Lexicon

Configurator

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EN We can honestly say we are configurator experts. But what is that exactly? A configurator is in fact the engine of a sales configuration system. It allows sales representatives to show off their products within a digital sales tool, or at the same time it could enable customers to choose different characteristics and options when purchasing a product. With the configurator you can adapt and customise your product the way you like: change its colour, size, type, etc. It's often used to visualise products or half-products in all there possible colours, shapes, with different features, without having to actually produce all this variations. Like with a car, some might want it to be white, with a big spoiler and sound system in it, others want it to be more...modest. Well they can test this in a configurator before ordering and producing. A big gain in stock/production-efficiency!


NL Wij kunnen fier zeggen dat we configurator-experts zijn. Maar wat is dat juist, een configurator? Vaak is een configurator de motor van een sales-configuratiesysteem. De verkopers kunnen stoefen met hun producten in een digitale tool. Tegelijkertijd kan het klanten ook allerlei eigenschappen en opties laten selecteren tijdens hun aankoop. Met de configurator kun je het product aanpassen en personaliseren zoals je zelf wilt: de kleur veranderen, grootte, type model, etc. Het wordt vooral gebruikt om producten of halffabrikaten te tonen in alle beschikbare kleuren, vormen en met de verschillende eigenschappen, zonder dat je al die variaties ook allemaal eerst effectief moet produceren. Bij een auto is dat ook zo. Sommigen willen misschien een witte auto, met een flinke spoiler en sound system. Anderen willen ‘m misschien wat… bescheidener. Wel, voor je bestelt en de auto in productie gaat, kun je, gewoon voor de zekerheid, al eens testen hoe het er allemaal bijeen uit gaat zien. Dat is niet alleen een lifesaver voor twijfelaars, maar hoe efficiënt is dat ook niet voor het aantal producten dat je in stock moet hebben!



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