CADENAS and Perspectix enter into technology partnership

Combination of intelligent 3D CAD & BIM product data and the CPQ solution P´X Industry Solution enables configuration of complex plants

Within the framework of a technology partnership, CADENAS GmbH based in Augsburg, Germany and Perspectix AG in Zurich, Switzerland, are combining their strengths with immediate effect. With its solution for digital product catalogs, CADENAS is now extending Perspectix' P´X Industry Solution, a powerful CPQ solution (Configure, Price, Quote) for modular product systems and the associated web configurator for users worldwide. CADENAS additionally enriches the solution with the high-quality content of its intelligent 3D CAD & BIM product catalogs. The partnership between CADENAS and Perspectix expands both companies’ product portfolio and enhances existing functionalities. Existing and prospective customers will benefit equally from this added value.

Many manufacturers of technical components from the architectural, mechanical and electrical engineering sectors have already digitized their entire product portfolio with CADENAS. Companies looking for a solution which enables their costumers to carry out more complex configurations or complete plant designs on premise or online benefit from CADENAS’ synergy effects: The entire existing digital product catalog can be seamlessly integrated into the P´X Industry Solution. The included digital twins are then generated on-the-fly in numerous native CAD formats from NX, Solid Edge, Revit, Allplan, Archicad, Inventor, Creo, SOLIDWORKS and many others. "The P´X Industry Solution expands our product portfolio as an end-to-end CPQ solution that can be used to create complex plant configurations offline and online," says Jürgen Heimbach, CEO of CADENAS GmbH. "This creates a unique digitization solution for technical sales with high-quality data that can be used directly in product development and purchasing."

The P´X Industry Solution enables users to configure, plan and fit out buildings with technical equipment or furniture. Entire control cabinets can be technically calculated and set up. In mechanical and plant engineering, the software creates machine configurations or entire production lines. "The partnership with CADENAS gives companies the opportunity to use their existing, high-quality 3D CAD and BIM catalogs in our powerful technical product configurator," says André Kälin, Managing Director of Perspectix AG. "The combination of our CPQ solution with high-quality catalogs opens up synergy effects in many industries."

As a complete CPQ software, the P´X Industry Solution includes the mapping of product logic, including technical calculations, 3D configuration and installation planning, as well as customer relationship management (CRM) for quoting. CRM ranges from customer data to price information in various currencies and discount levels to the mapping of current and completed projects. The web configurator helps to generate qualified inquiries and configure complex products for efficient processing. A web-based assembly viewer provides support during subsequent implementation. In this way, B2B providers digitize the entire customer interaction, reduce their sales effort, open up new customer groups on the Internet and create more accurate quotations in less time.