User friendly but it has show problems in the past such as no connectivity or slows down a lot.

Bewertet am 16.11.2017
Guillermo F.
Sales Manager
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
4 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
4 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: Faster quotation process.

Vorteile: Easy to use, it takes you step by step, it has and does everything I need for quotation purposes and lets me convert my files in to pdf easily.

Nachteile: Slows down a lot some times, once you select an item and press continue or ok it takes a long time to show the next window of options, we've experience connectivity problems as well.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Complete Information Solutions an 17.11.2017

Hi Guillermo, Thank you for your feedback.
As you may know the ERP partner you work with had the CIS instance hosted on one of their servers connected to the ERP you use. At the request of your management, the instance was transferred to one of our production servers in Arizona and we have heard that connectivity is now as it should be and everyone is more than pleased..
Thank you once again.
Regards
Steve

CIS Configurator

Bewertet am 13.6.2019
Scott M.
Software Admin.
Öl & Energie, 13-50 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: We migrated from an excel-based quoting system to the CIS Configurator about 3 years ago. We use this application to configure and quote complex engineering systems. The Configurator was able to handle the logic that was previously handled using complex excel formulas and look-up tables. Salespeople are able to learn the system quickly - we have over 100 users with a variety of technical and non-technical backgrounds. Overall, we're very happy with the software.

Vorteile: Easy to get up and running; very reliable - virtually 100% up-time in 3 years of use; excellent customer service.

Nachteile: As with any software, it was not always able to perfectly reproduce our legacy processes. However, we were always able to find an acceptable alternative.

Our system has never let us down. CIS is right there whenever we need them to answer questions

Bewertet am 22.10.2017
Terry O.
Sales Manager
Konsumgüter, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
4 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: Most of our competitors do not have a quoting system. Next to our outstanding product lines, this has added the support our accounts need to be successful and close deal much faster.

Vorteile: Easy to follow, it's fast and very detailed. The system will not allow a user that is not as experienced, build a quote that will cost the dealer money because some selected options require other mandatory features.

Nachteile: Would love to tailor to our largest accounts. Meaning, the ability to create a package, which most have an exclusive package for their dealership, but none of the other dealers can use or see it.

CIS Configurator

Bewertet am 12.6.2019
Tony S.
IT Manager
Konsumgüter, 51-200 Mitarbeiter
Verwendete die Software für: Mehr als 2 Jahre
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
5 / 5
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
5 / 5
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Wahrscheinlichkeit der Weiterempfehlung:
Unwahrscheinlich Äußerst wahrscheinlich

Kommentare: For our business this software has been a great.

Vorteile: Usability., Customization to fit Products and uses

Nachteile: Cannot Comment as there is really nothing I do not like.

Antwort des Softwareanbieters

von Complete Information Solutions an 13.6.2019

Tony, Thank you for taking the time to add your comments, it's very much appreciated.
We enjoy working with you and your team and look forward to exciting times ahead.
Thanks again.
Steve

The only way to work with millions of SKU's

Bewertet am 30.5.2015
Jason K.
CTO
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: When looking for a new ERP system, Visual Lighting Technologies (VLT), a manufacturer of specification-grade LED lighting products, was leaning towards SAP Business One but it wasn't until we found the CIS Configurator that we knew that Business One could handle dynamic creation of our millions of SKU's. Further, VLT has a special need where each of those millions of SKU's can be manufactured using up to eight distinct bills of materials. VLT uses the PPS One add-on to SAP Business One, made by CIM Pool PPS, to manage production with these different BOMs, but that would only work with pre-entered Business One items. We needed to bridge the gap between the dynamically created CIS items and PPS One. CIS was able to work with CIM Pool PPS to facilitate a custom integration allowing VLT to create Configuration Models which include all of the components for the multiple BoM's which are then imported into PPS One and interpreted into PPS One standard Resource Lists. The end result allows the Quotations team to sell a "generic" product which the Production team can then choose to build in one of many different ways. VLT also utilized CIS's Custom Solutions services for several other smaller tweaks, both directly within the CIS applications and also in CIS's SAP Business One integration component. This combination of core CIS functionality, customization of their application, and integration with PPS One make the CIS Configurator a key component in our ability to manage the sales and production of the millions of product variations we offer.

Working with CIS Configurator & Quote Builder

Bewertet am 22.3.2013
Kate L.
VP Sales
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: If you are considering purchasing a quote builder/configurator program I would highly recommend CIS to be your partner.

