Variant Configuration in SAP

Last 5th July DERWID attended the 11th Conference about Variant Manufacturing and Variant Management in Sankt Leon – Rot, organized by Sybit together with SAP and msg treorbis.

We explained the highlights of 3D Configuration in SAP Fiori in partnership with msg Treorbis and the unlimited possibilities of Variant Configuration.  As a matter of fact, the production of the future needs to be always faster, more individual, more intuitive to continue to satisfy the wishes of customers.

It is increasingly important to be able to easily configure and order even complex machines, tools, components or devices adapted to specific needs online. Variant configuration thus gains new and important importance – also for management.

Do you want more information about 3D visualization in SAP? Please, contact us.

 

Smart Variant CON 2018

Smart Variant CON 2018
24/26.06.2018
Titanic Chaussee / Berlin

On 24th June 2018 Smart Variant CON 2018 will begin: it is the biggest platform for variant and complexity management in the German speaking area.

During the two-day congress many successful projects about variance management and solutions for an efficient configuration will be presented, while practical methods for the calculation and reduction of complexity will be discussed.

For the forth time, DERWID is partner of Smart Variant CON and during the icebreaker session on 26th June we will speak about the advantages of 3D visualization with our partner msg treorbis GmbH.

More information about Smart Variant CON 2018 and the complete agenda here: http://smart-variant.de/de/.

Interview with ABK Group on Tile Italia

Creating environments in real time giving life to images of the highest quality and inserting the desired materials. It is the configurator that DERWID has created by mixing photography and rendering, easy to use for any type of user. On the occasion of the release of the second part, we met the marketing manager of ABK Group, Cristian Nizzoli, who confirmed his trust in Derwid.

Q: What is the photo configurator for the ABK Group?

A: EASY LIVING is a simple and effective tool, able to transmit to our interlocutors, from business partners to professionals and, why not, to the final consumer, all the potentials of ABK, Ariana and Flaviker products. It presents the design opportunities offered by our range in an engaging, fast and interactive way, in real environments.

Q: The project: how did you start? the present? the future?

A: We needed to find a user-friendly tool, without compromising on the graphic rendering, that would help to show the almost infinite coordinated solutions that can be achieved with our products. Inside a showroom it is impossible to summarize all these combinations.

With the first version of EASY LIVING we could already save and share each configuration via e-mail, with the new release we can also print a complete view and detail of the items used, as well as share projects on the main social channels even from smartphones. Let’s not forget that in 2016 over 40% of users in the world accessed the mobile internet. In 2017 this figure grew by 10%.

Derwid has proved to be an attentive partner, punctual and able to always find the right solutions for our needs and this has allowed us to quickly face all the critical issues related to such a complex project.

Q: Why did you choose the DERWID photo configurator?

A: The Derwid proposal seemed to be consistent with our research path and able to reproduce the quality of our product. The Abk Group not only offers new trendy collections but aims to offer real design solutions thanks to a wide choice of materials and finishes always well coordinated with each other. In DERWID we found a reality capable of listening and interpreting our requests at best and also at the service level, our expectations have been widely met.

Q: What can you do with the configurator?

A: There is the possibility of viewing, sharing and saving among the favorites the combination of the products chosen in different types of environment: with our new ranges (large slabs, covering products, thickened formats for exteriors) the ceramic is now ready to different uses. A true emotional experience for the client.

Q: What are the most interesting features from the point of view of the ABK group?

A: Definitely the possibility of obtaining detailed statistical reports on the most used products and formats; precious information that helps us to interpret the macro-trends of the market. It is also important to be able to download images, with a significant saving on photo insertions.

Q: What are the results after almost a year of use?

A: We have an average of 500 accesses a day, with peaks of 1400. Offer this free access tool, usable by connecting to our websites at any time with a simple internet connection and with any device, as well as being an important alternative to concept of traditional catalog, it has certainly been a valid support in the loyalty of our supply chain.

A new office for the Austrian team in Villach

In October there were big changes for the DERWID Austrian team: we moved in a new office.

2017 has been a positive year and we have grown a lot. To highlight this positive trend, but above all due to logistical reasons – we needed more space –, we had to move to a new office.

Now you find us in Purtschellerstraße 63 in Villach, at the slopes of Mt. Dobratsch.

The new office is spacious and welcoming, in a bright and modern building.
There is more space to work in a comfortable way and be creative; and now we have a kitchen and a terrace for more relaxing breaks.

Moving in the new office in Villach

Celebrating the new office

In order to celebrate the new office and to recover from the efforts of moving, we chose an alternative way: a regenerating and invigorating hike on Mt. Dobratsch. On a wonderful sunny autumn day, in less than two hours – both experts and less experts – we reached the Gipfelhaus on the top, where we had lunch together.

