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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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custom objects in salesforce  Salesforce.com, more than 125,000 custom applications and objects have been created, and over 40,000 AppExchange installs have been completed. Customers are not alone in being convinced. Thanks in large part to the vendor''s success in forging new ground, other vendors are also buying in to the hosted philosophy with a vengeance. In other words, Salesforce.com is largely the architect of its own challenges (or downfall, if the likes of Microsoft have their way). We''ll return to that thought in a minute, Read More

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