Why Multiple Configuration Tools May be Hurting Your Company and What You Can Do About It

In certain industries, manufacturers have been using configuration tools to help with product design, sales, and production for quite some time. Today, some companies find there is a growing problem with proliferation of such tools scattered among different departments and application systems. Although it may sound advantageous to have multiple configurators to support different needs, these companies are finding that discrepancies, redundant data maintenance, and increasing technical support requirements are resulting in considerable confusion, complexity, and cost.

This white paper outlines:
  • The problems often associated with having multiple configuration tools and processes within a company;
  • The advantages of using a single, flexible tool for all of a company’s configuration needs;
  • What an Information Technology department should look for in a configuration tool that can be used to support all the company’s configuration needs;
  • A practical strategy for getting started on consolidation, and a methodical approach to replacing all of your existing configuration tools with a common configuration engine, data repository, and data maintenance process.

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