cloud-cpq-express

How Fast Can You Implement A CPQ Solution?

Posted by Charing Kam on Monday November 27, 2017

Choosing a Configure-Price-Quote solution is complex. Your manufacturing business might have already lost money on inaccurate quotes and RFQs lost to competitors; choosing the wrong CPQ provider can cost you more revenue.

The question of "How quickly can the CPQ solution be implemented?" can become a main decision driver for businesses in fast-paced environments. From our years of experience, we can tell you that it depends on 3 main questions. 

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, B2B Sales Challenges, Customer Satisfaction

How CPQ for SAP Can Help Address Common Customer Complaints

Posted by Charing Kam on Friday November 10, 2017

‘It takes too long to get a detailed RFQ! Your competitor quotes within hours instead of weeks.’

If this sounds familiar to you, then you need to re-evaluate your sales processes - urgently. Yes, a good product or attractive price for a manufacturing solution can help you close a quick deal. But ultimately customer satisfaction - even within the quoting phase - will define whether you retain them and get referral business. According to Zendesk, 62% of B2B customers purchased more after a good customer service experience, while 66% stopped buying after a bad customer service interaction. Which side would you want your business to be on?

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, B2B Sales Challenges, Customer Satisfaction

1708 Release: Configure Price Quote for MTO industries

Posted by Sabine Kempe on Wednesday October 11, 2017

 With the 1708 release, "Cloud CPQ Express" has become more robust and feature rich for manufacturing industries. We are dedicated in filling the gaps in features that are necessary for manufacturing and are not served by any other CPQ tool in the market. Additionally, we aim to deliver a system in which each feature is self-administrable from the system itself.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Configuration and Calculation, Release News

Webinar Insights: Boosting A Manufacturing’s Company Revenue with CPQ Software (Part 3)

Posted by Paula Martinez on Tuesday July 18, 2017

In our last live-webinar, we helped attendees understand how a Configure, Price, Quote software could be a real asset for industries that are looking to boost their revenue in a sustainable way.  With this series of articles, we wanted to share with you the webinar’s most valuable insights.

We started addressing the complexity of product configuration and how it hindered value creation in manufacturing industries. The second article was about the problem of pricing in Engineering-to-Order (ETO) and Made-to-Order (MTO) scenarios, which have a direct impact in margin and therefore revenue.

In this post, I will explain how our customers tackle their challenges involved in the input and approval processes before the quotation is sent to the customer.

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Tags: Manufacturing Automation, Cloud Computing, CPQ Configure Price Quote, B2B Sales Automation, Cloud CPQ Express, Industry 4.0, CRM, Smart Manufacturing, Business Goals

Webinar Insights: Boosting Your Revenue with Configure, Price, Quote Software (Part 2)

Posted by Paula Martinez on Friday July 07, 2017

Last week we organized a live-webinar to help attendees understand how a Configure, Price, Quote software can be a real asset for industries that are looking to boost their revenue in a sustainable way. In this series of articles, we share with you the webinar’s most valuable insights.

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Tags: Cloud Computing, CPQ Configure Price Quote, B2B Sales Automation, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, Business Goals

Modelling In CPQ Made Easy With Excel

Posted by Paula Martinez on Friday June 23, 2017

By the words of Vincent Van Gogh: “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” In the manufacturing world, these series of small things translate into large BOMs (Bill of Materials) and the "bringing together" can be called complex configuration.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, B2B Sales Automation, Cloud CPQ Express, Configuration and Calculation, Manufacturing, Smart Manufacturing, Business Goals

5 Reasons To Choose a Cloud-Based CPQ

Posted by Paula Martinez on Monday May 29, 2017

The word cloud has become one of the most important buzzwords in technology of the last years: if you type “cloud technology” into Google, your search will have over 130 million results.  The worldwide public cloud service market will grow to approximately $247 billion this year according to the Information-technology research firm GartnerDo you need more proof?

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, Business Goals

3 Game-Changing Factors Of A Successful CPQ ...and why your manufacturing business will thank you for it.

Posted by Celine Heng on Tuesday May 23, 2017

Navigating through the day to day workings of a manufacturing business can be both exhausting and debilitating. Trying to avoid any additional costs and risks to these slim margins, the inevitable long cycle times and a sales process so disconnected from your manufacturing operations, you wonder if you are living in the stone age.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, Business Goals, B2B Sales Challenges

In Mind Cloud's Manufacturing CPQ on SAP Extensibility Roadmap and in the SAP App Center

Posted by Sabine Kempe on Friday May 19, 2017

The Opening Keynote of SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 was full of enthusiasm and demonstrations that prove SAP's history in bringing radical change into the world will be continued in the age of digital transformation.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, News and Events, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, SAP Events

In Mind Cloud 1704 Release: CPQ Built for Manufacturing Industries

Posted by Mehrnaz Karimi on Thursday May 18, 2017

After successfully launching the CPQ for sales and running it for the scenario of pure sales-oriented quotations, In Mind Cloud is proud to bring out its new release. Our 1704 release now caters to the need of reusing the vital costing and sales BOM information in WON quotes and taking this information to the manufacturing processes in SAP ERP. Together with this, In Mind Cloud has also engineered the usage of the manufacturing data: classification, costs, and products etc. - in the core: CPQ process itself. Our main focus for this release was to support manufacturing-driven Configure Price Quote process within SAP C4C and SAP ERP.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, SAP ERP, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, Release News, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer, Business Goals

CPQ for Manufacturing in SAP C4C - Live on the newly launched SAP App Center

Posted by Sabine Kempe on Thursday May 18, 2017

SAP just announced the launch of the new SAP App Center at the Global Partner Summit, in Orlando. We are proud to say, that "Cloud CPQ Express" is live as one of the featured apps.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, SAP ERP, Cloud CPQ Express, In Mind Cloud Partnerships, SAP Hybris Cloud for Customer

5 Ways a CPQ Increases Customer Satisfaction for Manufacturing

Posted by Paula Martinez on Thursday May 11, 2017

We all expect Amazon to deliver the latest gadget we crave overnight and the store around the corner to give us the best price and outstanding customer service. These expectations translate into what Forrester calls “The Age of the Customer” nowadays.

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Tags: CPQ Configure Price Quote, Cloud CPQ Express, Manufacturing, Business Goals

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