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Vincent P. W.
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"KBMax - Cloud quotes software."

What do you like best?

KbMax is a tool that helps us strongly with the creation of quotes that require 3D designs for our customers, we can create all kinds of animations and products at scale, this allows us to offer our customers a better offer of our products, thanks to the 3d models we can make, where we show customers the most complex details of certain products, which are only sold to one type of people, different companies, hire our services, to make designs of all kinds, from models to scales of machines and tools, previously it was difficult to offer this type of service, since software design automation and different types of applications, do not have the features that KB max has, which makes it a software totally dedicated to this type of tasks.

What do you dislike?

It is a tool that needs some learning time, as a designer, at the beginning it was something difficult to do, I had to learn from mistakes and mistakes, since the documentation about this application is very little, you do not find many things about them in the web, which makes the use of the tool even more challenging.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We can offer other types of services to our clients, we are a company of designers, where we carry out different works of this type, we have clients that sell certain types of machines and tools, where a simple design is not enough, they require 3D designs, that show each detail of what they are selling, previously with our tools it was not so easy to offer this type of services, we currently have different companies that use our services, and we have expanded our niche, to other places or companies, where we think that we could arrive.

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Jared S.
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"Excellent Program"

What do you like best?

KBMax gave our customers and engineers the ability to design a water quality unit to fit their need without waiting for a response from our sales people or waiting on a design from our CAD department. After they design their unit that fits their need, it can be sent to our CAD department to do any finishing touches that may be required.

What do you dislike?

If you don't have any background in programming, it can be a little overwhelming when given all the information. I'm sure that after I use the product for a while and get some more training on it, it will become a lot easier to use.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to provide KBMax with as much information about your end goal as possible. They are very knowledgeable and can help you along every step of the way.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It frees up our CAD department from doing simple designs for a customer that may not be that interested in our product. This allows our CAD department to focus on improving existing units and to further help engineers to finalize their design.

What Visual Configuration solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
James W.
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"Great experience"

What do you like best?

KB Max is an extraordinary bit of programming. It has permitted Everbrite to use tremendous gains in the decrease of Engineering times inside the item classifications that have been actualized. KB offers remarkable client/counseling administration and has an immense measure of information to offer any usage.Being that KBMax Live is a cloud based site makes it helpful and the hands on configuration truly gives you a chance to tailor to your requirements.

What do you dislike?

I can't consider any. Depending on your requirements altering a get together worked with KBMax can be all the more difficult .Expectation to absorb information is somewhat steep. No reported programming or reference booklets.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

great software i certainly recommend it

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can expand your creation 100%. On the off chance that you have part families you need to model and record, KBMAX is an absolute necessity do. We have seen a sensational increment in the yield of 2D illustrations and 3D models. The product can likewise be adjusted to numerous different territories other than building.

Patrick M.
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"KBMax is a Wonderful Software for Creating the Best Animations and Quotes"

What do you like best?

The ease of creating great animations and quotes for our customers using KBMax makes it an essential and convenient tool to us.

KBMax is reliable and more so very fast to customize.

It is a pretty good software that has an excellent support team.

What do you dislike?

At the moment, I do not have any negative comment regarding KBMax.

Its design, interface and features are wonderful and perfect.

Its performance is top-notch or world-class.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

KBMax will help you create quotes and configure products efficiently.

I recommend it because it is an effective and highly responsive software.

KBMax's pricing terms are reasonable. I like it a lot.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KBMax is the best for visual product customization.

Moreover, it has assisted us a lot in creating quotes and world-class animations for our clients.

It is also good for creating product configurations.

A
Administrator
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"Pricing and Quoting made easy!"

What do you like best?

I like the flexibility it has to create configurator's any way we, as a manufacturer, like to show to our products and it's features to our customers. It gives us an accurate cost, Bill of Materials and it gives the customers accurate pricing 10/10 times. The automated drawings immediately after the quote being submitted is really cool! Customer can get an engineering drawing within 10 minutes or less instead of having to wait for an engineer to review the quote and then start on the drawing, which can take up to a few days.

What do you dislike?

From a Dev User stand point, it doesn't have a "find and replace" feature like Excel or Google sheets does, but the snap logic isn't a spreadsheet, it's a translated code. IE: a value name changes in a table and that value is being called out in the snap blocks but it doesn't exist anymore. One would have to manually go through the snap blocks and update it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you sell high "volume" products that needs drawing, KBMax is a no-brainer.

If you have a lot of quotes to handle and need to process, KBMax is a no-brainer.

I can't remember if it was PDM or an ERP, but I believe KBMax has a way of either pulling information into the system or pulling information from the system for automated BOM's.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problems that we are solving is visibility of full product costing and ability to quickly provide our customers an engineering drawing. KBMax had us, as an organization, to clean, update and organize our parts and their respective costs, but now it actually matches what our Quarterly Financial Reports are.

