EndeavorCPQ Marketplace is up and running with exceptional customer satisfaction in the machine tool industry. One of our early adopters, Blum-Novotest, has said our software has exceeded their expectations and they are already seeing positive results. Blum-Novotest is a renowned manufacturer of innovative and high-precision measuring and testing technology headquartered in Germany. They develop and manufacture solutions for the machine tool, automotive and aerospace industries as well as the energy and medical technology sectors to the highest quality standards world-wide.

We get asked this a lot. There are a lot of basic features that both EndeavorCPQ Pro and Enterprise share like Guided Selling, Centralized Configurations, Role-Based Pricing, Product Write-In, Discounting Controls, Branded Proposals, and Revision Tracking. But they also have a lot of neat features besides the basics

Many customers come to Endeavor in the midst of chaos. Their sales process is supported by disparate ERP or CRM systems or maybe different excel or word pricing sheets. This kind of workflow constantly begs the question, is everyone working with the latest most current data? When everything is so spread apart it’s hard to know.

Choosing the right Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software for your business can seem like a daunting task. If you are a Dynamics CRM customer looking for a CPQ solution, you have choices. When confronted with such a wide array of options, it may be wise to take a step back and ask yourself what your budget is and how much manpower you can put behind implementing and managing a CPQ installation.

Have you wondered what products your sales team most commonly quotes to your customers? How about how often those products are included in the final order that is submitted? Perhaps there are some industry-specific data points that you would also like to know about relating to how your company creates quotes or orders.

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:

If you have been following along in recent weeks, we have been talking about who benefits from our Community Edition, some of the features and functions as well as the reason why it’s so important for today’s industry. The Community Edition of EndeavorCPQ gives distributors access to product catalogs from multiple suppliers with real-time, accurate product data.

We want to make The Community Edition as easy as possible to get started with, so we have created this guide to let you know how you can get a free EndeavorCPQ Community Edition account.

Endeavor's Community Edition for the machine tool industry is geared toward making the entire configuring, quoting and ordering process easy and accurate for distributors. The Community Edition of EndeavorCPQ gives management the confidence to put more power in the hands of the sales person with real-time, accurate product data.

What’s in it for manufacturers?

Over the past few weeks, we have published information around our new EndeavorCPQ Marketplace (CPQM) offering. We have defined it is an ecosystem where distributors can find everything they need to quote and order a complete solution representing multiple manufacturers. We have introduced a delivery model in our Community Edition that allows all distributors to access it, and we identified the key benefits they will realize.

In today’s posting, we’ll focus on the manufacturer. Without the manufacturer, there is no “CPQM”. So, what’s in it for the manufacturer? Here are the top 4 benefits:

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