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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach

b2b pricing  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing . In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows with my discussion with LeveragePoint’s CEO Steven Forth

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1


TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated. Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations.

b2b pricing  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1 TEC’s in-depth  2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated . Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations. LeveragePoint was established in January 2009 as a spinout from Monitor Group , Read More

Pricing and Revenue Optimization: A Manufacturing Perspective


Pricing and revenue optimization is the process of improving business margins by either increasing unit prices or increasing gross revenues. This type of optimization is fast being recognized as having the capability to help businesses grow margins significantly. In fact, studies have shown that it can add a 15 to 50 percent incremental margin to the bottom line.

b2b pricing  chargebacks make visibility into B2B pricing difficult. Rather than optimization, the key in a B2B environment is to understand price visibility. The current methodology for pricing in a B2B environment is to start with a list price and then track discounts to arrive at the invoice price. However, ignoring details of discounts that were incorporated into the list price prevents a proper understanding of profitability and margins on deals and also hinders good segmentation analysis. Providing visibility Read More

An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)


In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as

b2b pricing  on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even  point. Read More

Vistaar Technologies Asserts its Pricing Value Proposition


Vistaar, a newcomer to the B2B pricing management space, is quickly asserting its powerful analytic and planning capabilities. In this TEC Report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at the strategic approach the vendor has taken to the development of its platform and applications, and speaks with the vendor’s product management expert Usha Lyer on Vistaar’s offerings, competitive landscape, and future plans.

b2b pricing  a newcomer to the B2B pricing management space, is quickly asserting its powerful analytic and planning capabilities. In this TEC Report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at the strategic approach the vendor has taken to the development of its platform and applications, and speaks with the vendor’s product management expert Usha Lyer on Vistaar’s offerings, competitive landscape, and future plans. Read More

The Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Two: The Channel


One of the most effective and efficient ways to develop a successful marketing position for B2B software is to begin with the sales channel, especially if you have limited time and resources.

b2b pricing  play in positioning your B2B software for success. In this article, the second in a series on the 3Cs of positioning—channel, customer, and competition—we'll explore how the channel can enhance your positioning process. In my last column , I introduced the 3Cs and summarized how your positioning effort can benefit from a thorough understanding of them. In this column, I'll explain why you should always start your positioning process with the channel, especially if you have limited time and resources. Read More

Applications Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities


Previously price management was an overlooked area by vendors because they lacked the native capabilities to meet this need. However, through partnerships and acquisitions, they are creating viable products, which are enabling enterprises to see greater return.

b2b pricing  Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities Event Summary Almost all companies need to manage selling prices and potential price increases with the same firmness used to manage manufacturing and procurement costs. Traditional enterprise applications providers, having lacked the pertinent native capabilities and intellectual property to aid in this domain, are now moving to oblige their customers in various industries. For an extensive discussion of the issue of pricing management see Read More

Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration


Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes for manufacturers with complex requirements. Their benefits include quotes that are quick and accurate, leading to increased customer satisfaction.

b2b pricing  sell side of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-business applications. To serve clients better and ensure that customers are able to purchase complex products over the Web, quote-to-order (Q2O) configurators are playing integral roles. For more background, please see The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems and The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions . The Goals: Accurate Quotes and Pricing As the name suggests, Q2O systems revolve around quotation management —a Read More

Pricing Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also introduced the FUD (fear, uncertainty @ doubt) notion about how appropriate these solutions might be in a down market. It appeared that at least the service sector (including spare parts pricing) remains largely impervious to the economic

b2b pricing  Management in a Down Economy -- Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series expanded on some of TEC 's earlier articles about companies' need for better pricing management and optimization practices. It also introduced the FUD (fear, uncertainty & doubt) notion about how appropriate these solutions might be in a down market. It appeared that at least the service sector (including spare parts pricing) remains largely impervious to the economic climate (if not even bolstered by a downturn). So, What's in Store Read More

B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

b2b pricing  customers automatically. Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz) is the leading on-demand marketing automation solution forB2B marketers. Source : Vtrenz Inc Resources Related to Improving Sales and Marketing Resultsk : Business-to-Business (B2B) (Wikipedia) B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results Demand Generation is also known as : Lead Generation , Sales Lead Generation , Generation Marketing , Demand Generation Systems , Demand Generation Software , Read More

Disruptive Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors


Vendors must make fundamental changes to sales and support processes to accommodate on-demand, transaction-based pricing. Software vendors must rethink the kinds of functions they provide, how best to deliver those capabilities, and what approaches to take through the channel.

b2b pricing  Innovations? On-demand Pricing Models and Vendors Effect of Transition on Vendors Quick ramp-up, lower implementation, and the almost non-existent support costs of hosted software services makes utility or on-demand pricing appealing customers. However, vendors embarking on these new pricing models (see Parts One and Two ), which treat software as a service, are sure to experience growing pains. Traditional upfront licenses provide a big gulp of revenue which decreases between releases. However Read More

Pricing for BI and Analytics


In recent years, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics space has been changing at an incredible rate, not only in terms of functionality but also in the way BI providers plan their go-to-market, sales, and pricing strategies. Core business requirements like pricing and usability are forcing software providers to radically modify the way they approach customers and how they deliver their

b2b pricing  for BI and Analytics In recent years, the business intelligence (BI) and analytics space has been changing at an incredible rate, not only in terms of functionality but also in the way BI providers plan their go-to-market, sales, and pricing strategies. Core business requirements like pricing and usability are forcing software providers to radically modify the way they approach customers and how they deliver their services. Two recent announcements by software vendors QlikTech and Kognitio are Read More

i2 Adds More Verticals To Ra-b2b-it Stew


As vertical B2B marketplaces multiply like rabbits, i2 Technologies is nurturing a warren of its own. The latest addition, FreightMatrix, may prove to be the most important introduction to date.

b2b pricing  Event Summary As vertical B2B marketplaces multiply like rabbits, i2 Technologies is nurturing a warren of its own. Some observers estimate that today's 400 or so B2B sites will proliferate to over 10,000 over the next few years. This hardly seems to be an exaggeration considering that vendors from all areas, ERP, supply chain management, CRM, e-commerce, have discovered synergies between e-markets and their core functionalities. i2 has announced seven since introducing Rhythm eXchange Services in June Read More

New Approaches to Software Pricing


Hearing the complaints of dissatisfied customers, some vendors are developing customer-centric contracts. HarrisData has even gone so far as to draft a Bill of Rights for customers. How well do these pledges measure up?

b2b pricing  Approaches to Software Pricing Enter Some Possible Software Pricing Thought Leaders In the past customers have been disadvantaged in software contracts, facing numerous and expensive fine print clauses limiting their warranties. (See Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet? ) However, in the new market, power is shifting from the vendor to the customer, and software negotiations are changing. Much to the delight of customers, some vendors are now differentiating their business strategy Read More

User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

b2b pricing  Recommendations for Pricing Management What SAP Gets via Partnerships As explained in Applications Giants Bolster Their Pricing Management Capabilities in retail, pricing and profit optimization are analytic applications that analyze demand patterns and optimize pricing by each stock-keeping unit (SKU) by selling location in order to optimize revenue and gross margins. In a bid to meet the growing demands of the price management market, SAP has entered another partnership, this time with Vendavo . The Read More