A Product Configurator is a critical add-on for Manufacturing ERP solutions. They are designed specifically for a Configure-to-Order business. For instance, this is a module that has various versions available from different vendors, each of which has different features and value. Therefore, not all Configure-to-Order businesses are the same, and so a one-size-fits-all solution doesn’t necessarily make sense.
With this in mind, this kind of add-on allows a company to enter their engineering, design, pricing and other “rules” into the system. In fact, the entire module is built around the idea of “rules”, which are the really complicated part of a configuration. All in all, rules are those things your senior managers, sales staff, order entry clerks, and engineers know without knowing how. Taking those out of their heads, writing them in a logical manner and entering them into the software is the goal.