QDV comes with two editors, one for databases of articles and one for database of sets providing a clear difference between data and logic. Data being stored into article databases while logic is stored in sets databases.
The openness of the set databases lets you build configurators with virtually no limits in terms of complexity. Usually, you will need only basic Excel knowledge to build such configurators and if necessary can also include macros.
QDV is fully compatible with Microsoft Excel and comes with a convertor which allows you to convert any Excel workbook to estimates, databases of articles or databases of sets.
When you convert an estimate and want to move your output to the customer’s workbook, the convertor automatically links your WBS to the workbook.
A very rich API
Thanks to its Application Programming Interface (API), QDV can be completely embedded in any application, with or without a user interface. The API exposes almost all features accessible through the native UI.
QDV can also become “master” in the dialog exchanges and call “macros.” Contrary to Excel, these functions are as fast as native functions.
The API also exposes an events manager which lets you trigger any function on events generated by the UI.
These features allow you to customize the interface to match your specific needs. According to their profiles, some users will see a cost management software some others a pricing software, etc.
Bridging other tools
Creating bridges with CRMs, ERPs or any system is really easy, thanks to the way QDV exposes communication data. QDV is able to push data to foreign systems but those systems can also directly invoke QDV to read or write data to estimates or databases.
Whether you intend to use the QDV brick as a Cost Management Software a Pricing Software or a CPQ software you’ll be able to integrate it easily to your systems.