NEW YORK - Sep 12, 2016
Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced the availability of Infor Configure Price Quote (CPQ) Enterprise Quoting. Part of the Infor Customer Experience Management suite, this new application provides a single point of control for sharing product, customer, and order information with all back-end manufacturing and business systems, including collaborative demand and supply chain systems. As a result, organizations can make more confident decisions utilizing the most up-to-date information and consistent pricing rules, and speed the quoting and ordering process.
Infor CPQ delivers an intuitive product configuration engine that can capture knowledge about customizable products once, and then share that information with dealers and the sales force on any device. The application also provides comprehensive quoting and ordering, auto-generated 2D and 3D product imagery and automated documentation to deliver personalized proposals, submittals, and other sales documents from any application on premise or in the cloud. The new Enterprise Quoting module rounds out the application by guiding users to available items and configurable product features, options, and dimensions, while ensuring that configurations represent valid offerings.
The robust collaboration capabilities of Infor CPQ Enterprise Quoting helps organizations communicate faster and more efficiently throughout all levels of the sales channel - from customer to dealer and from dealer to manufacturer. Members of multi-level sales channels can work closely together to win more business using export/import and Internet-based communication capabilities for RFQs, order, and other transactions. Also, users now have the ability to obtain status and process approvals for new product variations and/or unique pricing requests using collaboration and workflow capabilities.
In addition, Infor CPQ Enterprise Quoting delivers product visualization which helps users visually confirm their products, features, and option selections during configuration, dynamic pricing to quickly produce a configuration-specific list price, dealer cost, and quoted selling price, and automatic order passing to the business system via enterprise integration. The solution is easy-to-use for non IT professionals, with a platform designed for customer personalization, and can be quickly tailored to a quoting and selling experience that matches an organizations market and unique needs.
"Manufacturers and distributors of complex products have a million moving parts to manage, and need one vision from order to delivery that manufacturers, dealers and end customers can all rely on," said Jason Rushforth, vice president and general manager, Infor Customer Experience Suite. "With Infor CPQ Enterprise Quoting, customers gain a single point of control for sharing product, customer, and order information with all of their back-end business systems and partners, and as a result, are able to create customer-facing experiences that improve brand loyalty and increase sales."
Infor builds beautiful business applications with last mile functionality and scientific insights for select industries delivered as a cloud service. With 14,000 employees and customers in more than 200 countries and territories, Infor automates critical processes for industries including healthcare, manufacturing, fashion, wholesale distribution, hospitality, retail, and public sector. Infor software helps eliminate the need for costly customization through embedded deep industry domain expertise. Headquartered in New York City, Infor is also home to one of the largest creative agencies in Manhattan, Hook & Loop, focused on delivering a user experience that is fun and engaging. Infor deploys its cloud applications primarily on the Amazon Web Services cloud and open source platforms. To learn more about Infor, please visit www.infor.com.
Infor customers include:
- 18 of the top 20 aerospace companies
- 8 of the top 10 high tech companies
- 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
- 22 of the 25 largest U.S. healthcare delivery networks
- 20 of the 20 largest U.S. cities
- 20 of the top 20 automotive suppliers
- 19 of the top 20 industrial distributors
- 18 of the top 20 global retailers
- 4 of the top 5 brewers
- 19 of the top 20 global banks
- 10 of the 10 largest global hotel brands
- 6 of the top 10 global luxury brands
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