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Success Keys for Proposal Automation


Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking about automating your proposal process, there are ten critical success keys to a successful implementation.

proposal  Keys for Proposal Automation In today''s economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don''t you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your Read More

Focus on Corporate Governance Requires a Business-Oriented Selling Approach


If you are selling products or services that are critical to your prospect’s success or for that matter, their very survival, your proposal will likely be elevated to the board of directors level for final approval. How do you sell at the board level?

proposal  their very survival, your proposal will likely be elevated to the board of directors level for final approval. Why is that? Government, shareholder and press focus on corporate governance has put boards on notice that they are being held accountable for their oversight responsibilities. Those often include investments in strategic technology. And those boards are listening. I know. I sit on the board of a public company. We are getting involved in product and service acquisitions and zooming into details Read More

Configure Price Quote (CPQ)


Configure Price Quote (CPQ) by CallidusCloud does more than automate the quote and proposal process. Data is what makes CPQ work for you.  CPQ provides you with pricing behavior intelligence to help determine pricing trends, manager approval behavior, and sales discounting frequency.  See what products are selling most, to whom, when, and at what price.   Requiring only a browser, CPQ by CallidusCloud allows you to quickly configure, price, quote, propose and sell your offerings from any device. Whether direct business to business or through ecommerce, you can respond to your customer on their timeline.  CPQ guides users to select the correct combination of products and services.  Users are presented with the optimum mix of up-sell and cross-sell offers as well as special pricing promotions. Margins are protected with pricing guardrails and approval workflows. Configuring a solution, quoting, and preparing a proposal shouldn’t be a time consuming process for sales.  When your customer is ready to buy, it is vital sales executes quickly to the customer’s needs and timeline.  CPQ by CallidusCloud guides sales through the quoting process, maximizing the deal size, accelerating the sales cycle, and protecting margin.  Even from a mobile device, all in minutes.    

proposal  automate the quote and proposal process. Data is what makes CPQ work for you.  CPQ provides you with pricing behavior intelligence to help determine pricing trends, manager approval behavior, and sales discounting frequency.  See what products are selling most, to whom, when, and at what price.   Requiring only a browser, CPQ by CallidusCloud allows you to quickly configure, price, quote, propose and sell your offerings from any device. Whether direct business to business or through ecommerce, you can Read More

iQuoteXpress Launches Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution


iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback

proposal  its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback. iQuoteXpress v6.0 is now available to all existing and new customers.   The new Leads module allows opportunity tracking and management before the quotation process begins. Read More

How To Write a Winning Proposal


Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?

proposal  To Write a Winning Proposal In today''s economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don''t you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your teeth Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 4)


The story so far: Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO. Facing pressure from his VP Wade Sharkey to short-circuit the selection process and select Big Gun Software, Mike gets a reprieve when Wade Sharkey is over-ruled by the CEO. Now Mike has to decide how to handle TurtleSpice’s business process documentation. When we asked you what you’d

proposal  and lay down a proposal for an action plan, which adds up to an intimidating number of workshops, meetings, reviews, and dispute resolution mechanisms. “The beauty is, you can use this for anything you want. Do it once, use it for your software selection project, your org change management, your training processes, you name it.” This is going to be a hell of a lot of work, thinks Mike. At least three months. He wonders if he can enlist his CFO’s help to steer this by the TurtleSpice selection team. Read More

CallidusCloud Connections C3—Focusing on Sales and Marketing to “Lead to Money”


This year’s CallidusCloud Connections C3 conference in Las Vegas furthered CallidusCloud’s efforts to push the market awareness of its Lead to Money suite. While the incentive and compensation and configure price quote (CPQ) modules remain two main entry points for most customers, at the conference the vendor focused on the ability of the suite to make sales and marketing work as one in order to close deals faster.

proposal  the office. Generating the proposal and closing the deal as quickly as possible follows. To address this next step of the Lead to Money cycle CallidusCloud offers a configure price quote (CPQ) solution which helps guide salespeople through product configuration, proposal generation, margin management as well as recommending promotional pricing and options. The CPQ application provides a view into the commissions associated to each offering to the salesperson while working on a quote. So, salespeople can Read More

DoubleClick Takes Bath, Throws in Towel


After weeks of being deluged by lawsuits, bad press, federal regulatory investigations and nasty name-calling, DoubleClick backs off on its plans to tie surfing behavior to personally identifiable information.

proposal  a creative and workable proposal that allows tracking while giving consumers meaningful and workable ways to opt out. Such a proposal has not yet surfaced. (Here''s one offered by TEC, gratis : any ad that might have a connection to personal identification could have an identifying mark, such as a red spyglass, in one corner. As rich media technology becomes more prevalent in ads, this mark could actually be made clickable, to take users to an opt-out page.) It will be interesting to see how DoubleClick''s Read More

