DERWID at the Richmond E-Commerce Forum in Rimini

DERWID at Richmond E-Commerce Forum 2019 in Italy

We are ready to find out all about the latest trends in e-commerce in Italy.
On 18-20 September 2019 at the Richmond E-Commerce Forum at Grand Hotel Rimini we will meet Italian professionals and experts and exchange views about all the topics around electronic commerce.

Through conferences, workshops and pre-arranged meetings, participants will discover the latest technologies and trends. They will talk with e-commerce experts to answer their doubts and needs or find new inspirations, while working in a different environment.

With DERWID you could talk and share experience about 3D visualization in e-commerce and automated data exchange.

Why is it worth talking about this with us?


We are looking forward to meeting you at Richmond E-Commerce Forum 2019!

DERWID is part of the Federation of Industry of Carinthia

DERWID is pleased to announce that it has been included as a new member of the Federation of Austrian Industries. This is an honor for us but also a big opportunity to improve the visibility of our company, to raise the networking and the cooperation with institutions and the other members.
Today DERWID is headquartered in Villach, Austria, with other 3 branches among Italy and Germany. This strategical position is increasingly important for our competitive presence in the Industry 4.0 and our central role in Digitalization.

Federation of Industry

The Federation of Austrian Industries (IV) is the voluntary and independent representation of interests of the Austrian industry and its related sectors. As a recognised political partner, it works on the positive further development of Austria. The IV represents the concerns of its more than 4,400 current members from the manufacturing sector, the banking industry, infrastructure and industry-related services in the provinces, at the federal level and in Europe.
Efficiently and leanly structured, IV is a platform for its members to help shape industrial, economic and socio-political issues.As an interface between companies and politics, it works as a Representation of interests, think tank, network and service partner. As a member of the official European employer social partner BusinessEurope, IV is also the strong voice of Austrian industry at the European level.

All you need to know about last June variant configuration conferences

Variant configuration event 2019

What’s the most important trend in variant configuration?
Centralized variant configuration management is gaining more and more importance. In order to optimize processes, both in the back-end and front-end activities, a centralized solution is necessary.
Read on for some highlights on variant configuration trends.

How to manage complexity and variants is a hot topic for many manufacturing companies. Last June we attended two leading events on variant configuration in Germany: smart variant CON in Berlin and the 12th conference for variant manufacturing in St. Leon-Rot. During the events we had occasion to better understand the challenges from industry, to find out brand-new trends and also to present to other colleagues and participants our competence and experiences.
In Berlin we discussed in detail about current challenges of variant product configuration and complexity management, while in St. Leon-Rot we focused on variant management in SAP.

What does variant configuration really mean in 2019?

What we took home from this event is that we should imagine a centralized configurator, when thinking about effective variant and product configuration in 2019.
In order to better manage complexity and improve business processes, one centralized configurator should be used both to manage internal order entry or quotation systems and also for e-commerce.

It’s not anymore possible to imagine two different and separate configuration tools, one dedicated to back-end tasks, while the other to front-end activities.
As regards the back-end and modeling configuration trends, we are moving towards a “Configurator Portfolio” thinking. This means that different products/product groups and specific user touchpoints could be handled as a whole portfolio. Even if there are different configurator approaches, all is based on one central technology suite.
On the other hand, when focusing on the final user, companies should focus on the need of flexibility for a configurator always available and free from technology barriers. A multi-touchpoint approach is needed, paying attention to the increasing importance of user experience.

After these enhancing experiences, we are looking forward to solve together with you the challenges of variant configuration.

Do you want to know how 3D interactive configuration can improve processes in your company? Ask our consultants.

Here you can find more information about the past and future editions of smart variant CON  and variant manufacturing conference.

Entrepreneurs and professionals get involved at the Business Forum Opportunity in Venice

DERWID at Business Forum Opportunity 2019 - Venezia

Let’s take some entrepreneurs from North East Italy. Then add the desire to confront and exchange ideas and experiences. Finally, put them together on a day dedicated: this is the ideal combination of ingredients to create valuable relationships and real business.

Where to find all this?

On July 9th, at the Russot Hotel in Venice, Salone d´Impresa organizes the fourth edition of the Business Forum Opportunity. A networking and B2B fair to give space to the exchange of ideas and create new relationships, to get involved and create value for the territory.

Why participate?

