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.
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.
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 speech “3D 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 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!