The configurators of ABK on the magazine IlBagnoNews

ABK configurator on IlBagnoNews

Satisfied customer and satisfied retailers: a new confirmation of the effectiveness of photographic configuration for the bathroom furniture sector.

In the latest issue of the Italian magazine Il Bagno Oggi e Domani, you could read about the configurators developed by DERWID for ABK, Easy Living and Easy Bath.

Here are the voices of some of ABK retailers:

“We can engage the potential buyers with an effective visualization, showing the potentiality of the products.”
Customers “use the configurators on their own” before visiting the showroom and they arrive with clearer “style preferences”.

Graphical configuration is a real support for sales: optimizing time and resources, your final customer can get passionate about your product even before touching it.

Try ABK configurators on the website abk.it.

Internet World Expo 2019: DERWID 3D product configuration in e-commerce

Discover DERWID 3D product configuration in e-commerce at IWE 2019

On the 12-13th of March 2019, the future of e-commerce will be discussed at the Internet World Expo in Munich .
DERWID will be there. And you?

DERWID 3D product configuration in e-commerce

Are you searching for a more interactive and customized e-commerce experience for your customers?
Don’t miss DERWID’s speech at Internet World Expo!

On March, 13th at 1.20 pm at Infoarena III, Hall C5 our CEO, Horst Exenberger will speak about high personalization and 3D product configuration in e-commerce in the speech3D Produkt Konfiguration im E-commerce: Bestellen Sie nur oder individualisieren Sie schon?”.

If you need a customized advice, meet us instead at Stand J207 Hall C5 and try our full web 3D configurator: we will inform you about our product configuration competence for e-commerce.

E-Commerce trends at the Internet World Expo 2019

The volume of retail sales via Internet keeps on growing in Europe: according to Eurostat +12 % in 2017, +13% expected in 2018.
And you, have you already implemented your e-commerce strategy?

At the Internet World Expo 2019 you will find new ideas and live the commerce e-xperience!
Two days full of lectures with over 130 speakers exploring insights and current trends for the future of e-commerce. And over 280 exhibitors with technologies and solutions for the e-commerce of tomorrow.

Arrange a meeting with our consultants and experience firsthand our full web 3D configurator for e-commerce at the Internet World Expo 2019!

Here you could get your free ticket.

DERWID at EuroCIS 2019

Visit DERWID at EuroCIS 2019

DERWID starts this year attending EuroCIS in Düsseldorf, Germany.
From 19th to 21st February 2019 visit us at Hall 9 Stand F81!

EuroCIS is the leading trade fair for retail technology in Europe.
In Düsseldorf the latest trends of the sector will be discussed: Digital Transformation, Conversational Commerce, Virtual Worlds, Big Data and Internet of Things – just to mention some of the topics.
Here visitors will find solutions for digitalization, individualization and new, revolutionary technologies for the retail of tomorrow.

Are you dreaming of a more interactive and customized e-commerce experience for your customers? Visit our stand and experience firsthand our full web 3D configurator!
Do you need to improve the relationships with your suppliers, instead? We will be glad to inform you about our software for SRM – Suppliers Relationship Management and help you optimize your purchase processes.

Don’t miss this opportunity and arrange a meeting with us at EuroCIS 2019! Contact us and get your free ticket.
We are looking forward to meeting you at EuroCIS!

Best Holiday Wishes from DERWID!

Best Holiday Wishes 2018 from DERWID

Warm wishes for a Merry Christmas and a fruitful and stimulating 2019 from all of us at DERWID.

Thanks to all our customers and partners, that with their presence enhanced this 2018.
In 2019 we expect important developments regarding 3D product configuration and electronic data interchange. And we are ready to bring you through these new experiences and to build together a piece of future day by day.

Our sales and administration offices will be closed from 22nd December 2018 to 06th January 2019. For any urgent technical requests write an e-mail to our technical offices.

Best Holiday Wishes from DERWID team!

