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Customer interviews

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Faster, more flexible, and safer: TB&C uses Sofon to prepare quotations

Mark van MierloMark van Mierlo is REC Manager at the machine manufacturer GEA in Den Bosch, and he sees many advantages to the specific application of Sofon's Concept Designer at GEA to make quotes.

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From 'cut and paste' to professionally composed, reliable quotes.

Euramax Coated Products in Roermond has been supplying coil-coated aluminum all over the world for the past forty years. The colored aluminum coils are used in high-end architectural projects, like the new Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi and King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
Guy Mutsaerts from Goudsmit talks about Sofon quotation software:

"The quotations in Sofon are extremely clear"
... „When you understand Sofon, you can do almost anything“

With the Product Configurator software of Sofon, we can offer everything the customer needs, just like Lego. There are unlimited possibilities to build systems for the customers, flexible and individual. We cannot handle the complexity of our welding solution without software in reasonable time and without failures. With Sofon’s Product Configurator, we can use it and build it like we want it.“
broekemaBroekema is the specialist in the area of quality, high-end crop conveyor belts and the associated motor components. Broekema has production facilities in the Netherlands and the USA (Minnesota and California), but also has agents and dealers worldwide. The company needed some support for their sales and production process. Sofon and Microsoft Dynamics AX were the solution, say Ben de Haan (Staff Executive & Marketer) and Jan Kerdijk (Production Planner).
froniusFronius develops, manufactures and sells products from three divisions: Welding Technology, Solar Electronics and Battery Charging Systems. It focuses on the transformation of energy with all its products. The family business is renowned in the market for its technological leadership and now has a workforce of 2,500 employees. This growth has made it extremely important for Fronius to make complex product knowledge available for its staff in a simple way. Sofon provided a welcome solution to this problem.

smevaSmeva manufactures walk-in coolers and freezers, cold storage units and refrigeration systems. Their products are used in supermarkets to chill milk and pre-packed meat. Smeva also produces service counters and customer-specific counters for butchers. Their dealers are spread over the world and are the ones in contact with the end customers: supermarkets and specialized stores. Smeva’s dealers consult with them on plans for supermarkets so that they can make an appropriate offer. The dealers then take care of the actual installation.

veenmanVeenman advises companies in various sectors on optimizing document-related operating processes. Their software solutions vary from digitizing files to invoice management. In the area of hardware solutions, think of MultiFunctional Printers (MFPs), faxes and (dedicated) scanners. Veenman is part of Xerox Europe, but has also been an HP preferred partner for years.

schmitSchmit specializes in parking solutions. Think of solutions in the areas of exit payment parking (e.g. car parks), pay-and-display parking (street parking) and entry controlled systems. These systems are constructed modularly and consist of high quality hardware and software components. The components are produced by internationally renowned companies from Germany, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. In the past 25 years, Schmit has taken on hundreds of projects in parking-related areas. For example, Schmit provided the City of Amsterdam with solutions for pay-and-display parking.
bollegraafBefore implementing Sofon, Bollegraaf used to spend half a day carrying out calculations and another entire day making the quotation. Sofon, thankfully, put a stop to this. Eise Kroes and Robert Nieweg (both Sales Support Engineers) share the results with us.
evanwijkRates and clear customer-specific agreements are crucial for E. van Wijk Logistics. The international provider of logistic services also required an effective use of their salesforce. Sofon was implemented in order to fulfill these requirements. Marion Kant (Sales Office) and Kees op ’t Hof (System Management) explain the changes that Sofon had brought about.

smit draadSmit Draad manufactures and sells insulated copper sectional wire (enameled, glass fiber-wound, paper-covered) and continuously transposed cables. These high quality products are supplied to manufacturers around the globe, which make extremely large transformers, engines and generators. Their copper wire therefore represents an important and critical step in the production of capital goods. Every wire is different and is configured separately for each order. Keeping wire in stock is therefore not possible.

velopaVelopA provides street furniture, playground equipment and coverings for public open spaces. VelopA seeks to make sure that people feel encouraged to exercise, cycle and play in this shared environment. They also bring a splash of green into an otherwise built-up outdoor environment.