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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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How To Write a Winning Proposal
Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully

help write price quote  products and services will help the client solve a business problem or close an important gap? Does the proposal writer believe that facts alone are enough to motivate a prospect to say yes ? Winning proposals must be client centered, not company- or product-centered. Most people buy because they're looking for solutions to pressing problems, additional resources to close gaps, or the means to cope with difficult issues. What this means is that a proposal is not a price quote, a bill of materials, or a

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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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Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation


It’s no longer acceptable for salespeople to respond to customers’ inquiries with “I’ll get back to you.” In the time it takes to respond, a competitor with stronger product knowledge, customized proposals, or better pricing will win your business. Find out how to provide your salespeople with the ability to explain complex manufacturing processes and other key factors—before you lose your sales to your competitors.

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Legacy Single Sign-On: Novell, Evidian, IBM, PassGo, or Computer Associates?


As the complexity of enterprise systems increases, users are often forced to remember more and more passwords. As the demand on users increases, many users choose to write down their passwords, and by doing so, jeopardize security.

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'Collaborative Commerce': ERP, CRM, e-Proc, and SCM Unite! A Series Study: PeopleSoft


PeopleSoft has risen from its relatively humble origins in the Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) arena, its sole focus as it begun life in 1987. Over the course of a decade or so, it added Supply Chain Management and Financials to its list of application offerings. In the last few years, in the face of slowing cash flows from its traditional strongholds, it has gone full bore toward Internet-based enterprise-wide - even cross-enterprise - solutions, trying to enter the game and be competitive with other top tier ERP-turned Collaborative Commerce vendors. Showing fiscal growth and, very-recently, notably-improved market acceptance, Peoplesoft may be the enterprise software turnaround story of the last decade.

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Q2O Systems: Solutions for Quotation Management and Pricing Configuration


Quote-to-order systems include quotation management and pricing configuration solutions. Pricing configuration engines automate pricing and quoting processes for manufacturers with complex requirements. Their benefits include quotes that are quick and accurate, leading to increased customer satisfaction.

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How Informal Learning Can Help Employees Educate Employees


How people learn is now as important as what people learn. Organizations that appreciate new learning styles and provide their employees with Web 2.0 tools, such as wikis, blogs, video capturing and editing applications, and virtual worlds, have a greater chance of creating a successful learning process. The question is not whether you can benefit from informal learning initiatives, but how to implement them successfully.

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Intuit and LinkedIn Team Up to Help Small Businesses Find Talent


Per Intuit’s most recent Small Business Employment Index, the employment rate is gradually improving. Intuit and LinkedIn have agreed to host the first “Hire Smart” event for small businesses looking to hire their first employees. This free event at Intuit’s HQ in Mountain View, California, is slated for April 27, 2013. After attending a number of practical sessions, event

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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 ability to harness a company’s intellectual property and know-how helps build competitive advantage.

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ShopSocially to Help Retailers Measure Social Commerce Benefits


ShopSocially, a social commerce software provider, has announced the addition of an A/B Testing framework to its platform, so that Internet retailers can measure the exact incremental business benefits accrued by adding onsite social commerce modules on their e-commerce Web sites. The vendor makes the entire shopping experience more social by adding relevant on-site social modules to an e-commerce Web site.

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Getting Results with Quote-to-Order Strategies


Core business processes must be at the center of go-to-market strategies if a company is to attain its revenue objectives. Sales configuration and pricing are a lethal combination—and an overlooked process. Learn how leading companies are using technology to successfully leverage this combination.

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Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response


Since no variable can influence margins as much as pricing, almost all companies need to approach the management of selling prices, discretionary discounts, and potential price increases with the same firmness they use to manage manufacturing and procurement costs.

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