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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

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

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...
BuyDesign
BuyDesign is a suite of web-based product configuration, quoting, proposal, and guided-selling software solutions for manufacturers. BuyDesign can help

proposal  web-based product configuration, quoting, proposal, and guided-selling software solutions for manufacturers. BuyDesign can help companies reduce quote time, administrative costs, sales engineering requirements, and order errors. Read More...
Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.
A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly

proposal  the writer of a proposal is attempting to communicate ideas to the reader, and most readers are pretty much the same. For example, a study that was reported more than two decades ago showed that readers of technical manuals preferred writing at a 5th grade level, regardless of whether they were administrative assistants with high school diplomas or scientists with Ph.D.s. So we''d advise vendors to look closely at these results, which we summarize in the next section. If you''re unsure, you could do your 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

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...
The Data Warehouse RFP
If you don’t have a data warehouse, you’re probably considering drafting a request for proposal (RFP) to screen vendors and ensure that your receive

proposal  drafting a request for proposal (RFP) to screen vendors and ensure that your receive satisfactory information about the features of various hardware and software and their price. Writing an effective RFP that is well structured and includes different metrics will ensure that you receive the information you need and will make you look good. Read More...
Standard Benchmark on Hewlett-Packard ProLiant Servers
In August 2006, Microsoft conducted a Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 standard distribution benchmark to measure the performance and scalability characteristics of

proposal  Performance | Standard Benchmark Proposal | Standard Benchmark Strategy | Standard Benchmark Domains | Standard Benchmark Results | Local Standard-Benchmark | Queries Standard Benchmark | Business Order Forms | Order Form Templates | Order Forms | Order Processing Software | Purchase Order | Purchase Order Forms | Purchase Order Management | Purchase Order Number | Purchase Order Processing | Purchase Order Request | Purchase Order Software | Purchase Order Solutions | Purchase Order System | Purchase Read More...
Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) launches its ERP for Services Evaluation Center
In response to its global demand from IT decision makers in service industries, software evaluation firm Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has launched its

proposal  for a request for proposal (RFP). This can save time, money, and staffing resources during the selection process. According to TEC, ERP solutions often fail because customers lack a solid understanding of their own requirements. TEC believes this is largely a failure in the request for information (RFI) process, by which customers evaluate their short listed vendors. TEC also says that the sophisticated tools it has developed for evaluating and selecting the right solution providers, particularly at the Read More...
Cap Gemini Eyeing Ernst & Young Business Unit
French integrator Cap Gemini has announced that it may buy the business consulting division of Big 5 firm, Ernst & Young. The deal would create an $8.5 billion

proposal  no details of the proposal have been made public, a spokesman for E&Y said the move was designed to eliminate conflicts of interest between the firm''s audit and consulting businesses. At roughly $8.5 billion in revenue, the combined services firm would rival Andersen Consulting in size. Market Impact If it occurs, the sale would divest E&Y of roughly 40% of its revenues and provide Europe-based Cap Gemini with a considerably enhanced profile in the U.S., where support for its integration services has 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

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...
Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010
Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and

proposal  configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce (self-service portals, product catalogs, etc.) software solutions. These Web-based offerings facilitate sales across their customers'' diverse channels by streamlining their sales processes, from opportunity to order . Using Q2O/CPQ solutions, dispersed sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes, proposals and contracts, manage complex pricing, and manage orders. Most recently, I’ve  reported on Read More...
Competuition: Teach Competition to Your Procurement Process
High-profile corporate scandal has resulted in laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to monitor business practices. To help safeguard against unethical practices

proposal  eventually, extension of the proposal receipt due date Modification of the initial RFP, modification and receipt of proposals, and, eventually, extension of the proposal receipt due date Disqualification of proposals, proposals returned unopened Proposal opening at proposal receipt due date Rating, scoring, and sorting proposals in a decision matrix Selection of the best matching proposals Providers contacted and requested for their best and final offer (BAFO) Selection of the best matching proposal 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

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...

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