Variant configuration in SAP: Book available in December

Buch Variantenmanagement mit SAP - SAP Variant Configuration

Starting from December, 21st 2018 the new practical handbook in German about Variant Configuration in SAP will be available. There you will find over 700 pages with practical examples and solutions.

The book “Variantenkonfiguration mit SAP – Das Praxishandbuch” – written by Uwe Blumöhr, Michael Neuhaus, Marin Ukalovic and published by Rheinwerk Publishing– explains the processes, integrations and practical uses of variant configuration with SAP. It goes beyond the basics of product modeling, analyzing with practical examples the crucial aspects of modeling, pricing and variant projects.

DERWID shared the experience and knowledge about 3D visualization in SAP with the authors of the book.
In a dedicated chapter is described the state-of-the-art centralized solution for interactive, realtime visualization in SAP Variant Configuration. Here are some highlights.

The advantages of 3D visualization in SAP

It was possible to clearly identify the advantages of the integration of 3D visualization in SAP.
The 3D visualization supports the offer and order processes. In fact, the dynamic and graphical presentation of a variant product creates a significant added value.
Furthermore, there is an increase in the productivity of a SAP VC user. Mainly because data maintenance, also 3D data, is centralized to reduce double work.
This all leads to an improved user experience and maintenance speed and therefore greater efficiency.

An outlook to future trends

Thanks to the open architecture of such solutions, there are some interesting developments imaginable for the near future.
First of all, the integration with external object libraries, that could improve the visualization experience for some sectors.
Then, also applications within virtual reality – to be used in the B2C sector but also in B2B for technical services – are already in the process of becoming standards. And finally, imagine a far more interactive user experience with augmented reality.

Do you want to discover all the benefits with variant configuration in SAP? Order the SAP VC book here: it will be available from December, 21st.

Do you need further information about 3D visualization in SAP for your company? Our consultants are at your disposal to answer all your questions.

3D product configurator for retailers: an interview with IMA Mobili

Interview with IMA Mobili -3D product configurator for retailers

Are you searching for a solution to improve your retailer’s sales?
Find out how IMA Mobili improved the relation with its retailers thanks to the 3D product configurator by DERWID.

IMA Mobili: a 5-star service

In Lombardy (Italy) IMA Mobili srl stands for modular and tailored bedrooms, with quick delivery. Based in Sovico, the company produces bedrooms for teenagers and children and boasts a 5-star service.
To better manage the relations with its retailers, IMA Mobili addressed to DERWID. We talked about this with IMA Mobili’s owners, Carlo and Franco Montrasio.

Why a 3D product configurator for IMA Mobili?

We have always offered an highly efficient service to our retailers, with consulting already in the design phase. Today customization requests from customers are commonplace. Therefore, we needed to provide our retailers with a tool to support them and facilitate the sales of our bedrooms. We have identified in the graphical configurator the most suitable tool.

We were searching for a 3D configurator for retailers able to handle the non-standard orders. Not a niche solution, but a proven and already tested solution. So we met DERWID.

Which results have you obtained through the graphical configurator?

Today it is much easier to handle the variants in the orders of our furniture, such as colors and other details. And we can handle everything only using the graphical configurator.
So, the order travels smoothly from the shop to the factory.

Summing up, thanks to the graphical product configurator we:

  • simplified the order creation to our retailers, that could now visualize in real time the project together with the final customer
  • manage variant configuration in an intuitive and immediate way directly within the 3D product configurator
  • guarantee to our retailers more punctuality and precision in the order fulfillment, more timely assistance.

Needs in the focus

Thanks to the 3D product configurator we improved the variant management of our bedrooms. Our retailers are facilitated in the sale, also for non-standard orders. We appreciate working with DERWID because the project was based on our needs, they have always been in the focus.

Mandatory B2B e-invoicing in Italy: who thinks about the purchasing cycle?

