edge — it’s necessary to survive. Investing in new technology allows manufacturers to become more sustainable, productive, flexible, and effective.

Modern solutions not only provide value to your workflows, but they also result in a higher return on investment that scales alongside your growing business.

What are CPQE and PLM?

CPQE is a configure, price, quote tool that is supercharged with integrated engineering data. The addition of engineering data enhances your quoting process by making sure quotes are accurate and feasible earlier in the process. This tool is designed to streamline your quoting process, empower your sales team, and improve your customer experience.

Product lifecycle management (PLM) software helps your team manage product data from ideation to completion. This software centralizes your data and task management to ensure your products are made correctly through every stage of their lifecycle.


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How CPQE and PLM work together to support digital transformation

While both CPQE and PLM are powerful solutions that offer your business unique capabilities, the combination of these two tools increases their value exponentially. Through the centralized data management of PLM and the streamlined quoting capabilities of CPQE, your business can increase productivity, accuracy, and return on investment significantly over time.
Data management

Using a centralized platform like PLM allows your team to keep track of every data point in one place, rather than having to migrate data manually from program to program. This saves time and allows your team to focus on more complex, high-value tasks rather than data entry.

Integrating PLM and CPQE keeps your product information up-to-date, so your team isn’t working off of outdated price books or product specifications. Both solutions work together to provide real-time access to data, enabling teams to quickly make changes to product configurations and pricing. It also ensures that your product’s specs are correct throughout the entire product lifecycle, even with custom quoting.

Improved collaboration

By centralizing data using CPQE and PLM data management capabilities, your employees have access to a platform that allows teams to work together. With the integration of engineering data, collaboration is even more powerful and provides insights into product feasibility and timeline early on in the quoting process.

Increased collaboration ensures accuracy and eliminates administrative bottlenecks caused by segmented workflows — speeding up timelines and enhancing customer satisfaction. This agility allows your team to make customized products more effectively and efficiently, saving you and your customers time and money.

Enhanced automation

Automating manual tasks increases your employee productivity and value. CPQE and PLM work together to automate the quoting and production processes to eliminate unnecessary back-and-forth communication or data transfer.

These automations keep your employees focused on the most important tasks while ensuring administrative work is done quickly and correctly.

Better customer experience
When it comes to ensuring your customers are satisfied, using modern solutions reduces errors that would have resulted in delays and unwanted products. Through CPQE, customers become part of the quoting and design process. Customers have the opportunity to see what their final product will look like through visual configuration that provides a modern, professional experience. CPQE also configures and prices products more accurately, reducing errors and customer frustration. Meanwhile, PLM tracks this data from quoting to shipping so your customers get the most accurate timelines possible.

Protect the future of your business

Investing in CPQE and PLM will ensure your business thrives in the future of digital manufacturing Revalize’s speedmaxx and PRO.FILE provide your team the modern tools they need to maximize your manufacturing potential. These solutions protect your business from errors and inefficiencies caused by outdated methods, while also increasing the overall value of your workflow.

Talk with one of our experts and discover how these two solutions can combine to empower and support the digital future of your business.

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