Configure-to-Order (CTO)

Standardize development, individualize production.

Configure-to-Order (CTO)

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.

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. 

Christian Klopf, Team Lead Customer Success

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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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Cideon Software & Services GmbH & Co. KG
Lochhamer Schlag 11, 82166 Gräfelfing



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