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New Research from Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) Predicts M&As, Cloud, and Mobile to Prevail in the Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Market
Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions can help a company drive sales effectiveness by playing a critical role in the lead-to-win sales process. Over the

m as  a new TEC CPQ Market Landscape Report . Customers want—and are becoming accustomed to—an ever growing range of product options to select from, such as different styles, colors, and makes, with an extensive menu of service options.  This “customization” of products is further extended by personalization, where even household names like Ferrari and Hallmark allow their customers to design their own products. Another growing industry trend is toward “servitization,” or the selling of additional

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Manugistics Indulges In The Open M&A Season


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Maximizing the Value of an M&A!


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