Sell more parts with an online digital parts catalog

4 Steps to Turn Your Parts Catalog into an Irresistible Sales & Marketing Tool

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) devote most of their sales and marketing resources toward selling new units and discovering untapped markets. This is logical, since the majority of their revenues generally come from new equipment sales. However, it’s a well-known fact that service and parts sales for capital equipment (that is, commercial and industrial machinery with…

Manufacturing technology is leading to digital transformation

What We Talk About When We Talk About Digital Transformation

What’s behind the currently popular technology buzzwords, “digital transformation” and “digitization”? You’ll find these terms displayed on many technology-oriented B2B websites, from consulting firms to software vendors. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what these companies are offering, or what tangible benefits you’re going to receive after your “transformation”! At Digabit, we want to do…

Amazon isn't good at selling replacement parts for machines

Why You Can’t Sell Spare Parts on Amazon

A Big New Player in the Online B2B Marketplace Amazon’s B2B marketplace, Amazon Business, has received a lot of media attention lately. Sales are booming on the platform, and why not? Flexible account and payment options, fast shipping, price comparisons, what’s not to like? But there’s one big market that neither Amazon nor Amazon Business…

5 Steps For Easy Content Migration

For manufacturing companies, centralizing parts data from disconnected sources into a single Electronic Parts Catalog (EPC) system continues to gain popularity. Moving to an EPC system enables efficient content reuse, greater control and the easy creation of both online catalogs and exportable/printable parts books. There are some clear benefits for companies who make the switch to…

Content Management in the Cloud

What Comes After ECM?

In January of 2017, research firm Gartner announced that the term “enterprise content management” (ECM) is headed for an early retirement. The new market category to describe how large businesses capture, store and distribute information will now be called, at least by Gartner, “content services.” Sorry, that doesn’t mean Sharepoint is being decommissioned as of…

Cloud Technology Button on Keyboard

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Cloud Technologies

Equipment manufacturers working to navigate the rapidly changing business landscape in today’s economy may be hard pressed to find the time and resources to launch new applications, roll out new products or implement new technologies while simultaneously keeping up with competitors and internal deadlines. However, the adoption of cloud computing can help manufacturers manage these…

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How the Adoption of Disruptive Technologies Are Driving Growth for Manufacturers

There’s a wealth of articles, research, and analysis heralding every scientific breakthrough and technological advance as the next big thing that will change the face of manufacturing. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that disruptive technologies like the rise of mobile, knowledge work automation, the Internet of Things, cloud technology, and 3D printing, could account for an…

Cloud Publishing of multiple content formats

A Simple Guide to Cloud Computing

Why does it matter and is it secure? Many manufacturers find the hot new area of cloud computing enticing, but intimidating. Most don’t fully understand what the cloud is, and how they can take advantage of it. Even multi-billion-dollar OEMs with advanced IT departments remain wary of having their valuable IP floating in something as…

Infor + Amazon Web Services

Infor CloudSuite

Back in March of this year, our partner Infor, announced their CloudSuite in this press release. They now offer a cloud based solution for the common ERP software among manufactures, like LN and SyteLine. In the press release Infor states, “…a SaaS pricing model will enable Infor CloudSuite to change the way enterprise software is…