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.

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.

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.

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.

Our new 3D CONFIGURATOR for the nautical sector

3d configurator for the nautical sector

These last years have seen an interesting growth of the nautical sector. A lively sector in constant bustle, where investment in new techniques and approaches always rewards entrepreneurs. Here is our innovative way to present boats to end customers: the new 3D configurator for the nautical sector.

Nautical sector latest trends at Genoa boat show

In these days recreational boating and sea life enthusiasts will gather in Genoa for the 58th Salone Nautico, the famous Italian boat show.

From the 20th to 25th September Genoa will be the right destination to discover all about the latest trends in the nautical sector. You will find more than 1000 boats, i.e. sailboats, outboard engines and inflatable boats, powerboats and motor yachts, displayed along the docks in Genoa and could participate to various events.

And this will also be the right occasion for boat producers to discover DERWID’s new 3d configurator for the nautical sector.

A new approach to customers

DERWID’s 3D configurator for the nautical sector offers boat producers a new approach to customers.

Ever dreamed of configuring your boats at the moment, presenting them with a real time high definition 3D image?
With DERWID’s 3D full web and cross-platform configurator, you could show your yachts or inflatable boats to end-users avoiding the long time needed by the classical rendering. It’s modular, extensible and customizable: handling the variety of your boats couldn’t be easier, both for sales and production.

Do you need more information about the 3D configurator for the nautical sector? Contact us, we will be pleased to answer all your questions.

DERWID at CERSAIE 2018

DERWID at Cersaie 2018

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.

Variant Configuration in SAP

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.

DERWID at Smart Variant CON 2018

DERWID at Smart Variant CON 2018

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.