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A+W iQuote

Since its introduction, the Internet has changed how customers and businesses interact. In 2018, 69 percent of Americans purchased an item online, but by 2023, an estimated 91 percent of Americans (or 300 million people) will shop online. Compare that to only 26 percent of the small business market currently running an online ecommerce store and there’s great potential for small businesses.

Customers nowadays demand flexibility, reliability and transparency while shopping. Industry-specific, scalable ecommerce software can sit on top of a glass fabricator’s existing A+W ERP system, pull data and display feature-rich graphics that include self-service capabilities for dealers. All of this and more is possible with A+W’s innovative software solution called A+W iQuote.

A+W iQuote gives customers direct control when ordering with real-time visualization of their configured product. Through web-enabled access and a simple, custom, step-by-step user interface, A+W iQuote makes it easy and more convenient for customers and dealers to do business 24/7 on any device from anywhere.

Advantages of A+W iQuote:

  1. Visualize real-time, professional, true-to-scale product images while ordering
  2. Order products (whether simple or complex, individualized or multiples) via an easy-to-use, intuitive and responsive web interface developed for desktop and mobile devices
  3. Expand your business or service existing customers better through a 24/7 real time accessible system
  4. Manage and execute all data (e.g., products, prices, and discounts) and calculations directly in your A+W Business ERP system, resulting in a synchronized, real-time web experience
  5. Accepted orders are directly synchronized with stocks, allowing you to transfer them quickly and easily to production, eliminating double order entry
  6. Host on your servers, third-party servers, or in the cloud.

According to Peter Dixen, A+W’s CEO, “With these business-generating advantages, we are confident this tool can play an essential role in helping your business satisfy market demands.”

Learn more about A+W iQuote for glass, window, and door fabricators at www.a-w.com/us

A+W iQuote

Since its introduction, the Internet has changed how customers and businesses interact. In 2018, 69 percent of Americans purchased an item online, but by 2023, an estimated 91 percent of Americans (or 300 million people) will shop online. Compare that to only 26 percent of the small business market currently running an online ecommerce store and there’s great potential for small businesses.

Customers nowadays demand flexibility, reliability and transparency while shopping. Industry-specific, scalable ecommerce software can sit on top of a glass fabricator’s existing A+W ERP system, pull data and display feature-rich graphics that include self-service capabilities for dealers. All of this and more is possible with A+W’s innovative software solution called A+W iQuote.

A+W iQuote gives customers direct control when ordering with real-time visualization of their configured product. Through web-enabled access and a simple, custom, step-by-step user interface, A+W iQuote makes it easy and more convenient for customers and dealers to do business 24/7 on any device from anywhere.

Advantages of A+W iQuote:

  1. Visualize real-time, professional, true-to-scale product images while ordering
  2. Order products (whether simple or complex, individualized or multiples) via an easy-to-use, intuitive and responsive web interface developed for desktop and mobile devices
  3. Expand your business or service existing customers better through a 24/7 real time accessible system
  4. Manage and execute all data (e.g., products, prices, and discounts) and calculations directly in your A+W Business ERP system, resulting in a synchronized, real-time web experience
  5. Accepted orders are directly synchronized with stocks, allowing you to transfer them quickly and easily to production, eliminating double order entry
  6. Host on your servers, third-party servers, or in the cloud.

According to Peter Dixen, A+W’s CEO, “With these business-generating advantages, we are confident this tool can play an essential role in helping your business satisfy market demands.”

Learn more about A+W iQuote for glass, window, and door fabricators at www.a-w.com/us

A+W iQuote

Since its introduction, the Internet has changed how customers and businesses interact. In 2018, 69 percent of Americans purchased an item online, but by 2023, an estimated 91 percent of Americans (or 300 million people) will shop online. Compare that to only 26 percent of the small business market currently running an online ecommerce store and there’s great potential for small businesses.

Customers nowadays demand flexibility, reliability and transparency while shopping. Industry-specific, scalable ecommerce software can sit on top of a glass fabricator’s existing A+W ERP system, pull data and display feature-rich graphics that include self-service capabilities for dealers. All of this and more is possible with A+W’s innovative software solution called A+W iQuote.

A+W iQuote gives customers direct control when ordering with real-time visualization of their configured product. Through web-enabled access and a simple, custom, step-by-step user interface, A+W iQuote makes it easy and more convenient for customers and dealers to do business 24/7 on any device from anywhere.

Advantages of A+W iQuote:

  1. Visualize real-time, professional, true-to-scale product images while ordering
  2. Order products (whether simple or complex, individualized or multiples) via an easy-to-use, intuitive and responsive web interface developed for desktop and mobile devices
  3. Expand your business or service existing customers better through a 24/7 real time accessible system
  4. Manage and execute all data (e.g., products, prices, and discounts) and calculations directly in your A+W Business ERP system, resulting in a synchronized, real-time web experience
  5. Accepted orders are directly synchronized with stocks, allowing you to transfer them quickly and easily to production, eliminating double order entry
  6. Host on your servers, third-party servers, or in the cloud.

According to Peter Dixen, A+W’s CEO, “With these business-generating advantages, we are confident this tool can play an essential role in helping your business satisfy market demands.”

Learn more about A+W iQuote for glass, window, and door fabricators at www.a-w.com/us

Simulation tool

MicroShade updated its free online simulation tool, SimShade. The original version evaluated the impact different shading and glazing solutions have on the overall performance of façades. The second edition of SimShade is available on its own website, Simshade.dk, where users can generate reports that provide an extensive overview of technical data, economics and environmental specifications on both component and building level. 
 

Simulation tool

MicroShade updated its free online simulation tool, SimShade. The original version evaluated the impact different shading and glazing solutions have on the overall performance of façades. The second edition of SimShade is available on its own website, Simshade.dk, where users can generate reports that provide an extensive overview of technical data, economics and environmental specifications on both component and building level. 
 

Augmented reality

Adelio Lattuada’s augmented reality program for service provides technical assistance to customers. The program uses the camera of a smartphone/tablet and observes problems, errors, faults or alarms on machines, and solves them more intuitively thanks to 3D icons and indications applied to the real environment, say company officials. This faster service can reduce downtime caused by machine stops, according to the company.

Augmented reality

Adelio Lattuada’s augmented reality program for service provides technical assistance to customers. The program uses the camera of a smartphone/tablet and observes problems, errors, faults or alarms on machines, and solves them more intuitively thanks to 3D icons and indications applied to the real environment, say company officials. This faster service can reduce downtime caused by machine stops, according to the company.

Carbon measurement tool

Thornton Tomasetti launched Beacon, an embodied carbon measurement tool. The tool is an Autodesk Revit plugin that generates a comprehensive data visualization of a project’s embodied carbon by material type, building element and floor levels. It also grades the model’s embodied carbon levels against the Carbon Leadership Forum’s database of models by building type.
 

Carbon measurement tool

Thornton Tomasetti launched Beacon, an embodied carbon measurement tool. The tool is an Autodesk Revit plugin that generates a comprehensive data visualization of a project’s embodied carbon by material type, building element and floor levels. It also grades the model’s embodied carbon levels against the Carbon Leadership Forum’s database of models by building type.
 

Subscription software 

Hypertherm, a U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial cutting systems and software, began low-cost subscription pricing for its ProNest LT CAD/CAM nesting software for light industrial cutting applications. Rather than purchasing the software outright, smaller companies and individuals who have air or conventional plasma and oxyfuel cutting machines can now subscribe to ProNest on a monthly, annual or three-year basis. Subscribers have the freedom to start a subscription, then add or remove users or features when needed.