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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

shipping quote  from order entry, to shipping, to collection—please see The Perfect Order—Inside-out or Outside-in? ) might remain an unattainable goal when selling complex products. In many traditional complex manufacturing environments, a number of factors and situations can drain order profit margins: the costs per build-to-order fulfillment are often unknown or difficult to pinpoint; the engineering department needs to keep a dedicated headcount for checking proposals and completing schematics; the

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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.

shipping quote  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 Read More

ERP Plus and Beyond


ERP Plus provides tools that metal fabricators need to streamline their quoting, order entry, inventory control, production, labor collection, shipping, and invoicing processes.

shipping quote  alliances with Kewill for shipping automation; Sage Software for fixed asset management; Vertex for more complex sales taxation software; Sterling Commerce for electronic data interchange (EDI); RightFax for fax automation; Hyperion for BI reporting; DataMax and RF Gen for wireless/mobile/barcode data collection; and PCCharge Pro for credit card authorization, just to name a few. Moreover, solid landed cost calculation and subcontracting capabilities may help Verticent expand its focus towards metal Read More

The Essential Components of Quote-to-order Application Suites


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shipping quote  paper checks, invoices, and shipping notices. While spreadsheets and e-mail are also used to manage their business relationships, even these electronic systems can be inefficient and difficult to integrate. The large volume of paper generated by these systems, and the mass of information to be sorted and processed, frequently produce hidden costs due to errors and delays in information delivery, as timely changes can be difficult to implement in manual processes. The cost related to such changes can also Read More

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group Selects Epicor ERP 10


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shipping quote  interest from trading and shipping to other dynamic industries, including travel, machinery, oil and gas, logistics, specialty chemicals and other retail and commercial activities. The group also operates the largest travel and leisure company in the Middle East.   Epicor will deploy its financial and supply chain management (SCM) modules across three key locations, including Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group's head office in Bahrain and branch offices in UAE and Saudi Arabia. The intent is to integrate all Read More

Order Management RFI/RFP Template


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SpringCM and SteelBrick Partner to Accelerate Sales Cycles


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shipping quote  and SteelBrick Partner to Accelerate Sales Cycles At the Salesforce1 World Tour event in Chicago, SpringCM , a content cloud services provider, and SteelBrick , a provider of easy-to-use configure, price, quote (CPQ) apps for salesforce.com customers, announced the delivery of an integrated application that aims to accelerate quote-to-cash sales cycles.   By combining CPQ with document and contract management capabilities, the integrated offering aims to tackle a broad range of sales-related Read More

Quote-to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market


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shipping quote  to-order: A Newcomer Causes a Stir in the Market The first part of this series provided a detailed background of the still-evolving quote-to-order (Q2O) space, including historical examples to show why the market is increasingly demand driven. Part one summed up by making general observations as to how Q2O software solution vendors have addressed the market, and about the additional features and functionalities they will need to incorporate as demand shifts. Now it's time to take a look at one of 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.

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shipping quote  6 Reasons Why Revvy CPQ Outperforms Sequential Rules Engines The real strength of a great configure, price, quote (CPQ) solution lies in its seeming simplicity. In order to corral complexity, most CPQ solutions on the market today use simple sequential rules engines as the backbone for their solutions. But a simpler and more elegant solution exists that delivers better results and significantly reduces the administrative effort required to create and to keep rules up to date. Read More

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Today, shipping complex products without documentation is not an option! As products become increasingly complex, product documentation has become a critical, constantly changing corporate asset. Content delivery processes must yield accurate, up-to-date information in more formats and languages. As such, organizations are adopting automated technologies that enable the dynamic creation and publishing of product content.

shipping quote  Revolution to Manufacturing Today, shipping complex products without documentation is not an option! As products become increasingly complex, product documentation has become a critical, constantly changing corporate asset. Content delivery processes must yield accurate, up-to-date information in more formats and languages. As such, organizations are adopting automated technologies that enable the dynamic creation and publishing of product content. Read More

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shipping quote  Rolls Out Configure, Price, and Quote Enhancements for CPQ Cloud Oracle announced a set of new capabilities and features for the Oracle CPQ (configure, price, quote) Cloud solution. With the recent acquisition of BigMachines, Oracle added the formidable CPQ solution to its CX (customer experience) Cloud. The CX Cloud helps organizations manage the entire customer life cycle, from lead to quote through to customer service. The latest release enhances the Oracle CPQ Cloud solution in a number of areas Read More

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