How Experlogix and Avanade Help Manufacturers Overcome Challenges in Fiercely Competitive Markets

How Experlogix and Avanade Help Manufacturers Overcome Challenges in Fiercely Competitive Markets

How Experlogix and Avanade Help Manufacturers Overcome Challenges in Fiercely Competitive Markets

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As a CPQ product expert and Sales Director at Experlogix, I cherish the opportunity to collaborate with trailblazers in the digital transformation space to help our clients solve business problems with innovative technology solutions. That’s why I am excited to share how we work with Avanade, a leading global provider of digital, cloud, AI and advisory services for the Microsoft ecosystem.

Like Experlogix, they are renowned not only for their proficiencies in the Microsoft environment, but also for their experience working with companies in the manufacturing space, helping to implement technologies including configure, price, quote (CPQ) software so help manufacturers overcome some of the common challenges they face in today’s competitive and complex market.

Manufacturers today face many challenges, such as supply chain disruptions, quality control issues, workforce management difficulties, operational inefficiencies, cost pressures, cybersecurity threats, sustainability demands, and market fluctuations. These challenges require manufacturers to operate with more agility and flexibility than ever, while remaining responsive to customers’ ever-changing needs and heightened expectations..

However, many manufacturers still rely on manual processes, outdated systems, and siloed data that hinder their ability to adapt and innovate.

That’s where Experlogix and Avanade come in. Together, we offer a powerful combination of CPQ software and Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions that enable manufacturers to streamline and automate their sales and production processes, improve their customer experience, and optimize their business performance.

Experlogix CPQ is a cloud-based solution that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance and Operations, and Business Central. Our software allows manufacturers to quickly and accurately configure complex products and services, generate accurate quotes and proposals, manage pricing and discounts, generate bills of materials (BOMs) and routings, and create sales and work orders. Experlogix CPQ also supports multi-language, multi-currency, multi-company, and multi-channel scenarios.

Avanade is a leading digital innovator and Microsoft’s largest global partner. They have deep expertise in Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions and extensive experience in the manufacturing industry. They have helped manufacturers implement, customize, integrate, and support Experlogix CPQ with their existing systems and processes. Avanade is also known for helping manufacturers leverage other Microsoft technologies such as Power Platform, Azure, Teams, SharePoint, and Office 365 to enhance their collaboration, communication, analytics, security, and productivity.

By working with Experlogix and Avanade, manufacturers can benefit from:

  • Faster time-to-market: Experlogix CPQ reduces the time it takes to configure products and services, generate quotes and proposals, and create orders and work orders. It also accelerates the creation of data needed to launch new products, letting organizations expand their offerings, without sacrificing efficiency. Experlogix CPQ eliminates errors and rework by ensuring that the configurations are valid, feasible, and compliant with the rules and constraints defined by the manufacturer.
  • Improved customer satisfaction: Experlogix CPQ enables manufacturers to provide a consistent and personalized customer experience across all channels. It allows customers to self-configure products and services online or through mobile devices. It also enables sales reps to provide accurate quotes and proposals in real-time or offline mode. By facilitating collaboration between sales reps and customers through chatbots, co-browsing, document sharing, e-signature and more, the software also empowers organizations to better meet their customers, wherever they are.
  • Increased revenue and profitability: Experlogix CPQ helps manufacturers optimize their pricing and discounting strategies based on various factors such as customer segments, regions, markets, competitors, etc. It also helps manufacturers upsell and cross-sell more effectively by suggesting relevant products and services based on customer needs and preferences. Experlogix helps manufacturers reduce costs by eliminating waste and inefficiencies in their sales and production processes.
  • Enhanced visibility and control: Experlogix CPQ provides manufacturers with a single source of truth for their product catalogues, pricing rules, configuration rules, BOMs, routings etc. It also provides real-time visibility into the status of quotes, orders, work orders, inventory, capacity, etc. Experlogix also provides actionable insights and reports to help manufacturers monitor and improve their sales and production performance.

If you are a manufacturer looking for a solution to overcome your challenges, drive more efficiency as well as revenue, and achieve your goals, I invite you to contact us today. We would love to show you how Experlogix CPQ and Avanade can help you transform your business with Microsoft Dynamics 365.

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Bert de Vries is a seasoned professional with a diverse background spanning multiple areas of the CPQ/CRM/ERP industry since 2002. He is currently the Senior Director of Sales at Experlogix, where he works with a broad range of companies to enhance their sales processes. You will find a high (consultative style) sales performance and commercial leadership including general knowledge of the manufacturing and he works continuously to aid companies as they grow and evolve.