Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) platforms have become more robust and powerful over the years. Businesses looking to gain a competitive advantage use CPQ to optimize their sales process and are continuing to take advantage of new CPQ features. At Endeavor, we are excited to have EndeavorCPQ integrate with Microsoft’s Power BI, enabling businesses to get even more use out of CPQ.

For many businesses, the quote approval process is the number one roadblock in responding to RFPs and RFQs. EndeavorCPQ speeds up the approval process by allowing users to email approval requests directly. Approval emails are easy to read, understand and respond to, and the process encourages standardization at every turn.

Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software provides a way for companies with complex product sets to provide customers with accurate quotes and proposals. Originally, CPQ was used for manufacturing companies to generate complicated quotes on bills of materials. Sales reps needed to create and quote complex and detailed machines as quickly as possible in order to close a sale and deliver on time.

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EndeavorCPQ fully integrates with Microsoft Power BI which allows users to easily build custom reports. Our out-of-the box integration with Power BI means you’ll have the reports you need without extra development hours.

We are excited to announce the latest version of EndeavorCPQ, version 9.3, coming Thursday, March 30th. This version comes with some major updates including an optional new theme, SmartCatalog Q&A, security enhancements, and performance improvements.

Product catalogs (or product data sets) and the rules engine are two critical components of EndeavorCPQ. Together they govern the selling and buying buying process of your products. Both of these need to be optimized and configured in a way that allows them to work together successfully as defined by your business.

Guided selling simplifies sales processes by helping sales reps with product recommendations in real-time, enabling them to provide a faster and better sales experience to the customer. For many businesses, product information is not centralized. This lack of centralization makes it very difficult to create accurate and complete quotes. Guided Selling solves this issue via a step-by-step guide for sales reps to capture all the necessary data. The EndeavorCPQ Guided Selling tool empowers every member of your organization with expert knowledge, and the tools to create quotes with speed and accuracy.

Complex, formal proposals incorporate more moving parts from more departments and ensuring everyone has accurate brand and product information is crucial. Using document and proposal generation inside your CPQ application can help keep everyone on the same page. Here is how EndeavorCPQ helps with documents and proposals:

We have compiled a list of the most popular CPQ (configure-price-quote) features for this year. With a surge in adoption and CPQ usage over the past few years, a lot of innovations and advancements in technology have been made to accommodate the growing CPQ market. Here are the top 3 most-used features for 2017.

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for anyone who has, or is looking to incorporate a configure-price-quote solution into their business. We took a look at the 5 major trends we expect to see for this year and what impact they will have on the industry as a whole. Here are our predictions for the top 5 trends in CPQ for 2017.

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