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“I'm a strong believer that pricing should be first before CPQ,” says Accenture Managing Director Mo Beshir. “Everyone knows if I am doing a CPQ solution, I am looking at selling faster, selling better and selling more. What if I'm selling faster, better and more with the wrong price?” Mo joined Zilliant General Manager of Commercial Excellence Barrett Thompson for a deep dive into the maturation of price optimization software and how it adds value to any CPQ investment. They explore the downsides of using CPQ without an integrated pricing solution, how Excel-based pricing puts companies behind the volatile economic times, and much more.
I've seen a lot of clients still taking a snapshot from different sources and trying to run their simulation in Excel. By the time they load their recommendation back into the system, all the baseline assumptions have changed. Getting a pricing capability that will crunch all of these and give the price point for this customer within each segment will add a lot of value.