The intuitive product configurator for supporting the decision-making processes in the automotive industry
With thousands of engineers on board, large automotive companies are looking for solutions that can support teams in their work performance, preventing errors quicker, and thus lowering costs.
Synergy Codes crafted a visual solution to support existing PLM management in defining the product configuration to speed up decision-making. The bulletproof solution facilitates and simplifies the workflow. It supports better compliance verification.
Our solution is part of an integrated and complex client’s PLM system that supports the decision-making processes. The tool enables better communication and makes error detection much more accessible.
|Client||The World’s Largest Automotive Safety Supplier|
|Business need||lowering costs and improving parts’ completion process|
|Scope||interactive decision flow diagrams, admin & user modes, bill of materials|
The tool enables precise information exchange via comprehensive report creators. The Action List facilitates adding topics to clarify before they end up in Quality Assurance. The app doesn’t
define products. However, it helps build paths that will allow you to craft any product. You can handle several hundred to several thousand nodes containing data on mounting elements and
The precise information exchange is being performed via comprehensive report creators, and the Action List enables adding topics to clarify before they end up in Quality Assurance. All that boosts the tool to a new level of excellence.
Decision diagrams make it possible to break down the components. They fulfill the essential task of transferring business and sales knowledge to engineers who, in turn, know product
details. A fully interactive flow diagram facilitates reading the decision order thanks to selections, colors, and action locks.
Large automotive companies need complex solutions to support the work performance of thousands of engineers. The main focus on lowering the costs and error-free processes is the core of their activities.
The presented visual tool that supports existing PLM management in defining the product configuration speeds up decision-making processes made by managers and engineers. The tool ensures the processes of bulletproofing and simplifies the workflow for better compliance verification.
Admin mode with an action list for better and smooth operations
User mode with decision and process diagrams to ensure error-free workflow
Bill of materials for exact costs calculations and generating savings
Product configurator software is a tool that allows customers or users to customize and personalize a product according to their specific requirements and preferences. It enables the selection and configuration of different product features, options, and variations in a user-friendly interface, providing a visual representation of the customized product.
The components of a product configurator typically include a user interface that guides customers through the configuration process, a rules engine that ensures the validity of selected options and constraints, a product database that stores all available options and configurations, and a visualization module that provides visual representations or renderings of the configured product.
Using a product configurator offers several advantages. It enables personalized product customization, improves customer engagement and satisfaction by providing a tailored solution, reduces errors and rework by enforcing compatibility rules and constraints, streamlines the sales process by generating accurate quotes and specifications, and facilitates efficient communication between customers and manufacturers, leading to faster order fulfillment.
Major features of a product configurator include a user-friendly interface with intuitive navigation and selection options, real-time validation of configurations against rules and constraints, dynamic visualization or rendering of the configured product, pricing and quoting functionality that calculates accurate prices based on selected options, integration with other systems such as CRM and ERP for seamless data exchange, and the ability to generate detailed bills of materials (BOMs) and specifications for manufacturing.
Examples of product configurators can be found in various industries. For instance, in the automotive industry, car manufacturers provide online configurators that allow customers to customize their vehicles by selecting options for colors, trims, features, and accessories. Similarly, furniture manufacturers offer configurators for customers to customize sofas, chairs, or kitchen cabinets by choosing dimensions, materials, colors, and finishes. Other examples include electronics, apparel, and industrial machinery industries, where product configurators enable customized product selection and personalization.