The formation of a product’s selling price is quite a process. Once a product has been invented and assembled, its raw materials need to be decided upon, the course of action (labour) necessary to create the actual product needs to be elaborated, and last but not least, the mechanical costs and hours need to be incorporated as well. All of these factors contribute to the final selling price.
In the case of Merkato, complex pricing-processes are no problem whatsoever. Discounts can be allocated according to category: on labour, on acquisition, on options, etc. For instance, in the case of a price increase of the raw materials only, then this does not need to be charged to the costs of the production capacity. In this way, the prices can be managed appropriately, and you will maintain your competitiveness. It is namely the case that in the configurator, one can always select one’s preferred range. Furthermore, the discount percentages during quoting can be limited, AND pre-settings can be built in, for example for discount amounts on the part of the client.
Finally, these ranges need only to be fixed once, since Merkato collects data from linked software. Adjusting something in your ERP-system? In this case, the configurator will always proceed from these updated/adjusted data.