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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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Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response


Since no variable can influence margins as much as pricing, almost all companies need to approach the management of selling prices, discretionary discounts, and potential price increases with the same firmness they use to manage manufacturing and procurement costs.

price realization  of Pricing . A price rise of 1 percent, at constant volumes of sale and costs, should generate an 8 percent increase in operating profits, which is 50 percent greater than the impact of a decrease of 1 percent in variable costs (that is, materials and direct labor), and more than 3 times greater than the impact of a 1 percent increase in sales volume (even if one forgets that increased production typically increases costs) Thus, while there are many determinants of a companys success, no variable can Read More

Lawson Means Business with HCM (But Wait, There's More...)


Lawson Software (NASDAQ: LWSN), headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, the United States (US), and with offices around the world, provides software and service solutions to about 4,000 customers in manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and service sector industries across 40 countries. Its solutions include Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Enterprise

price realization  hefty premium over the asking price). Therefore, Lawson''t motivation here is simple and clear, since it has a number of healthcare organizations (about 400 organizations, with over 7,000 hospitals) running on Lawson HR applications.  All these customers have scheduling needs, and VasTech 24/7  is a healthcare specific scheduling product (nurse shift bidding, for example).  All things being equal, these hospitals will likely buy this application from Lawson and not other providers (e.g., API , Kronos, Read More

It Isn't the Fall, It's the Sudden Stop


Skillful management of transitions is essential for IT professionals. It is not simple and it not recognized when it is done right, but when done wrong, the noise of the sudden stop rings in everyone's ears for a long time.

price realization  share, the company''s share price increased by more than twenty percent. With all of this diligence, how could it be that one year later, customer service measures are at an all time low, profitability is only marginal and almost none of the critical employees of the acquired company remain?  On the other hand, the nation''s foremost multinational Call Center Company made a decision to reinvent itself to become the foremost eCare Company leveraging its essential capabilities and building a completely new, Read More

RedPrairie - New Name For A Brave New Value Proposition Paradigm Part Four: Challenges and User Recommendations


LMS presents both an opportunity and a challenge for RedPrairie.

price realization  would pay a fixed price for hardware and some services, possibly upfront as a sort of down payment. Customers will then make further payments upon meeting pre-determined performance milestones. If a customer does not meet its agreed-upon objectives, as documented by RedPrairie''s DLx Scorecard, it will not be liable for the software license fee in full. RedPrairie will set and measure objectives and conduct technology audits with every customer, even those that do not opt for the gain-sharing program. Read More

Getting a More Exact Picture of, well, Exact Software Americas - Part 2


Part 1 of this series talked about my long-standing coverage of Exact Holding, and in particular about my recent update briefing with the Exact Americas division. My post concluded with the vendor’s intent to go back to its local roots and push its well respected North American manufacturing and distribution enterprise resource planning (ERP) products, especially Exact Macola ERP.

price realization  competitors’ ability to wage price wars of sorts (via aggressive discounting). In spite of some perhaps self-inflicting moves a few years back, Exact still can claim low customer attrition and high-touch relationships with its 12 customer advocates (dedicated employees). The vendor strongly believes to know its place in the small to medium enterprise (SME) world, especially in the “smaller” end of the market, where it has established itself as a trusted advisor. Dear readers, what are your views, Read More

Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)


Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful practices? TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic finds out and sits down with two vendor execs to see how B2B pricing software allows companies to detect profit anomalies and take rapid pricing actions, increasing their revenues and profits and gaining business agility.

price realization  from higher-than-average prices, higher price capture in negotiations, and faster sales cycles. (For more information on LeveragePoint, see TEC’s recent blog post .) The discussion that follows involves Tim Girgenti of PROS and Steven Forth of LeveragePoint. Tim Girgenti serves as chief marketing officer (CMO) at PROS, leading its global marketing teams focused on PROS manufacturing, distribution, and services markets. Girgenti brings to PROS a wealth of experience in creating and leading revenue Read More

RevvyCPQ


Sales and price quoting should never be the bottleneck to more revenue. Quick quotes, complex configurations, pricing analytics made easy and just a click away. In order to close the business for sales, you have to ask for the order. The problem is that putting together a simple approved price quote using traditional CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solutions can be very complex for sales users. We invested a lot of effort in designing a user experience so intuitive, it requires no training. Sales users love that. They can jump right in and immediately configure quotes for their eager customers.  At Model N, making CPQ easy is what we do. In fact, in independent testing, REVVY CPQ was preferred 4-to-1 by sales professionals.* We believe SaaS solutions need to be simple yet powerful.  • Built on Force.com, Built with the Sales user in mind, Built to drive Revenue. • CPQ that is so user friendly and pleasing to the eye • 100% Native on Force.com…and more. We also chose Salesforce as our development platform because we wanted you to configure your quotes in something you already use every day. Being “Native” on Force.com means that we can leverage the data and workflows you already have set-up in Salesforce.com. *Study conducted by a leading user experience research and usability testing firm. Research commissioned by Revvy CPQ July 2013.

