Rapidly changing products and markets
Technology products are characterized by short life-cycles as new and improved devices come to market. Customers face a continually changing set of options as products they bought just months ago are replaced.
Technicon’s online catalogs simplify product selection. Filtering, keyword and parametric search allow customers to select key product attributes to narrow product choices. Dynamic side-by-side comparisons facilitate product selection.
Finding the right products is just the start. Whether selecting components for a blade server, a server enclosure or a server farm, specifying technology products often involves product configuration, assembly and layout.
Technicon’s configurator ensures that selected options are compatible and complete. Notes and diagrams can be provided to aid in selection. Related products are displayed to alert customers of other products that may be required for their application.
Inter-product rules support assemblies of components, e.g. the modules on a logic board and the boards in a server. Spatial rules ensure that products "fit," e.g. the number of server units in an enclosure.
Technology products are often selected as part of a complete system or to be incorporated in a network. Assembly rules ensure that bills of materials are complete. Technicon’s online layout tool enables users to interactively locate devices in any type of topology.
Technicon’s ContentStudio catalog manager allows business users such as product managers to maintain product data and rules for rapidly changing product lines. Product marketing data can be easily updated. New products can go to market as soon as they’re ready.