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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)
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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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Sales Force Automation Buyer’s Guide
No matter how effective your sales staff is, there’s always room to boost efficiency and increase sales. But how you go about doing so may be a point of

formal price quote format  initial research, make a formal list of required features an SFA solution must have to be successful in your organization. This must address the current pain points as well as areas for future improvements. Weigh this list and divide it into two groups of features - the must-haves and the nice-to-haves. Must-have features are exactly what the name suggests: features whose absence will render an SFA implementation useless. Nice-to-haves are those features that clearly would result in productivity

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

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