CIS Configurator Software


 

CIS Configurator is a cloud-based tool for large and midsize manufacturing businesses. It helps automate configuring, pricing and quote generation. It can operate as a standalone solution using its own SQL database or integrate with other applications. On-premise deployments are also available.

The Quotebuilder module allows users to automate the quoting process for sales personnel, resellers, dealers and customers. Quotes containing configured items and stock data can be created, edited, revised and copied and are stored in a central database. Documents can also be uploaded. Multi-currency support and conversion price lists are also provided.

The Configurator module enables users to import and export items and item features, descriptions, prices and answers to questions. Users can customize different categories, fields, various question behaviors and update pricing.

Monthly and perpetual licenses are available, as well as a free trial. Support is offered over the phone and via email.

 

CIS Configurator - Language
 
  • CIS Configurator - Language
    Language
  • CIS Configurator - Configurator
    Configurator
  • CIS Configurator - Model builder
    Model builder
  • CIS Configurator - Items
    Items
  • CIS Configurator - CIS portal
    CIS portal
  • CIS Configurator - Price lists
    Price lists
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Guillermo from Assa Aboy

November 2017

November 2017

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

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Faster quotation process.

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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.

Cons

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.

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Complete Information Solutions, Complete Information Solutions LLC

Date: November 2017

November 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

 

Terry from Bravo Trailers LLC.
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

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

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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.

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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.

Cons

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Don from Skyreach L&S Extrusions Corp.

March 2016

March 2016

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Diana from Construction Specialties

July 2015

July 2015

Only wish it was bi-lingual

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Pros

*easy to add and remove items
*fast product import and export
*friendly navigation

Cons

*we depend to much on Navigator to get changes made
*need a bi-lingual system

Review Source: Capterra

  Response: Complete Information Solutions, Complete Information Solutions LLC

Date: August 2015

August 2015

 

Diana,
Gracias por escribir una reseña para CIS Configurator.

You mentioned Navigator Business Solutions, a major partner representing SAP Business By Design ERP which CIS Configurator is integrated with.
Thanks again
ST

 

Jason from Visual Lighting Technologies

May 2015

May 2015

The only way to work with millions of SKU's

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Max from SBS

May 2015

May 2015

This system does everything I need it to and more

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Frank from Amcor Rigid Plastics

May 2015

May 2015

CIS Quote Builder - Amcor

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Curtis from SELEX-ES

May 2015

May 2015

Quote Builder works as advertised.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Stuarts of El Dorado

November 2013

November 2013

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kate from Bravo Trailers

September 2013

September 2013

Bravo Trailers QuoteBuilder

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kate from Bravo Trailers, LLC

March 2013

March 2013

Working with CIS Configurator & Quote Builder

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Stuarts of El Dorado

January 2012

January 2012

Copier Builder

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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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Tom from Subiaco

September 2011

September 2011

Customer review of the CIS configurator

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

Pros

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.

Cons

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

Review Source: Capterra