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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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it estimate costs  the expected benefits from IT investments (see Figure 1-2). However, the majority appear to be using standard financial measures such as ROI, net present value (NPV) , internal rate of return (IRR), or similar metric. While this is certainly an improvement over not measuring anything, exclusively using financial measures has serious flaws: There are too many to choose from. There is a wide variety of financial measures in use today including ROI, NPV, IRR, payback period, and economic value added (EVA) Read More

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