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Gain the Ultimate Competitive Edge with DriveWorks CPQ

Guest Author - DriveWorks Team on April 18, 2019 at 11:30 AM


The ability to configure, price and quote easily has become essential for manufacturing companies of all sizes, in all industries. We’ve all seen, and probably used, some kind of sales configurator. They’re now widely used by many recognized brands as a way of cost-effectively offering configurable products.

Configurable products are becoming the norm and many companies are seeking a configure, price and quote (CPQ) solution that can help them to meet the increasing demand for custom products and gain a competitive edge.

DriveWorks configurator software is the ultimate choice in 3D CPQ for SOLIDWORKS. DriveWorks is a SOLIDWORKS Gold Partner Product and only works with SOLIDWORKS. 

How Your Customers Use DriveWorks as a CPQ Solution


How Your Distributors Use DriveWorks as a CPQ Solution


How Your Sales Team Uses DriveWorks as a CPQ Solution


How You Set Up DriveWorks as a CPQ Solution



Take the Lead with DriveWorks CPQ

DriveWorks configurator software enables businesses to set up a configurable 3D CPQ solution that engineering and sales teams can use. DriveWorks allows manufacturing companies to gain all the benefits of digital selling.

CPQ solutions are built on rules, workflow, user interface and integration. These are the core technologies that have underpinned DriveWorks since the software was first introduced to the SOLIDWORKS market in 2001.

Over the years by looking at market trends, conducting research and asking for customer feedback, new features have been added and many enhancements made. With the goal of ease-of-use, we’ve created a specific CPQ template, built on DriveWorks functionality, to make it easy for manufacturing companies to reap the benefits of guided selling and CPQ quickly.


The DriveWorks CPQ Template provides a configurable dashboard that allows you to select which products can be configured, using your existing DriveWorks product configurators, what pricing to apply and what data to pass to and from any other company systems such as ERP and CRM.

Your DriveWorks and CPQ administrator can manage access and permissions to the CPQ front end and add product configurators at any time. That way you can customize the solution for inside sales, dealers, distributors and even customers. The CPQ administrator can apply real-time pricing updates to ensure accurate quotes are generated and that they reflect your businesses’ strategic and commercial goals. The CPQ dashboard can also be customized so the administrator can have specific views such as quoted items, pending orders and so on.

The four short videos above explain and demonstrate DriveWorks CPQ from the point of view of a customer, distributor, sales representative and CPQ administrator.


Why DriveWorks CPQ?


Immersive 3D

Let your customers see their custom products in impressive 3D and view the effects of their design changes immediately.

Compelling Documents

Automatically send eye catching branded documents that are personalized to each customer and order.

Simple Templates

Get started really quickly by customizing our templates to suit your needs with our intuitive Form Designer.

Seamless Links

An easy to use workflow means seamless links between teams & company systems such as CRM, ERP and SOLIDWORKS.

Time Saving Automation

Reduce repetitive tasks by automating customer responses and repetitive engineering tasks.

Modular & Flexible

Additional modules can be added as and when you need them to create a product configurator that suits your needs.

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