As we wrap up 2016, it’s time to take stock in what we have and start making some plans for the future. The Configure Price Quote (CPQ) industry is a $700 million market showing 50% annual growth projections over the next several years. There are not too many other sectors that have this type of explosive growth. So if CPQ has hit the mainstream, what should we expect in 2017 and beyond? These are my top 3 projections for CPQ:
Dallas, TX – Endeavor Commerce is excited to announce the launch of EndeavorCPQ Marketplace, an advanced quote-to-order software platform that integrates fluidly with major CRM and ERP suites not limited to but including Salesforce, MS Dynamics, and SAP. EndeavorCPQ Marketplace includes multi-vendor quoting functionality as well as integrations with Microsoft Power BI and DocuSign. The official launch date for EndeavorCPQ Marketplace is September 1, 2016.
The CPQ (Configure Price Quote) market is hot as companies of all types and sizes are maximizing productivity and becoming easier to do business with. At Endeavor, our challenge to everyone we talk to is the same; if you can’t deliver a perfect quote within five minutes of getting the request, then you need CPQ. Aside from accuracy and speed of delivery though, what are some of the other benefits and reasons to do CPQ?
The Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) market has exploded in recent years as many companies have noticed the value and savings a software solution such as this can provide. CEOs are pushing to drive efficiency in their sales process and allow their teams to focus their primary task: finding and closing deals. As the market has expanded the specific requirements that a CPQ software vendor provides has become more narrowly focused.
At Endeavor we make manufacturers easy to do business with. Distributors and regional sales reps will love you! When configuring a machine our platform makes the entire quote-to-order process easy and accurate. How? We have created an ecosystem called EndeavorCPQ Marketplace that allows distributors to “one stop shop” when configuring a machine.
As a company, Endeavor Commerce exists to “empower you with the best buying experience you’ve ever had.” This is why we are coming to work every day.
We lay that out there knowing you have an expectation of how things should be bought online. Each one of us here, believe to our core, that B2B buying and selling is not great (intuitive, connected, fluid).
Navigating the catalog of a manufacturing company can be as complex as it is large for sales teams. This was the case for pump manufacturer, Hidrostal Pumps, whose business specializes in solutions for solids and sludge handling. Their catalog carried over 2,500 components with each serving a unique function. Hidrostal Pumps had researched other CPQ (Configure, Price, and Quote) tools, and they chose the powerful—but easy to use—configuration abilities of EndeavorCPQ.
Ever wondered how Salesforce.com has been able to scale and grow to a multi-billion dollar companies in less than two decades? What is their magic?
Well, according to a presentation to developers at Dreamforce in 2014, one ingredient of the company’s secret sauce is its multi-tenant architecture.
Coined as “at the core” of their customer-success mindset, the platform’s multi-tenant setup allows business using Salesforce.com to move and grow quickly.
Salesforce is the world’s #1 CRM provider, but they’re also an excellent resource of information for marketing, sales, and business developers.
They offer a community forum full of helpful insights into customer relationship management and a blog full of good advice oriented towards sales. Today we’re focusing on their AppExchange, where they help their users find business applications that integrate and add functionality within Salesforce.
We would like to introduce you to the new Features section of the Endeavor website. This section explains the major functionality of our EndeavorCPQ cloud-based platform. Our features section is broken down into the following pages:
On the configurations page, we introduce you to our sales configurator, which can organize complex product catalogs, giving your sales representatives access to optimal products in minutes. In addition to giving you a better understanding of our robust rules engine and customizable options, this page also explains the value of sophisticated configurations functionality.