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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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Case Study: Hauser Chocolatier
Old-world quality is great for a chocolate manufacturer, but old-style business systems are not. Hauser Chocolatier learned this the hard way, struggling for

hard drive reviews  Chocolatier learned this the hard way, struggling for years with outdated DOS-based accounting software. The manufacturer had been sold several times, and nobody supported the software anymore, says Rudi Hauser, Jr., president. Nothing was integrated. We had to reenter data over and over, causing errors. We needed a seamless flow of information, all the way from order entry through shipping. We also needed flexibility to accommodate our unique price structure. After looking at many different accounting

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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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