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Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report

This comprehensive Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CPQ functionality. If your business is facing increasingly complex product configurations, CPQ solutions can do more than create accurate and professional sales quotes: they can open the door to significantly increased sales and revenues.  

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ERP Systems and the ETO Manufacturing Market Part Two: ETO versus Repetitive Differences


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painting quote example  manufacturers that require welding, painting or corrosion-protective work, at the installation site. Also related to the above, at the core of ETO/Projects functionality is often a service item feature that allows the system to define and manage service products (which are often activities rather than physical stock items) such as engineering, education, installation, and consulting. Similar to the way BOMs aid production planning for physical products, the service item aids scheduling and capacity Read More

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In the early 2000s Cleaver-Brooks, a complete boiler room solutions provider, realized it had a problem: sales quotes were inconsistent, error-prone, and time consuming to create, given how incredibly complex its products were. The company tried a distributable product selection and an online ordering system, both of which failed to take off. In 2005, Cleaver-Brooks adopted CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) and saw its quote generation process reduced from 4 hours to just 15 minutes. Read the case study.

painting quote example  Study: Cleaver-Brooks Makes Quotes for Complex Boilers in 15 Mins Flat In the early 2000s Cleaver-Brooks, a complete boiler room solutions provider, realized it had a problem: sales quotes were inconsistent, error-prone, and time consuming to create, given how incredibly complex its products were. The company tried a distributable product selection and an online ordering system, both of which failed to take off. In 2005, Cleaver-Brooks adopted CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote) and saw its Read More

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