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Understanding Attachment Points in a Visual Product Configurator 

The linchpin to a successful interactive, drag-and-drop, visual product configurator is its rules-based attachment point feature. In a nutshell, attachment points are acceptable locations where two products can connect or join together. Think of it as snapping together two LEGO pieces – peg must fit into hole. So, as you can imagine, when it comes to attaching two or more products together, accuracy and precision are paramount to the final design.

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Showcase Configured Surgical Suites with Virtual Reality 

Visually Design and Virtually Explore a Surgical Suite with Powertrak
Posted by Michael Bauer 07/26/2016 Categories: 3D Product Configurator Events / Conferences How Tos Virtual Reality

Now that the surgical suite (operating room) is configured with Powertrak 3D Product Configurator, how do you get management and/or stakeholders to approve, endorse, and move forward with the layout design.

Powertrak helps users to showcase the design in three ways: (1) Export in various image formats; (2) Interactively demonstrate in the Powertrak Configurator application; (3) Don a HTC Vive headset to provide a virtual reality experience.

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Using LinkedIn for Sales: Tips from the Experts 

Target Leads With LinkedIn
Posted by Michael Bauer 02/13/2015 Categories: CPQ Software Guided Selling How Tos Sales Quoting Salesforce.com

LinkedIn has more than 332 million users around the world and is the largest professional network on the Internet. Although you might think of LinkedIn in terms of professional networking, it's also invaluable for sales. Savvy sales professionals know how to use LinkedIn to find and connect with thousands of potential leads.

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Top 10 Sales Videos To Educate and Motivate Your Team 

Posted by Michael Bauer 11/30/2014 Categories: Awards and Recognitions CPQ Software How Tos Microsoft Dynamics CRM Salesforce.com

When you run your sales meeting, do you sometimes feel like you’re in the movie “Groundhog Day?” If you have a sense of déjà vu as you discuss how to boost sales and increase productivity it’s time to get out of your repetitive routine. Make your next sales meeting more powerful by incorporating “how to” sales videos that teach best practices or videos that help motivate your team.

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Middle Atlantic Products Unveils Its 2D Rack Configurator at CEDIA 2014 

2D Rack Configurator Powered by Powertrak

We’re excited to join Middle Atlantic Products as the company unveils its new, interactive 2D Rack Configurator at CEDIA EXPO in Denver, CO. Visit us in Middle Atlantic Products’ booth (330) today to witness the unveiling of its new product quoting and ordering solution, powered by Powertrak 2D Product Configurator.

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The Manufacturing Skills Gap and Strategies to Overcome It 

Help Wanted: Strategies to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Manufacturing is a crucial component of the U.S. economy, accounting for 12.5 percent of GDP, but 80 percent of manufacturers struggle to find enough workers with the necessary skills. While a sales team is already out giving tailored quotes with a product configurator, managers don’t want their pipeline to slow down because they’re lacking enough tool and die makers behind the scenes. Companies with employee shortages may end up facing longer lag times for product delivery and risk losing business to the competition.

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5 Selling Tactics that Turn Quotes into Sales 

Henry Ford once said, “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” As your sales team configures quotes for customers, you want them to remember Ford’s quote. Your team should focus on pinpointing solutions to customers’ problems as cost effectively as possible.

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How to Remove the “First Things First” Screen in Dynamics CRM 2013 

Troubleshoot: Disabling the “First Things First” Screen

In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, there seems to be a bug with the First Things First pop-up window. After clicking the “don’t show me this again” checkbox, the window will appear the next time I log in. I have found that no matter how many times I check the box, the pop-up window continues to reappear.

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