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The Basics of Quote-to-order Systems
Global competition means more choice for consumers and increasing customer demands. Manufacturers and distributors must develop a better understanding of what

quote programs  with the request for quote (RFQ), gets back the official proposal from the seller, eventually places the purchase order (PO), and receives the product and accompanying documentation (customer data pack). The marketing department captures the requirements and validates the configuration, then generates a proposal, prepares the order entry form to enter the order, and prepares the customer data pack. After this, the manufacturing planners have to plan the order based on the factory load and order necessary

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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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The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


Modern quote-to-order suites provide customers and suppliers access to design, planning, and material data. This enables users to proactively understand various aspects of a project, as well as reduce planning time, document activities, and promote communication throughout the engagement cycle.

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iPayment Selects CallidusCloud's Commissions and Sales Enablement


iPayment, Inc., a provider of the merchant services business (credit and debit card payment processing services), has selected CallidusCloud's Commissions and Sales Enablement solutions to transform sales performance within its sales partner channels in North America. Callidus Software Inc., doing business as CallidusCloud, is a provider of sales and marketing effectiveness software.

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The Complexities of Quote-to-order and Possible Solutions


It is becoming necessary to go beyond the direct sales force to sell complex products. With the advent of personal computers and the Internet, new possibilities for reaching manufacturing clients have opened up, and new sales opportunities have become available.

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Prophet 21


Prophet 21 enterprise software solution for wholesale distribution, utilizes a Windows-based platform and a Structured Query Language (SQL) Server database. This technology gives Prophet 21the familiarity of other Windows programs and can shorten the learning curve for new users. Prophet 21 includes the following functionality: order management, which features one-screen quote and order entry, customer relationship management (CRM), and pricing and availability features; inventory management, which can help reduce inventory levels while improving customer service; warehouse management, which provides flexible real-time control, and is designed to help minimize inventory losses, decrease shipping errors, and increase profitability; purchasing, which automates processes from a centralized location in order to optimize buying power and inventory levels across multiple warehouses and stocking locations; financial management, which includes real-time general ledger capabilities as well as cash collections and accounts receivable processes; and reporting and analysis. In addition, Prophet 21 is fully compatible with Trading Partner Connect, which can help streamline the commerce process between distributors, manufacturers/suppliers, and end users. Prophet 21 can be implemented either on site or remotely via an application service provider (ASP) or a hardware hosting option.

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Balanced PLM Programs Drive Profitable Growth


For manufacturers that lack a well-structured product lifecycle management (PLM) program, the instantaneous flow of information only speeds up confusion, duplication of effort, and poor decision making. Find out how a SaaS-based ERP solution is essential for creating an effective, comprehensive integrated PLM program that improves productivity, accuracy, and decision making—and ultimately increases company profitability.

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EosCloudStore


EosCloudStore is a hosted, cloud-based, quote, order, and configuration system for manufacturing and services with a powerful rules engine and customization framework to develop business and  e-commerce apps for any business need, such as dealer portal,  role-based workflow, and custom Web API capabilities.

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What Can Pure CPQ Vendors Do Now?


For a few years now, pundits have opined that the quote-to-order (Q2O)/configure, price, quote (CPQ) realm is not sustainable as a standalone enterprise software category. Lo and behold, in the course of recent months several leading CPQ vendors have been acquired. The recent absorption of CPQ capabilities by multiple providers of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and other adjacent enterprise

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Experlogix


Experlogix is a provider of product configurator technology, specializing in fully integrated quote and order automation solutions for Microsoft Dynamics and NetSuite customer relationship management (CRM) and enterpirse resource planning (ERP) systems. Experlogix delivers the scalability and flexibility needed to handle virtually any configure, price, quote (CPQ) requirement at a low total cost of ownership.  Formed in 1997, it partners with more than 350 value-added resellers (VARs) around the world. More than 800 companies worldwide in a variety of industries rely on Experlogix, including Konica Minolta, U.S. TelePacific, MTN Satellite Communications, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, iBahn, Harland Financial Solutions, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Nikon Instruments, Hitachi Construction Machinery, AMX, Analogic, and FEI Company.  Experlogix features an intuitive configuration environment that turns even novice users into product customization experts. In configuring a product (or service), the system guides the user via color-coded displays and pop-up messages. It even makes suggestions and fixes problems, all according to rules that the user has defined. Graphics and technical product data can be called up instantly. With Experlogix's powerful product modeling architecture, a solution for any configuration scenario can be easily designed and implemented. Experlogix focuses solely on developing a comprehensive configurator solution with a high caliber of integration to the Microsoft Dynamics and NetSuite platforms. Experlogix is universally recognized as the “go-to” configurator solution by their respective communities.

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TEC Programs for Consultants


Partner with TEC and we’ll equip your firm to deliver a variety of software evaluation and selection projects. Depending on your needs, we can set you up to deliver individual projects on a case-by-case basis, or to deliver multiple projects on an ongoing basis. We can also work with you to support your sales and marketing programs so you can make the most of your new capabilities. With over 50 successful consultant projects supported and a growing worldwide network of preferred partners, TEC is perfectly positioned to help you take your practice to the next level.

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The Ultimate Guide to Quote-to-Cash


Whether you are in sales, sales ops, legal, finance, operations, or any management position, you share one common goal with everyone else in your company—the desire to drive revenue. Understanding and optimizing the quote-to-cash process will allow you to accomplish this, while also reducing risk and increasing sales efficiency. Get a step-by-step overview of the quote-to-cash process, and the challenges—and opportunities—of each stage, so you can manage the process more proactively, and take the steps needed to drive better business results.

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