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Vendors Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It.
A study from Iowa State University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering suggests that the format and organization of a proposal can significantly

landscaping proposal  Beware! It’s Not What You Say, It’s How You Say It. Overview Like most Associate Professors, Dr. Daniel Berleant has to apply for funding to support his research and graduate students. So he writes proposals. Naturally he wins some and he loses some. Being a scientist, after all, he wondered whether there were factors beyond the content of the proposals that affected the chances of success. So he did a study, which was published in the Communications of the ACM , a leading professional journal.

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Case Study: Xirrus Increases Cross-Sell & Reduces Errors with CPQ


Xirrus, a leader in high-performance wireless networking, was faced with a long and tedious quoting process. Sales reps would often forget components, forget to add support, and even had to retract on discounts. What’s more, a sales engineer had to review each proposal because of its complexity. CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) was introduced to simplify the quoting process. Find out how Xirrus benefitted from the CPQ solution.

landscaping proposal  Study: Xirrus Increases Cross-Sell & Reduces Errors with CPQ Xirrus, a leader in high-performance wireless networking, was faced with a long and tedious quoting process. Sales reps would often forget components, forget to add support, and even had to retract on discounts. What’s more, a sales engineer had to review each proposal because of its complexity. CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) was introduced to simplify the quoting process. Find out how Xirrus benefitted from the CPQ Read More

When Shortlists Are Too Short, Who's to Blame?


This insightful case study from SageCircle talks about how a vendor almost missed out on a $35M deal because it was left off an RFP shortlist. Although the case study is geared toward software vendors—focusing on the importance of an active analyst relations team—it also illustrates important points applying to software selection projects. The case study is in some ways a cautionary tale for

landscaping proposal  Shortlists Are Too Short, Who's to Blame? This insightful case study from SageCircle talks about how a vendor almost missed out on a $35M deal because it was left off an RFP shortlist. Although the case study is geared toward software vendors—focusing on the importance of an active analyst relations team—it also illustrates important points applying to software selection projects. The case study is in some ways a cautionary tale for organizations engaging an analyst firm’s guidance in a software Read More

Success Keys for Proposal Automation


Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking about automating your proposal process, there are ten critical success keys to a successful implementation.

landscaping proposal  Keys for Proposal Automation In today's economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don't you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your Read More

Focus on Corporate Governance Requires a Business-Oriented Selling Approach


If you are selling products or services that are critical to your prospect’s success or for that matter, their very survival, your proposal will likely be elevated to the board of directors level for final approval. How do you sell at the board level?

landscaping proposal  on Corporate Governance Requires a Business-Oriented Selling Approach Prepare To Sell At The Board Level Today, more than ever before, if you are selling products or services that are critical to your prospect's success or for that matter, their very survival, your proposal will likely be elevated to the board of directors level for final approval. Why is that? Government, shareholder and press focus on corporate governance has put boards on notice that they are being held accountable for their Read More

iQuoteXpress Launches Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution


iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback

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Key Questions to Include in an E-commerce Platform RFP


When looking for an e-commerce platform, a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) that thoroughly covers all the critical points can assist companies in reducing costs and producing better return on investment (ROI), faster. This paper recommends several questions and identifies some common RFP mistakes.

landscaping proposal  Questions to Include in an E-commerce Platform RFP When looking for an e-commerce platform, a comprehensive request for proposal (RFP) that thoroughly covers all the critical points can assist companies in reducing costs and producing better return on investment (ROI), faster. This paper recommends several questions and identifies some common RFP mistakes. Read More

Quote-to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market


A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some traditional vendors that once defined the product configuration space in the 1990s have since left the market.

landscaping proposal  to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market The first part of this series provided a detailed background of the still-evolving quote-to-order (Q2O) space, including historical examples to show why the market is increasingly demand driven. Part one summed up by making general observations as to how Q2O software solution vendors have addressed the market, and about the additional features and functionalities they will need to incorporate as demand shifts. Now it's time to take a look at one of Read More

