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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I
I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for

sell inventions  empower user enterprises to sell more, faster to their customers. These customers can be either other businesses or individual consumers. In this Internet era, enterprises need solutions that provide them with efficient tools to boost their  business-to-business (B2B)  and  business-to-consumer (B2C)   e-commerce  processes and productivity. In particular, those companies that sell products through both their direct sales forces and their channel partners globally require that their quoting and con

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

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. 

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