A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some traditional vendors that once defined the product configuration space in the 1990s have since left the market.
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data from the related Salesforce Accounts and Contacts tabs. Quote and revision numbers are also generated automatically and all changes are tracked. The article goes on to say that [r]ich proposal packages can be generated in Adobe (.pdf) or Microsoft Word (.rtf) formats, and include cover letters, product descriptions for each line item, pictures, graphs, drawings, marketing collateral, and terms and conditions. All relevant proposal data is automatically populated back to the Salesforce Opportunity…