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Interactive Solutions To Design Today's OR Suite 

Axonom Exhibits 3D CPQ and VR Solutions at OR Manager Conference

Last week in Las Vegas, we exhibited Powertrak 3D Product Configurator and Virtual Reality to more than 1,400 managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite at the OR Manager Conference.

The response from both exhibitors and attendees about our futuristic technology to visually design OR suites and then invite stakeholders to virtually explore the designed room was amazing!

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ERP and CRM: What’s the Difference? 

Posted by Michael Bauer 09/26/2016 Categories: CPQ Software Exact Macola Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Modern enterprise software technology offers companies incredible tools to improve efficiency, productivity and ultimately increase their profitability. But how can you determine which software is best for your business? Let’s dive into the similarities and differences between CRM and ERP applications, as well as guidance on choosing which one (or both) is right for your business.

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Custom Design Apparel with Powertrak 3D Configurator 

Design shirts, jackets and other apparel with Powertrak
Posted by Michael Bauer 09/16/2016 Categories: 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Sales Quoting

Turn your printed catalog into a digital, on-demand selling solution by enabling customers to see, design, price, and buy any type of customizable apparel. With Powertrak, personalize a jacket by selecting the type of garment, applying color(s), adding accessories such as pockets/patches/lapels, and placing text or images, etc.

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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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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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Visual Configurations For Cranes And Lifts With A 3D Product Configurator 

Custom design and order heavy equipment machinery with Powertrak Visual Configurator
Posted by Michael Bauer 07/09/2016 Categories: 3D Product Configurator Sales Quoting

With hundreds of possible features and function decisions, configuring heavy equipment machinery in an order is a daunting task for most people, especially those new to the job or non-heavy equipment experts.

Don't rely on error-prone processes like Microsoft Excel or other basic programs to manage parts, pricing, quotes, and orders. Product Configurator's guide people through the design and ordering phase of the project. 

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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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Designing An Operating Room With A Product Configurator 

Visual Product Configurators Help with Space Planning the O.R. Layout
Posted by Michael Bauer 06/01/2016 Categories: 3D Product Configurator How Tos Product Configurator

Successfully designing an operating room layout requires properly maximizing space with placement and flow to ensure efficiency and safety.

It is of paramount importance that careful consideration is made to the OR setup, the patient's positioning on the operating table, and the traffic flow. Poor planning and improper positioning (equipment, patient, instrument) may jeopardize the safety of the operation or lengthen its time. 

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How CPQ Software Allows Sales Reps to Upsell Without Being Pushy 

Posted by Michael Bauer 04/27/2016 Categories: CPQ Software

Sales executives are consumers as well—and as consumers, we know when we’re trying to be upsold on a product - and usually we don’t like it. Sales reps can be pushy sometimes, and that can be frustrating for consumers. So, how can CPQ software turn upselling from a pushy sales tactic into a value added service? Here are just a few of the ways:

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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 

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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Visual Product Configurator at Microsoft Envision 2016 

Axonom presents 3D Configure-Price-Quote solution at the inaugural Microsoft Envision conference.
Posted by Michael Bauer 02/08/2016 Categories: 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Events / Conferences Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Business leaders seeking configure-price-quote products at the inaugural Microsoft Envision conference are encouraged to visit Axonom's booth for 1:1 demonstrations of its Powertrak 3D Product Configurator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

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Microsoft Replaces Convergence With Envision 

Is this the end of the Microsoft Dynamics Product Conference?
Posted by Michael Bauer 01/14/2016 Categories: CPQ Software Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft retired its annual Convergence conference and replaced it with Microsoft Envision, an event providing business leaders the latest ideas, trends and innovations to help them, their teams, and their business achieve more. Envision combines Microsoft Business applications and Dynamics solutions for business leaders looking to technology to drive digital transformation.

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Axonom Contributes Two Articles to CRM Software Blog's White Paper 

White Paper: 17 Amazing Customer Experiences with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
Posted by Michael Bauer 12/07/2015 Categories: 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Sales Quoting White Paper or Case Study

Today, the CRM Software Blog released its newest white paper: 17 Amazing Customer Experiences with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. In this white paper, a number of Microsoft partners share real-life stories from organizations (across a number of industries) that are tapping into the power of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online and Microsoft’s suite of cloud solutions.

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