January 2018

CPQ Podcast 2018

By | 2018-01-14T17:30:19+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Company News|

CPQ Podcast 2018   This Podcast is 100% focused on Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) Tools and Processes and will provide you useful insights into this topic. We conduct interviews with many different CPQ leaders and contribute to increase CPQ knowledge in the Market Space     Show Notes: In this interview I talk to Marijn van Poelje, [...]

CPQ Outlook 2018

By | 2018-01-03T16:02:52+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Company News|

CPQ Outlook 2018 As in the last two years I am providing my expectations about where I think the CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote) and QTC (Quote-to-Cash) market will go in 2018. While 2017 was an interesting year with lots of interesting events like Forrester issued the Wave Report for CPQ Vendavo acquired Endeavor CPQ HGGC expanded their [...]

December 2017

Conclusions for improving the Quote-to-Cash Process

By | 2017-12-01T15:27:03+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Company News|

Conclusions for improving the Quote-to-Cash Process In the previous four Blog Posts we went into some detail by looking at The interactions of CPQ (Configure-Price-Quote), QTC (Quote-to-Cash) and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) / Order Management Solutions IT Considerations when an end-to-end QTC Solution is designed Segmenting Solutions that improve the QTC Process Successfully selecting a [...]

November 2017

Successfully selecting your Front Office (CPQ/QTC) Solution

By | 2017-11-29T15:07:07+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Company News|

Successfully selecting your Front Office (CPQ/QTC) Solution By now you know the general capabilities of the Front Office and Back Office Systems from my first Blog Post . We also looked at Integration Considerations between Front Office and Back Office Systems in the second Blog Post and we segmented Solutions that improve the Quote-to-Cash Process in the [...]

Segmenting Solutions that improve the Quote-to-Cash Process

By | 2017-11-21T15:18:28+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Company News|

Segmenting Solutions that improve the Quote-to-Cash Process In the first Blog Post of this Series I provided an overview of the different Quote-to-Cash Process Steps and the capabilities that the Front Office and Back Office Systems offer. In the second Blog Post we looked at key considerations for a seamless flow of business information between Front Office [...]

IT Considerations when designing an end-to-end QTC Solution

By | 2017-11-17T14:11:31+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Company News|

IT Considerations when designing an end-to-end QTC Solution In the first Blog Post  of this Series I provided an overview of the different Front Office and Back Office Process Flows and the capabilities that these Systems offer. In this Blog Post we will look at key considerations for a seamless flow of business information between [...]

Considering the interactions of CPQ, QTC and Order Management Solutions

By | 2017-11-15T16:46:17+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Company News|

Considering the interactions of CPQ, QTC and Order Management Solutions As Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) Vendors provide more capabilities that go beyond the traditional confines of CPQ it makes sense to take a closer look at the processes and capabilities covered by CPQ, Quote-to-Cash (QTC) and Order Management/Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions. The objective is to start [...]

Dreamforce 2017 – CPQ Impressions

By | 2017-11-12T16:08:36+00:00 November 12th, 2017|Company News|

Dreamforce 2017 – CPQ Impressions Dreamforce is big and I mean really big! There are lots of people everywhere and I had to run quite a bit between the Moscone Center and the different Hotels where I had most of my meetings. The area around the Moscone Center reminded me personally of a Theme Park, [...]

Is It Easy for your Customers to do Business With You?

By | 2017-11-02T13:21:48+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Company News|

Is It Easy for your Customers to do Business With You? Most people intuitively know that quick and efficient responses to customer requests increase the chances of satisfied customers who will come back for more business. The question is why is it so difficult to actually deliver quick and efficient responses to customers? Amazon can [...]

October 2017

Stop fumbling with spreadsheets! Configure and quote in minutes, not days

By | 2017-10-19T14:30:12+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Company News|

Stop fumbling with spreadsheets! Configure and quote in minutes, not days By John Mignardi, CPQ and Industry Applications Specialist, Javelin Technologies Ah, the 1980s. A time for Rubik’s cubes, Pac-Man…and spreadsheets. Personal computers started showing up on desktops and “apps” like Excel were used for creating accounting statements and bills of materials (along with everyday [...]