A configurator is a multi-functional software system to offer complex customized objects with many variants (such as products, quotations, software components, etc.) in a short time. Within the configuration, expertise regarding buildability, dependencies of technical details, profitability, etc., is considered.
In some cases, software systems include functionalities of different configurator types, in order that a strict separation of the configurator types can often be difficult.
Typical configurators are for example:
- quotation configurator
- process plan configurator
- order configurator
- price configurator
- product configurator
In a video interview, Thomas Martin (Process Manager VOITH Paper Holding, Heidenheim) reports on how a reliable configurator became essential through more and more specific customer requirements. Thanks to the camos Configurator , sales opportunities became transparent and the sales department can create complex and extensive quotations considerably faster.