CPQ's Challenge

Virtually every CPQ — configuration, price and quote — software vendor on the planet has a credible solution for the processes from which the category gets its name. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the world has moved on. Most CPQ is effective for helping promote transactions, especially the sales transaction, in which a buyer or buying entity makes a one-time purchase of a bill of goods. What’s changing in the world of CPQ is that customers today are in need of more than a single transaction.

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Killer Deal: Apple's latest 27" iMac 5Ks with free AppleCare, free Canon AirPrint Printer & discounts

Article Image This week, pick from every possible configuration of Apple’s latest (Late 2015) iMac with 5K Retina display and get a free AppleCare extended protection plan, a free Canon PIXMA photo printer, free shipping, additional cash discounts, and no sales tax outside NY and NJ.

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Apple's 'iPhone 7 Plus' to sport dual-camera iSight array built on LinX imaging technology

Article Image Apple’s next-generation, jumbo-size iPhone is expected to come in a dual-camera configuration — with optical image stabilization and zoom — achieved through technology procured from last year’s LinX acquisition, according to well-connected KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

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New Chipworks data sheds light on Apple’s iPad Pro processor design

A new analysis of Apple’s A9X SoC has a few surprises — and some major configuration changes compared to the A9 inside the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

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Magic Trackpad 2, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard revealed in Apple's OS X 10.11.1 beta

Article Image Configuration files in Apple’s latest beta of OS X 10.11.1 reveal a trio of new hardware updates coming from Apple: A new Magic Trackpad 2 and Magic Mouse 2, plus a renamed Magic Keyboard.

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New iMac with 4K display hinted at once again in latest El Capitan beta

A new set of configuration files discovered in the latest beta of Apple’s OS X El Capitan desktop operating system point to an unreleased Apple product –?perhaps an iMac refresh waiting in the wings –?with a new-to-Apple 4K resolution.

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Bridging the Front and Back Offices

I’ve written many times about how conventional, premises-based ERP seems to be evaporating. CPQ — configuration, pricing and quoting — are business processes that illustrate the point. First, let’s all agree that enterprise resource planning isn’t going extinct as it evaporates — it’s too valuable — but it is getting a haircut. Many of the functions leaving ERP are condensing back into the front office, and to me that’s what’s exciting, because it brings back-office data closer to processes that consume it.

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Apple's 'iPhone 6s' could improve selfies with 1080p front-facing camera and flash

Selfie fiends may have a good reason to upgrade to Apple’s next-generation iPhone, as configuration files discovered in the first beta release of iOS 9 hint at new capabilities for the front-facing camera, including 1080p recording and a built-in flash.

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Apple lowers price of 5K iMac, adds new $1,999 configuration

Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new entry-level $1,999 configuration for its ultra high-resolution 5K iMac while dropping the price of the top-end model to just $2,299, making it easier for consumers to get their hands on Retina-quality displays for the desktop.

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