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Case Study: Natural Gas Company Builds Quotes in 15 Minutes and Pushes Up Sales Throughput by 20%
A leading developer of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure needed a better and faster way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown

quotes and proposals  Natural Gas Company Builds Quotes in 15 Minutes and Pushes Up Sales Throughput by 20% A leading developer of compressed natural gas fueling infrastructure needed a better and faster way to build sales proposals. With the company’s homegrown system, it took hours to build proposals, finance lacked margin visibility, there was plenty of room for sales reps errors, and there were reporting and analysis limitations. The company also wanted a simplified learning experience for its customers. It chose

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)


Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities.

quotes and proposals  orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. Read More

BigMachines


BigMachines (part of the Oracle family) makes software that helps companies sell products and services faster, easier and more accurately. Most companies have sales processes that are complicated, poorly-defined, time consuming and often produce inaccurate quotes. We solve those problems and help our customers sell more and sell faster. All the product and pricing information that salespeople need is stored in our web-based software so it’s up-to-date and available to them anywhere. Because it has the knowledge of their most experienced sales rep built in, even newer reps can select and configure products correctly, and generate 100% accurate quotes and proposals quickly. And BigMachines scales as their business grows. We have customers around the world who tell us that BigMachines software quickly pays for itself and helps them increase their sales.

quotes and proposals  and generate 100% accurate quotes and proposals quickly. And BigMachines scales as their business grows. We have customers around the world who tell us that BigMachines software quickly pays for itself and helps them increase their sales. Read More

Sales Force Automation (SFA) Software Evaluation Report


Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities.

quotes and proposals  Force Automation (SFA) Software Evaluation Report TEC's Sales Force Automation (SFA) Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More

Sales Force Automation (SFA) RFI/RFP Template


Management of opportunities, sales forecasting, leads, accounts and contacts, activities, territories, contracts, quotes and proposals, partners, analytics, reporting, and more

quotes and proposals  contacts activities territories contracts quotes and proposals partners analytics reporting and more This functional and technical requirement set template covers industry-standard functional criteria of Sales Force Automation (SFA) that can help you easily gather and prioritize your business needs in a simple and categorized excel document. More than a RFP template, it is a working document that serves as a knowledge base reference throughout the life-span of your Sales Force Automation (SFA) software Read More

Deltek Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Five: Deltek’s Major Product Lines


Within its marketing and proposal automation product, Deltek espouses an emerging CRM derivative known as client relationship management, which should help firms track client relationships in a more sophisticated manner than through methods such as referral or word-of-mouth, which were appropriate during their start-up phases.

quotes and proposals  Remains the Master of Its Selected Few Domains Part Five: Deltek’s Major Product Lines Event Summary Deltek Systems, Inc. ( www.deltek.com ), the leading provider of enterprise software and solutions for project-based businesses and professional services firms, remains committed to a potentially unique, high level of investment in product development as compared to other software companies. According to Kenneth E. deLaski, Deltek President and CEO, the average public software company only invests Read More

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 customers want so that they can configure, produce, and deliver products and services faster and more cost-effectively.

quotes and proposals  and resolving problems with quotes and orders, including the need to return to base to complete customer proposals; heavy dependence on inside sales and other internal groups (the so-called chasing the expert phenomenon) to determine missing details for product specifications or quotes (whereby questions such as the following abound: Can we do it? How do we build and deliver it? What should we propose? What will it really cost? When can we deliver it?); key internal resources, like designers and engin Read More

Sage France Selects Cameleon Software


Soon after a large global corporate deal at Manitou Group, Cameleon Software has struck a deal with another large global company, although the deal is at a local level. Namely, Sage in France, the leading supplier of business management software, has chosen to deploy Cameleon's product configurator and guided selling solution. Sage Group’s solutions simplify and automate the management and

quotes and proposals  catalog and to generate quotes based on multi-criteria searches (e.g., selected module, volume of users, price, etc.). Sage wants its software solutions to be easily accessible and enhanced. Each update or new product launch must be deployed simultaneously through the company’s partner online portal as well as to Sage’s direct sales teams. After having successfully penetrated the insurance and telecommunications sectors as well as the media and high-tech sectors, Cameleon has chosen to focus on key a Read More

