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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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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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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report

This comprehensive Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Software Evaluation Report covers the full range of CPQ functionality. If your business is facing increasingly complex product configurations, CPQ solutions can do more than create accurate and professional sales quotes: they can open the door to significantly increased sales and revenues.  

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