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Turn the Internet into a Strategic Sales and Interaction Channel
With the emergence of the Internet, the business environment has changed for many organizations, and will change to an even greater extent in the future. Indeed

channel of distribution visibility sales  shop. As the Internet channel becomes a critical part of your business, you must ensure reliability and availability of your Web site. On the Web, you need to be able to keep your business open continuously, handle peak times without major breakdowns, and identify flaws in operational performance and transactional execution immediately. In addition, you need to perform analysis from a business perspective, such as assessing purchasing activity and sales across channels, evaluating the operational

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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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