Boats, Yachts & Marine
Manage Early Forecasts & Timely Order Specifications
Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ) provides a platform to manage the boat ordering process by employing a rules-based configurator that is sensitive to the lead-times of each feature/option and alerts the dealer to “reconfigure” selected line-items and make the time-sensitive selections. Likewise, there is a time window where the dealer must finalize the configuration and release it for production, or cancel the order.
Save Time & Reduce Costs with CPQ
Deliver the perfect boat
You’ll be able to ensure that your customers made all of the choices they need to make and that the order you turn over to manufacturing is produced to the exact configuration, on time, and at the expected cost. By delivering the perfect order, you’ll avoid time, effort, cost, and customer frustration caused by delivering the wrong product.
Automate manufacturing instructions
Dynamically create bills of materials and manufacturing instructions, and integrate with your ERP system to store these instructions with the production orders. You can also have the system generate 2D drawings and 3D models of boats and sub-assemblies to clearly show the shop floor what to build. These dynamic instructions and drawings can eliminate a substantial number of errors that can creep into even a well-run manufacturing process.
Precision & Timeliness to Help You Become the Top Brand
You’ll be able to make the ordering process smooth and enjoyable for your customers while increasing the efficiency and accuracy of your internal processes so you deliver exactly what your customer ordered – on time, every time.
Innovate faster, land more sales
Customers have a higher regard for manufacturers that offer fresh, innovative features that clearly meet their needs better than a competitor’s offerings. Infor CPQ helps you speed up the pace of innovation by freeing your engineers from the selling process. This liberates your engineers from low-value-add, repetitive selling assistance, so they can focus on high-value-add product innovation. Customers can complete the buying process faster because they don’t have to wait for an engineer to evaluate their special requests.
Create a consistent buying experience
Boat buyers may interact with a wide variety of people on your sales team as they are making their order decisions. They could be exploring options online; picking out features on an iPad® while sitting with a dealer on a yacht; or talking with a manufacturer sales rep on the phone. No matter the touch-point, Infor CPQ makes sure that your products are represented the same way every time. Buyers will be reassured when they can see your sales reps, dealers, and customer service staff working together during the sale. Knowing that the quality of your products extends to after-sales service will offer your buyers further assurance.
Deliver consistent quality, earn long-term loyalty
Why do customers switch brands? Because they don’t get the product they ordered on time and exactly the way they ordered it. Infor CPQ makes it possible to fulfill the same level of quality for highly configured boats and yachts that customers expect. Infor CPQ perfectly captures your customer’s requirements and then presents them so your customer can easily confirm that you know what they want. Next, CPQ automates the creation of the bill of materials and manufacturing instructions to build each product, sending them directly to the ERP system to manufacture.
The Perfect Quoting Software for Boat Manufacturers
With Infor Configure Price Quote for Marine Sales and Manufacturing, you get the tools you need to increase your sales, reduce your costs, and differentiate your brand.