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Getting It Right: Product, Quality, Timing, and Price
The most important factor in industry is no longer the mere price of the product. Increasingly, the purchaser's task has become to obtain the right product of

bom processing with product configuration  master, bill of material (BOM), work operations (i.e., routing), costing or pricing, work order management, sales order, and sales quote management. Configurators need, for example, to add or change an operation, change the work center where the operation is performed, change the run rate on that operation, and change the set up time; and they also need to produce special instructions or comments on the work order, sales order, or invoice (see Product Configurators Pave the Way for Mass Customization ).

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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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