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Business-to-business Price Segmentation-Outlined and Explained
The central premise of price segmentation, especially in business-to-business environments, is that pricing should be consistent for similar deals. The process

price segmentation  . The process of price segmentation naturally starts with data integration. This means collecting quote or order transactional data, and enriching this data with extended information on customers, products, and competition. Moreover, price segmentation —determining how price outcomes vary based on customer, product, and order attributes—represents the foundation of some price management vendors' offerings that assist in making effective price decisions throughout most phases of the sales process. In

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Provider of B2B Price Management and Optimization Speaks Out


In addition to growing at a breakneck pace for the last few years, Vendavo has recently rounded out its suite for price and margin management. The market should take notice, while the competition should indeed watch out.

price segmentation  of B2B Price Management and Optimization Speaks Out Technology Evaluation Centers ’ ( TEC ’s) series on business-to-business (B2B) pricing segmentation benefits (see Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response ) and on upbeat news from one such solution provider, Zilliant (see How One Provider's Solution Covers the Bases of Price Optimization and Management ), have prompted a great deal of interest and feedback from readers. The articles have also prompted Vendavo ( www.vendavo.com ), another Read More

The Rise of Price Management


New analytical software tools have recently emerged to combine and condense a wealth of information that should give the salesperson a more definitive "yes or no" answer fairly quickly when it comes to offering specific pricing, while also giving management a higher-level view of business efficiency and profit/loss drivers.

price segmentation  Rise of Price Management The Rise of Price Management The previous note, The Case for Price Management , dealt with explaining the inadequacy of glorified price and discount list capabilities coming from traditional enterprise resource planning (ERP) and accounting back-office systems. Given the prospective upsurge of pricing solutions demand, and the fact that an increased focus on change management often leads to better results, many professional services firms have begun to focus on price Read More

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.

price segmentation  response, it can employ price segmentation to quantify how response varies across the market based on the customer, product, and deal circumstances associated with each transaction. Once the enterprise has determined which circumstance, or deal attributes, affect price outcomes in a customer's market, the company can use price optimization to help it align prices within each segment, and to differentiate prices across the segments, which improves consistency and profits. Once a company has determined how Read More

Recent Developments in One Price Management Provider's Business


A quality product offering doesn't guarantee success for any up-and-coming vendor, especially in a market requiring more awareness and depending on organizational change. While Zilliant appears to be the early market leader, its long-term success depends on several factors.

price segmentation  response—a fertile environment for price segmentation and price optimization to produce the most profitable pricing on every transaction. For more in-depth information on the specifics of pricing and its strategies, please see Know Thy Market Segment's Price Response , Advancing the Art of Pricing with Science , Business-to-business Price Segmentation—Outlined and Explained , and So What's the Bottom Line on Price Segmentation? This is the last part of the series What if Companies Could Use Science Read More

User Recommendations for Pricing Management


Price management might improve revenue (by a few percent) and gross margin (even by an umpteen percent), but the truly amazing benefits should only come when price management is integrated with appropriate cost information and demand management.

price segmentation  growing demands of the price management market, SAP has entered another partnership, this time with Vendavo . The benefits SAP will gain from this partnership are similar to those previously held by SAP—which have often resulted SAP acquiring its partner. Past partnerships-turned-acquisition have included TopTier and TopManage for a portal and small business applications, respectively (see SAP Acquires TopTier to Further Broaden Its Horizons ); A2i for product content management (PCM) and master data ma Read More

Vistaar Announces Record Year


While the jury is still out on whether the price management software market is lucrative and blossoming, at least price management solutions provider Vistaar Technologies recently announced that it closed 2012 with record customer growth and expanded implementations. Vistaar’s continued leadership in the beverage alcohol industry, with a strong presence in spirits, was marked by expansion into the

price segmentation  including the following realms: Price planning and analytics , including segmentation into appropriate buckets to set appropriate prices. Price setting , which in certain markets includes optimization, and includes setting price lists and price guidelines, managing price structures and contract pricing, etc. It also includes business rules, which are useful in dynamic pricing. Price guidance , which are the tools to help sales teams execute on the price list and price guidelines, and includes integration Read More

