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Custom Pumps Becoming the Norm to Accommodate Infrastructure Growth

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August 9, 2021

The design, configuration, and production of customized pumps for specialty applications are quickly becoming the norm. With infrastructure funding likely, the demand will only increase over the next 24 months.

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Q&A with Scott Heide, Chief Executive Officer at Engineering Intent Corporation

August 3, 2021

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Scott Heide, Chief Executive Officer at Engineering Intent Corporation, brings more than 30 years of experience in knowledge-based engineering software and has long been a key source for industry understanding of application strategies for engineering and sales automation. Heide drove the development of Knowledge Bridge, a cloud-based comprehensive EPQ (Engineer Price Quote) and visual configuration platform. It offers tools and methods to automate custom engineering, technical sales, and business processes – the “To Order” in “Engineer To Order”. 

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Problem Solver: Monkeytoe finds ideal automated engineered platform

July 28, 2021

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Monkeytoe Group (www.monkeytoe.co.nz) from Taranaki, New Zealand are a full-service engineered HVAC system specialist firm. They provide building access and equipment platforms and mounts and were experiencing issues that arose as clients increasingly requested assistance. One line Monkeytoe offered, custom HVAC platforms, mounts and ancillaries was proving to be a significant drain on resources. The pace of requests for engineering, pricing, and configuration needed an automated engineered platform.

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Change Is The Only Constant: Creating Custom Engineered Solutions

July 16, 2021

“Change is the only constant” is more than a hackneyed expression. It is the reality of highly demanding customers who frequently change their minds about what they want. 

In the final analysis, complex custom product manufacturers find themselves with ever-increasing greater competition as more and more manufacturers discover the appeal and latent profitability in custom offerings. Automating the means to provide accurately-priced quotations in the shortest possible time and reducing the time to delivery propel those who automate to ever-higher levels of market performance.

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The Right Configuration

June 28, 2021

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Traditional CPQ (Configure Price Quote) software is an unacceptable sales automation tool for companies offering highly configurable products. CPQ fails complex product manufacturers because the required engineering rules, geometry, and calculations far exceed the capabilities of traditional CPQ systems. An inordinate amount of potential profitability is lost reviewing, correcting, and re-engineering inadequate configurations. Companies manufacturing extraordinarily complex products experience these limitations and the follow-on engineering costs.

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Interview with Scott Heide, CEO of Engineering Intent

June 14, 2021

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Hear how and why configure, price and quote (CPQ) is evolving into Engineer, Price and Quote… EPQ… when products are complex.


In this audio file, Engineering Intent Founder and CEO Scott Heide explains how EPQ handles complex technical configurations that are beyond the capabilities of conventional CPQ systems.


Scott’s interviewer is Frank Sohn, President & CEO of Novus CPQ, and the session aired on Frank’s long-running CPQ podcast. Frank asked good questions, as well he should – his knowledge of the configuration world is huge.

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Being a Leader in Automation with Daniela Dubois

June 2, 2021

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Daniela Dubois is a Product Manager at Engineering Intent — the world’s leading provider of enterprise and engineering automation tools and solutions, and the developer of Knowledge Bridge. Knowledge Bridge is a cloud-based application that allows engineering companies to capture engineering rules to then share with their organization. In this episode, Daniela dives into how Knowledge Bridge works — from the way it helps companies adapt to specific client needs and communicate more effectively to how it allows them to engineer products faster and access the platform from anywhere in the world. With more than 14 years of experience in engineering automation development, product and project management, and strategic planning of automation development, Daniela brings a fresh perspective to the manufacturing and engineering fields.

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How Change Resistance Hurts Innovations In Manufacturing Technology

May 22, 2021

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The greatest opportunity for profitable innovation in the manufacturing sector exists in customizable, one-of-a-kind, engineered products. The demand for unique products and solutions has never been greater, and it is spreading across a wide swath of industries, from material handling to aerospace and from plant floor equipment to elevators.

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150-percent Bills of Material Are Hurting Your Business

May 22, 2021

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How can a BOM be more than the sum of a product's parts? How this came to pass, the problems it causes, and what to do about it. Scott Heide of Engineering Intent explains.