Chris L.
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"Great Program."

What do you like best?

It consolidates our inventory into an easy to navigate program and allows vast customization for our many and varied products. It also streamlines our quoting process allowing us to become more efficient. Also, the KBMax team has been great throughout our deployment. They have been very helpful in teaching us how to use the software, and are always willing to try to solve any issues we come across.

What do you dislike?

The inability to choose what to deploy. If any changes are made in the developer environment, all will be deployed if you choose to do so. The option to maybe choose what sections to deploy could be nice. But overall it is trivial.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KBMax is allowing our customers to view many of the products we provide in an easy to navigate program. It also allows us to speed up the process of quoting significantly by pulling information from our ERP system and autopopulating quotes.

Alexander C.
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"KB Max is a pretty great software system. "

What do you like best?

I like some of the functionality and ease that there is in doing relatively easy to program algorithms for properly quoting and designing some custom pieces. The customer service is great and although I had some technical issues the development team was quick to help me through a remote connection and suggest my company purchase better hardware to use its modeling functionality.

What do you dislike?

I would appreciate if the program maybe functioned through a desktop app instead of via browser but that is not much of an issue. I think the main problem is that the tutorials and wiki help page could use some updating. I sort of feel that video tutorials are a must for some of the more complicated nesting and modeling functions of the program.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do the required training.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been using their software to develop a more accurate and robust quoting system for sales. I am using some of the things learned from the engineering office and salesmen to create a easier to understand system from which crude models of what will be manufactured can be procured.

Mark M.
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"Excellent software and easy to learn and program"

What do you like best?

Awesome team to work with. Ease of understanding and use of the snap block rules when creating and maintaining the configurators. Nice exporter add-in for SolidWorks that creates files that are easily uploaded for use in a 3D scene. Animation and Hotspots make the user experience cooler. Nested configurators help with maintenance and consistency.

What do you dislike?

When making future changes, not being able to either revision in Dev or make changes in Test. Copy and paste between configurators could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Plan the requirements ahead as much as possible. Think about what you would like in the 3D scene and how you want it to show. Think about possible animation and other scene interaction.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are giving the user a simpler and more user friendly experience. They can see what they are configuring as they go giving them confidence in what they will get. The user can save, view configuration, change configuration, and send an RFQ at time of configuration.

Steve S.
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"KBMAX is the engine that helps us sales and fabricate our products"

What do you like best?

ease of use

company is great to work with

the 3D rendering is amazing

What do you dislike?

really nothing-its a great product. It can do so much its easy to add to much to the user interface

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The visual configuration is awesome the back end documents and bill of materials are absolutely perfect for our uses. They have taken a very complicated process to learn for our manufactures and have made it suoer easy. This tool wil massively improve our productivity

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

allows customers to design and visualize what we want to sell them and create specific set of plans.

Jean-Philippe L.
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"Good software, no need to be professionnal IT to program rules in it"

What do you like best?

Excellent support, especially for the "configurator" side. Simplicity of "Snaps" tool to program custom rules in it. Proactive team ready to develop when you need something the software can't do yet.

What do you dislike?

Constant need to switch between scene/configurator UI. Not possible to configure a parent/master 3D scene yet to allow writing rules and logic shared across all scenes.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take the time to establish what are your needs, your objectives, and what you need in order to reach them. Try to plan as much as you can how you are going to manage your data and your 3D CAD.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Quicker and more responsive offer building process. Create, obtain preliminary specsheets and get quotes more efficiently for new proposed products.

AC
Administrator in Construction
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"Easy to Implement for Non Programmers"

What do you like best?

Simple to learn interface / yet versatile. The snap blocks make it simple to program even for those who do not program everyday. Yet the ability to utilize the direct code makes it versatile for changes other coding requirements. The support of the KBmax team is also excellent and they are extremely responsive when problems arise.

What do you dislike?

API can be challenging for some aspects of the customization. We rely on a heavy interface with the API because the program used externally and is branded with our website. Some of the UI on the website is clunky due to limitations in API and embedding features.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you go through the training. There is a sizable library of information to help you out in the wiki but ultimately it is better to have the training to have a thorough understanding of what needs to happen. Also be very aware of the rules you want the system to follow. It is easier if you have them defined completely upfront.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KBMax has allowed us to auto generate product configurations in minutes that before would have taken hours. The ability to utilize the API to customize our look and feel have allowed us to use it as marketing tool and business development outlet that we did not have previously.

Marianne V.
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"The Kb Max team is very competent and it is a pleasure to use their product"

What do you like best?

KBMax is user friendly and with the experience of the team, is easy to learn. If we have questions, the team manage to answer us very fast.

What do you dislike?

