Resources by product: Integrations

Tacton CPQ Data Import Automation Product Sheet

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Your ERP and PLM systems contain a wealth of carefully developed, valuable product definitions. You spent hours creating maintaining and updating them. To make the most recent product data from ERP and PLM available to your sales team, it needs to be entered into yet another tool – a tedious, and slow manual process.

Tacton CPQ’s Data Import Automation option is the convenient integration fast track for master data maintained outside of CPQ. Manage product data in your existing systems and schedule automated, quality-assured releases directly to your sales configurator.

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Tip: Learn more about Product Data Management and how Tacton CPQ supports it in our two-part Product Data Management webinar series.

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Manufacturing Trends to Watch for in 2022

What is in store for manufacturing in 2022 after another year of changes and challenges presented by COVID and uncertain economic times? Manufacturing has had two straight years of disruptions and challenges that have defined how they will operate in 2022 and beyond.

These disruptions have created the latest trends and initiatives that are fueling manufacturing towards a new way of working. We have broken down the trends into five key focus areas for manufacturers in 2022.

Trends to watch in 2022

  • Disruption-proof operations
  • New buyer behavior
  • Sustainability
  • Managing complexity
  • Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS)

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Survey Results: The State of Digital Manufacturing 2022

For the second year in a row manufacturing is rapidly moving towards creating digital first experiences for both internal operations and customer experiences.

To help manufacturers keep up-to-date with these developments, we’ve released this report, focusing on how manufacturers are creating resiliency for smooth & disruption proof ​end-to-end operations.

The COVID Pandemic has highlighted new issues since it’s initial impact.

Companies are now dealing with staffing shortages, and supply chain issues. This is compiled by still having challenges dealing with quote efficiency, lack of automation and new buyers who want a fully online journey.

Many of our respondents noted the current challenges: “The fact that we can’t hire people, but we desperately need to expand”. The struggles continue, “Being able to meet customer demand along with supply chain keeping up with demand.” It’s clear that the pandemic is still creating challenges for manufacturers. These challenges make it nearly impossible to create a fast and flawless operation that is focused on smooth and disruption proof operations.

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Creating Optimized End-to-End Operations with CPQ Integrations [eBook]

When deploying CPQ software it is critical for business champions and IT stakeholders to carefully consider the integration capabilities of CPQ vendors. This guide provides an overview of common challenges manufacturers of complex industrial equipment face when integrating CPQ into their existing digital infrastructure:

  • Disconnected enterprise systems and corporate silos
  • Lack of data governance
  • Setting organizational expectations

Considering these challenges enables manufacturers to transform information silos into seamless experiences in the new product development and sales and order fulfillment process.

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eBook: Customer Self-Service Portals for Manufacturing

Creating customer self-service portals for manufacturing is the first step to a seamless end-to-end customer journey

Manufacturing is rapidly changing, customers want B2C like experiences when they are purchasing highly configurable manufacturing products.

But doing that has never been a simple task, with self-service portals for manufacturers powered by Configure, Price, Quote solutions it can become a fast, exciting way to sell.

Learn how CPQ, visualization and customer self-service portals for manufacturers enable customers to configure their products from anywhere, and with 100% accuracy.

What’s in the eBook?

  • How to optimize customer self-service portals with CPQ
  • Using visualization embedded in the portal to create a wow factor for customers
  • Visual analytics, configuration, guided selling, price optimization and more!

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eBook: Product Configuration Analytics

Product Configuration analytics

The plugin for business value enhancement in product configuration analytics

Our Partner BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. They recently put together a comprehensive eBook on Product Configuration analytics.

Data-driven solutions have taken many business processes onto the next digital level. Big data analytics enables predictions into the near future and serves as a central strategy lever. However, looking at product sales processes and product management, companies do not recognize the power hidden in their data.

Especially in product configuration-based scenarios, only 25 percent of enterprises use their data for advanced analysis. Despite the increasing overall importance of product configuration, companies miss out on high potentials to innovate their processes using advanced data insight technologies.

What’s in the product configuration analytics eBook?

  • The importance of data-driven decisions when using product configuration
  • Creating business innovations by analyzing existing product configuration data and placing data at the core of business decisions.
  • Visual analytics, configuration AI, price optimization and more!

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The Pandemic Pivot and the Acceleration of Digital Manufacturing

The acceleration of digital manufacturing is here to stay

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed the cracks in the foundation of every industry. It has accelerated shifts, especially in the manufacturing sector. A shift to digital manufacturing was happening slowly for
manufacturers, but now has accelerated as companies try to capitalize on scarce demand from customers with fewer resources.

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eBook: The Modern Manufacturing CMO

The modern manufacturing CMO and a factory floor

As a marketing professional in any industry, you must always think about delivering highly personalized customer experience. This has been a struggle, especially for today’s modern manufacturing CMO.

As a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) or marketing leader within an organization, you have the responsibility to represent the customer’s voice. As a modern CMO, you must use your power as the customer’s voice to evolve the role to align the organization around customer-centricity. Kickstarting a digital transformation starts with marketing and the time to start is now.

Utilizing Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ software) doesn’t seem like a starting point for marketing, but with highly-customizable products, your marketing department must create a buying journey that prospects will remember.

Learn more in our guide to CPQ!

What’s in the Modern Manufacturing CMO eBook?

  • How CPQ integrated directly into your web experience can enable customers to configure, price and quote without any need for sales
  • How using stunning visualizations can let you showcase highly-customizable manufacturing products fast and accurately
  • How CPQ self-service can quickly make your customer’s product configuration experts
  • How delivering a customer experience from the front office to the back office will keep sales moving fast

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The CPQ Guide for Industrial Equipment Manufacturing

Industrial manufacturing can encompass a wide array of products, from robotics to material processing. Many of these manufacturers have struggled with slow quoting, product misconfiguration and much more that cost time and money. Searching for new solutions can lead to a digital transformation and a distinct competitive advantage.

Tacton Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software can make all the difference in streamlining internal processes while enabling an omnichannel customer experience

In addition to CPQ, your teams can enable cutting edge Visual Configuration that show products in real-time in their actual environment.

What’s in the CPQ Guide for Industrial Manufacturing?

  • Learn how CPQ can help manufacturers use guided selling to make their newest sales team members sell faster than ever.
  • Discover how CPQ enables the optimal product solution, the first time, every time.
  • Use Visual Configuration to cut down on costly mistakes and misconfigurations.
  • And much more!

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The CPQ Guide for Fluid Control System Manufacturers

Streamlining the selling process of dosing, mixing, filtering, controlling, setting or regulating equipment is what many Fluid and Gas control system manufacturers are trying to do to keep up with new buyer expectations. Many have searched for new solutions that enable fast quoting, manufacturing and selling.

Tacton Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software can make all the difference in streamlining internal processes while enabling an omnichannel customer experience

In addition to CPQ, your teams can enable cutting edge Visual Configuration that show products in real-time in their actual environment.

What’s in the CPQ Guide for Fluid Control Systems?

  • Learn how CPQ can help manufacturers use guided selling to make their newest sales team members sell faster than ever.
  • Discover how CPQ enables the optimal product solution, the first time, every time.
  • Use Visual Configuration to cut down on costly mistakes and misconfigurations.
  • And much more!

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