In one day you can:

  • match with over 100 entrepreneurs and professionals from North East Italy
  • attend a program of specialized seminars that will look into the services, tools and experiences of local companies
  • explore the stands of over 40 companies in the 6 exhibition areas dedicated to Services & People, Designers, Products, Start Up & IOT 4.0, Finance & Legal, Countries & Markets.

DERWID will participate in this edition of the Business Forum Opportunity.

At 11.00 am we will present a speech on the topic “Digitize daily Business Processes: the secret to Successful Relations with Business Partners“.
How to transform the daily business processes from simple routine activities to strategic factors? How to communicate in a structured way with customers, suppliers or partners and effectively manage all the resulting data?
We’ll talk about this, starting from practical examples, to find the secret of a successful relationship with customers and suppliers.

Come and meet us at our stand in the Start Up & IOT 4.0 area: we will be happy to discuss the challenges of digitizing business processes together.

Save the date!
Business Forum Opportunity
9 July 2019
Russot Hotel, Venice

The participation is free, but registration is required according to the Privacy Law.
If you are a Business Consultant, you could only participate together with an entrepreneur duly registered.

Who is a Salone d’Impresa?
For over 17 years, Salone d’Impresa has involved people, companies and universities in events, cultural and business projects for the development of the organizations in the territory.

12th conference about variant manufacturing in Sankt Leon-Rot

12th Conference for variant manufacturing in Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany

In June there will be another appointment to immerse yourself in the engaging configuration world after Smart Variant CON, this time with a focus on variant management in SAP. On 26th and 27th June we participate to the Conference dedicated to variant manufacturing in Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany.

DERWID is partner of the 12th conference on variant configuration with SAP Konferenz für Variantenfertiger, organized by sybit, in collaboration with SAP and our partner msg treorbis.

The contents in foreground during these two days will be the most recent technologies, the current challenges and opportunities within variant configuration.

Thursday, 27th June DERWID will address the topic of interactive 3D visualization in variant configuration in two separate lectures.
If you are wondering how to simplify the sales and purchase process of your complex products, this is the ideal occasion to find answers and sparks.
You will find us:

  • Thu 27 June at 2 p.m. – Raum W1: our CEO Horst Exenberger will speak about the current situation and future developments of interactive visualization in SAP variant configuration – Interaktive Visualisierung in der SAP Variantenkonfiguration: Gegenwart und Zukunft.
  • Thu 27 June at 2.45 p.m. – Raum W1: you could see real examples of interactive visualization with the 3D configurator from DERWID in the lecture SAP Variantenkonfiguration mit interaktiver Visualisierung in der Praxis: Wie Unternehmen Produkte konfigurieren und visualisieren by Yusuf Şahin, sales consultant in DERWID.

During the conferences:

  • the experts will talk about new developments in S/4HANA, SAP AVC, SAP CPQ, SAP Commerce Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform;
  • there will be the possibility to examine practical examples of successful companies in the manufacturing sector and
  • to deepen the entire life cycle of the digital configuration.

Moments dedicated to discussion and networking that will involve SAP experts, specialists and users will accompany the over 20 conferences during the event.

Last tickets available

There are still some places available to participate in the 12th variant configuration conference with SAP: don’t miss this opportunity!

We are looking forward to meeting you in Sankt Leon-Rot!

Smart Variant CON 2019 – The new challenges of variant configuration in Berlin

DERWID is partner of Smart Variant CON 2019 - the event about the challenges of variant configuration in Berlin

The wait is almost over. In less than two weeks in Berlin Smart Variant CON 2019 will start. We are ready for the now traditional annual event that brings together the leading configuration experts in the German-speaking area.

Organized by we.CONECT, the event for variant and complexity managers is now in its seventh edition. It will take place at TITANIC Chaussee in Berlin on 24th and 25th June 2019.
DERWID is partner of the event.

What is Smart Variant CON? 200 participants, 55 speakers and moderators from the manufacturing industry will meet to discuss about the challenges of product variants, of configuration and complexity management.
How is a working balance between product variety and manufacturability achieved? Where do costly and economically unprofitable variants arise? Participants could find an answer to these and other questions during the busy agenda of conferences and meetings.

There will be many moments dedicated to exchanges, interaction and networking and also opportunities to talk about best practices. Also during this edition we are sure that the luggage you take home will be filled with new ideas, proposals and contacts gathered.

Come and visit us at our stand in the expo area: we are looking forward to talking with you about the challenges of interactive 3D configuration and visualization.

Write us for more information.