The 3D scene system could be better. The visibility rules are complicated and the handling of the 3D could be easier and more like a CAD system.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

KB Max will let our costumers configure our product and place orders without the need of a dealer coordinator. It will make the order process much faster and easier.

EM
Executive Sponsor in Machinery
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"Great company, great product!"

What do you like best?

Three things made this product stand out in our selection process. The first was the it was very flexible and could accommodate complicated logic and still present a simple and understandable interface to the end users. The second was the simplicity of the back end programming. While none of the products we evaluated were plug and play or easy to maintain, the programming interface provided by KBMax CPQ was largely drag and drop logic with a little bit of programming required. It was simple enough that our product engineers could understand it with minimal training and they could get a comfort level with it within a few days of starting to use it. This allowed us to distribute the basic setup and ongoing support across multiple people rather than relying on a single administrator. Last but not least, the technical support we received in the sales stage was much better than any other product we evaluated and it stayed at a very high level after the purchase. Easy access, competent programmers with engineering backgrounds, and regular sessions with project management kept the project on point and moving along well.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to see the programming simplified even a bit more but, as I noted elsewhere, this programming interface was by far the most intuitive and easy to learn of approximately 8-10 products we evaluated.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Define as much as possible about your business processes and product up front as possible. We went to great pains to do this and the results were much better than had we not done so.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We sought to solve a number of business issues with a CPQ product and KBMax was able to address them all. One issue was controlling the selling price and discounting approvals worldwide. Another was having a uniform proposal format that would give consistency of appearance while also having flexibility to accommodate exceptions based on territory, language, currency, and individual subsidiary and distributor agreements. We sought to minimize the training time and prevent mistakes among new sales staff when selling a highly configured product. The final benefit we sought was to minimize the involvement of our product engineers in the configuration and sales order processing cycle in order to speed up the cycle time as well as free them up for more technically useful roles.

AM
Administrator in Machinery
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"KBMax is a great software with an even better team"

What do you like best?

They have a great team that will work with you to accomplish your goals. They accept customer feedback, and are efficient at closing the loop, developing the software to fit each customer individually but without losing sight of the overall product. The software itself is a quick study, allowing you to build just about anything you want.

What do you dislike?

When working with multiple configurators the deployment process requires some work arounds and extra communication to implement and maintain projects effectively. Communication is key no matter what the software provides but I think some enhancements to the deployment process would greatly ease the process for the team to effectively maintain and deploy configurator projects.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Transparency is key during an evaluation. Ensure you trial and evaluate the full extent of your requirements with all the vendors you are considering. Where other vendors fell short was when they relied on a screenshot or by telling us they could do something, while KBMax actually showed us a working product that we could put our hands on.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automating CAD models and drawings for engineering, reducing wait times and handoffs between engineering groups and decreasing drawing lead times to sales.

AM
Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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Verified Current User
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"KBMax has been a very receptive company to work with in providing solutions to our needs. "

What do you like best?

The KBMax team has been one of the best parts of the system. They are always willing to create examples to show another way of thinking. They have also been very willing to review code and offer guidance and solutions as necessary. Any roadblock we have encountered, they are willing to look at and determine if a change to their program is necessary. Overall they have been very receptive and responsive.

What do you dislike?

The deployment process seems to be a bit cumbersome for our needs. The inability to select which configurators get deployed to Prod has caused our team to re-think how we would like to deploy. KBMax, however, has been great at trying to come up with a solution that will fit our needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are automating multiple CAD drawings in order to reduce time designing by our engineering team. So far we have been able to cut back on multiple hours of repetitive work. We have also been able to standardize many designs across our company. This has lessened our segregation and will allow us to move model lines from plant to plant easily.

AH
Administrator in Hospital & Health Care
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"Fast interactive 3D visualization for the web"

What do you like best?

The 3D visualization on the web is very impressive in terms of speed and loading times. Running the 3D on tablets and phones works really well also without downloading an app. Works right inside my Galaxy's web browser. Setup for the 3D is also worth mentioning because you can easily upload models from SolidWorks and quickly setup the model with the administrator back end.

What do you dislike?

Don't really have any complaints. The 3D in KBMax can handle models much more complex in size than what we need

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try testing large complex 3D models in other software. We've found many that can only handle 100,000 polygons or so, but with KBMax, we are able to upload CAD files with millions of polygons

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up visualization for configured server systems. We can view configured server in 3D on the fly while selecting options. One benefit is the speed as to how fast the visualization updates instantly

AT
Administrator in Tobacco
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"Very good product, great support"

What do you like best?

The flexibility and agility of the tool (rules and configuration options), once you know what you want in general it is really fast to have it implemented. And specially the consumer centricity and agility of the support team here in EU, always willing to make it happen and delivering the product even with tight schedules.

What do you dislike?

In terms of the product: when it comes to the configurator itself, fields, rules and the 3D scene for me it is really good, now the "output file" is a bit cumbersome (formatting), input files are not really easy to manage and we couldn`t find a great solution for when the configurator is updated.

