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PROS Cameleon CPQ and SpringCM Partner


PROS, a provider of big data software for sales, has announced a partnership with SpringCM, a cloud contract management software company. The goal is to integrate the SpringCM cloud contract and document management software with PROS Cameleon CPQ.

pros  the Salesforce AppExchange) with PROS Cameleon CPQ, a configure price quote (CPQ) solution.   With the addition of contract management from SpringCM, PROS claims to be the only CPQ offering with price optimization and contract management, i.e., able to handle the entire opportunity-to-revenue cycle. This combination should come in handy for customers who all too frequently get bogged down in back-and-forth contract negotiations, which slows down deal closures. The offering should add speed and agility Read More

PROS Cameleon CPQ Brings Predictive Pricing to Microsoft Dynamics CRM


PROS Inc. recently announced the availability of PROS Cameleon CPQ for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The offering, with some brand new sales productivity capabilities, is touted as the only enterprise class configure, price, quote (CPQ) product with PROS' renowned price optimization for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and was showcased at Microsoft Convergence 2015.

pros  to Microsoft Dynamics CRM PROS Inc. recently announced the availability of PROS Cameleon CPQ for Microsoft Dynamics CRM . The offering, with some brand new sales productivity capabilities, is touted as the only enterprise class configure, price, quote (CPQ) product with PROS’ renowned price optimization for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and was showcased at Microsoft Convergence 2015. Guided selling, cross-sell and up-sell recommendations, and pricing guidance aim to help sales teams respond with more Read More

PROS Inc.’s New Mission-“Big Data” Sales & Marketing Apps


The first part of this report takes a close look at the expansion of PROS, Inc., a leading provider of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software, first into the business-to-business (B2B) arena, and then into big data apps for sales and marketing. In this second part, we (TEC) speak to Andres Reiner, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and director of PROS, about some of the

pros  of affairs. Reiner joined PROS in 1999 and became the CEO in 2010. He has held a series of positions at PROS with successively increasing responsibility, including senior vice president of product development and most recently executive vice president of product and marketing. In this most recent role, he was responsible for global marketing and alliances, product management, science research, and development of PROS'' next-generation software products. He was also responsible in large part for PROS’ Read More

The Perstorp Group Selects PROS


The Perstorp Group, a player in the specialty chemicals markets and a pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics, and surface materials, selected PROS big data applications to enhance its customer experience and sales effectiveness initiatives.

pros  Perstorp Group Selects PROS The Perstorp Group, a player in the specialty chemicals markets and a pioneer in formalin chemistry, plastics, and surface materials, selected PROS big data applications to enhance its customer experience and sales effectiveness initiatives.   Founded in 1881 and headquartered in Sweden, Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees in 22 countries, and production sites in eight countries across Europe, Asia, and North America. The company’s products enable the use of key Read More

PROS to Embed SAP HANA with Its Big Data Sales App


For a long time, PROS Inc. was a prominent pricing management software provider for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) industries. Lately, however, the vendor has been leveraging its decades-long experience in handling large volumes of data to provide big data applications for sales effectiveness (pricing being only a part thereof). In other words, PROS now delivers

pros  For a long time, PROS Inc. was a prominent pricing management software provider for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) industries. Lately, however, the vendor has been leveraging its decades-long experience in handling large volumes of data to provide big data applications for sales effectiveness (pricing being only a part thereof). In other words, PROS now delivers prescriptive analytics and data science to help customers identify sales opportunities, develop offers, and set Read More

A Guide to Selecting the Right ERP Partner


Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems enable organizations to reduce costs, become easier for customers to do business with, and manage growth expectations. As organizations determine their ERP strategy, they need to choose the right ERP vendor partner. This guide explores the "pros and cons" of the four types of ERP partners: partner ecosystems, frameworks, best-of-breed packages, and end-to-end integrated solutions.

pros  This guide explores the pros and cons of the four types of ERP partners: partner ecosystems, frameworks, best-of-breed packages, and end-to-end integrated solutions. Read More

Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Three: Approaches and Recommendations


Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part discusses recommendations for companies looking to outsource, and recommendations for outsourcing providers.

pros  of outsourcing, described outsourcing pros and cons, and introduced offshoring concepts. Part Two defined and described common types of outsourcing. This part will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, and offer recommendations for firms looking to outsource and recommendations for outsourcing providers. Recommendations for Companies Looking to Outsource Some of Their Operations Companies that are interested in outsourcing some or many of their operations need to take a strategic look at their Read More

Web Application Security: The Truth about White Box Testing versus Black Box Testing


Information security managers, quality assurance staff, and developers are faced with the enormous responsibility of keeping Web applications secure from the ever-growing menace of hackers and internal threats alike. So how can they protect sensitive data without exhausting internal resources, overspending the budget, or being forced to use costly manual penetration testing using external consulting firms?

pros  further examination of the pros and cons associated with each. White Box Testing Applicable stages: Development, Integration Pros: can find certain vulnerabilities early in the development of the application can point to a specific line of code Cons: prone to false positives development resource consuming does not simulate a real world attack not effective for finding “real” vulnerabilities; only showing possible ones complex implementation Black Box Testing Applicable stages: Development, Read More

BI Reporting: Does the Tool Really Matter?


