How Manufacturers Capitalizing on Technology Will Compete, Serve Customers Better

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Technology offers extraordinary changes for engineer-to-order, make-to-order, assemble-to-order and configuration-to-order manufacturers. By combining data, processes and technology within integrated business management solutions, manufacturers can compete effectively and serve customers better. Position your business for success by capitalizing on technology and these industry trends.


More manufacturers are taking advantage of integrated business systems to capture data and collaborate more effectively. Download the eBook “12 Game-Changing Trends Defining the Future of X-to-Order Manufacturers” to learn how engineer-to-order, make-to-order, assemble-to-order and configuration-to-order manufacturers are using powerful technology to compete and win.


Combine Data, Processes and Technology to Drive Growth

Today’s business management solutions, such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 are affordable and agile, enabling manufacturers to streamline operations and gain valuable insight into the latest trends. This eBook discusses 12 key manufacturing trends and how to identify and leverage these trends by replacing outdated software with more modern solutions. The top three trends are highlighted below:


  1. Collaborative design teams: You’ve hired skilled engineers and production experts, now remove the barriers that separate data and departments. Replace inefficient software with tools that encourage collaboration and expedite time-to-market. Enterprise social networks and portals connect your people and capture customer and distributor feedback. Working together, your skilled teams can test ideas, resolve problems and deliver innovative products and services to customers.


  1. Easy-to-use configuration tools: Selling tools are critical to sealing the deal and product configurators are one of the best tools available. Manufacturers gain an edge with web-based configuration tools that enable customers to visualize their products alongside pricing and delivery options. Today’s technology gives your sales team the added advantage of mobility. With access to configuration tools in the field, your reps will shorten the quote-to-order process.


  1. Efficient quoting and bidding: Profit margins can be razor thin in a crowded marketplace. Capture engineering, inventory and production data quickly and turn this information into accurate quotes that satisfy profit goals. Templates accelerate the process, enabling your sales team to prepare competitive quotes that include discounts based on margins or customer history, and provide details for other customer benefits, like warranties and after-market services.


By combining data, processes and technology, manufacturers will identify ways to compete effectively and establish the strong foundation needed to address challenges and drive growth. Download the eBook and contact Arbela Technologies for guidance on upgrading outdated systems with more powerful, modern business technology.


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