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150-percent Bills of Material Are Hurting Your Business

April 5, 2021

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Throwing every option into a master BOM, followed by turning elements on and off is not lean, efficient, or effective

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Engineer-to-Order Replacing CPQ

March 30, 2021

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Scott Heide, Founder and CEO of Engineering Intent, discusses how Configure-Price-Quote methodologies are being replaced by Engineer-to-Order and how the collaborative configuration method is far superior.

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Speaking the Language of Manufacturing Engineers

March 17, 2021

Knowledge Bridge article published in Manufacturing Tomorrow

The questions accompanying product design are many and there are no easy answers. Automation offers shortcuts that deal with these various challenges. Answering  common questions via automation technology frees engineers to do more fulfilling, interesting, and rewarding work.
 

Manufacturers of highly configurable products want to maximize engineering resources. By capturing knowledge and decision-making, the newest best-in-class engineering automation software speeds development of subsequent design iterations. 

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Where is the Value in Automation for Manufacturing Engineers?

March 12, 2021

Knowledge Bridge article published in Manufacturing Matters Magazine

The questions accompanying product design are many and there are no easy answers. Automation offers shortcuts that deal with these various challenges.
 

Answering  common questions via automation technology frees engineers to do more fulfilling, interesting, and rewarding work. Manufacturers of highly configurable products want to maximize engineering resources. By capturing knowledge and decision-making, the newest best-in-class engineering automation software speeds development of subsequent design iterations.

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Engineer Price Quote: Replacing Traditional CPQ Solutions

February 15, 2021

Knowledge Bridge article published in Manufacturing Outlook

CPQ (Configure Price Quote) software is an unacceptable sales automation tool for companies offering highly configurable products. CPQ fails complex product manufacturers because the required engineering rules, geometry, and calculations far exceed the capabilities of traditional CPQ systems. An inordinate amount of potential profitability is lost reviewing, correcting, and re-engineering inadequate configurations. Companies manufacturing extraordinarily complex products experience these limitations (and the follow-on engineering costs) of CPQ.

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Design Engineering Automation for Highly Configurable Products

Knowledge Bridge article published in The Manufacturing Report

February 8, 2021

Manufacturers of highly configurable products want to maximize engineering resources. By capturing knowledge and decision-making, the newest best-in-class engineering automation software speeds development of subsequent design iterations. Automating rules for engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturers configures custom versions; these technologies allow custom products to reach markets faster and with less friction. More compelling proposals, higher quality products, and reduced engineering costs provide a rapid ROI (return on investment).

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Knowledge Bridge video article published in Robotics & Automation news

Advanced but Simple-to-Use 3D Generative Design Software

February 3, 2021

Abdul Montaqim, editor of Robotics & Automation News, interviews Scott Heide, Founder and CEO of Engineering Intent Corporation.

 

They discuss the use of Knowledge Bridge, a cloud-driven, rules-based software that addresses the challenges of the engineering requirements in Design Automation and Engineered-to-Order product quoting and order processing for complex products.

 

Montaqim digs into a number of important questions that Heide addresses, including usability, application industries, app costs, scalability, future uses for the technology, and the relationship between kBridge and conventional CAD.

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Solutions that Streamline and Automate your ETO Business

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February 2, 2021

"In this week's Industrial Talk Podcast we're talking to Scott Heide, Founder and CEO at Engineering Intent Corporation about “Solutions that Streamline and Automate your Engineer-To-Order Business”.  Get the answers to your “Efficiency” questions along with Scott's unique insight on the “How” on this Industrial Talk interview!"

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Knowledge Bridge article published in Automation.com

The Marriage of Engineering and Sales Automation

January 18, 2021

"Many questions regarding sales of custom-engineered products require highly technical answers. Most can be answered automatically with the right rules-based system."

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Automating the Costly RFQ Process

January 18, 2021

"ETO automation success starts with clear communication of a customer’s requirements. Proposed solutions must meet those requirements. Automating engineering and design steps means simplified management of modifications and nuances to documents."

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Automating the RFQ Process

January 18, 2021

"Modifying RFQs becomes quite simple allowing prospects' inputs which include a fully engineered, accurately costed, graphically communicative quote."