Made2Manage Offers New Functionality And A VIP Treatment Part 1: Announcements


By unveiling the multi-site functionality while concurrently providing technologically advanced solutions, Made2Manage is poised to survive the ongoing market shakeout.

quotes and proposals  facility field. Data on quotes, sales orders, demand forecasts and safety stock, inventory, job orders, sub-assemblies, purchase orders, and shipping and receiving transactions can all be entered and stored by facility. Information on items/parts (including the bill of materials and routings) and calendar and capacity data within the Made2Manage Enterprise Business System can also be entered and stored by facility.   Progress Billing By providing the ability to identify items that will be billed in a Read More

O'Brien Steel Deploys Invera’s STRATIX ERP


O’Brien Steel, a carbon general line metals steel service center, has implemented STRATIX metal service center software from Invera, a metal industry enterprise resource planning (ERP) software specialist. O’Brien Steel implemented critical metal industry features.

quotes and proposals  Other STRATIX capabilities included quotes, sales, metal price book, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, multi-step production, production scheduling, delivery and logistics planning, non-conformance reporting, invoicing, and financials.   Metal service centers have exacting needs . STRATIX provides features that allow sales to enter a quote or sales order and choose from a list of custom plate-burned shapes, making it easier and faster to enter the order. Once the shape is entered, STRATIX Read More

Case Study: Siemens Slashes Quotation Time from Eight Weeks to Less Than Ten Minutes


Siemens, Europe’s largest electronics and engineering company, is also a leading supplier of energy technology. But while Siemens leads the way in sustainable energy production, producing customer quotes for its gas turbine units wasn’t such a smooth process. The company needed to streamline product configuration and quote production to save both time and money. The answer came in the form of configuration software from Tacton. Read up on the benefits achieved.

quotes and proposals  energy production, producing customer quotes for its gas turbine units wasn’t such a smooth process. The company needed to streamline product configuration and quote production to save both time and money. The answer came in the form of configuration software from Tacton. Read up on the benefits achieved. Read More

Cameleon Software to Facilitate Manitou Group’s Global Expansion


Cameleon Software, a provider of configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) solutions for tier one organizations, recently announced that the Manitou Group, a global provider of the design, assembly, and distribution of material-handling solutions for agriculture, construction, and industry markets, chose Cameleon’s CPQ solution to support the global standardization of the Group's

quotes and proposals  and multi-device product configurator, quotes, proposals, and e-commerce software solutions that integrate to popular customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, including salesforce.com, SAP, Oracle , and Microsoft Dynamics , and are available as either software as a service (SaaS) or on-premises implementations. Cameleon is a public company with strong references in industries such as insurance and financial services, telecom, hi-tech, and manufacturing. Read More

Yahoo! Goes Mobile in Greece


The offering is available only in English, which may prove to be a major deterrent to a large percentage of OTE’s clients. Initial wireless services will include the typical industry set of features, e-mail, stock quotes and news.

quotes and proposals  of features, e-mail, stock quotes and news. In addition to the wireless agreement, Yahoo! Will also provide OTE's ISP, OTEnet with a Yahoo! Branded component, which will be hosted on OTEnet's home page. User Recommendations While this announcement is not unique in and of itself, it does demonstrate the global proliferation of WAP use. We do not expect the offering will find much success with OTE's existing client base due to an international language barrier of sorts. If OTE takes the time and resources, Read More

Newton County Selects Financials and HR System


Newton County’s local newspaper meticulously recites all the issues the county is currently experiencing and describes the range of business processes that it aims to simplify and alleviate with a new financials and human resources (HR) system. Newton County (Georgia) decided to replace its archaic financial system with a modern application; the Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase

quotes and proposals  this article. The article quotes precise contract cost and maintenance payments, and cites the county’s finance director, Michelle Kelly, on the kind of troubles users are having. The county’s existing financial software is a “dinosaur,” to say the least. It does not include HR, which is currently managed manually. The system dates from 1980, and it’s built according to the standards of that time: Not all modules are integrated with each other. Some information needs to be entered not only Read More

How To Write a Winning Proposal


Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?

quotes and proposals  To Write a Winning Proposal 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 teeth Read More