6 Reasons You Need CPQ


Many businesses still don’t use configure, price, quote software in their routine sales processes. Maybe they don’t need it, but for businesses that still cling to spreadsheet-based approaches to track things like price lists and product catalogs, chances are good that they’re dealing with more overhead than they need to. Worse, they’re wasting time and therefore money. The choice between quote accuracy and timeliness is a false dichotomy. Today you need to have both, or risk always being the best second choice.

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Rumor: Prices Leak for Intel’s Coffee Lake

Rumors suggest Intel will introduce Coffee Lake at price points and core counts that align it much more effectively against AMD’s Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 families.

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Microsoft, Lenovo to Ship Sub-$300 Windows 10 S Notebooks

Microsoft has announced the first shipping laptops with Windows 10 S at a price tag under $300, but its own partners don’t seem to have gotten the message.

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Spanning Front and Back Offices


CPQ — that is, configure, price, quote — is one of the most transitional apps, because it spans front and back offices, and because its very existence has changed these functions. Another app in this category is sales compensation management. Both of their stories are about front-office processes needing back-office data. Once the data is made available, the process evolves to be far more useful to the business. In each case, the original, fundamental application need was record keeping in the back office.

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Price Cuts Drive Apple iPad Sales Higher for First Time in 3 Years

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A significant iPad price cut has paid short-term dividends, but will it revive the tablet market longer term?

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iPhone cases found to cause chemical burns spark massive recall

There’s a price to pay for being fashionable, and dozens of iPhone owners learned that the hard way after their protective cases gave them chemical burns.

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Amazon offers Prime members more discounted phones

In exchange for the price reductions, Prime members who opt for one of these phones will have to deal with personalized offers and ads displayed on the lock screen.

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Free alternatives to Microsoft Word, Photoshop and more

For years, people have grumbled about the price of software. Adobe products have always been expensive, and many customers were agitated when the company shifted to “Creative Cloud,” which meant a monthly or annual subscription. Meanwhile, Microsoft Office is a staple for computers everywhere, but the price tag often irritates people who just want a decent word processor.

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Federal First Responder Project Presents Juicy Telecom Opportunity


Competition in telecom price and service packages has been getting a lot of attention lately. However, network providers also have been pursuing other opportunities that consumers might miss if they’re exposed only to traditional advertising. AT&T’s cooperation with the U.S. government in developing a national emergency responder network is a case in point. AT&T moved quickly to take the first steps toward launching the network since late March, when the Commerce Department chose it to be the government’s partner for establishing the system.

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Forget the Amazon Echo, these new smartwatches let you use Alexa anywhere

Alexa-enabled speakers like the Amazon Echo (which is still on sale at its lowest price of 2017) and the Echo Dot are terrific, but they’re inherently limited.

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Intel True VR shoots and scores with March Madness coverage

Fox News decided to review Intel True VR to see if it’s worth the price of admission for what’s believed to be the first-ever virtual tickets to a sporting event.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 review roundup: ‘Wow, that’s a lot of money’

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Samsung has produced an impressive tablet with the S3, but reviewers are concerned its high price isn’t justified compared with the competition when it comes to overall productivity.

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Google’s Jamboard digital whiteboard ships in May, will cost $4,999

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The Jamboard undercuts Microsoft’s Surface Hub on price by several thousand dollars.

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Microsoft launches less expensive flagship Surface Book without an Nvidia GPU

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Microsoft has trimmed the price on its highest-end Surface Book flagships by ditching the discrete GPU, but its Core i5 hardware is now the same price whether you buy a GPU or not.

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Intel may cut prices in response to AMD’s Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch

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Intel may be mulling price cuts to position its Core i5 and i7 processors more aggressively against AMD’s Ryzen. The cuts would reposition multiple SKUs, but how much impact would it have on this competitive match-up?

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Twitter Investors Bail Following Bleak Q4


Twitter’s share price plunged 12.3 percent Thursday, closing the day at $16.41, after the company released its Q4 2016 financial report. It fell further on Friday, trading at $15.54 mid-day. On the bright side, daily active usage grew for the third consecutive quarter and strong growth is expected to continue, the company said. Active monthly users in Q4 totaled 319 million, up 4 percent year over year, and 2 million more than in Q3. Both tweet impressions and time spent on Twitter increased by double digits YoY in Q4.

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