For a few years now, pundits have opined that the quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired.
The recent absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise
financial consolidation space with BoB players such as Hyperion, Business Objects, Cognos , and others, and pure CPQ providers will find it tough going. Selectica and Apttus might have improved their viability by expanding their footprint via handling contract lifecycle management (CLM) and offering configure, price, quote, contract (CPQC) capabilities. Cincom Acquire has a larger parent, Cincom Systems , but what can companies such as Configure One, Configit, FPX, Versata CPQ, Tacton , and Experlogix do