Our easy-to-use and versatile software, Merkato, enables sellers of complex products or services to optimise and streamline their whole sales and order-intake process.
Once the most suitable product is linked to the customer, all technical and financial consequences are immediately visible. All customer-specific documents (e.g. the quotation, sales order and production order) are available right away, error-free and multilingual.
Merkato offers enormous flexibility and an unprecedented short 'time to quote'.
The live preview below shows what a Merkato configurator can look like.
While using it you will notice that you cannot continue to the next section without completing the mandatory information in the current section. Some selections needs to be made in the menu on the left, while other options require confirmation in the picture on the right. When indicating particular functionality is required, the corresponding product is shown in the picture. The picture can be rotated to show from all angles the result of all options made.
Although configurators can be equipped with 2D/3D visuals, many do not need this. Often simple textual configurators show a better (online) performance while doing exactly what they're supposed to: guiding the user to the right selections and creating that winning quote!
This is to give you an example of how you can guide your sellers and buyers to follow the path that you want them to in order to get to the best engineered solution that corresponds to the buyer's needs in the fastest way. Anything is customisable and everything can be adapted, to make sure it responds to all your requirements.
By capturing the customer's needs, the system immediately indicates what the possibilities are, taking into account required products & components as well as variations and options. The result of the current selections can be visualised using 2D- & 3D-drawings and pictures.
The technical and financial consequences of all selections made are calculated automatically. These outcomes and their pricing can be shown on-the-go and/or be kept in the background to be used in additional calculations.
All inputs and results can be used to prepare follow-up documents such as quotations, sales orders and production information like a bill of material with a snap of the finger (or just select the button, for that matter). All documents can be tailored to fully comply with your house style to impress their recipients.