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New Product Development and Introduction (NPDI)
New product development and introduction (NPDI) is probably the most important process for many companies, but also one of the least understood. While NPDI is

npdi and product pricing  a Company Say About NPDI And when people care about the same thing but for different reasons, conflicts may arise. NPDI Needs Help Put bluntly, for all its importance, the NPDI process is in trouble. For example, according to AMR Research: 95% of new consumer products (1996-2001) lost money or broke even Mean new vehicle development costs are $500 million higher than best in class Poor NPDI costs apparel makers 30% of annual revenue in markdowns Food retailers spend $957,000 per store on new products

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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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