HELiCON – For a fast and easy product configuration
HELiCON – For a
fast and easy
product
configuration
HELiCON automates your Design & Engineering processes
HELiCON
automates your
Design & Engineering
processes
Reuse Excel data in the HELiCON Studio
Reuse Excel
data in the
HELiCON Studio
HELiCON creates your product configurator in a few minutes!
HELiCON creates
your product
configurator in a
few minutes!
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HELiCON – Automation from Engineering to Sales

HELiCON is an innovative software tool for a convenient and cost-effective creation of product configurators and the modelling of processes - for all industries and all company sizes.

As a CAD-, ERP- and PDM-neutral software solution, HELiCON enables a fast and efficient generation of flexible product configurators for any industry. Such configurators can automate corporate processes and supply product-related data and documents at the push of a button – from complete offers, bills of materials and workshop drawings to the finished, virtual 3-D model. Thanks to its open architecture, HELiCON can be effortless linked to other, already existing software solutions at your company. Through the utilization of HELiCON your sales, engineering, F&E and work preparation processes will be optimised significantly, while you save time, reduce your costs and increase your profits as a result of faster response times and elimination of errors. 

HELiCON – The highlights

  • Integratable CAD configuration solution
  • Company-wide access to product know-how
  • Automatic generation of error-free CAD drawings
  • Automatic creation of BOMs and CAD models
  • Web-based sales configuration
  • CAD- and PDM neutral high-end configuration solution
  • Product knowledge at the point of sale
  • Quotation Process Management (QPM)
  • Visualisation in 2-D and 3-D

HELiCON - for an efficient product and process configuration

HELiCON is a powerful and user-friendly configuration solution for products and processes. Two editions of the tool are available - HELiCON Engineer and HELiCON Enterprise.

HELiCON Engineer is an integratable CAD configurator solution that extracts existing CAD and PDM data from HiCAD and HELiOS, constrains the valid product compositions by means of intuitive product rules, and shares the knowledge to its users in an intuitive user interface. You are automatically guided to the desired, valid product combinations - including the generation of complete CAD drawings, bills of materials and PDM data. The HELiCON Engineer Edition consists of the Connector, the Studio and the Configurator.

HELiCON Engineer – The components at one glance

Connector

Studio

Configurator

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  • Ensures the reuse of existing CAD and PDM data from HiCAD and HELiOS
  • Allows an easy, intuitive creation of rules for parts on the basis of simple tables, formulae and relations
  • Enables the configuration of valid products with the help of an intuitive, customizable user interface

HELiCON Enterprise is a CAD- and PDM-neutral high-end configuration solution for products and processes that helps you optimize and manage your quotation and order processes on the basis of an extensive knowledge of products and component relations. The Graphical User Interface (GUI) Editor enables an easy customisation of user interfaces and dialogues according to the individual requirements of your company and/or specific users, e.g. sales representatives, engineers or customers. Furthermore, users are provided with a complete set of relevant data in real time. On the basis of these data, complete proposals including quotations, product descriptions and bills of materials will be created (Quotation Process Management, short: QPM).

HELiCON Enterprise – The components at one glance

Connector

Studio

Configurator

Quoter

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  • Ensures the reuse of existing CAD and PDM data from HiCAD and HELiOS

  • Allows an easy, intuitive creation of rules for parts on the basis of simple tables, formulae and relations
  • Enables the configuration of valid products with the help of an intuitive, customizable user interface
  • Facilitates the proposal preparation and order processing by means of a QPM tool

HELiCON Engineer – The highlights

  • Reduction of design and engineering process times from days to minutes
  • Reuse of existing CAD and PDM data from HiCAD and HELiOS
  • Generation, management and optimisation of product models
  • Easy and intuitive operation of the configurator
  • Automation of design and engineering tasks by the configurator
  • Central management of the complete product knowledge in the PDM system HELiOS 

HELiCON Enterprise – The highlights

  • Optimisation of Quote-to-Cash processes -from RFQ to production
  • Shorter response times - from RFQ to order
  • Professional and consistent proposals and product documents
  • Increased flexibility due to customer-specific quotation processes
  • Lower sales costs and shorter lead times

 

System and Hardware requirements

HELiCON – For a fast and easy shaping of products and processes

HELiCON does not only enable an effortless creation of product and process configurators in companies of any size, but also makes such tasks economically feasible.

