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The Power of Knowledge -- Knowledge is Power (Part 3)
Part 1 of this blog series introduced the need for knowledge management (KM) software applications as part of a more comprehensive and strategic service

consona relevant pricing  relationship management (CRM) offering, Consona Customer Management , formerly Onyx CRM . To that end, SRM/KM adds resolution and case management process to customer interactions, so that organizations are better able to serve customers. The software not only allows call center agents to more quickly answer questions and resolve problems, but also supports up-sell and cross-sell opportunities. For its part, CRM software adds the customer context to searches. Namely, if the system has access to specific

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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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consona relevant pricing  However, over time, as Consona has begun integrating solutions together, it has merged some areas, like sales and marketing, and the P&Ls are also starting to merge. The corporation is essentially operating separate ERP and CRM divisions, but this isn’t necessarily relevant to its market. The market just needs to know that Consona has lots of ERP and CRM product lines that fit specific vertical industries and business functions, like service and support in the case of CRM. All acquired products benefit Read More

Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3


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