CHARLESTON, S.C., June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlatl Software, the leading provider of sales applications for manufacturers and distributors, has recently been included in Gartner's "Innovation Insight for Visual Configuration" report released last week. Visual configuration technologies selected for the report are identified by the leading research firm as transformative technologies. Gartner recommends that "leaders responsible for sales applications should seize the opportunity to disrupt their industry by being the first to offer visual configurations."
"Advancements in manufacturing technology are already being adopted and are producing significant gains in shop floor efficiency," says Marc Murphy, Atlatl's CEO. "Empowering sales to configure products upfront, with their customers, effectively connects engineering to the buyer."
Atlatl's platform offers highly visual 2D, 3D and AR configuration applications. Their ability to operationalize complex engineering rules effectively 'closes the loop' between customer's requirements, sales, and manufacturing.
"Companies that implement visual configuration solutions see significant improvement in their deal win rate, lower costs for drafting computer-aided design (CAD) drawings, less rework in the factory..."
"The most successful manufacturers are extending those efficiencies through the sales cycle. These companies are seeing gains in the form of higher close rates, more accurate quoting process resulting in lower cost of sale, and significantly faster sales cycles."
Gartner's independent findings echo the increase in win rates and reduced costs.
Murphy believes that an in-depth understanding of companies with configurable products is key to successful visual configuration deployment:
"Technology needs to align with each stakeholder in the sales process to produce a usable, accurate asset for manufacturing. A seamless connection for the complete sales channel ensures rapid speed-to-quote, with accuracy and relevancy at each stage of the sales cycle."
Atlatl emphasizes this point with their visual approach to CPQ and CAD data integration. The company touts the ability to produce relevant and accurate assets for engineering and manufacturing processes. According to Murphy, "The transition between sales and engineering is the key to this process….and it's virtually seamless for Atlatl's customers."
To download the report, visit http://www.atlatlsoftware.com/gartner2017.
To learn more about Atlatl Software, visit http://www.atlatlsoftware.com/.
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Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Atlatl Software is changing the way manufacturers and distributors sell. Their suite of sale applications are empowering the highest performing companies to sell faster, more efficiently, and increase revenue.
- Quickly create 2D, 3D and AR configurations based on specific engineering rules.
- Produce engineering, installation and shop floor drawings of your products as you configure them.
- Instantly generate professional quotes with dynamic pricing.
- Efficiently manage your sales pipeline from lead to close. All on your mobile device.
- Digitally share pricing information and receive pipeline data from your distribution network.
*Gartner's report was researched and produced independently and without influence from Atlatl or their partners.
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