The Connection with Existing Software Packages
The product configurator can be connected with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to calculate the prices instantly. These ERP systems utilize configurators that are referred to as configure, price, quote (CPQ). With the implementation of CPQ-software, quotes of complex and configurable products can be made. The software also makes sure that the configurations can work together. It allows the customer to get the exact product they need or desire, within the limits of the chosen configuration.
When necessary, it is even possible to generate a bill of material (BOM) which gives the list and specifications of the products that have been ordered through the product configurator. Connect the bill of materials with the Warehouse Management Software (WMS) to check the availability and to set the full order assembly process in motion.