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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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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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