Your Guide to Selecting a Cloud Configurator
Selecting a new Configure Price Quote (CPQ) system is a big decision. This decision requires forethought for how you do business today and what your company wants for its future. Using a few key CPQ software selection criteria for configuration tools, you can find the right solution to grow your business.
There is a wide range of cloud configurators available to many different types of businesses. By defining clear selection criteria for CPQ solutions, you can easily narrow down a list of candidates that will fit your business best.
Important Criteria for CPQ Software Selection
You’ll first want to think about where your business is and its future growth trajectory. Your CPQ system can be as light or robust as the products and businesses you support. It’s best to take into consideration a CPQ tool that includes a future-oriented perspective.
- Company resources – It’s important to note your company’s current operations, people, and processes. Also, consider the impact of a new system on company resources. What tasks can you automate with CPQ implementation or a new system? Putting new systems in place will require implementation time that should provide a future payout for your company resource goals./li>
- Cost – The cost of a new ERP system is certainly a factor in your decision. As you compare the costs of CPQ systems, be sure to look at the ROI (return on investment) and proven automation capabilities of each cloud configurator.
- Cloud vs. on-premise – Many companies are turning to Cloud CPQ because of its updated infrastructure, security advantages, and flexibility. CloudSuite CPQ solutions eliminate the need for ongoing investment in in-house servers. For more information on cloud vs. on-premise CPQ solutions, check out: Cloud vs. On-Premise CPQ: Key Differences, Risks, and Benefits
- Implementation support – As stated above, your CPQ implementation effort is a major factor when selecting a CPQ system and can dictate how fast your software returns investment. That’s why choosing a reliable CPQ partner with industry experience, technical knowledge, and project management skills is critical. The greatest CPQ implementation partners have a deep understanding of companies similar to your own and have current customers providing excellent results and references. Above all, think of this as a critical decision for a working relationship in your CPQ software selection process.
Schedule a Meeting with Our Cloud Configurator Experts
As you dig into your CPQ selection process, we would like to offer our support in discussing your business’s goals and objectives for CPQ. Please feel free to schedule a meeting with one of our CPQ experts today.