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The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what

example proposal quote introduction  a channel partner (for example, a wholesaler) or online. As a result, many manufacturers are aggressively expanding their channel mix, and thus broadening and strengthening existing channels and developing new ones. To that end, salespeople must make special efforts to understand a customer's needs, oftentimes repeatedly consulting with headquarters' marketing and engineering experts prior to identifying and recommending the best solution. Even then, the recommended solution may not exactly satisfy the Read More...
Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems
Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming...
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Quote-to-order: The Major Players in the Manufacturing Arena
The latest generation of quote-to-order systems uses knowledge-based software to help reduce an organization’s dependence on its highly skilled experts. The

example proposal quote introduction  those levels. A good example of a knowledge management provider is Selectica Inc . Aside from its customary Selectica Configurator , Selectica Pricer , Selectica Quoter , and other “usual suspect” Q2O products, Selectica offers Selectica Studio and Selectica Repository , which leverage declarative constraint engines. As mentioned previously in Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration , many existing configurators are custom programs that were written specifically for Read More...
Logistics.com Might Prove An Internet Success Story After All- Part 2: Market Impact
By being able to address the needs of all stakeholders across the board from shipper to transport provider, and with the marketplace/private trading exchange

example proposal quote introduction  profitability. Logistics.com is an example of one such company. The transportation management area, which has been sluggish for some time, is showing signs of life as corporate executives look to cost containment as a key objective. User Recommendations  Medium and large companies with large shipping needs in the retail, consumer-packaged goods, high-tech equipment, and automotive industries should be especially attracted to these approaches. Enterprises seeking a transportation solution on a Read More...
Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators
Providers of complex products, systems, and services should view quote-to-order (Q2O) systems as enablers that can improve competitive advantage. At the same

example proposal quote introduction  their items simultaneously). For example, the self-service purchase of personal computers (PCs) may result in thousands of customer specifications and configurations generated in any one day on the Internet. However, in other industries, such as industrial machinery or capital equipment, there may only be a handful of configurations, specifications, and quotes performed on any given day, although these are likely to be extremely complex and may still involve some back-office function. In any case, Read More...
Optimizing the Lead-to-order Process
A superior lead-to-order (LTO) process is essential in today@s environment of mass customization. Companies striving to build and maintain market share require

example proposal quote introduction  nor efficient. A prime example of unnecessary inefficiencies in legacy selling processes is the struggle to develop customer-unique bills of material (BOMs) . This semi automated activity, using spreadsheets, little black books, and out-dated product catalogs is fraught with possibilities for errors. It is a major drain on the time and use of product-knowledgeable personnel, particularly engineers, often requiring back and forth steps to validate the required product configuration. Additionally, it Read More...
An Introduction to Mediation-based Advanced Service Management
Personalized and higher-quality network services, such as customized or performance-sensitive services, can help you stand out from the competition. But can you

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ERP for Medium and Large Manufacturing Companies: 7 Challenges - an Introduction
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) was born of the need of large companies to manage their resources and operations. In the early stages of ERP almost half a

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Trunity: Introduction to an LMS/WCM Software Provider
Learning management systems (LMSs) and Web content management (WCM) systems for corporate or educational environments have a new but not untested contender

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Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part One: Introduction
As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes.

example proposal quote introduction  manufacturing is scalable. For example, if the formula calls for a 1,000 pounds of oranges but you only have 500 pounds, you can still make orange juice; just not as much. If you only have three tires, you are going to have wait for the fourth tire before the car can start rolling off the production line. In process, you tend make product in bulk or batches as in a vat of coke or a 500-gallon tanks of solvent and then pack it off to fulfill customer orders. On the other hand, in discrete manufacturing Read More...
Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success
Quote-to-order (Q2O) systems can address the increasing demand for personalized and customized products. Complex product specification, quoting, and ordering

example proposal quote introduction  industry is another great example of creating value via mass customization. While the ordinary, corner-store filter coffee still generally costs $ 0.99 (USD) a pop, a highly customized cup of coffee can easily amount to several bucks (or 50 cents per syllable, anecdotally). Those who prefer an extra-hot, half-decaf, triple-shot, vente , sugar-free, low-fat milk, vanilla, extra-foamy dry latte know all about this. Furthermore, personal computer (PC) industry leaders are also moving from selling Read More...
Information Security 101: an Introduction to Being Compliant and Protecting Your Assets
E-mail, Internet access, and collaborative tools (whether a phone system’s conferencing capabilities, or document-sharing applications) are “must-haves” for

example proposal quote introduction  Security 101: an Introduction to Being Compliant and Protecting Your Assets E-mail, Internet access, and collaborative tools (whether a phone system’s conferencing capabilities, or document-sharing applications) are “must-haves” for most businesses today. But by now many managers know that you shouldn’t stop at just implementing these tools and then going ahead, footloose and fancy-free, with using them. As with any other asset, you need to protect not just the technology that enables Read More...
Lose the Starry-Eyes, Analyze:An Ideal Customer for Relevant INFIMACS
This is an example, using Relevant Business Systems, of how you can use the TEC ERP Evaluation Center's WebTESS tool to locate vendors that consider your

example proposal quote introduction  for Relevant. If, for example, your company will not need its system to address personnel management or benefit management, but does need it to take care of payroll management then the Relevant solution might initially look like a good fit for your company. Suppose your company is seeking a solution that offers excellent support for payroll management but does not need any of the other features under the human resources criterion. In Relevant's case, you will notice that every rating in the Earnings and Read More...
BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part II
Part I of this blog post series talked about my encounter with BigMachines, a provider of slick software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ

example proposal quote introduction  up to do. For example, the upcoming BigMachines 10 platform ( demonstrated at the BigIdeas 2009 conference)  will finally feature  shopping cart software , which has been a featured as a matter of course by many other Q2O providers. Webcom and FPX point out that, technically speaking, BigMachines is not yet a true multitenant SaaS provider. Namely, Gartner and Deutche Bank Research Services have outlined the following three true SaaS vendor criteria : Monthly subscription No client-side installation Read More...
CallidusCloud Launches CPQ at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange
CallidusCloud's CPQ (formerly Webcom’s Websource CPQ) has long been part of AppExchange, helping to automate and accelerate the quotation and proposal

example proposal quote introduction  Launches CPQ at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange CallidusCloud's CPQ (formerly Webcom’s Websource CPQ) has long been part of AppExchange , helping to automate and accelerate the quotation and proposal generation process for sales teams and channel partners. CPQ (configure, price, quote) accelerates sales cycles across companies, ranging from those with simple product catalogs and distribution models all the way to complex, multi-channel sales networks. The real news here is Read More...
Requirements Engineering for Software Engineers
This paper presents an introduction to the discipline of requirements engineering in a form tailored for software engineers. Requirements engineering is the

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