price realization  Sales and price quoting should never be the bottleneck to more revenue. Quick quotes, complex configurations, pricing analytics made easy and just a click away. In order to close the business for sales, you have to ask for the order. The problem is that putting together a simple approved price quote using traditional CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solutions can be very complex for sales users. We invested a lot of effort in designing a user experience so intuitive, it requires no training. Sales Read More

CallidusCloud Releases Commissions and CPQ Salesforce1 Mobile Apps


CallidusCloud announced a that its commissions and configure price quote (CPQ) solutions are available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App. This social, mobile, and cloud platform built for the Internet of Things (IoT) should empower sales employees to conduct business from their phone.

price realization  its commissions and configure price quote (CPQ) solutions are available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App . This social, mobile, and cloud platform built for the Internet of Things (IoT) should empower sales employees to conduct business from their phone. They will now be able to accelerate sales cycles by producing value-rich quotes and proposals while seeing critical incentive and commission metrics to drive greater cross-sell and upsell.   CallidusCloud''s Commissions and CPQ for Salesforce1 integrates Read More

Recent Developments in One Price Management Provider's Business


A quality product offering doesn't guarantee success for any up-and-coming vendor, especially in a market requiring more awareness and depending on organizational change. While Zilliant appears to be the early market leader, its long-term success depends on several factors.

price realization  Developments in One Price Management Provider''s Business Zilliant , a data-driven price management software provider that focuses on business-to-business (B2B) enterprises, continues to take its science-based enterprise pricing solutions to higher levels. To learn more about Zilliant and its offerings, please see What if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins? , How One Vendor Parlays Price Variation into Profit Improvement Opportunities , and How One Provider''s Read More

Point of Sale (POS) Systems RFI/RFP Template


Transaction Management, Register Management, Sale Slip Management, Price Management, Inventory Management, Reports and Inquiries, Business Architecture, Product Technology

price realization  Management Sale Slip Management Price Management Inventory Management Reports and Inquiries Business Architecture Product Technology This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Point of Sale (POS) Systems that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Point of Read More

Why Price Shouldn't Be the Final Factor When Investing in Manufacturing ERP Software: The Hidden Expenses Often Found in Low-cost ERP Systems


When it is time to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a low entry price could be concealing an expensive total cost of ownership. Price should not be the deciding factor. Rather, best fit for your company should be the number one consideration. Download this white paper to learn more about the hidden costs.

price realization  Price Shouldn''t Be the Final Factor When Investing in Manufacturing ERP Software: The Hidden Expenses Often Found in Low-cost ERP Systems When it is time to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, a low entry price could be concealing an expensive total cost of ownership. Price should not be the deciding factor. Rather, best fit for your company should be the number one consideration. Download this white paper to learn more about the hidden costs. Read More

Growth and Complexity: The Challenges Ahead for Midsize Manufacturers


Most midsize manufacturers are as capital-intensive and as subject to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges.

price realization  to global cost and price pressures as large companies—yet they lack the resources to exploit revenue and sourcing opportunities around the globe. However, many midsize manufacturers are optimistic about growth prospects in spite of rising costs and downward price pressure, according to a recent study. Find out how they plan to overcome these challenges. Read More

What if Companies Could Use Science to Align Prices to Market and Maximize Margins?


Zilliant, a data-driven, price management software provider, aims to enable business-to-business companies to optimize revenue and margins through decision support and automation software that delivers more effective discount guidelines, in-depth price analytics, intelligent deal management, and successful price promotions.

price realization  small group of successful price management vendors that have developed proprietary science tailored to the unique data types and selling dynamics found in different segments of B2B and business-to-consumer (B2C) industries. Enter Zilliant Zilliant , an Austin, Texas (US)-based provider of data-driven price management software, is enabling its B2B manufacturing, distribution, high tech, and industrial service customers to better exploit their enterprise data in order to improve price analysis, setting, Read More

i2’s Aspect Acquisition Not Overpriced


In March, i2 Technologies announced it would acquire Aspect Development Corporation and a smaller vendor, Supplybase, Inc. Though the record offer price – $8.6 billion in stock – raised some eyebrows, i2 will gain a mountain of potential in return.

price realization  month ago. Although the price dropped to around $8.6 billion at close of trading on the announcement date, the deal is still the largest software industry merger to date, though the valuation was met with skepticism by some Wall Street observers. Aspect had $95 million in revenues in fiscal 1999, making i2''s offer price nearly one hundred times its revenue, a multiple that dwarfs that paid by Computer Associates for Sterling. Clearly, i2 based its offer on the potential for capturing part of the $100 Read More

What Can Pure CPQ Vendors Do Now?


For a few years now, pundits have opined that the quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired. The recent absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise

price realization  that the  quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable  as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired. The recent  absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise solutions (e.g., Infor, CallidusCloud, Oracle , etc.) should be sounding alarm bells for any remaining independent CPQ best-of-breed (BoB) Read More