Meyn provides everything from standalone machines to wall-to-wall factory solutions which can include up to 80 different pieces of equipment. As Meyn grew, the number of contracts it was bidding for increased, the company was preparing 2,000 quotes per year. To produce these quotes, Meyn relied on a product configurator that had originally been developed to support manufacturing requirements.
This meant the sales team often had to turn to product specialists, who in turn needed to contact the customer. This process took a lot of time and effort. A typical quotation took two days – sometimes up to a week. With a hit rate of roughly 30%, the company was spending a lot of time and money producing quotations that didn’t amount to anything.
Meyn realized that they needed a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) tool that would allow the sales team to quote quickly at the initial stage of the sales cycle. They also wanted the tool to be able to generate detail for those cases that were further along. And they wanted the solution to be available online.
By simplifying the quotation process, the company reasoned that they could save time and money and focus efforts on the sales cases that were further along in the process. Meyn has managed to reduce the number of questions required to produce a quote by 85%. A quotation for a single machine can now be produced in less than 15 minutes, while a budget quote for a complete line takes just 3-4 hours. This previously took between two days and a week.
“We have a great cooperation with Tacton, we’ve found them to be very flexible and responsive. It feels more like a partnership rather than a customer, supplier relationship and they are really helping us to succeed.”Sicco Saft, Meyn
Meyn is the industry leader in the manufacturing of poultry processing equipment. Meyn’s technology and services provide local answers, globally.
- Reduced quoting time by 60%
- Meyn has managed to reduce the number of questions required to produce a quote by 85%
- Full integrations with Meyn’s CRM
- Zero incorrect configurations