Selectica Joins NetSuite’s Configure-Price-Quote Fray


One impression from the recently held SuiteWorld 2013 conference was that NetSuite’s partner ecosystem is becoming extensive – Autodesk and ClickSoftware Technologies being only some of the company's novel high profile alliances. On the conference expo floor I was able to note several existing configure, price, quote (CPQ) or quote to order (Q2O) partners such as CallidusCloud (which acquired

price segmentation  Joins NetSuite’s Configure-Price-Quote Fray One impression from the recently held SuiteWorld 2013 conference was that NetSuite ’s partner ecosystem is becoming extensive –  Autodesk and ClickSoftware Technologies being only some of the company's novel high profile alliances. On the conference expo floor I was able to note several existing configure, price, quote (CPQ) or quote to order (Q2O) partners such as CallidusCloud (which acquired Webcom Inc.  in late 2011), Experlogix , and Read More

CallidusCloud Releases Commissions and CPQ Salesforce1 Mobile Apps


CallidusCloud announced a that its commissions and configure price quote (CPQ) solutions are available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App. This social, mobile, and cloud platform built for the Internet of Things (IoT) should empower sales employees to conduct business from their phone.

price segmentation  its commissions and configure price quote (CPQ) solutions are available for the Salesforce1 Mobile App . This social, mobile, and cloud platform built for the Internet of Things (IoT) should empower sales employees to conduct business from their phone. They will now be able to accelerate sales cycles by producing value-rich quotes and proposals while seeing critical incentive and commission metrics to drive greater cross-sell and upsell.   CallidusCloud's Commissions and CPQ for Salesforce1 integrates Read More

Pricing Management Vendor Must Show Proven Payback from Clients


Vendavo’s recent growth is due to its reseller partnership with SAP, and the segmentation and optimization functionalities of its pricing solutions. But the vendor needs to stay on its toes, at least until its role in lifting almost every client profit margins is proven.

price segmentation  in a segment.) Vendavo Price Optimizer then transforms the findings of that segmentation calculation run into practical, insightful, and ongoing price-setting activities within B2B environments. Based on the calculated pricing power and risk values, users can then form a pricing strategy matrix in order to align pricing strategy (in other words, to aggressively or moderately increase prices, tighten thresholds, increase scrutiny, increase sales representatives’ autonomy, or maintain current prices), Read More

Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry


In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited power to increase or maintain prices. The only real variable the manufacturer does control is cost.

price segmentation  highly dynamic, affected by price changes, promotions, seasonality, and many external factors. Effective demand planning is necessary to optimize manufacturing and distribution asset utilization; reduce the cost of finished goods inventory; and promote high customer service levels by minimizing stock-outs. Globalization The food industry long thought it was safe from the impacts of globalization. It reasoned that the barriers of transportation cost, shelf life, and consumer taste would protect its local Read More

Concept Enterprise Product Configurator: Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems Competitor Analysis Report


Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues.

price segmentation  (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. Read More

Integrated Attribute Management: Process Manufacturing


Companies in virtually every industry today are striving to meet the ever-increasing demands of their customers. The issues of innovation, price, quality, and delivery have never been greater. Customers want what they want, when they want it, and how they want it. To give customers what they truly want, manufacturers need to have a deeper understanding of the detailed attributes of the products that meet customer needs. Winning companies, those who will prosper now and well into the future, will need to manage the use of this knowledge with advanced information technology as their key competitive strategy.

price segmentation  The issues of innovation, price, quality, and delivery have never been greater. Customers want what they want, when they want it, and how they want it. To give customers what they truly want, manufacturers need to have a deeper understanding of the detailed attributes of the products that meet customer needs. Winning companies, those who will prosper now and well into the future, will need to manage the use of this knowledge with advanced information technology as their key competitive strategy. Read More

FPX


FPX, a minority-owned company, provides multi-tenant, on-demand configure-price-quote applications designed to automate product pricing and configuration. FPX is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota (US), with regional offices around the US, and international offices in Hong Kong and London (UK).

price segmentation  provides multi-tenant, on-demand configure-price-quote applications designed to automate product pricing and configuration. FPX is headquartered in Mankato, Minnesota (US), with regional offices around the US, and international offices in Hong Kong and London (UK). Read More

Leading Retailer Standardizes on SumTotal’s Integrated Solution


Dollar Tree, the leading operator of single price point dollar stores in the US, required a Web-based solution that provided 24x7 nationwide access to performance appraisals. Dollar Tree selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform due to its native integration of core talent management functions and relied exclusively on it for deep configurability to match the technology to its unique business processes.

price segmentation  leading operator of single price point dollar stores in the US, required a Web-based solution that provided 24x7 nationwide access to performance appraisals. Dollar Tree selected SumTotal’s integrated talent management platform due to its native integration of core talent management functions and relied exclusively on it for deep configurability to match the technology to its unique business processes. Read More