DERWID and msg treobis win the “SAP User Experience Contest 2019”

DERWID and msg treorbis win SAP ux contest 2019 with burger configurator

At the CWG Configuration Workgroup conference in Budapest, DERWID wins the “SAP User Experience Contest 2019” together with msg treorbis GmbH.

The SAP User Experience Contest 2019

DERWID has been working for years with msg treorbis to integrate a product configurator in SAP UI5 Fiori and this year SAP invited the company to participate in the UX Contest 2019.

Every year the CWG Configuration Workgroup conference brings together SAP configuration experts. This year European conference, held in Budapest, ended on Wednesday May, 22nd with the awarding of the prize for “SAP User Experience Contest 2019”.

The challenge was to create an innovative user interface for the SAP product configurator, using and exploiting the new SAP Cloud APIs with microservices for direct integration into a cloud-based SAP VC backend.

DERWID and msg treorbis have brought together energy, creativity and commitment over the past few months and have achieved the goal with the “Burger Konfigurator”.

The SAP VC configuration project of DERWID and msg treorbis

The competing project is a configurable burger with a menu based on a SAP VC configuration model. The application was created based on the organizational rules of project management, which allowed the coordination of different people, professionals and experiences from Austria, Germany and Italy.

“We set the configuration starting from an empty sandwich: the user has the possibility to choose the type of bread and then fill it with different ingredients. The hamburger customization takes place through an intuitive and user-friendly guided tour that also allows you to complete the typical menu with French fries, salad, ice cream and a drink. ” explains Horst Exenberger, DERWID’s CEO.

Moreover, the configuration experience with DERWID Product Configurator and SAP UI5 Fiori allows you to view the burger price in real time after any type of change to the hamburger or menu.

The interactive 3D product configuration and real-time visualization complete the application. This technology also makes user-friendly every complex business: it is possible to present a product to the end customer quickly and immediately.

DERWID and msg treorbis began a positive and fruitful partnership in 2015.
“The excellent achievement reached today winning the 2019 User Experience Contest confirms that our collaboration is leading us in the right direction.” concludes Exenberger.

Why integrate graphic configuration in your e-commerce?

Why integrate 3D graphic product configuration in your e-commerce

Constantly improving customers’ purchasing experience is a must for every business, especially online. Integrate interactive 3D product configuration in your e-commerce is a key action towards this aim. Moreover, it enhances also the sales experience of the producers and retailers. Let’s discover how.

Integrate 3D configuration in your e-commerce: the benefits

Why should there be an interactive 3D configurator in your e-commerce site?
In this way you can offer your customers a personalized, immersive and, above all, engaging shopping experience.
The customer will be able to create and view HIS product, with unique features, in real time directly online. He will have the information he is looking for on available models and prices when he wants it and, thanks to 3D viewing, even from home or on the road it will be as if he were in the store.

Giving the opportunity to your potential buyers to experiment and play with all the variants of your product directly online is an advantage for you, manufacturer or retailer, because:

  • If after the visit to the site the customer decides to finalize the purchase later in the store, there will be a considerable saving of time for the seller: the customer will in fact have clearer preferences about style or precise characteristics.
  • You can collect data on favorite products and understand which ones perform best and make strategic decisions based on these statistics. You could also test new combinations and options, making them available online to all retailers, and start production only after collecting real preference data.

An online graphic configurator is not only suitable for B2C e-commerce. Even in B2B e-commerce, directly visualize products with many variants often makes the difference in the sales process.

Integrate graphic configuration in your e-commerce with DERWID

DERWID offers an online configuration suite that can be integrated with any e-commerce and ERP (e.g. Magento, SAP, Infor …): the configuration takes place live online.
The result for the customer: a 3D image in high definition in real time.
The result for the manufacturer or retailer: data and technical documents necessary for delivery and production.

The configurator is suitable for every device and browser. There are no limitations: it works on iPad as on Android, on Chrome as on Microsoft Edge, etc.
Finally, it adapts to the characteristics of any sector: from furniture to clothing, from container to boating, without limits to the imagination.

Find out how to integrate online configuration in your e-commerce!
Ask about your project or idea to our consultants.

What does e-commerce in 2019 mean?

In the last years B2C and B2B e-commerce continues to gain importance.
To better understand the relevance of e-commerce for companies today, let’s take a picture of its current value and of the behavior of the digital shoppers.

E-commerce keeps growing

The value of e-commerce and online purchasing keeps on growing worldwide. In 2018 the only B2C e-commerce market has grown by 25% over the previous year, reaching the value of 2500 billion euros.

