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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Common Sense
Common Sense is a multi-industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and mid-market companies. Common Sense offers end-to-end integration

common asl  Sense Common Sense is a multi-industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and mid-market companies. Common Sense offers end-to-end integration of enterprise business processes and IBM middleware. Solutions are available for manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and project services. Common Sense is built on IBM Express Advantage Offerings and Ready for IBM Power Systems software.

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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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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