If your sales team is fielding more quote requests than they can reasonably manage in Excel, congratulations on building a strong sales pipeline. However, the only way to effectively capitalize on all of these leads is with configure, price, quote (CPQ) software. Choosing the right solution is a major decision, both in terms of investment and implementation logistics.
If you’re already using SAP as an ERP or CRM platform, it may seem like a natural fit to also add SAP CPQ to the bundle. Even if you’re not currently using any SAP products, the brand recognition may be enough to convince you to try their CPQ. But not exploring other CPQ options could lead to missing out on numerous features, efficiencies, and cost savings, especially when it comes to a CPQ solution like Configure One Cloud from Revalize.
Read on to learn more about how Configure One Cloud compares to SAP CPQ, and the pros and cons of each platform.
Configure One Cloud is a CPQ software solution that’s been trusted by custom manufacturers since the turn of the millennium. For over two decades, the software has assisted busy sales teams in producing precise quotes much faster than manual processes, ensuring consistency, and offering exceptional configurability and customization, even for highly complex products. Configure One Cloud offers a robust, cloud-based CPQ with advanced capabilities like 3D visualization and seamless integration with other cloud-based apps.
After succeeding early as an ERP and CRM solution, the company behind SAP created their own CPQ to meet their customers’ needs for configuration and quote generation. The solution provides dynamic pricing capabilities, allowing for real-time pricing calculations based on selected product configurations and various pricing models. SAP CPQ offers a user-friendly interface, collaborative workflows, and effortless integration with SAP CRM and ERP systems.
Configure One Cloud offers some of the most advanced capabilities of any CPQ on the market, but may not be right for every manufacturer.
SAP CPQ is by one of the most trusted ERP and CRM providers in the world, but that doesn’t mean it offers all of the capabilities your company needs in a CPQ.
If you’re already using a SAP solution, you may feel inclined to bundle the CPQ with the ERP or CRM. This guarantees seamless connectivity between your enterprise platforms with minimal chance for technical issues. However, keep in mind that SAP’s CPQ was an afterthought for the company.
Configure One Cloud was purpose-built from the beginning to serve as a CPQ and has led the way in software innovations to streamline configuration, visualization, quote generation, and all aspects of sales automation. And thanks to new developments, like the Revalize Integrations Hub, Configure One Cloud can integrate as seamlessly with SAP (and dozens of other external systems) as a first-party software.
Configure One Cloud is a gamechanger for growing manufacturers trying to scale in a rapidly changing marketplace and distributed work environment. With over two decades of CPQ innovation, unmatched flexibility, customizability, and support, it’s the perfect tool to streamline the sales process and help manufacturers achieve new heights in revenue.