Vorteile: The CIS Configurator & Quote Builder system will put Bravo Trailers a step ahead of our competition. Customer service and quality of product is key in our industry. Providing our dealers with a state of the art program that allows them to quickly and accurately quote trailers to their retail customers is key to their success and ours. The sales management tool also provides our dealers with a great way of measuring the success of their sales team.
Working with the CIS Team during the data build and implementation of our program has and continues to be a great working relationship.

Nachteile: Depending on the nature of your business and how you plan to use the program the investment in time can be extensive. Be prepared and organized prior to beginning and make sure you totally understand the instruction & capability of the program purchased.

Bravo Trailers QuoteBuilder

Bewertet am 24.9.2013
Kate L.
VP of Sales
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: Pros: The CIS Configurator & Quote Builder system will put Bravo Trailers a step ahead of our competition. Customer service and quality of product is key in our industry. Providing our dealers with a state of the art program that allows them to quickly and accurately quote trailers to their retail customers is key to their success and ours. The sales management tool also provides our dealers with a great way of measuring the success of their sales team.
Working with the CIS Team during the data build and implementation of our program has and continues to be a great working relationship.
Cons: Depending on the nature of your business and how you plan to use the program the investment in time can be extensive. Be prepared and organized prior to beginning and make sure you totally understand the instruction & capability of the program purchased. Overall: If you are considering purchasing a quote builder/configurator program I would highly recommend CIS to be your partner.

Quote Builder works as advertised.

Bewertet am 28.5.2015
Curtis M.
SVP
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: Pros:
Quote Builder works as advertised. The integration of Quote Builder to Model Builder and the configurations is what sold us on the tool. Standard Quoting is Standard Quoting, but when tied to the Configurator your Sales Team are free to no longer remember Product Codes, but answer the questions and let the system resolve those questions and answers to the Products you sell. CIS has been a great partner in adding customizations to fit our needs. Whereas nothing is free in this world, their prices for customizations and changes are not out of line.
Cons:
Our only complaint has been the inability to customize our own Quote forms to fit our needs. Any changes need to go through CIS to get the forms as we need or to add new ones.

Copier Builder

Bewertet am 6.1.2012
Mark T.
Service/Solutions Manager
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: If you have a application for a product that requires different items to build. You should let CIS show you how they can increase your productivity the way they have ours. They have a very knowledge group that can build a solution for you.

Vorteile: Reduces our Quote time from an hour to just a few minutes and errors on quotes are now a thing of the past. The reports that are available help us in several ways. We can now make sure the sales team is following up on quotes and sales.

Nachteile: Haven't found any cons.

QuoteBuilder

Bewertet am 18.11.2013
Mark T.
Service/Solutions Manager
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: Pros: Reduces our Quote time from an hour to just a few minutes and errors on quotes are now a thing of the past. The reports that are available help us in several ways. We can now make sure the sales team is following up on quotes and sales. Cons: Haven't found any cons. Overall: If you have a application for a product that requires different items to build. You should let CIS show you how they can increase your productivity the way they have ours. They have a very knowledgeable group that can build a solution for you.

Customer review of the CIS configurator

Bewertet am 28.9.2011
Tom M.
Director of Technical Projects
Quelle des Nutzers 
4/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: I would definitely recommend this software for businesses looking to increase the speed and productivity of their sales force.

Vorteile: Very responsive team of developers and sales people. Always willing to assist with implementation. You have the option of customizing the software to meet specific needs at an additional cost. The software works great across multiple platforms.

Nachteile: Newer software package, may need customization to fit your application.

This system does everything I need it to and more

Bewertet am 29.5.2015
Max M.
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: After setting up the configurators the final step was putting the quote system in place. The upload and export Excel feature made importing all of my items, descriptions, pricing, customer info, etc very easy. My outside sales reps all use this program and since it has gone live nearly two years ago I can't think of a single user who hasn't been happy with how easy the system is to use.

CIS configurator is helpful simplifying our day-to-day job and the service is always excellent.

Bewertet am 16.3.2016
Don L.
IT Support Supervisor
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
4 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: CIS configurator is helpful simplifying our day-to-day job and making our production process easier. CIS integrates tools into SAP B1 interface, we don't need to create BOM (Bill of Materials) for each order, CIS configuration can automatically create BOM during Sales order process. Also their service is always excellent and we are pleased with our relationship.

CIS Quote Builder - Amcor

Bewertet am 28.5.2015
Frank A.
Customer Service Representative
Quelle des Nutzers 
5/5
Gesamt
5 / 5
Benutzerfreundlichkeit
Eigenschaften & Funktionalitäten
5 / 5
Kundenbetreuung
Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis

Kommentare: The software provided by CIS is extremely easy to use and quite intuitive. If you can use amazon.com you can use CIS software.