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LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach

b2b pricing  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series introduced LeveragePoint as a cloud-based newcomer to the business-to-business (B2B) pricing market with a novel pricing approach: value-based pricing . In this day and age of highly accelerated new product introductions, history-based pricing approaches are often inadequate. My previous post explained the company’s approach and current state of affairs. Part 2 follows with my discussion with LeveragePoint’s CEO Steven Forth Read More...
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 generat...
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The (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software
Conventional wisdom would suggest that pricing, as a key component of a business’s financial performance, is a critically important discipline within any

b2b pricing  (Underappreciated) Value of B2B Pricing Software About five years ago we published an article series entitled “ The Case for Pricing Management ,” since companies in the manufacturing, distribution, services, retail, telecommunications, and hospitality and travel industries can face a variety of pricing problems. On the one hand, unnecessary discounting and quoting prices below a break-even point can result in a company’s poor financial performance. On the other hand, pricing some items out of Read More...
Two Vendor Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future)
Why are some companies still managing their prices with spreadsheets—and leaving their single most important profit lever to such inadequate if not harmful

b2b pricing  Execs Discuss the Current B2B Pricing Market (and its Future) Based on the upbeat results of some business-to-business (B2B) pricing vendors in 2011, one could easily assume that the pricing software market’s value proposition is well known and accepted by companies en masse. At least in the retail sector this assumption could be validated by IBM ’s recent acquisition of the retail pricing and assortment optimization leader DemandTec . But as the title of my recent article intimates, the value of B2B Read More...
An Update on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General)
In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their pricing strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without

b2b pricing  on Zilliant (and the B2B Pricing Market, in General) In this good, bad, and arguably recovering economy, many companies are looking to their  pricing  strategies and practices as a way to improve profits without necessarily repelling customers. Pricing is an important component of an enterprise’s business processes and financial performance, since companies in many industries can face a variety of pricing problems such as unnecessary  discounting  and quoting prices below a  break-even  point. Read More...
LeveragePoint Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1
TEC’s in-depth 2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that

b2b pricing  Adds Value to B2B Pricing - Part 1 TEC’s in-depth  2011 article not only described the opportunities inherent in the business to business (B2B) pricing software market, but also ascertained that the value of this budding software category has yet to become universally known and appreciated . Sensing the opportunity, LeveragePoint is the latest market newcomer with a fresh approach to deal pricing negotiations. LeveragePoint was established in January 2009 as a spinout from Monitor Group , Read More...
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

b2b pricing  sell side of business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) e-business applications. To serve clients better and ensure that customers are able to purchase complex products over the Web, quote-to-order (Q2O) configurators are playing integral roles. For more background, please see The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems and The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions . The Goals: Accurate Quotes and Pricing As the name suggests, Q2O systems revolve around quotation management —a Read More...
Enterprise Messaging: SMS Evolving from P2P to B2B
Although short message service (SMS) messaging is a cheap and efficient communication channel, many enterprises are still reluctant to deploy it as a corporate

b2b pricing  Evolving from P2P to B2B Although short message service (SMS) messaging is a cheap and efficient communication channel, many enterprises are still reluctant to deploy it as a corporate tool. At issue is its lack of reliability and security while transmitting information. The enterprise SMS market thus has to evolve from the person-to-person infrastructure into a model that supplies businesses with secure and scalable messaging. Read More...
The Power of a Comprehensive B2B Gateway
The ability to securely exchange information with trading partners is vital to your success. And while the type of information varies by industry, the goal is

b2b pricing  Power of a Comprehensive B2B Gateway The power of a Comprehensive B2B Gateway If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Inovis is a leading provider of on-demand Business Community Management solutions that empower companies to transact, collaborate and optimize communications with every facet of their business communities. By standardizing and automating mission-critical business interactions, companies can dramatically reduce Read More...
The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1
The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the

b2b pricing  Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1 The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the marketing mix , are basically applicable to all businesses. TEC ’s  two-part blog post series in 2008 talked about the importance of pricing management in a down economy . Price and promotion in particular are the lubricants in  retailing , although the two remaining Ps-- product and place , are indisputably important there as well. In his  guest author article in Retail Read More...
Is There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet?
While enterprise applications are becoming a commodity, their pricing schemes have yet to follow suit. Users are put in a costly position where the

b2b pricing  There a Panacea for Enterprise Software Pricing Yet? Problem Analysis Though there is a growing sentiment that enterprise applications are reaching a commodity status (see If Software Is a Commodity, Can You Still Win Some Competitive Advantage? ), software pricing does not seem to be following the same rules. Indeed, we can hardly think of any top-of-the-line enterprise application (the equivalent of a Lamborghini or Harley Davidson , say) that a wealthy business would deploy just to feel cool, Read More...
e-Catalysts Delivers Digital Marketplace
e-Catalysts, Inc. launches its B2B digital marketplace with help from VerticalNet and Aspen Technology.

b2b pricing  Inc. officially launched its B2B digital marketplace for raw material suppliers, manufacturers, buyers, and logistics providers centered on the $10 billion catalyst industry. Equity partners VerticalNet, Inc. , W. R. Grace & Co. , and Aspen Technology, Inc. announced the new venture in October, inviting trading partners in the refining, petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology industries to participate. This phase of the e-Catalysts.com launch includes content and community features Read More...
iLatina B2B Business Services
iLatina specializes in process consulting and support tools implementation. The company offers management and business intelligence (BI) solutions and has

b2b pricing  B2B Business Services iLatina specializes in process consulting and support tools implementation. The company offers management and business intelligence (BI) solutions and has customers in Latin America, as well as in other parts of the world. iLatina has headquarters in Buenos Aires (Argentina) and branch offices in Brazil. Read More...
Building an ROI Model to Evaluate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative
B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer

b2b pricing  Model to Evaluate Your B2B E-commerce Initiative B2B companies everywhere are under heavy pressure to offer their customers and employees robust e-commerce capabilities that rival best-of-breed consumer-focused companies. B2B companies that fall short of customer expectations risk losing them to competitors who have stepped up their game. This paper provides a framework for building an ROI model that can be used to demonstrate the advantages of a new e-commerce implementation to senior executives and Read More...

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