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Posts in Category: 2D Product Configurator

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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Middle Atlantic Launches 2D Technical Furniture Configurator 

Credenza configurator for residential home theaters and commercial conference rooms
Posted by Michael Bauer 08/03/2016 Categories: 2D Product Configurator

Working with Axonom, Middle Atlantic enhanced the 2D Product Configurator to allow for a more simplified method to design and quote credenzas. The visual furniture configurator walks the user through the selection of styles, materials, colors and accessories and makes it super easy for the customer to create a design, as well as Middle Atlantic's sales support personnel to create a design.

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How CPQ Software Can Be a Sales Rep’s Bill Lumbergh - In a Good Way 

Posted by Michael Bauer 06/27/2016 Categories: 2D Product Configurator 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Product Configurator

For anyone who has watched the hysterically funny movie “Office Space,” the main antagonist Bill Lumbergh is the boss we absolutely love to hate. He’s the ultimate micro-manager. Leering over your desk. Starting every sentence with an unwelcome, passive aggressive request and ending it with an “Mmmkay?”

While most sales reps would never want to work with a guy like Lumbergh, there is a tool out there that actually embody all his of qualities, wait for it, in a positive way. That tool is CPQ software

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Salsbury Releases 2D Mailbox Configurator 

Custom Design and Buy 4C Mailboxes on Mailboxes.com Website
Posted by Michael Bauer 03/21/2016 Categories: 2D Product Configurator CPQ Software Sales Quoting

Salsbury Industries announces its 4C Mailbox Configurator, powered by Powertrak 2D Product Configurator, is now available on the Mailboxes.com website.

The 4C Mailbox Configurator is a SHOW and SELL tool designed to visually showcase Salsbury's mailbox offering and also guide customers through the design-order process.

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How Product Configurators Empower Customers to Buy 

Posted by Michael Bauer 03/11/2016 Categories: 2D Product Configurator 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Product Configurator

For businesses that sell customizable products, a product configurator is a CPQ solution is an absolute must for encouraging and growing sales. Product configurators empower customers to buy by giving them more power over the product and sales process. Here are five product configurator features that contribute to that customer empowerment...

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What You Stand to Gain by Integrating a Customer Portal 

A Customer Portal Helps Your Sales Team Succeed
Posted by Michael Bauer 09/09/2015 Categories: 2D Product Configurator 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software

One way to help your business grow is by making it easy for customers to interact with your company and your products. Here’s how a customer portal software helps customers to configure products, view pricing, log cases, and engage throughout the customer-vendor relationship.

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The 10 Best Sales Tools To Help You Sell More, Faster 

Posted by Michael Bauer 04/24/2015 Categories: 2D Product Configurator 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Product Configurator

Does it feel harder to sell these days? In some ways it is. In 2007 it took an average of 3.68 cold call attempts to reach a prospect. Today it takes 8 attempts. Today’s sales teams work hard for their numbers. Thankfully, technology can help you sell more effectively. Some of these tools may not be marketed as sales products, but they have valuable functionality that supports the sales process.

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Mailbox Manufacturer Reinvents How Customers Design And Order 4C Mailboxes 

Mailboxes.com adds 2D visual configurations to its online ordering experience.
Posted by Michael Bauer 04/21/2015 Categories: 2D Product Configurator CPQ Software White Paper or Case Study

Commercial and residential mailboxes manufacturer reinvents how customers custom design and order its 4C commercial mailboxes by replacing its database-driven configurator for a 2D visual product configurator powered by Powertrak.

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Recap: Convergence 2015 - CPQ In Demand! 

Axonom Showcases 3D Product Configurator at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence

Conference in Review: Many Microsoft Dynamics customers, partners, and prospects stopped by Axonom's booth at Convergence 2015 in search of CPQ solutions such as 3D product configurator, guided selling, and quote and order automation solutions.

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The Must-See CPQ Vendor List for Convergence 2015 

Top Five CPQ Vendors Exhibiting At Microsoft Convergence 2015

This post covers the top CPQ vendors for Microsoft Dynamics and where to find them on the showroom floor at Convergence 2015. Find out why CPQ solutions are extremely popular in today's marketplace, and we will give a sneak peek into what Axonom has in store for the show.

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The Most Notable Powertrak Product Configurator Moments of 2014 

In this post, we celebrate the memorable moments, milestones, highlights, and achievements that happened this year. Here is a list of the most notable Powertrak Product Configurator (CPQ) moments of 2014.

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Middle Atlantic Products Redefines The Customer Buying Experience’ 

Racks and Enclosures Manufacturer places emphasis on 'user experience' with its fully-interactive, drag-and-drop, 2D Visual Product Configurator

Racks and enclosures manufacturer, Middle Atlantic Products', selects a drag-and-drop, 2D product configurator to improve the ordering and buying experience for its channel partners and customers.

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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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