CAD Automation for Manufacturing
Sell more. Manufacture faster.
Wouldn't it be great if you could: sell any product simply and seamlessly no matter its complexity; provide a visual customer experience which boosts conversion rates by 40%; and run your business more efficiently by removing bottlenecks and breaking down silos between sales, operations, and engineering? Well, with KBMax, you can.
You’re striving to shorten sales cycles, but engineering bottlenecks are slowing everything down
Your customers require accurate and detailed drawings and pricing to make informed decisions, but engineers are overstretched and bogged down with tedious tasks. Scaling is impossible at this point.
Sales reps and engineers are speaking a different language. Reps are submitting configurations in the form of back-of-a-napkin sketches that are unfeasible from an engineering standpoint. Cue a seemingly never-ending back-and-forth between the customer, sales, and engineering. Everything grinds to a halt, frustrating all parties.
Automatically generate CAD files and create technical drawings without any input from engineering
With a tool like KBMax, sales reps can configure complex products themselves, using an intuitive visual interface. Complex engineering rules built into the configurator give reps (even new hires) a detailed understanding of product offerings and technical features without ever calling on the engineering department’s expertise. Every configuration is optimized from a technical standpoint.
Once a customer has settled on a design, the rep can automatically generate all necessary technical drawings in SolidWorks at the touch of a button. (KBMax also works with systems like AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, and PTC Creo.) Say goodbye to communication breakdowns and incessant emailing. Sales cycles are shortened by 38%, and output increased by 35%. It’s a game-changer.
“Before KBMax [Epicor CPQ], our sales team would create quotes that didn’t reflect accurate pricing or engineering rules. They needed to submit them to the engineering team multiple times with multiple reworks until they were correct.”
“We evaluated many solutions and KBMax [Epicor CPQ] was the most robust and easy to set up. It empowers our sales and dealers to showcase our wide range of products.”
Overcoming the Complexity of the Sales to Manufacturing Process
Product variation compounded by the complexity of multiple pricing models can create confusion and inefficiency among your organization’s engineering, manufacturing, and sales teams. In this four-part guide, we’ll uncover how to address challenges like these in your sales to manufacturing processes by using CPQ software.