Fatturazione elettronica B2B e ciclo passivo

Now January, 1st 2019 it is really about to come: the turning point for electronic invoicing in Italy. What impact will this mandatory process have for Italian companies?
For us, positive consequences overcome the negative ones, if we do not only comply with the obligation. And we take this moment as an opportunity to rethink our business processes instead. Because electronic invoicing does not just mean invoices to customers. We should also consider the relationship with suppliers.
We talk about B2B e-invoicing and automation of the purchasing cycle.

EDI, flows automation, electronic invoicing: just an obligation?

Often technological innovations enter the company as an obligation. Obligation to adapt to customer requests. Obligation to comply with laws and regulations by the institutions. In doing so, we just add a new process to the existing ones. We often adapt without having time to stop and reflect: could this new technology also bring advantages to the company, other than not losing the customer or being compliant?

The introduction of mandatory B2B e-invoicing in Italy it’s the right moment to stop and ask: could I change something and benefit from this obligation?

Automation of the purchasing cycle: if not now, when?

From January, 1st 2019 there will be no alternative: all invoices, both from sales and purchase, should be exchanged through the official platform Sistema di Interscambio (SdI) and have the structured xml electronic format. Invoices in other formats or exchanged through other channels will not be valid.

In order to be sure to continue your business, your first concern will be to adapt your processes to be able to send invoices to your customers.
In the past, maybe you have already given priority to customer’s requests. For example, you searched for a solution to automate orders and invoices flows through EDI, only to answer to your customer’s needs.
Perhaps once you have wondered: why don’t we automate also documents exchange with our suppliers? Thus, we could manage everything in a single place and with only one tool, the ERP system.
And probably the answer was: “Not yet”. Or that it will have been a titanic endeavor to manage all different document formats from your suppliers, sometimes even paper documents.

Now there are no more excuses. All your supplier’s invoices will be available in a single structured electronic format: it is the right moment to start with the purchasing cycle automation.

B2B electronic invoicing and purchasing cycle

With D/b2b e-invoicing you could exchange both sales and purchase invoices in electronic format through the SdI system. It could directly be integrated with your ERP system, without installing any software.

Increased openness, less errors and costs

If you automate the receiving of purchasing invoices with D/b2B e-invoicing, the invoices approved by the SdI system will be directly available into your ERP system.
Thus, you could avoid errors due to manual data entry and optimize purchasing invoices management time and costs.

After this first step, why not proceeding with the digitization process and automating also the order sending to those same suppliers? You will eliminate other low added value activities with new benefits for your business.

And if you need it, you could also electronically archive your documents according to law, thanks to the collaboration with Ifin Sistemi, AgID accredited partner.

I’m already using D/bip: how does D/b2b invoicing work for me?

If you are already using the D/bip platform, your active EDI flow will be used also to exchange e-invoices through the SdI system. There will be no changes for your customers and suppliers, both Italian and foreign: they will continue receiving documents through EDI as today.
If you are not receiving invoices in electronic format yet, we need to define and activate the new flows for purchasing invoices: they will be transmitted from the SdI system and will be directly available into your ERP system.

Do you still have doubts?
Contact us.
Or find an answer to your questions Thursday, 22nd November at 16.30 at our online event. Thanks to DERWID and Ifin Sistemi you will discover how B2B e-invoicing in Italy will work. Join the event: it’s free.

DERWID’s Project Management internal course: new competences available to you

DERWID's internal course about Project Management

How could a DERWID’s internal course about Project Management be useful for our customers and partners? Let’s discover it together in this article.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Why working on Project Management?

In DERWID, we always work towards increasing our internal competences. Of course, we want to continuously improve our internal organization. But, that is not the only reason. First of all, we invest in our training to enhance our services to you, our customers and partners.

During last year, DERWID’s employees had a great opportunity: to learn more about Project Management.

In a company, projects are fundamental. Also if you don’t call them projects. And knowing how to manage them is the right starting point to reach positive results.
For that reason, among DERWID’s employees, we have some experienced and qualified Project Managers (PM), that work on projects according to standard international best practices. In order to be more efficient and profitable, we decided to further grow and spread the Project Management culture inside the company.

