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2009 Product Innovations

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Product/Technology:
Netformx DesignXpert® v12.0

Hardware, Software or Service: Software

Launched: February 2010 (Upgrade)

What it does? Automates the end-to-end process of designing networks and enables collaborative workflows within and across organizations empowering Service providers, systems integrators and manufacturers worldwide to transform enterprise customer requirements into deployable network solutions.

Our data-driven, rules-based solution moves customers through an orderly process of requirements gathering, assessing, designing, configuring, quoting and proposal generation. Our Solutions are supported by the world’s most extensive centralized, multi-vendor KnowledgeBase of network equipment and services, pricing, configuration and validation rules.

Whether you create or manage simple networks or provide complex IP-VPN, MPLS and Managed Services, Netformx enables you to maximize valuable sales, support, engineering and provisioning resources.

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Netformx DesignXpert

Innovative products such as DesignXpert are bringing improvements in profitability by:

  • Reducing the overall network design opportunity cost
  • Reducing design rejection rate and costly rework
  • Increasing cash flow by accelerating the sales phase of the network design and ultimately implementation phase of the network.

2010 Product Innovations - Network Products Guide


What makes it Innovative?

Unlike the post-deployment implementation, activation, management and monitoring phases, the process to design, quote and propose network solutions has typically been a manual process leading to a lengthy and often inaccurate sales proposal process. Some solutions automate small parts of the opportunity to order lifecycle, but only one solution does it all, Netformx DesignXpert.

Netformx helps their customers to:

  • Accelerate the opportunity-to-cash cycle by streamlining processes
  • Improve revenue generation by helping you identify up-sell and cross-sell opportunities
  • Increase efficiencies of designing and proposing solutions through higher productivity of valuable and often scarce resources
  • Facilitate collaboration among all stakeholders - including the customer - based on repeatable, manageable processes and quickly demonstrating real time “what if” design scenarios
  • Create a validated network blueprint, which becomes a common language among all stakeholders and the basis for evaluating the current network and identifying future modifications
  • Enhance end-user satisfaction by providing customers with more accurate, highly detailed and professional customer documents in a fraction of the time it used to take

All of which combine to improve profitability by:

  • Reducing the overall opportunity cost
  • Reducing design rejection rate and costly rework
  • Increasing cash flow by accelerating the sales phase and ultimately implementation phase

IPlogic in their case study “Streamlining Presales Operations with Netformx DesignXpert” provided the following metrics for how this automated end-to-end solution transformed their pre-sales business:

  • 33% Reduction in Opportunity-Quote Time
  • 60% Reduction in Quote Preparation Time
  • 90% Reduction in Presales Administrative Investment Time
  • 90% Reduction in VoIP Bill of Material (BoM) Configuration Time
  • 99% Reduction in Design Errors
  • Able to do more with the same or fewer resources.

The highly experienced Netformx Management Team has more than a century of combined experience in innovative networking, guided selling and software development.

Targeted Users: Service Providers Systems Integrators Manufacturers

Satisfied Customers: Our users are part of high-performance teams at systems integrators and service providers that include AT&T, Bell Canada, Sprint, Verizon, Mountain West Telecom, CenturyLink, HP Network Solution Group, Orange Business, Dimension Data, Belgacom, and many others both large and small. In addition Netformx equipment vendor partners include Cisco, Nortel, Juniper, Avaya, TrippLite, Adtran, APC, Belden, and TerraWave Solutions among others. Also as part of the Cisco® Partner Enablement initiative DesignXpert is used by thousands of partner sales engineers worldwide from small and midsize consulting firms to large integrators some of which are listed above.

Company: Netformx Inc.
275 Saratoga Avenue Suite 200,
Santa Clara CA 95050 USA

 
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