Configure-To-Order (CTO) Manufacturing: Empowering Customization
In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving manufacturing industry, businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their processes and deliver innovative products to meet the demands of their customers. One such method that has gained significant popularity is Configure-To-Order (CTO) manufacturing. In this article, we will explore what CTO products are, the benefits they provide, and the key differences between CTO and Engineer to Order (ETO) products.
Economic Uncertainty? The Value of Investing in CPQ During Times of Crisis
In times of economic uncertainty, manufacturing enterprises are often challenged with reluctance to making business investments. Economic crises tend to trigger cost-cutting measures and cautious spending. However, Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions can be considered as an exception, since it forms an essential tool to support sales and provide potential benefits. Let’s take a look at why investing in CPQ in times of crisis is so crucial.
CPQ implementation made easy: Meet our expert Hive CPQ team
CPQ or Configure Price Quote simplifies quoting for manufacturers of complex products. It is a powerful sales tool, but it only reaches it full potential when it’s implemented correctly. CPQ implementation is often really challenging. We have a team of CPQ specialists ready to help you every step of the way.
The war for talent: How to protect your company from the talent gap and the great resignation?
The war for talent rages on. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are not only dealing with a talent gap, or a lack of skills in the workforce, but also with the great resignation, making people rethink their salaries, working conditions, and job satisfaction. The number of people quitting their jobs has rarely been higher. Studies have shown that the manufacturing industry in particular has been hit hard by this job market crisis. How can you protect your company from the increasing influence of the talent gap and the great resignation?
Welcome to Hive, Anna!
The Hive team is welcoming someone new once again! We’re so happy to announce that Anna is joining us on the marketing team as visual designer.
Welcome to Hive, Simon and Victor!
Our Hive team keeps growing! We’re very happy to welcome Simon and Victor to our team as interns on sales and marketing.
Welcome to the Hive, Khaled!
Hive is starting 2022 with a new colleague! We’re very happy to announce Khaled has joined our company as our newest project engineer.
Raw materials shortage: What can you as a manufacturer do?
Customers that have to wait for months on their orders, empty shelves in stores and unseen increases in price: the manufacturing industry is currently struggling with a worldwide shortage of raw materials. The lack of materials such as lumber, aluminum or plastic has caused a crisis for manufacturers. But where does this sudden scarcity come from? And what is the best way for companies to handle this situation?
How to increase sales for your manufacturing business
Manufacturers are often struggling with long and complex sales processes, making it hard to increase sales. This has to do with the complex nature of the goods, but also with the fact that B2B sales requires various stakeholders to work together. On top of that, the manufacturing market has had some intrusive changes: increasingly demanding B2B buyers and global competition continue to impact companies. Increasing sales in manufacturing is therefore not as straightforward as it often is in other industries. We are bundling some tips to increase your sales again. Read along!
Welcome to the Hive, Indra!
We had the pleasure of welcoming Indra to our team this month! After his successful four-month internship, we decided to keep this bee in our hive a little longer.
Welcome to the Hive, Vera!
Hive continues to grow in 2021! We have had the pleasure of welcoming Vera to our team last month.
Our Intern Shares Her Experience!
Hello! My name is Aude, I’m from Lyon and it has been six months since my first day at HiveCPQ. Doing an internship is currently quite an exceptional experience. So let me share it with you!