Considering the Europe area, in the last years online product selling has increased by 22% every year. A study from 2017 shows that 1 European out of 4 with Internet access purchased online at least once a week, more than 60% once a month and 6% buy products or services on the Internet everyday.

What are people buying online?
Not only books, consumer electronics, travels and music, but also car parts, beauty and toys, up to fast-moving consumer goods.

How do digital shoppers behave?

There are some particularly relevant trends to consider for those who deal with or approach e-commerce:

  • Buyers use the internet at all stages of the purchasing process, both in the information search and in the post-purchase assistance phase.
  • 10 years ago people preferred to look for information on the internet and then buy in the store. Today they also get information in the store, but then they buy online.
  • E-commerce is for everyone, all age groups are involved. Online purchase is no longer oriented only by the price factor, but also by other experiential aspects such as saving time and comfort.

And the advantages for sellers?

Time savings is a decisive factor also for manufacturers and retailers who invest in online commerce: it is possible to save in terms of productivity and efficiency, for example, when customers present themselves in the store with more precise ideas after making a first online search.

Among the motivations that push companies to sell through the Internet there are in particular:

  • overcoming geographical barriers: selling through e-commerce becomes a business accelerator even for those who work far from large centers,
  • profiling possibilities: thanks to the data collected from site visits and online purchases, making strategic decisions becomes simpler.

Omnichannel strategy

To conclude this overview on the importance of electronic commerce today, it is increasingly necessary for companies to focus on a strategy to integrate traditional and online commerce, with an omnichannel view.
Thanks to a deeper integration between these different channels, consumers will have a better, but above all personalized, shopping experience. While producers and retailers will have the opportunity to learn more about their customers and consequently increase their profits.

On 29th-30th May at the Netcomm Forum 2019 in Milan you will learn more about interactive and emotional 3D configuration for your e-commerce: meet us at stand M7.

Netcomm Forum 2019: latest trends about digital commerce and retail

DERWID at Netcomm Forum 2019

Do you want to learn more about the latest trends on e-commerce, digital retail and business innovation? At the Netcomm Forum on May, 29th and 30th 2019 at MiCo in Milan you can compare the latest and greatest of the sector. You’ll find DERWID at Stand M7.

Meet the digital ecosystem professionals

At the Netcomm Forum, in addition to discovering the most innovative trends about consumers’ evolution and new technologies, you will discuss with international digital ecosystem professionals. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet DERWID at Stand M7.

In the last years technological innovations are redefining the relationship with customers and the way of doing business. Therefore, DERWID has developed new tools to simplify the sales and production processes through the interactive and emotional 3D configuration for your e-commerce and every type of product.
We are looking forward to meeting you at Netcomm Forum with our full web and cross-platform configuration suite: modular, extensible and customizable, it makes user-friendly every real complex business.

Netcomm Forum: The Digital commerce & Retail Event

Sponsored by Netcomm, the Association for Italian Digital Commerce, the Netcomm Forum is the reference event in Italy to learn more about e-commerce and digital innovation in the retail sector.
Thanks to more than 200 exhibitors, to conferences and workshops, every year the event involves more than 15 thousand companies. This year, the over 50 workshops and 3 plenary sessions will be about the scenarios, strategies and approaches related to Big Data & AI, Logistics, Marketing, Technology & Platform and many other topics regarding the current digital scenario and its continuous evolution.

DESIGN&INNOVATION UP in Milan: the exhibition about design and industry 4.0

DERWID a Design&InnovationUP 2019 - Milano

From 9th to 14th April 2019, during Fuorisalone, startups and SME will play the main role at DESIGN&INNOVATION UP, the exhibition that combines design and innovation in the center of Milan. This year DERWID is among the companies chosen to exhibit.

Close to Duomo, in Piazza dei Mercanti 2, Palazzo Giureconsulti will be the suggestive background to present innovative products and services in the sectors of design and industry 4.0. The exhibition enriches the Fuorisalone program and it will be open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m to 8 p.m..

In this exclusive setting, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the potentialities of the 3D web product configurator from DERWID.
Furthermore, workshops, talks and live paintings will liven up Palazzo Giureconsulti during this week. Saturday, April 13th at 3 p.m. don’t miss DERWID’s event “Emotional shopping experience: new ways of interacting with the product”.
You will discover how to offer a customized purchase experience to your customers and get them passionate about your product even before touching it.

We are looking forward to meeting you at DESIGN&INNOVATION UP in Milan!