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The 10 Best Sales Tools To Help You Sell More, Faster 

Posted by Michael Bauer 04/24/2015 Categories: 2D Product Configurator 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Product Configurator

Does it feel harder to sell these days? In some ways it is. In 2007 it took an average of 3.68 cold call attempts to reach a prospect. Today it takes 8 attempts. Today’s sales teams work hard for their numbers. Thankfully, technology can help you sell more effectively. Some of these tools may not be marketed as sales products, but they have valuable functionality that supports the sales process.

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Recap: Convergence 2015 - CPQ In Demand! 

Axonom Showcases 3D Product Configurator at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence

Conference in Review: Many Microsoft Dynamics customers, partners, and prospects stopped by Axonom's booth at Convergence 2015 in search of CPQ solutions such as 3D product configurator, guided selling, and quote and order automation solutions.

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The Must-See CPQ Vendor List for Convergence 2015 

Top Five CPQ Vendors Exhibiting At Microsoft Convergence 2015

This post covers the top CPQ vendors for Microsoft Dynamics and where to find them on the showroom floor at Convergence 2015. Find out why CPQ solutions are extremely popular in today's marketplace, and we will give a sneak peek into what Axonom has in store for the show.

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The Most Notable Powertrak Product Configurator Moments of 2014 

In this post, we celebrate the memorable moments, milestones, highlights, and achievements that happened this year. Here is a list of the most notable Powertrak Product Configurator (CPQ) moments of 2014.

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The Manufacturing Skills Gap and Strategies to Overcome It 

Help Wanted: Strategies to Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Manufacturing is a crucial component of the U.S. economy, accounting for 12.5 percent of GDP, but 80 percent of manufacturers struggle to find enough workers with the necessary skills. While a sales team is already out giving tailored quotes with a product configurator, managers don’t want their pipeline to slow down because they’re lacking enough tool and die makers behind the scenes. Companies with employee shortages may end up facing longer lag times for product delivery and risk losing business to the competition.

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CMTC and Axonom Partnership Delivers Powertrak To Southern California Manufacturers 

Southern California’s manufacturers receive an exclusive software and services package to stimulate innovation, productivity and growth
Posted by Michael Bauer 08/28/2014 Categories: 3D Product Configurator CPQ Software Microsoft Dynamics CRM Product Configurator

The Axonom and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting® (CMTC) program offers small and medium-size manufacturers (SMMs) in southern California with comprehensive implementation services, cloud-based CRM, and world-class Powertrak software such as sales quoting and ordering, interactive 2D/3D visual product configurations, customer/partner portals, and sales forecasting.

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5 Selling Tactics that Turn Quotes into Sales 

Henry Ford once said, “The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.” As your sales team configures quotes for customers, you want them to remember Ford’s quote. Your team should focus on pinpointing solutions to customers’ problems as cost effectively as possible.

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Axonom Listed in Gartner 2014 CRM Vendor Guide for CPQ 

We continue to hear from our customers that an interactive, engaging, and educational quoting and ordering experience for distribution partners and end-customers is becoming strategic to their business. Powertrak CPQ does more than guided selling, it’s a platform for customers and partners to interactively configure 2D or 3D product designs. Kudos to our developers for building this cool, innovative, game-changing product feature!

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How to Remove the “First Things First” Screen in Dynamics CRM 2013 

Troubleshoot: Disabling the “First Things First” Screen

In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, there seems to be a bug with the First Things First pop-up window. After clicking the “don’t show me this again” checkbox, the window will appear the next time I log in. I have found that no matter how many times I check the box, the pop-up window continues to reappear.

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CPQ 101: A Crash Course 

Crash Course in CPQ Software

Gartner, an IT research and advisory firm, predicts that by the end of the year, CPQ solutions will help companies grow their sales by 10 percent more than current rates. Despite this, more than two-thirds of organizations still stick with old school spreadsheets on a regular basis.

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Powertrak Software Draws Attention At Convergence 2014 

To say that we made our presence felt at Convergence 2014 is an understatement. Our Powertrak Portal and CPQ software were named to and demonstrated at the session: Top 10 Solutions on the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace.

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2D Product Configurator Benefits for Buyers 

Visual Product Configurators Increase Web Visits and Transactions
Posted by Michael Bauer 04/01/2014 Categories: 2D Product Configurator CPQ Software How Tos Product Configurator

Imagine that you’re building three new audio racks for your business. Each rack serves a unique purpose, so all three will be configured with different products. You have full reigns in the design but your manager needs to review and approve prior to purchase.

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Axonom is a Bronze Sponsor at Microsoft Convergence 2014 

Showcasing Powertrak Solution Suite at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014

On March 4-6, 2014, Axonom will be an exhibitor and bronze sponsor at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 (#CONV14) in Atlanta, GA. We are showcasing our entire Powertrak solution suite for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Online and On-premises.

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Powertrak Named to Top 10 Microsoft Solutions  

Powertrak CPQ listed on Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace
We encourage Convergence attendees to attend the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Concurrent Session: Top 10 solutions from the Microsoft Dynamics Marketplace on Thursday, March 6th, from 5:00-6:00pm. In this session, Gareth Sullivan, Business Solutions Consultant at Microsoft, will showcase the Top 10 ISV solutions for Dynamics CRM on the market today. Powertrak has been named to this list and will read more