Deltek Providing Clarity for Government Contractors


TEC’s mid-2011 article, which reported on the Deltek Insight 2011 conference, indicated that Deltek has lately become the leader in market intelligence for government contractors (in addition to long being the leading provider of GovCon enterprise software solutions and professional services). By using Deltek’s market intelligence services, companies are able to benchmark their performance against

landscaping proposal  Providing Clarity for Government Contractors TEC ’s mid-2011 article, which reported on the Deltek Insight 2011 conference, indicated that Deltek has lately become the leader in market intelligence for government contractors (in addition to long being the leading provider of GovCon enterprise software solutions and professional services) . By using Deltek’s market intelligence services, companies are able to benchmark their performance against their GovCon peers. As of late 2011, Deltek has Read More

Niche Software at Its Best


Deltek Vision and other Deltek enterprise solutions, have been major players with project management-oriented organizations for the past twenty years. Vision a leading product in the professional services automation market and has taken significant strides to maintain this market leading position.

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Quote-to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators


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landscaping proposal  to-order Solutions and Key Performance Indicators Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions help automate the manufacturing and distribution industries, simplifying and optimizing processes and standardizing technology and tools. If any functional gaps are discovered that could become potential problems or that are already active concerns, Q2O systems create a blueprint for devising a plan of action. Q2O products help complex product manufacturers streamline their processes so that no sales are lost due to poor Read More

CDC Software Wins at the Pivotal Auction. Now What? Part One: Event Summary


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landscaping proposal  Software Wins at the Pivotal Auction. Now What? Part One: Event Summary Event Summary What had initially looked like the CRM (customer relationship management) market's version of the Oracle-PeopleSoft takeover saga in the ERP (enterprise resource planning) market, seems to have recently had a closure with relatively graceful winners and losers, despite an inevitable slight dose of drama, twists and turns, and playing hard to get throughout the process. Namely, on December 8, Pivotal Corporation Read More

Tacton CPQ


Tacton’s Configure Price Quote (CPQ) product – TCsite streamlines and automates the CPQ process – making it dramatically simpler to configure and sell customized products.   The solution is built on Tacton’s powerful product configurator which can handle even the most complex of product structures. With Tacton’s CPQ your sales team, dealers and channel partners will always have access to the latest product and pricing information. And will be able to produce accurate, high-quality quotes in a fraction of the time it usually takes. Tacton’s CPQ solution simplifies the complex job of configuring, designing and selling customized products.   The solution is an easy-to-use, web-based application which runs both online and offline. The product supports multiple languages and currencies. It integrates easily with surrounding platforms, facilitating data exchange with your ERP, CRM, CAD and PLM systems.    The quoting solution bridges the gap between your customers’ requirements and your products. Tacton’s powerful constraint-based configurator removes the need for detailed product knowledge and ensures that your sales team always proposes the best possible solution, at the right price – for your customer and for you. With guided selling and automated quote, proposal and document generation – your team will close more business, faster, and your customers will have a better buying experience.   With Tacton CPQ you will: • close more business, faster • increase average deal size • sell your complete product range • radically reduce average quotation time • reduce quotation errors • produce complex quotes without product experts

landscaping proposal  CPQ Tacton’s Configure Price Quote (CPQ) product – TCsite streamlines and automates the CPQ process – making it dramatically simpler to configure and sell customized products.   The solution is built on Tacton’s powerful product configurator which can handle even the most complex of product structures. With Tacton’s CPQ your sales team, dealers and channel partners will always have access to the latest product and pricing information. And will be able to produce accurate, high-quality Read More

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landscaping proposal  Choses Ramco’s Cloud MRO Software At the recent 50th Paris Air Show , Eurocopter and Ramco Systems officially  signed a global strategic partnership  that will offer helicopter maintenance and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software in the cloud to Eurocopter’s existing and prospective customers. This arrangement is expected to ease the life of operators and maintenance centers at Eurocopter, which is a €6.3 billion company with 11,780 helicopters in service across 148 countries. In Read More

TurtleSpice ERP! (Week 2)


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landscaping proposal  ERP! (Week 2) The story so far : Mike Chelonia, TurtleSpice’s comptroller, has been tasked to select an ERP system by his CFO . When we asked you what you thought Mike should do next, you voted overwhelmingly in favor of this option: Start learning more about ERP solutions, success stories, failures, and organizational requirements for deploying an ERP solution. Thanks to the (anonymous) reader who submitted this! Don't forget, you decide what happens next to Mike Chelonia. Cast your vote at Read More