Software & Systems at GlassBuild
Recently released during the 10th annual FeneVision User Conference and GPAD 2012 held in Cleveland, Ohio, FeneVision Neo is Fenetech's next generation of software, which the company will feature in Las Vegas as well. Said to provide even more flexibility, the software features an ultra-modern user interface featuring numerous new features and functionality, the supplier reports. Designed for window and door manufacturers, entry door manufactures, sunroom manufacturers, glass processing companies, and companies doing all these operations under one single roof, the completely integrated software includes full purchasing and inventory control, as well as quote and order handling with modes for customers as well. Capabilities include e-commerce, customer individual capacity and production planning, production tracking based on bar-codes and touchscreens, fully dynamic glass cutting optimization, and delivery planning and truck loading applications. In addition, neo offers even more support for iPad and mobile tablets such as the new FeneVision neo Mobile Delivery app–a fully native, in-house developed app for iPad to optimize the delivery process of goods to the final customer. Fully integrated iDashboards provide fully graphical and interactive management tools to monitor a company’s sales, production, and performance as well as delivery process.
330/995-2830 | www.fenetech.com
An extension to the Winsys Suite of window manufacturing software, Winsys Eye Mobile provides optimized dealer Interaction without introducing any additional overhead or maintenance to the factory, Providing up-to-the minute order status and shipping manifest information to dealers is one of the best ways to reinforce a manufacturer's commitment to service, the supplier notes. When coupled with remote Winsys Order Entry via RDP (and soon via browser), customers will enjoy advantages that competitors can't offer, it notes. The system allows simple order entry, including custom products, stock sizes, and multiple units. Finally, confirming order details to the customer is also automatic through integrated transmit capabilities.The system is mobile device aware with dynamic screen formatting supporting iPad, iPhone, MSIE, Android and other devices.
Friedman Corp. also promoted a new Business Partner Program for companies that work in the fenestration industry, including extruders, resellers, consultants and independent software vendors. The commission based program enables companies to generate incremental revenue by offering Friedman’s suite of fenestration-specific solutions for extruders and manufacturers to their existing and prospective customers, the supplier explains. Bringing together the multiple solutions of its subsidiary companies–Winsys, PMC, and Frontier–the program encompasses software for enterprise resource management (ERP), production machine control and material optimization to address order entry, accounting, manufacturing, optimization, shipping and other supply chain requirements.
847/948-7180 | www.friedmancorp.com
Collaborating with customers and end users, WTS Paradigm has worked to improve its Configurator much more intuitive and visually-appealing interface. Bringing customer confidence to the selling process, the system provides a more realistic representation of what products are being purchased. Users navigate seamlessly through products and options, and can see detailed information on products. Real-time pricing updates and an engineering accurate drawings of what they are being quoted makes users and customers more comfortable with the experience, the supplier notes. For more advanced users who configure multi-wide and mulled units, a pop-up form similar to a web interface allows users to easily customize pieces of the overall window while still being able to manage common properties across the entire configuration.
Window and door manufacturers can take advantage of the system's branding technology to apply their own color themes, layout, and logos to the configurator which increases their brand name impact and awareness through their sales channel, the supplier also notes. WTS Paradigm provides the ability to take one product catalog and use it in all sales channels.
TouchQuote, an iPad mobile selling tool for use in-home, on job sites, or wherever building products are sold, assists with the selling, quoting, pricing, and ordering process to make the in-home visit quicker and easier than ever before, the supplier reports.The system makes possible to quickly and seamlessly present a product line, gather information about the job, configure and price units, and close the sale using an iPad. Configuration and pricing data can be customized, comparison quoting can be generated in seconds, and an agreement and/or invoice can be printed or emailed to the homeowner on the spot. The system enables sales consultants to focus on the customer and on the sale and not be distracted by calculating pricing and options. The simplicity of the iPad brings both speed and professionalism to the sale, while comparison quoting provides easy upsell capabilities, the supplier also reports.
Using the same foundation as the company's flagship Centerpoint product, TouchQuote is said to be a simplified, yet fully featured solution for configuration and pricing that allows manufacturers to push more intelligence and sophistication to their sales teams.
800/387-2951 | www.wtsparadigm.com
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Glass & IG Components
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