September 19, 2012
Salesforce.com's AppExchange Sells CallidusCloud's CPQ
By Mandira Srivastava
Salesforce.com's (News - Alert) AppExchange, a marketplace for social apps for business, is selling CallidusCloud’s CPQ (Configure Price Quote), a set of software that helps customers automate and accelerate the quotation and proposal generation process for sales teams and channels.
The formal announcement was made today at salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco.
CallidusCloud's CPQ enables sales managers and sales professionals to access to the critical internal resources required to configure, price, quote and propose their products and services. It has been designed to increase sales, improve service quality and generate more satisfied customers.
CPQ has been built on the Salesforce Platform and available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange.
“CPQ gives all sales channels and customers easy access to pricing and product information, and allows them to turn these into professional proposals with specific selection and discount rules applied,” said Rory Cameron, senior vice president of Corporate Development and Alliances, CallidusCloud. “Not only does this deliver compliance and faster sales cycles; it also ensures error-free, value-rich proposals, every time. Being able to tap into the power of social and mobile cloud solutions from salesforce.com adds to the value and ROI of CallidusCloud's CPQ.”
CallidusCloud's CPQ offers features such as product selection automation, deal maximize, order management, proposal generator, approvals and negotiations. CPQ increases sales cycles across enterprises, including companies with simple product catalogs and distribution models and companies with complex, multi-channel sales networks.
Said Mike Rosenbaum, SVP of AppExchange and Force.com Operations at salesforce.com: “Partners such as CallidusCloud are leveraging the power of the Salesforce Platform to provide customers with the right tools to accelerate their success in the cloud.”
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Edited by Braden Becker