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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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Aligning Business with IT through IT Portfolio Management and IT Governance


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it support costs roi  Viability: Vendor viability if it is a COTS product or requires specific support from a third party vendor Disaster Recovery: Is the application an integral part of the disaster recovery plan Resource Availability : Is there a dearth of resources in the industry Technology viability: Is the technology outdated or will get outdated in the near future.   THE IMPORTANCE OF AN OPTIMIZED APPLICATION INVENTORY The application inventory acts as a quick reference for the organization providing an insight of the Read More

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With growing frequency, we hear business and IT managers asking a technology vendor to "justify the expenditure" or "demonstrate the ROI" on their particular hardware, software or service offering. In some cases, this may be possible.

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it support costs roi  projected period of time it will have a positive cash flow impact. Look for revenue generating opportunities. Some projects may work to free working capital. Projects that increase inventory turns fall into this category. Other projects may help generate more sales. Projects that improve sales information, manage inventory, or shorten the order-to-cash process may have revenue-generating potential. Consider the impact of support costs. If the new technology will require less in terms of staff support, Read More

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it support costs roi  maximize revenue and profits, it is now in the best interest of the vendor to support these older releases. How the costs work and where is the break-even point? The cost has two elements. First, bug fixing and keeping the software compatible with changes in the operating environment (operating system, database, hardware discontinuation, etc.) is a fixed cost that does not vary with the number of customers supported. On the other hand, the majority of hot line support, distributing bug fixes and other Read More

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