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What is CPQ Software? A History, Definition, and Overview

The volume and complexity of brand offerings continue to grow in today’s evolving marketplace. Customer expectations regarding the speed and accuracy of sales quotes is also growing. Meeting these expectations requires a tool to make quoting efficient and effective for your sales teams.

CPQ software is the answer for a growing number of companies. But what is CPQ software and where can it be best leveraged?

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Virtual Reality Exhibit a Success at Open Compute Project Summit

Powertrak VRoom delivers an immersive VR experience of data center rack designs

Axonom customer unveiled an immersive virtual reality experience of data center rack designs at Open Compute Project U.S. Summit.

The company featured a virtual reality (VR) station for conference attendees to visualize and explore data center rack designs equipped with storage and network products.

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8 Key Insights from Forrester

Forrester Report: Customer Experience Trends 2017

Axonom has solutions to help businesses improve the customer buying experience. Forrester released its report, 2017 Predictions: Dynamics That Will Shape The Future In The Age Of The Customer, that pinpoints trends that could help you make or break profits in 2017.

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Evaluation Questions to Ask CPQ and Product Configurator Vendors

Top 12 CPQ Evaluation Questions

For those preparing to evaluate quoting and ordering solutions, the task may be daunting. Here is a list of the most important evaluation questions to ask Product Configurator and Configure-Price-Quote CPQ software providers.

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Understanding Attachment Points in a Visual Product Configurator

The linchpin to a successful interactive, drag-and-drop, visual product configurator is its rules-based attachment point feature. In a nutshell, attachment points are acceptable locations where two products can connect or join together. Think of it as snapping together two LEGO pieces – peg must fit into hole. So, as you can imagine, when it comes to attaching two or more products together, accuracy and precision are paramount to the final design.

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Interactive Solutions To Design Today's OR Suite

Axonom Exhibits 3D CPQ and VR Solutions at OR Manager Conference

Last week in Las Vegas, we exhibited Powertrak 3D Product Configurator and Virtual Reality to more than 1,400 managers and directors involved in leading the surgical suite at the OR Manager Conference.

The response from both exhibitors and attendees about our futuristic technology to visually design OR suites and then invite stakeholders to virtually explore the designed room was amazing!

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ERP and CRM: What’s the Difference?

Modern enterprise software technology offers companies incredible tools to improve efficiency, productivity and ultimately increase their profitability. But how can you determine which software is best for your business? Let’s dive into the similarities and differences between CRM and ERP applications, as well as guidance on choosing which one (or both) is right for your business.

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Custom Design Apparel with Powertrak 3D Configurator

Design shirts, jackets and other apparel with Powertrak 3D Configurator

Turn your printed catalog into a digital, on-demand selling solution by enabling customers to see, design, price, and buy any type of customizable apparel. With Powertrak, personalize a jacket by selecting the type of garment, applying color(s), adding accessories such as pockets/patches/lapels, and placing text or images, etc.

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Middle Atlantic Launches 2D Technical Furniture Configurator

Credenza configurator for residential home theaters and commercial conference rooms

Working with Axonom, Middle Atlantic enhanced the 2D Product Configurator to allow for a more simplified method to design and quote credenzas. The visual furniture configurator walks the user through the selection of styles, materials, colors and accessories and makes it super easy for the customer to create a design, as well as Middle Atlantic's sales support personnel to create a design.

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Showcase Configured Surgical Suites with Virtual Reality

Visually Design and Virtually Explore a Surgical Suite with Powertrak

Now that the surgical suite (operating room) is configured with Powertrak 3D Product Configurator, how do you get management and/or stakeholders to approve, endorse, and move forward with the layout design.

Powertrak helps users to showcase the design in three ways: (1) Export in various image formats; (2) Interactively demonstrate in the Powertrak Configurator application; (3) Don a HTC Vive headset to provide a virtual reality experience.

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Visual Configurations For Cranes And Lifts With A 3D Product Configurator

Custom design and order heavy equipment machinery with Powertrak Visual Configurator

With hundreds of possible features and function decisions, configuring heavy equipment machinery in an order is a daunting task for most people, especially those new to the job or non-heavy equipment experts.

Don't rely on error-prone processes like Microsoft Excel or other basic programs to manage parts, pricing, quotes, and orders. Product Configurator's guide people through the design and ordering phase of the project. 

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How CPQ Software Can Be a Sales Rep’s Bill Lumbergh - In a Good Way

For anyone who has watched the hysterically funny movie “Office Space,” the main antagonist Bill Lumbergh is the boss we absolutely love to hate. He’s the ultimate micro-manager. Leering over your desk. Starting every sentence with an unwelcome, passive aggressive request and ending it with an “Mmmkay?”

While most sales reps would never want to work with a guy like Lumbergh, there is a tool out there that actually embody all his of qualities, wait for it, in a positive way. That tool is CPQ software

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