Boost sales with Design Automation
Tacton’s design automation software helps you to produce accurate, high-quality sales quotes with detailed drawings in a fraction of the time it usually takes. Your sales team will no longer have to wait for engineering to validate product configurations or manually produce sales drawings. Instead, 2D drawings and 3D models are automatically and dynamically generated during the sales configuration.
The visualization capabilities in the 3D product configurator allows the customer to view a three-dimensional representation their product. This can be enormously helpful during the sales process. When a customer can see their product, it aids understanding and helps give confidence in the buying decision.
“Whenever we can get our design documents and visuals into the prebid process, we generally win the job. When a prospective customer sees our design renderings, our sales closing rate is somewhere between 90 and 100 percent.” Dustin Birch, Director of Engineering, ClearStream Environmental
Speed up the design process – respond faster
Lead time is often a key factor for many customers – sometimes even more critical than price. With design automation from Tacton you can radically shorten the design process, helping you to respond faster – both with accurate proposals, and with the delivery of the finished product. Our customers typically see design cycle time reduced from weeks to days and from days to hours – sometimes even minutes!
“We are the only company in the marine business who can produce a quote for a complete shaft arrangement including pricing within a couple of hours. This has been key to our success.” Pär Hallgren, Purchasing Manager, Caterpillar Propulsion
Eliminate costly errors from the quotation process
Errors made during the sales process have a knock-on effect down the line – where every invalid selection in a specification or incorrect dimension on a drawing can cause disruptions and delays. These errors can be expensive and frustrating and ultimately delay getting the product to your customer.
Tacton’s design automation solution eliminates these errors and improves the flow of information across sales, design, engineering and manufacturing.
Because design constraints are already defined within the Tacton system, you can be confident about the integrity of the design. Any invalid choices or conflicts are picked up and flagged automatically. The configurator instead suggests an optimized solution or alternatively offers an explanation for why a selection is invalid. Not only is this a huge time-saver, it also eliminates costly reworks and back charges due to design errors.
Save time, reduce costs
Automating the quotation process saves an enormous amount of time, not just for the sales team, but for your product specialists and the engineers and designers who generate drawings and provide input to quotations. This has a direct impact on sales costs and the profit margin on each sale. Many of our customers have shortened quotation lead times from weeks to hours, and even minutes.
The beauty of the Tacton solution is that it will guide the sales rep through the sale and get the configuration of the product and quotation correct each time. It now takes us only five minutes to generate a complete budget offer including pricing. This saves us tremendous amounts of time and money.” Jan Nilsson, Senior Engineer CRM Process & IT Development, Siemens
Why choose Tacton Design Automation?
- You can respond to customers with speed and accuracy
- Adapt to market changes more quickly
- Reduce dependency on key personnel
- The powerful constraint-based configuration engine handles even the most challenging ETO and CTO environments
- Works seamlessly with the systems you use to run your business – ERP, CRM, PLM, and CAD
- Our customers’ results.