Therefore, during last year the company invested in Project Management training: DERWID’s employees in all our offices attended Project Management courses and some of us already obtained the first level ISIPM certification.

An internal course about Project Management

In order to complete this training, an internal course about Project Management was planned. It was completed last week.

Our asset and PM Lorenzo Cuciniello introduced us to the Project Management basics. Starting from the International Norm, we then explored the context, technical and behavioral competences that a PM should have. Moreover, we examined the requirements, the players involved and the project processes. We also talked about the risks of Project Management, about constraints and assumptions and all the variables to be considered if we want that a project ends successfully.

And, which are the results after this Project Management training? First of all, more awareness to manage your projects. And then, a whole company that supports you and our PMs and understands Project Management topics. A concrete help to reach your goals.

And remember, as Sir Winston Churchill once said:
“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.”

Do you want to know if DERWID could help you with your projects? Contact us and discover our Project Management competences.

3D configurator for bus and train seats: the Franz Kiel project

3D configurator for bus and train seats - Franz Kiel project

Fresh news from DERWID’configuration department!
Together with our partner msg treorbis, which offers German SAP full-service consultancy, we are implementing a 3D configurator for bus and train seats in S4/Hana at Franz Kiel GmbH.

Franz Kiel GmbH, leading German manufacturer of bus and train seats, has planned to change all its ERP systems into the SAP S4/Hana in the next year and a half. The Kiel group decided to implement also the webbased UI5 quote system by msg treorbis, completed by the 3D visualization by DERWID. And so began the collaboration between the three companies.

Soon Franz Kiel will be able to intuitively and flexibly configure their products in 3D and device independent. And readily market them, starting from Turkey and reaching then all other 6 Franz Kiel’s premises around the world.

 

Since the Franz Kiel’s project started, DERWID has been implementing the 3D visualization of their seats for the SAP Configurator. Once the implementation is finished, as part of its consultancy work, DERWID will support the resources at Franz Kiel and coach them, in order they could independently handle and maintain the configurator.

Are you interested in the 3D visualization integrated in SAP S4/Hana? Contact us and ask for a demo.

The dream comes true: Peter Rohr is Bridgestone Handy Race World Champion 2018

Peter Rohr - Bridgestone Handy Race World Champion 2018

On Saturday, 29th September in Magny-Cours, France, took place the finale of the 2018 International Bridgestone Handy Race: our Peter Rohr won the race and is now Bridgestone Handy Race World Champion 2018. The dream comes true!

The 2018 International Bridgestone Handy Race

Take 3 important and challenging international motorcycle circuits. Then add some determined and passionate disabled riders: and here it is the 2018 International Bridgestone Handy Race.

Organized thanks to the collaboration between FIM (Fédération International de Motocyclisme), Handi Free Riders and Diversamente Disabili with the support of the FFM (Fédération Française de Motocyclisme) and the FMI (Federazione Motociclistica Italiana), the 2018 edition of the Handy Race was full of emotions and surprises.

This year it all started in Le Mans, France, in May. There, Peter Rohr and DERWID got on track together for the first time. Riding his Yamaha YZF-R1-Yamaha Racing, Peter earned the 3rd place.
At the end of August at Mugello Circuit, Italy, Peter won the second round of the Handy Race: with the best lap during the race, he now holds the new 1000cc Paralympic record in Mugello.
And on Saturday in Magny-Cours Peter gave us new emotions, cutting the finish line first 18 seconds ahead of the second classified. Thanks to this victory, Peter won the 2018 Bridgestone Handy Race World Champion title.

DERWID is proud of his success and of supporting his dream to come true.

Congratulations to Peter Rohr for his success

Only 3 years after the big crash with his motorbike, where he lost the use of his left arm, Peter’s dream comes true.
He has faced all adversities head-on, always looking on the bright side and keeping in mind the final goal to be achieved. Thank to his willpower, his courage and humanity, Peter raced with passion and hearth and today he is Handy Race World Champion.

Congratulations for your world title Peter! Grab your chance!