Last month I listened to several discussions about the importance of choosing the right reporting tool when installing a business intelligence (BI) solution. Here are some questions that were raised: Is the reporting tool really relevant when deploying a complete BI solution? Which type of reporting tool should I choose when deploying a BI system? Choosing the right reporting tool may not be as

pros  establish a list of pros and cons of all your reporting needs based on the depth (or type) of reports you will be generating. Figure 2: General relationship between the report type and its number of users Is not the size of the tool, it’s the way you use it. The visual features are important factors, but the ability to empower users with self-service tools and resources is also important. Nowadays, decision makers and analysts need to have the ability to make analysis by their own means. Enabling end Read More

IP Telephony 101: The Utter Beginner’s Guide


Telephony. Sounds harmless enough. First, a definition from Merriam-Webster: “the use or operation of an apparatus (as a telephone) for transmission of sounds as electrical signals between widely removed points.” Gotcha. I’m with you. Me hear pretty, oll korrect. Now let me just dip into my pile of telephony white papers, which I’ve been using as a doorstop until now (through

pros  straight to... ... the Pros and Cons of IP Telephony The pros : IP telephony saves you long-distance charges. If you’re measuring your monthly phone bill in thousands of dollars, then that’s what you’ll save. It can also ease the burden of managing remote offices, for much the same reason. The cons : Ever tried to recite the Magna Carta while your four-year-old son aims a vacuum cleaner at your mouth? No? See, it’s like that—when your conversation consists of bits and bytes (which it does, if Read More

Can You Add New Life To an Old ERP System?


Getting ERP transaction data into a summarized form that is useful to knowledge workers is one way to extend the value of your ERP system. This article discusses the advantages that can be gained by moving ERP and other transaction data to a data warehouse.

pros  Relationship Management (CRM). The pros and cons of replacing or adding on to your existing ERP system were set forward in Thompson''s article. But before you look to new ERP functionality, you should see if you are getting the full benefit out of your existing system. If not, are there ways to add new life to your current ERP system without going into an extensive development project. Whether you have an old or new ERP system you have probably learned that to maximize its value, you have to work hard at Read More

Selectica Acquires b-pack for Procurement Software Transformation


Selectica has acquired b-pack, a provider of purchase-to-pay (P2P) software and services, further transitioning away from its configure, price, quote (CPQ) software origins toward contract lifecycle management (CLM) software.

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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

pros  expert was vicariously vindicated by  PROS ’ recent acquisition of Cameleon Software , which was based on the same rationale.) Further, as an early cloud-based provider, that CPQ vendor would have already been ahead of other providers. The CPQ vendor in this case continues to exude confidence and growth, but its prospects could have been much brighter (and the company potentially much larger) had it taken the expert''s advice and espoused CPQ big data offerings. It will be interesting to watch what wi Read More

The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning


Among the promises of collaboration are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and greater efficiency for all companies joined in the expanded enterprise. Unfortunately, excitement surrounding B2B collaboration often drowns out the simple truth that collaboration products are still in a formative stage and their promise, largely unfulfilled.

pros  Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning The Pros and Cons of Collaborative Planning S. McVey - September 12, 2000 Overview The rapid advance of the Internet and related technologies are quickly turning business-to-business collaboration into a reality. Among its promises are real-time information sharing, the ability to maintain personalized relationships between buyers and sellers, and greater efficiency for all companies joined in the expanded enterprise. Unfortunately, excitement surrounding B2B Read More

SaaS is Hot - is That Good Enough for you?


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pros  You''ll learn about the pros and cons of SaaS , and the issues to consider before making a decision. You''ll also get guidelines on which types of operations should opt for SaaS, and which ones should think twice. SaaS has a lot going for it—but is it right for your organization? Find out in Is the SaaS Model Right for You? Download your PDF copy today.   For assistance, please contact customer service. Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM EST. Phone: +1 514-954-3665, ext.367. Read More