Gathering Requirements for Recruitment and Staffing Enterprise Software


TEC’s 2011 Focus on HCM, Talent, and Recruiting Over the last several months, I have been working on revamping TEC’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center to ensure that it includes the vast variety of human resources (HR) and related enterprise software solutions available on the market today. My current research initiative is to develop a recruitment and staffing space for our HCM

proposal  and Staffing Request for Proposal (RFP) Template . This RFP worksheet addresses the following software functionality: Organization structures and modeling Corporate branding Sourcing Applicant tracking Assessment and selection Governance and compliance Vendor management systems (VMSs) portal Recruitment analytics and reporting What HR Pros and Company Execs Should Know about the Recruitment and Staffing RFP Template Maybe you’re just starting out on your software selection project and are bewildered Read More

Reconnecting with Cincom Systems


Cincom executives lay out some facts, and Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Principal Analyst P.J. Jakovljevic discovers that Cincom Acquire isn't the old-school client-server sales product configurator he thought it was. Since about 2005, Cincom Acquire has been Web-enabled and functionally expanded to instill knowledge into sales processes (not only into engineering processes).

proposal  knowledge-based pricing, quotation management, proposal generation, product catalog, and reporting. The product can work in connected, offline, and mobile modes. Cincom provides SPC integration adapters for SAP ERP , Microsoft Dynamics CRM , and Salesforce.com ''s Sales Cloud 2 . Cincom Acquire Enterprise Sales Portal (ESP)—is a collaborative selling system that automates the selling of complex products and services. Cincom Acquire ESP fully integrates with the renowned enterprise portal platform, Read More

Integrate Business Planning for Dynamics NAV


Developed based on the role-tailored integrated business planning model (RTIBPM), the Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrated business planning system automates much of the planning process. This white paper explores the history of integrated business planning (IBP), and discusses software solutions like Microsoft Dynamics NAV that can help your company improve performance planning.

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Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) Back in the News Again


Visiting the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC's) web site, I came across this 143-page PDF file, which deals with XBRL. As a gung-ho proponent of automation, I'm calling attention to it here to show that the head of the SEC (Mr. Christopher Cox) and I are on the same wavelength when it comes to promoting cost saving automations. Here is some interesting stuff from the PDF, together with

proposal  national and regional. The proposal is a significant one for Mr. Cox as he is a proponent of modernization and the use of current technology to reduce business and government expenses. His legacy will be the promotion of interactive data and modernization of SEC filings through the use of XBRL. Mr Cox has decided to retire at the end of President Bush’s term. During Mr. Cox''s tenure, the regulator has convinced over 8,000 companies to use XBRL in various types of filings. Large international Read More

Nimble Advances Its CRM Solution with Outlook Integration, ActiveCampaign, and QuoteRoller


Nimble has made available three new apps on the Nimble Apps Marketplace: Microsoft Outlook, ActiveCampaign, and QuoteRoller. With the Microsoft Outlook app from Phi-solutions, users can access Nimble's social contact profiles from within Outlook. ActiveCampaign offers marketers customizable e-mail templates, social media access, marketing automation, and reporting and analytics tools. QuoteRoller

proposal  is typically needed for proposal generation. Known for its flexibility, Nimble continues to focus on developing its solution modularly, through integration with platform-specific apps. Jon Ferrara, Nimbles''s chief executive officer (CEO), states: We are partnering with other application vendors to extend Nimble to meet our customers'' unique needs. This collection of integrations enable our customers to market elegantly, manage proposals and bring rich social context to Outlook. Read More

Deltek Providing Clarity for Government Contractors


TEC’s mid-2011 article, which reported on the Deltek Insight 2011 conference, indicated that Deltek has lately become the leader in market intelligence for government contractors (in addition to long being the leading provider of GovCon enterprise software solutions and professional services). By using Deltek’s market intelligence services, companies are able to benchmark their performance against

proposal  increase forecast accuracy, streamline proposal activities, manage task orders, and identify and secure teaming partners: Delivered on-premises or through the cloud, GovWin CRM delivers lead management, proposal automation, and opportunity management capabilities that enable government contractors to make faster, more concise bid decisions. GovWin Supplier Management is a single, secure portal to manage all supplier and partner relationships. By automating the evaluation and ranking of suppliers, the Read More

Case Study: Natural Gas Company Builds Quotes in 15 Minutes and Pushes Up Sales Throughput by 20%


A leading developer of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure needed a better and faster way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown system, it took hours to build proposals, finance lacked margin visibility, there was plenty of room for sales reps errors, and there were reporting and analysis limitations. The company also wanted a simplified learning experience for its customers. It chose CallidusCloud CPQ (Configure Price Quote).

proposal  way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown system, it took hours to build proposals, finance lacked margin visibility, there was plenty of room for sales reps errors, and there were reporting and analysis limitations. The company also wanted a simplified learning experience for its customers. It chose CallidusCloud CPQ (Configure Price Quote). Read More