Consumer Vehicle Configurator
Strategic's Consumer Vehicle Configurator uses the data
from your corporate vehicle configuration databases, so you can be sure that it is correct.
Because there is one master vehicle configuration database,
you know that your consumers will be seeing up to date and correct information
without re-keying or replicating data.
For more information on the Consumer Vehicle Configurator.
Extensive Vehicle Database
vehicle database provides the latest information on
every vehicle throughout the distribution pipeline (volume
planning and forecasting, dealer ordering, factory production
ordering, factory production, importation, port or distributor
inventory, dealer allocation, dealer inventory, retail
This gives you an accurate picture of vehicle inventory
for planning activities and accurate analysis of inventory
levels to support future demand, as well as providing
a historical perspective on vehicles for effective decision-making
and forecasting projections.
Vehicle Configuration Data
configuration data consists of operational parameters,
which are used to dynamically change the behavior
of the system as your business needs change. Easy-to-use
data entry screens make changing this configuration
You can change a variety of control values to personalize
the system to your needs -- without making costly
Flexible Vehicle Definition
definition allows you to configure your valid vehicle
components. This controls such information as models,
exteriors, interiors, tops, options and emissions;
as well as their valid combinations. This information
is maintained in an easy-to-use, menu-driven format.
you to define valid vehicle configurations for dealer
ordering, description of vehicle components, categorization
of vehicles for invoicing, and Monroney labels.
effective communication of valid vehicle combinations
to the factory.
you to develop new combinations as vehicle components
become introduced or obsolete.
any vehicle option which can be installed on a vehicle.
Options may be identified as factory, port, or dealer
options and can be associated with a specific model.
The system places no restrictions on the number of
options for a particular vehicle. Options may also
be associated with specific exterior and interior
This provides a flexible way to to track many vehicle
variations with different combinations of option attachments,
and allows a flexible means to configure vehicles
for maximum selling potential.
Option Package Processing
option package is a group of options that can be attached
to a vehicle. Options within packages are validated
to ensure compatibility as well as non-duplication.
you to market special option packages and special
promotions relating to vehicle option combinations.
you to standardize vehicle options to enable factory
production to coordinate its facilities more efficiently.
easier ordering of vehicles by dealers and consumers.
New Model Year Setup
yearly model configurations (models, exteriors, interiors,
tops, and transmissions) can be automatically replicated
for your new model year configurations.
Quick setup of the new model year records eliminates
repetitive data entry and helps prevent errors.
Standard Method of Costing by Effective Date
are individually costed by vehicle component (model,
exterior, interior, options, transmission, and top).
Effective Date Costing allows you to set up figure
costing changes, which automatically take effect when
you have specified. Effective costing dates are maintained
to track the history of vehicle costs for analysis.
The system allows you to conduct vehicle cost simulations
based on future effective dates. This allows you an
accurate means to cut over to a new costing structure
while still managing vehicles with old costs. Cost
changes are painless, since they can be entered in
advance of their effective dates.
Flexible Automotive Window Label Text (Monroney
United States government requires that each new automobile
sold in the United States have a window label (Monroney
label) that states the features of the vehicle, its
costs, and the estimated fuel costs of operating the
vehicle. The vehicle system allows for the flexible
creation of this Monroney label, while managing the
sequencing and presentation of marketing information
on the label.
The Monroney label can become a vital tool for promoting
vehicle features to potential customers at point of
sale. Monroney labels can be customized for each model
to promote its individual features and configurations
to customers. The system allows you the flexibility
to change marketing text and sequencing as model features
sytem provides a validation routine that ensures the
correctness of the 17-digit USA Vehicle Identification
Serial Number (VIN).
If you distribute vehicles that require the government-mandated
VIN, the system will ensure that the VIN is correct.