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The Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1
The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the

science channel  Art, Science, and Software behind (Optimal) Retail Pricing: Part 1 The “Four Ps” of marketing strategy, also known as the marketing mix , are basically applicable to all businesses. TEC ’s  two-part blog post series in 2008 talked about the importance of pricing management in a down economy . Price and promotion in particular are the lubricants in  retailing , although the two remaining Ps-- product and place , are indisputably important there as well. In his  guest author article in Retail

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ)

Configure, price, and quote (CPQ) solutions (sometimes known as quote-to-order, or Q2O, systems) help drive sales effectiveness by supporting configuration and pricing activities and the generation of quotes that occure during the sales process. CPQ solutions create accurate and professional sales quotes for complex, custom-engineered or customizable products while streamlining core processes and lowering costs. Common features of CPQ software include product catalog and pricing functionality, product visualization, and support for channel sales.  

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