HELiCON Engineer
  • Immediate detection and elimination of design errors
  • Reduction of design times from days to minutes
  • Minimisation of required engineering tasks
  • Company-wide sharing of product knowledge (Sales Intelligence)
HELiCON Enterprise
  • Reduction of proposal preparation times from weeks to minutes
  • Significant resource savings in quotation process management
  •  Reduced amount of engineering work for order processing
  •  100% elimination of errors caused by manual data input
  •  Improved quality of proposals, optimised responsiveness, higher professionalism
  • Customizable user interface and dialogues of the configurator
  •  Multi CAD- and PDM-capability

No matter whether you want to standardize complex products or automate processes at your company: HELiCON allows you to calculate, configure and offer customer-specific solutions rapidly and correctly, thus increasing your sales success rate significantly.

Did you know?

T-Systems and PSG Plastic Service Group are among the numerous companies that have recently acquired HELiCON. The latter company has just completed its ISD product portfolio to optimize its corporate processes, now using a comprehensive solution consisting of HiCAD, HELiOS and HELiCON.

HELiCON - Customer-oriented product configuration

HELiCON offers comprehensive support with an efficient handling of variant diversity throughout all corporate processes. The accumulated knowledge of your employees as well as product-specific information from the sales, engineering or production department will be gathered in the configuration system and managed in an efficient way. In this way, significant competitive advantages, maximum productivity and customer satisfaction can be achieved.

Which is your individual configuration system?

  • HELiCON Engineer
    Integratable CAD configuration solution that guides the user automatically to valid product combinations – including the generation of CAD drawings, bills of materials and PDM data.
  • HELiCON Enterprise
    Multi CAD- and PDM-capable high-end configuration solution that speeds up proposal preparation and order processing at your company significantly.
A comparison of the HELiCON modules

HELiCON – Configurators for products and processes

Engineer

Enterprise

Studio functions
All functions for the generation and maintenance of complex rules and for user guidance: Definitions for variables and domains, table relations and logical expressions

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Script calculations
Calculations as an integral part of the configuration process via scripts

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Configurator functions
Fast and easy creation and processing of complex assembly models in 3-D, with free parameter selection and automatic error correction

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HiCAD interface
HiCAD interface for the generation of 3-D models und the re-use of data in 3-D assemblies

 

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HELiOS interface
HELiOS interface for data storage and the generation of bills of materials, drawings etc. 

 

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Individual, customer-specific interfaces
Interfaces with external programs (CAD, ERP, PDM, etc.) 

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Complex calculations
Interfaces with external calculation programs (client and server) 

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State-of-the-art GUI
Perfect visualisation thanks to the integration of interactive 3-D elements and 2-D diagrams in the configurator

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Online management for offers
Management of offers, configuration outputs and users

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Automatic proposal generation
Generation of proposals complete with bills of materials, prices, text paragraphs, images etc. 

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HELiCON – Easy to integrate into existing system environments

The integration of HELiCON into existing corporate processes and system environments of a company taps the full potential of the software solution. HELiCON interacts with all software systems deployed in a company – data entries made in the various systems are evaluated by HELiCON and uses them for the required tasks. The following software solutions can be linked to HELiCON Enterprise:

  • ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning
    Supplies the article master data that constitute the basis of the configuration process
  • CRM – Customer Relationship Management
    Provides customer data and information for sales projects
  • SCM – Supply Chain Management
    Planning, control and management of value adding systems across sites and companies
  • PDM – Product Data Management
    Collects and manages all data created during corporate processes
  • CAD – Computer Aided Design
    Displays the configuration result in 3-D

 HELiCON Enterprise can be integrated into a multitude of corporate areas and contributes significantly to the reduction of lead times and the optimisation of processes. 

Integration / Interfaces

  • Interfaces to market-relevant systems, e.g.
    Abas
    APplus (formerly P2plus)
    BEOSYS
    Infor
    SAP
    Microsoft Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision)
    proALPHA
    PSIpenta
    Sage
    SAP
  • Interfaces to CAD applications, e.g.
    HiCAD®,
    Autocad®,
    ProE® and
    SolidWorks®
  • Interfaces to PDM systems, e.g.
    HELiOS®
Supported ERP/PPS interfaces

A - D

E - I

K - P

R - V

  • ABAS
  • AFPS
  • AMS
  • APPLUS
  • Bäurer
  • B2 Beosys
  • BOSS
  • Brain
  • CICS
  • Comet
  • Dialog Total
  • Exact Globe
  • FAS II
  • FRIDA
  • Glovia
  • GSB-iV
  • IMOS
  • INFOR
  • INFRA
  • ISAH 4
  • KHK
  • L&P
  • Mas90
  • Microsoft Dynamics (AX)
  • MOVEX M3
  • NAVISION
  • P2PLUS
  • PIAS
  • ProAlpha
  • PSI-Penta
  • R/3 SAP
  • Ridder R8
  • SAGE ERP X3
  • SiLine
  • Structura 
  • TEFAL
  • TOPS
  • Vantage 8
  • Visual Enterprise (VE)