Changing our perspective and chatting while hiking in the open air has been positive and motivating also for our work projects.

Celebrating new office in Villach - DERWID hike on Mt. Dobratsch

We are looking forward to seeing you in our new office in Villach!

 

Cercom’s configurator: news at Cersaie 2017 with D/e.design

At Cersaie 2017 Cercom, a brand of Gruppo Romani, presents its project for the D/e.design photographic configurator.

Cercom’s brand

For Cercom, established in 1975, technological innovation is the keyword: one of the world’s most advanced production systems and the eco-sustainability of its offer prove this. Cercom’s ceramics for floors and surfaces include design and high technical performances at the same time. Versatility and aesthetic value complete its high quality porcelain stoneware solutions.

Cercom’s configurator

In a few days at Cersaie 2017 Cercom will present the new photographic configurator. At Hall 16 Stand B4 you could personally configure your setting choosing your favorite Cercom’s ceramics.

Thanks to its optimal graphical performance and ease of use Cercom’s configurator it’s suitable both for customers and for agents: it is the ideal tool to create customized settings and to facilitate the creation and visualization of the settings of your dreams.

In Cercom’s configurator you could choose among six settings: both commercial and residential, internal or external. In a few clicks you could configure your setting choosing the collection, type of finishing and laying. And then you could share or save the setting to review it later.

 

Cercom's configurator 2 - D/e.design photographic configurator

From 25th to 29th September in Bologna configure live your favorite settings in a click with Cercom’s photographic configurator at Hall 16 Stand B4. Don’t miss it!

Discover in advance Cercom’s photographic configurator!

Access Cercom’s configurator online from the company’s website: click on “Configurator” in Homepage and configure and save your favorite setting in a click!

D/e.design at Cersaie 2017: here is the news

Cersaie 2017 is coming.
The 35th edition of the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings will open its doors to guests from 25th to 29th September at the Exhibition Centre in Bologna.

Don’t miss D/e.design at Cersaie 2017!

This year even more customers will use the photographic configurator D/e.design to animate and customize surfaces and products with a click.

Among the Italian exhibitors we welcome as our customers:

  • the Cercom brand (Hall 16 Stand B4) from Gruppo Romani – standing out for technological innovation, versatility and aesthetic value
  • the Terratinta Ceramiche brand (Hall 25 Stand A26) – synonym for contrast between vintage and modern, grey tones, Nordic style – and Ceramica Magica brand (Hall 25 Stand A30) – that declines the latest ceramic trends beside eternal look products – from Terratinta Group.

After last year success, ABK Group will use D/e.design with its brands ABK (Hall 16 Stand B34-C31), Ariana (Hall 16 Stand C34-D31) and Flaviker (Hall 18 Stand A20-B19).

Whereas among the international exhibitors Hitit Seramik (Turkey) with its brand HomeWorks (Hall 25 Stand B174) belongs to our D/e.design customers.

Get your ticket and discover D/e.design live at Cersaie 2017!

DERWID Summit 2017

Get to know each other, learn and discuss in a multicultural atmosphere: this was DERWID summit 2017.

This year, DERWID group’s annual meeting was held in the evocative setting of Portogruaro (Italy): on March 16th and 17th all employees from the offices in Italy, Austria and Germany met, together with some guests, for two days of professional updating and training.

We started talking about 2016, year which ended positively for the company. After that, we introduced the many novelties that lie ahead in 2017 and you will soon discover.

During the summit we talked about strategies, roles and products, leaving enough time for internal discussion and communication, thanks to various workshops and team building activities. We tested our skills also outside the traditional working environment: during the evening, we challenged on the bowling lanes, discovering unexpected qualities of new and old colleagues.

Recharged after these days full of productive meetings and discussions, we will see us all in 2018 for next DERWID summit.

ARIANA’s photographic configurator

ARIANA, a company of the ABK group, uses the photographic configurator D/e.design too.

ARIANA, historical company of the Italian ceramic district near Sassuolo, represents since 1967 the originality and elegance within ceramic products. In 2000 it enters the ABK group.

What distinguishes ARIANA ceramics is the continuous research into interior design trends and the use of exclusive cutting-edge technologies: the result are always unique and special furnishing surfaces.

Also ARIANA chose the ease, immediacy and realism of the photographic configurator to present its ceramics online in high definition.

 

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The photographic configurator, called EASY LIVING, is already available on ARIANA’s website: if you click on “configure” in the homepage, it is possible to choose a setting, create different combinations among the collections and view the final result inside the real setting in high definition with just a click.

Do you need more information about ARIANA’s photographic configurator? Contact us.