Configure to Order

Standardize development, individualize production.

With Configure-to-Order (CTO), you realize your product or component faster and more cost-effectively after prior implementation of the desired configuration parameters - not tailor-made, but still unique.

Configure to Order

Use Configure-to-Order (CTO) to standardize complex product developments and realize individual requirements in series production.

Configure-to-Order (CTO)

Standardize development, individualize production.

Use Configure-to-Order (CTO) to configure an individualized product by selecting from a range of predefined options. Instead ofdesigning your product to be order-specific, configure it with all possible components and options. CIDEON advises companies on efficient software handling in configure-to-order and engineer-to-order (ETO) processes. Work with us to implement solutions for end-to-end data integrity and information platforms along the entire value chain.


Use Configure-to-order (CTO) to benefit from selecting a new development's features from predefined elements.

Faster product development process

Reduce development effort and delivery times. The Configure-to-Order method enables you to manufacture your product or component more quickly and cost-effectively after implementing the required configuration parameters. The product may not be tailor-made, but it is a one-off.

Efficient (process) data management

Reduce the multiplicity of data and material master records. Use Configure-to-Order (CTO) to make the entire product development process and its data processing efficient and consistent.

Digital (product) standardization

Achieve further digital standardization in CAD processing on the product side by using CTO Engineering Automation and continue to increase efficiency.


Your Software Solution for a Consistent Configuration Process


CIDEON Conify consistently links data from the sales and engineering phases to automatically provide PDM-compliant MCAD and ECAD data of the configured product. This is the basis for the subsequent Engineering-to-Order and generation of ERP-specific bill of materials, work schedules, wiring diagrams and production processes according to customer requirements, enabling the creation of individual products quickly and according to specifications.

Core Benefits: 

  • Automation of daily tasks in the processing of configurable products
  • Consistent data quality
  • Ensure consistent standards for all process participants
  • Merging into one mechatronic BOM


CIDEON Conify is the ideal combination of CONnection and CONfiguration!

The Difference Between CTO and ETO

Our graphic shows you the differences between Configure-to-Order (CTO) and Engineer-to-Order (ETO) and what CTO+ means.

Configuration Process

Realise a consistent configuration process in mechanical and plant engineering with CIDEON and link your sales and engineering data. Discover new possibilities for better planning and faster projects.

Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 

Daniel Pasing, Customer Success Manager

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CIDEON Support

Quality, speed and reliability in engineering play a crucial role in your success. All-round services are therefore as important as committed specialists and powerful software.

CIDEON Support gives you quick and easy answers to your questions, detailed information about products and solutions, and helpful tips and tricks.

Managed Services take us one step further: This service enables us to maintain an overview of your CAD/PDM/PLM environment and thus ensure your software's long-term operational reliability. You can then always be sure that your systems are always up to date and operable.

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Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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