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Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration
Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes

as built configuration  user configuration. Products manufactured as a result of an ETO strategy are defined with highly specific engineering documents, and often require that the sales configurators delivering quotes from these products have the ability to generate multilevel computer-aided design (CAD) drawings and specifications. Products that are manufactured using an ETO process include aircraft; aerospace and defense (A&D) products; power generators; heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) equipment;

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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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