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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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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plan Resource Availability : Is there a dearth of resources in the industry Technology viability: Is the technology outdated or will get outdated in the near future.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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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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