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OSSCPQSEFDIIS: The Realities of Selling and Fulfilling Configurable Products
Jan 14, 2021

OSSCPQSEFDIIS: The Realities of Selling and Fulfilling Configurable Products

For decades, “CPQ” (Configuration, Price, and Quote) has been the go-to acronym for a software or solution specifically intended for quoting configurable products. It is succinct and abides by the three-letter acronym norm, but it does not provide much depth or explanation for companies trying to capitalize on the growing demand for product variation and mass customization in the market.

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Configuration, CPQ, Configure Price Quote

Pump Up the Sales
Dec 09, 2020

Pump Up the Sales

In my previous pump industry blogs we’ve talked about getting the right pump for your needs and making sure those pumps are properly configured. Now let’s take a look at best practices for selling not only...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: CPQ, ERP, Manufacturing, SAP, Commerce, Pumps, Quoting, Quoting Solutions

My Favorite News in CPQ Updates: SAP CPQ 2011
Dec 01, 2020

My Favorite News in CPQ Updates: SAP CPQ 2011

SAP introduces a new release of CPQ every quarter.  We read all the release notes and then we dive in with some hands-on testing as soon as our tenant is updated.  These releases cover a LOT of new functionality and updates to existing functionality.  In this blog series, we will...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: CPQ, Variant Configuration, SAP CPQ

Get the Right Pump, and then Get the Pump Right
Sep 16, 2020

Get the Right Pump, and then Get the Pump Right

In my last post, I talked about selecting the right type and size of pump for an end customer’s needs. The next step is configuring all the key pump details that ensure proper performance, durability, maintainability, and other operational factors. Most pumps can be ordered with myriad,...

Categories: SAP Solutions

Tags: CPQ, Manufacturing, SAP, Commerce, Pumps

The Art & Science of Pump Sizing and Selection
Sep 09, 2020

The Art & Science of Pump Sizing and Selection

Get the Right Pump Pumps are the most widely used process equipment in the world.  Applications vary widely, and determining the best pump for a given need is one of the best opportunities for knowledge based guidance to get the right pump for the job.  Selecting...

Categories: SAP Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: CPQ, Manufacturing, SAP, Commerce, Pumps

VC to SAP CPQ Integration
Aug 25, 2020

VC to SAP CPQ Integration

VC integration with SAP CPQ has been talked about at length for years, and in this presentation, you’ll see it come to life with a vastly improved user experience. Patrick Latour will go over the landscape and architecture needed for proper integration. He’ll cover synchronizing...

Categories: eBooks + Infographics + Video, SAP Solutions

Tags: CPQ, ERP, Manufacturing, SAP, Variant Configuration, SAP CPQ, LO-VC

A SKUed Solution to Mass Customization
Aug 10, 2020

A SKUed Solution to Mass Customization

Scott Perdue takes an in depth look at business and technical challenges and benefits of mass customization. This is an excellent overview of the business approach to mass customization with less technical depth. If you’re just getting familiar with the topic, or perhaps looking to...

Categories: eBooks + Infographics + Video, SAP Solutions

Tags: CPQ, CWG, Manufacturing, SAP, Configuration Workgroup

What Else Can We Be Doing?
Aug 04, 2020

What Else Can We Be Doing?

We are all dealing with unprecedented times and challenged to manage, innovate, and service our customers in new ways. In this presentation, Lawrence Matusek gives some recommendations on valuable activities to perform, especially while workloads are impacted. He also discusses longer-term...

Categories: eBooks + Infographics + Video, SAP Solutions

Tags: CPQ, Manufacturing, SAP, Variant Configuration, S/4HANA, SAP VC, AVC

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