CPQ: Configure Price Quote

CPQ tools and vendors

Your company is searching for a sales configuration tool. You know it has to be able to create a quote. But what other options are important? What kind of examples exist on the web? All the vendors on the market tell you that they can help your manufacturing company with configuration, pricing and quoting. But how do the vendors differ? 
4100322078_eea725c9e7_bThis web site explores your options for purchasing or renting a commercial sales configurator tool from the vendors on the market. We will help you with key functionality, show you some examples and help you distinguish one vendor from the other.


Apttus Eyeing An IPO

Apttus is reportedly working with Goldman Sachs on its IPO plans. It first raised venture funding in 2013 and since then has raised $329 million. Though it is not profitable yet, it hopes to break even this year. Read more here.

Constellation ShortList for CPQ

Constellation evaluates over 20 solutions categorized in the Configure Price Quote market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research. Other considerations include vendor has broad geographical reach to support multi-currency/language considerations, and manage the complexity around multiple lines of business to support […]

The key takeaways from Gartner’s 2016 CPQ application suites market guide

Gartner estimates the CPQ application suites market was $570M in 2015, attaining 20% year-on-year growth between 2014 and 2015. Cloud-based CPQ revenue was $157M in 2015, attaining 46% year-over-year. Gartner predicts CPQ will continue to be one of the hottest enterprise apps for the foreseeable future, predicting a 20% annual growth rate through 2020 with […]

Schisms in the CPQ world

When Salesforce acquired Steelbrick last year, many in the technology community were a little aghast. Salesforce was a big investor in Apttus, a company with a similar product focus to Steelbrick. Before the deal, many suggested that Apttus was a Salesforce acquisition target and industry rumors suggests that there were, in fact, acquisition discussions but that […]