Damen & Apollo, An Unsinkable Collaboration.
Working with Damen Shipyards on a configurator for the past years have been a great experience. We’ve been able to create an extremely interesting piece of technology, enabling Damen Shipyards to create an even more efficient sales and production process. This is due to the fact that they use the configurator for their entire sales process.
In collaboration with Damen we have created a fully interactive ship configurator. By directly linking it to Damen Shipyard’s internal systems, we have created a seamless flow from Sales, to Engineering Etc. It is now possible to showcase very complex products to their clients by showcasing classic components. This system is filled with smart interfaces to create client specific vessels in no time.The system uses a set of rules and logic that the client provides. When using these rules, it is now possible to dynamically set questions based on rules.These rules can be flag dependent or dependent on other questions and selections.
The entire application uses 2d maps and 3d models, as a result we display the configured vessel as close as possible including the options chosen by the client. We can display 3d models on the desired location and we display 2d maps as part of a floor plan. Rather than showing the same model we dynamically update the model and floor-plan. Furthermore, the application generates a dynamically generated pdf that also states the options chosen. Sending this to the email address provided we give the client a document to take home, this document can be shown to others and give the sales person a good insight in the created vessel.
We use innovative software that uses complex rules and models to guarantee a high degree of accuracy. This further enables Damen to efficiently and cost-effectively produce their vessels. All this in a fully automated environment, matching the high standards of Damen Shipyards.