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CASE HISTORY

SALES & TECHNICAL CONFIGURATOR

More efficient sales and design processes with RuleDesigner

Glasprofi24, is a german company that realize custom glas and steel solutions like shelters , shower boxes, railings and so on. It has adopted the RuleDesigner solution to reduce the effort required in the sales and design processes of product variants.

COMPANY

Glasprofi24

Glasprofi24 manufactures shelters , shower boxes, railings, doors and partitions. Currently, the company produces also protective items from infectious diseases for counters and cash registers. The glass components are characterized by high quality and are absolutely hygienic, which is why the solution has been successful. A further peculiarity is the high number of variants and therefore the possibility of customizing the entire range of products.

Kevin Kreyer is the CEO of the Kreyer Group companies, based in the small town of Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. He managed to create a solid family business in East Westphalia.

On one side, the customer benefits from the commitment and quality that characterize the German artisan company and on the other, from the speed and organizational efficiency given by digital optimization in a sense of continuous development.

www.glasprofi24.de

Main Business: Development, Manufacturing and Sales of glass and steel products.

FROM LOCAL TO GLOBAL

24h Sales order process thanks to a dedicated web portal

In this scenario, Glasprofi24.de stands out as a specialist in the glass and stainless steel sector, offering the best quality at competitive prices. It also offers maximum flexibility, especially since the ordering process can be done comfortably from home. In addition to the numerous private customers, also many companies and organizations use the web portal and the complete service provided by Glasprofi24. Moreover, more than 50 employees support customers by responding to their needs in the best efficient way.

For each request Glasprofi24 draw up a proposal with sales details and the CAD drawing, based on the customer’s requirements.

CHALLENGES

Satisfaction of custom requests.

Customizations are made in stainless steel inside the factory floor, according to the specifications of the technical office. Design engineers carry out their 3D design business using standard parts and elements. The special product variants then pass through the factory floor to ensure that almost all customer requests can be met.

The growing requests for customization and the increase in orders have increasingly engaged internal resources, as a result, the design technical area, in particular, has undergone an important strengthening of the team.

I was amazed at the amount of 3D CAD models and design drawings created with Solid Edge software. With six job positions and an high workload, the need of time optimization results fundamental. PBU CAD Systems with RuleDesigner, presented us with an incredibly simple solution that fully satisfied our IT strategy. With RuleDesigner, PBU CAD systems presented us with an incredibly simple solution, fully compliant with our IT strategy.

Niclas Schwuchow,IT Manager
SOLUTION

RuleDesigner, one integrated single solution

RuleDesigner is an Italian solution dedicated to the management and automation of PLM and BPM processes starting from CAD design. In the Dach area, the main reseller is the software house PBU CAD-Systeme GmbH.

RuleDesigner suite consists on a portfolio of natively integrated modular applications multiCAD  that includes: PDM / PLM, product and process configurator, project and order management, CRM for sales and service management with spare parts portal.

The RuleDesigner platform is characterized by lean implementation processes, ease of maintenance and security in accessing company data. Thanks to its web architecture, RuleDesigner is accessible wherever a browser can be started.

The solution created guarantees protected access to company data and different visibility rights thanks to profiled access for different types of users. Furthermore, RuleDesigner can be easily integrated with a wide range of ERP systems, even the less common ones, including the one used by Glasprofi24.

ADVANTAGES FOR THE TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT

Time saving by a factor of 10

Through a rule-driven system, the design engineers insert in the RuleDesigner  platform the inputs that translate the needs of individual customers and immediately obtain the corresponding CAD model. The parts list is automatically transferred to the ERP system.

The whole process has accelerated considerably. Niclas Schwuchow quantifies the time saved:

“In the product groups in which we use RuleDesigner, we have found that 80% of the design work is done by the configurator with a considerable time optimization”.

Niclas Schwuchow describe the future development of the project:

“Our goal is to fully automate the ordering process by directly entering the parameters on our website. RuleDesigner then processes the entered data, interrogates the ERP system, creates the 3D model and generates the complete PDF with the quotation. Creating a CAD model took from 30 to 45 minutes, today with RuleDesigner 5 minutes are enough, including the BOM and the accompanying documentation.”

IT Manager
FUTURE OBJECTIVES

A scalable solution

La scalabilità dell’applicazione realizzata rappresenta un obiettivo ambizioso e la soluzione RuleDesigner permette di raggiungerlo. Il sistema è infatti altamente scalabile e adattabile grazie a potenti strumenti di configurazione, ampiezza funzionale e una struttura modulare. Una volta implementato, non ci sono limiti nelle possibilità di applicazione ed estensione.

 

The scalability of the product represents an ambitious objective and RuleDesigner allows to achieve it. The system is in fact highly scalable and adaptable thanks to powerful configuration tools, functional width and a modular structure. Once implemented, there are no limits to the application and extension possibilities.

PRODUCT SUITE MODULES

One global and modular approach

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RULEDESIGNER

CONFIGURATOR

Get the advantage from process automation at enterprise level
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RULEDESIGNER

PROJECT & WORKFLOW

Map your project in shared and cross-functional dashboards
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RULEDESIGNER

PDM

Protect and develop the technical know-how in the product life-cycle
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RULEDESIGNER

CRM FOR SALES

Manage the relationship with customers and plan sales work
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CRM FOR AFTERSALES

Supply a complete range of aftersales services
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RULEDESIGNER

SPARE PARTS

Offer value added services with an integrated spare parts portal

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