In terms of support: whenever a CPQ is needed to fix/adjust something we go to weeks or months of waiting, luckily nothing was a blocker for us up to now.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A what you see is what you get approach, communication between marketing and product development teams.

CI
Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"Good software, great support team"

What do you like best?

- Easy to setup the configurations ourselves; great to be able to tweak our system without having to call support.

- The support team is great; they know their software inside out, and have solved all our requests quickly and effectively.

- Works great, really does what it says!

What do you dislike?

- The interface does not look quite as modern as some other products

Recommendations to others considering the product:

- Don't hesitate to use their technical staff; they are efficient and know their stuff! They have helped us do exactly what we wanted.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clients are now able to understand the available product options much more easily; they can obtain a quote immediately, and play around the pricing of various options, without constant back and forth with our team.

AF
Administrator in Financial Services
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"Great for visual design"

What do you like best?

I am comparing this to matlab. I prefer matlab becuase matlab has a cleaner ui/ux. KBMax gave my fellow engineers the ability to design a GPU mining rig render to then send to our sales team to determine how we will source the necessary materials to build the GPU rigs.

What do you dislike?

boring 90's interface. You would think a design company would have improved their designs!

Also there is a steep learning curve for non program native employees.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

visualization of trucks. From configuration, config, pages, groups, fields, actions etc

Designing a large crypto/blockchain gpu mining farm is a lot of work and I am glad I can do it in KB.

Angela H.
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"KBMax is an excellent software"

What do you like best?

They have a great team and are continually improving the tool to meet our needs and are easy to work with. The software is easy to learn, which enables us to build Configurators in house as needed for our business to grow and be efficient.

What do you dislike?

Currently we are unable to revision the models so we have to be really careful about deployments to production.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have begun scoping the integration with our shopping cart and I am confident that together we will find the solutions that we need.

AC
Administrator in Construction
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"Very easy to use and very good technical support."

What do you like best?

The technical support and availability of the KBMax team greatly facilitates our work.

What do you dislike?

At the level of the 3D section, the software is less friendly user, fortunately, this is not a section where our customers have access.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company offers a multitude of products with several options. KBMax allows us to facilitate the transfer of information with our customers by making it very easily autonomous. This will greatly help improve our customer service and reduce order management time.

UM
User in Machinery
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"Programming for configuring model development"

What do you like best?

I liked that it was quick and easy to set up. I was able to get my model captured and run basic programing to manipulate it in just a few days.

What do you dislike?

The worst thing to deal with in Kbmax was changing the order of outputs in the tree. This was frequently necessary to ensure that the model built correctly and to keep the outputs organized. you should be able to more than one output feature in one move rather than dragging one at a time. You should also be able to copy and paste within the outputs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a look at all of the design parameters that you want to configure and try to figure out all the logic you will need to cover. This will give you an idea of how much programing and trouble shooting you will need to do to get up and running.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to create shop and customer drawings quickly for a variety of different product configurations. KbMax has also made it easier to outsource drafting.

Kirk F.
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"Reliable, flexible, with great support."

What do you like best?

The drag-and-drop interface lets a much larger group of people specify our products... people who may not know all the business rules of what-can-connect-to-what. With those rules coded into KBMax, we can focus more on what we want, and less on "are we allowed to do that?"

What do you dislike?

Some people didn't like how the system requires Silverlight (a web add-on, like Adobe Flash). It would be nice if it didn't require this other software. Our company allows Silverlight, but maybe some other large enterprise-level customers would struggle with another piece of software installed on their user's workstations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

When selecting a vendor, keep in mind not only their technology but also their team. We've had a great relationship with KBMax (they're responsive and collaborative) and it's been consistently great for years.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're trying to quickly build and price unique systems... where each customer can build an assembly that's never been seen before. This isn't just customization... it's complete construction. Previously, this required much more time to have drawings approved -- now with the logic in KBMax, anyone can see instantly what can be constructed, and what cannot.

UM
User in Machinery
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"Awesome CPQ"

What do you like best?

The UI is super easy to navigate and requires very little training. Options are all intuitive and the flow between segments is seamless. We typically use it for CAD generation. KBMax provides an easy model creation process that takes into account company drafting standards.

What do you dislike?

The only complaint I have is not with the software but that my company didn't start using it sooner

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A simple and easy way for users to generate 3D models

darren l.
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"Visualization made eaasy"

What do you like best?

The ability to upload the products and pictures quickly to get underway and then sending that information seamlessly back into Salesforce CPQ

What do you dislike?

It will be great when the team expand into Europe so we can get a closer relationship

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Customers ask us for extended visualization for complex products and we use the seamless integration to retrieve the Bill of Materials from KB max to allow us to help customers price and quote

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