From Excel Quoting to a CPQ: iQ CPQ for Manufacturers

iQ CPQ (Configure Price Quote)

When you’re a manufacturer or distributor, you need to be able to quickly provide an accurate quote to your customer. That can range from the simple repair item that is found on a price list, to a highly sophisticated product that is engineered-to-order with a bill of materials and operations. In addition, you may require…

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The Importance of Simple Technology

SuiteWorld 2015 NetSuite

We had a great time at NetSuite’s SuiteWorld user conference the other week in San Jose. Just look at these happy faces! We heard a lot of great things while we were at the conference including exciting product and visionary keynotes from NetSuite leaders about where technology is going and how the cloud is enabling faster,…

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Bringing Speed and Accuracy Into Your Manufacturing Quotes

manufacturing quoting in the cloud

For custom equipment, contract, and job shop manufacturers, quoting is the lifeblood of their organizations.  Quote too high and risk losing the business; quote too low and risk taking a bath on the job.  So how do the most successful companies find the right balance?  It all starts with bringing speed and accuracy into your manufacturing…

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Luxent’s Latest Release of its iQ Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Application Features Expanded Functionality for Manufacturers

iQ CPQ 5.0 features enhanced costing, customization, and configuration capabilities October 1, 2014 – Aliso Viejo, CA: Luxent, the leading ERP and CRM service provider bringing the best of the cloud to manufacturers and a two-time Inc. fastest-growing company, today announced its next release of iQ, a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) application for manufacturers. “In…

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See how Westmor Industries Quotes from Salesforce – Live Demo 8/19

Westmor will talk about using Salesforce and iQ to create faster, more accurate configured quotes for customers on 8/19. Register for the webinar live event where you can see a demonstration of the tool. Westmor Industries was founded in 1972 when brothers Robert and Larry Kleepsie bought Minnesota-based Olson Blacksmith. Over the years, the company…

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iQ: How to Quote Configured Products

It’s relatively easy for a salesperson to create a quote when the customer requests an item that you have already sitting in your product catalog because all he has to do is log into their favorite quoting application or pop open a  recent quote template or spreadsheet and  plug in the product and price.  A…

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Improving Salesforce Reports and Dashboards Through Integration

Last month we touched on the exponential value to manufacturers realize when they integrate their ERP and Salesforce solutions as well as implement an advanced quoting solution.  Most of the benefits listed were around process improvement.  The good news is that the benefits do not stop there. As mentioned last month, there is also massive…

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The Exponential Value of Implementing Both iQ and Connect

As you are well aware by now, Luxent has a rich background in manufacturing and technology. Our consultants average 15+ years experience in the industry and have deep experience with both CRM and ERP.  After many years of providing custom services to our customers, it became obvious that there were some repeatable service needs in…

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iQ CPQ: Customer Feedback on Custom Quotes

Are you interested in learning more about our iQ CPQ quoting solution? Perhaps you may be interested in hearing about iQ from one of our newest customers.  Please take a look to see what Trent Romer, Clear View Bag’s VP of Sales has to say about their experience with iQ CPQ: “We were introduced to…

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Luxent Showcases its ERP & CRM Expertise Services & Solutions at Dreamforce ‘13

Luxent, the leading ERP and salesforce.com service provider for small to mid-sized manufacturers and distributors today has announced its agenda for Dreamforce ‘13 and plans to take the show by storm. Luxent, an Inc.500 company and Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner will be presenting at Dreamforce Sessions by Luxent employees and customers, hosting its second annual Manufacturing…

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Hello Manufacturers, Tell Us Where It Hurts

With over 15+ years of manufacturing experience the employees at Alterative have heard about, and dealt with first hand, the pain that faces manufacturers. From CRM needs, to integration requirements, to complex quoting – we feel your pain, and in response, we have launched a few products to ease this pain and make the lives…

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Manufacturers Increase Sales Effectiveness with CPQ

In previous blog entries we took a look at the top reasons why manufactures choose a CPQ solution. In this post we will focus on the top reason listed, “To increase sales effectiveness and spend more time selling”. Ultimately, how can manufacturers benefit and increase sales by implementing a configure price quote (CPQ) system like…

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