If you took advantage of the Labor Day holiday to spend some time on the water, chances are you saw a lot of boaters. The number of boats on lakes, waterways, and oceans during holiday weekend is incredible. It makes you wonder how many people own the boat they are driving or are they renting it for the weekend. Regardless, of the number of boats on the water and who owns them, boating is a huge industry with many possibilities.
If you are in the market for a boat, and looking to join the ranks of other boaters, how do you know what you want? If you look up boating on Wikipedia, there are more than a hundred options. The other question is once you know what type of boat you want, how do you determine which brand of boat most suits your needs?
The internet offers websites that discuss boat options, manufacturers, and even where to buy a boat. These websites help consumers decipher a lot of information and provide guidance regarding their purchase.
The other side of this industry focuses on boat manufacturers. There is a great deal of competition and what seems like an infinite number of options. As a manufacturer, not only are you tasked with building a great boat, but you have the added burden of being able to communicate to consumers and dealers the features of your product.
Having the ability to configure a boat that is within your engineering specifications and share that ability with dealers and consumers is a tool that can be leveraged to increase profits and overall customer satisfaction.
The Infor CPQ software is the ideal tool to use in conjunction with Infor’s ERP software to create a symbiotic and fully integrated production environment. By utilizing Infor’s configuration tool in conjunction with their ERP software, a greater level of communication and visibility is achieved.
The CPQ configurator allows product specifications to be input and used in the sales process to reduce errors and provide sales with accurate pricing and product information. In addition, the production floor can be confident in the product build and has the potential to reduce lead times and wasted materials, because of more accurate information.
Bottom line, better information and integrated software create a better sales experience for the consumer, and higher profits for boat manufacturers. Learn more at www.Godlan.com