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Our customers mainly come from the mechanical and plant engineering sectors, as the challenges in terms of product complexity and diversity of variants are particularly high in these industries. However, companies from other sectors can also significantly improve the quality and speed of quote generation using Planware.
Learn what Planware customers say about the CPQ software and our services.
“Primarily, we have achieved consistency: all relevant data is managed in one location. With Planware the generation of quotes, especially for standard machines, has become significantly faster – by 30 % to 50 %.”
“With Planware, we have significantly raised the quality of our quotes, both from the technical content and the commercial respects. In addition, we have been able to reduce our reaction time to customer inquiries, because Planware can make product knowledge available to all employees”.
“With Planware, we have minimized the source of manual errors and we automatically generate correct quotes in different languages”.
“In the past, generating a quote took between half a day to one day. Today we can draw up a complete construction glass quote in 15 to 30 minutes – in 60 minutes at the most”.
AUTEFA Solutions includes many companies with a long tradition. These are the companies AUTEFA in Friedberg (Bavaria), the Austrian company Fehrer in Linz, the Italian companies FOR and OCTIR in Biella as well as Strahm Hi-Tex in Switzerland. With the two subsidiaries – AUTEFA Solutions North America and AUTEFA Solutions Wuxi (China) – the company has a worldwide presence. AUTEFA Solutions has also been part of the China Hi Tech Group Cooperation (CHTC) since 2011. AUTEFA is known for innovation in the four business divisions, nonwovens, baling systems, worsted/woolen and automation technology.
The company uses a Planware application for quote generation company-wide, enabling cross-location quotes with a consistent corporate identity.
The Glaston consortium offers high-quality innovative solutions ranging from basic components to automated, customer-specific complete plants for glass processing. Glaston is an international brand, supporting its customers on site and with its own sales and service companies.
As Glaston operates internationally, the Planware software plays an important role in the worldwide sale of products for the company.
Gebrüder Spiegel AG offers machines and services for profitable sheet metal processing for companies in building envelope, ventilation, steel and metal construction, and industrial sectors. The company can look back on a history of more than 130 years and offers a wide variety of machines from different premium manufacturers.
Gebrüder Spiegel AG uses a special variant of the Planware configurator for the administration of product information (PIM system) and for the generation of quotes and product catalogs.
The Junker Group is the world market leader in the manufacture of high-speed CBN grinding machines. It offers solutions from single machines to complete production lines in almost all areas of precision grinding.
Junker’s Planware configuration solution stands out through its extensive use of the standard configuration and bilingual quote generation. Parallel to the SAP implementation at Junker, we linked the quote configurator to the SAP system with a bidirectional interface. Additionally, a new subsidiary in Brazil was integrated into the configuration application.
Masa is a medium-sized company with its roots in Germany, specializing in the design and manufacture of plants and machinery for the building materials industry. There are production sites in Germany and sales companies around the world under the umbrella of the Masa brand.
The Masa application based on the Planware software is characterized by its very large number of variants and intensive use of active rules.
Niehoff is one of the world’s leading providers of wire drawing machines and drawing installations for the wire and cable sectors. Plants for galvanic plating, stranding machines, closing machines, braiding machines as well as turnkey projects and worldwide service complete the product portfolio.
The Planware configuration solution for Niehoff encompasses a particularly large number of machines.
Oerlikon Barmag is world market leader in the development and production of spinning plants for man-made fibers such as polyester, nylon and polypropylene, as well as texturing machines. Core competencies include the manufacture of the associated components for the production of man-made fibers such as extruders, winders, pumps and godets.
Barmag uses the Planware Editor for individual design calculations.
The brand Oerlikon Neumag is a worldwide market and technology leader for complete installations for the production of BCF carpet yarn and man-made staple fibers. In addition, the company is also one of the leading suppliers of a wide spectrum of nonwoven technologies, from spunbonded fabrics to airlaid technologies.
The Planware configuration solution for Neumag offers especially sophisticated calculation as well as the implementation of two perspectives of the product within the application.
Prime Drilling is one of the leading producers of drilling rigs and accessories for controlled horizontal directional drilling technology. Customers worldwide rely on the company's products and services to perform the most demanding drilling tasks.
In the Planware configurator application, Prime Drilling uses images and illustrations on a large scale.
For more than 80 years, Saacke has been involved in firing technology and is now one of the world's leading companies in this field. As a specialist, the company plans, develops and manufactures burners and system solutions for industrial thermal processes. Its products and services are used in manufacturing as well as on ships and offshore installations.
For the distribution of these products and services, Saacke uses the Planware configuration solution worldwide in various subsidiaries and at dealers. One aspect of this application that is worth mentioning is the deep integration of the design as well as the special product structuring, in which the appropriate configuration is drawn from the repository of basic technology based on application cases.
SKF Lubrication Systems for industrial areas of application ensure the right amount of lubricant at the right intervals, minimizing friction and wear while optimizing the durability of bearings and machines. They are suitable for lubricating individual machines or complete systems and ensure clean and accurate lubricant supply to all lubrication points.
The Lincoln company, world market leader in the production and sale of lubrication and pump equipment for industrial and vehicle service, has been using Planware CPQ for generating quotes for a long time. The use of Planware has been extended step by step to other products and sales regions. The Planware application for SFK is coupled with SAP and offers comprehensive design calculation. Planware guided selling is used for the sale of retrofitting sets, and is also used for the automatic generation of lubrication plans appropriate to the configuration.
The most modern production processes for the production of cables, tires, profiles, hoses, gaskets and conveyor belts require sophisticated system technology. Troester develops efficient machine and plant control systems in which hardware components from leading manufacturers are used flexibly.
The Planware configuration application in use at Troester is characterized by a very extensive range (plants with a large number of machines).
Wagner is one of the world’s leading producers of equipment and plants for surface coating with powder and wet paints, inks and other liquid materials.
The company also uses Planware CPQ in Switzerland and the USA. With the help of the Planware development environment, the software is largely maintained and developed further by Wagner itself.
Hans Weber Maschinenfabrik GmbH offers grinding machines for metal and wood as well as extruders for plastics processing. The company – already in its fourth generation – develops and manufactures machine solutions for trades and manufacturing. The company uses Planware CPQ for two product areas and uses a special APplus interface to exchange data with the ERP system.
For more than 140 years, Windmöller & Hölscher has shown its innovative strength and is now one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems for the production and processing of flexible packaging. The concentration on the three business areas of extrusion, printing and processing is one of the cornerstones of the company’s success.
Windmöller & Hölscher has been using Planware CPQ successfully for many years. The application is characterized by a specially implemented system configuration involving a large number of machines.
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