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.
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.
For the first time this year DERWID will exhibit at CERSAIE 2018 with its own stand: come and visit us in Bologna from 24th to 28th September 2018 at HALL GALL 15-18 STAND F3.
Experience a new configuration concept
At our stand at Cersaie 2018 you will experience firsthand and discover everything about our photographic configuration and 3D product configuration competences.
You could try how other companies have already enlived their products: with our configuration competences you will really experience and visualize your products as in a real environment.
E.g. Do you want to show your customers a realistic representation of their desired flooring and surfaces? Try D/e.design, our web photographic and interactive configurator: you will give to your customers a new and emotional shopping experience.
Do you need a solution that unifies graphic configuration with sales and production for your bathroom furnishings? With our full web and cross-platform 3D product configurator, you will have a realistic representation of your product, without waiting the long time needed by the classical rendering, and at the same time generate technical documents and data, thus optimizing production and delivery times.
Don’t miss DERWID’s configuration experience at CERSAIE 2018: contact us to arrange an appointment at our stand.
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.
Last week, from 24th to 26th June DERWID attended Smart Variant CON in the Maritim Pro Arte Hotel in Berlin. This event is one of the most important conferences on the topic variant configuration and complexity management in the German speaking area.
Within the moderation of two Tech Take Sessions, for the 4th edition, DERWID with the partner MSG.treorbis presented current trends around visualization and graphical configuration of variants. In particular, the graphical visualization integrated in SAP Fiori had a real positive feedback.
The combination of practical lectures and interactive elements characterized the conference and gave an overview on the latest trends and opportunities of variant configuration, such as the integrated 3D visualization technologies of DERWID, to around 200 participants.
We are glad to be part of the growing product configuration community in Germany and to share our innovations and knowledge in these such stimulating environments.
Do you want more information about our solutions for the visualization and graphical configuration of variants? Contact us.