IT Map for Manufacturing Companies

We often get asked about the IT structure and systems needed to make product configuration and process automation happen. How are different parts connected to each other? Which departments in the company uses which systems? And how do they relate to the flow of products from purchase to delivery? Have a look at this IT map for manufacturing companies – this what we can expect to find when we look at the IT structure of a manufacturing company.

In this map we have laid out the flow from order to manufactured product as well as what’s usually needed to take the customer’s data and manufacture their ordered product.

IT map for manufacturing companies.

Use this map as a guide when you’re looking at transforming or digitizing your manufacturing company. Of course very company is different and has slightly different needs. If you have any questions about the map or if you want advice, please contact us!

Common User Stories for B2B CPQ

When developing new products and solutions for others its always good to have some kind of description on what the intended users might want to do with the solution. A good way to handle this is to create a list of numbered User Stories that can be referenced and used for discussion throughout the project.

We have collected a few common user stories here that apply for online configurable products where the users should be able to customize and request quotation themselves without prior knowledge of the product.