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Aaron Korsen
11 / 17 / 2014
manufacturing quoting in the cloud

Bringing Speed and Accuracy Into Your Manufacturing Quotes

Configure Price Quote, IQ / CPQ

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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Laura Thompson
10 / 01 / 2014

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

IQ / CPQ, PressReleases

iQ CPQ 5.0 features enhanced costing, customization, and configuration capabilities October 1, 2014 – Aliso Viejo, CA: Alternative Technology Solutions, 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 application for manufacturers….

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Laura Thompson
09 / 26 / 2014
Dreamforce 2014

Four Sessions We’re Attending at Dreamforce

Dreamforce, IQ / CPQ, Salesforce, Salesforce1 Community Cloud

Are you attending Dreamforce? Here are four sessions we have on our agenda: Manufacturing: Differentiating with Service (Monday, October 13 | 12:00pm – 12:40pm) Why are we looking forward to this session? For two reasons: 1. Alternative was built with a passion for providing exemplary service in partnership with our customers, who often praise our…

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Laura Thompson
08 / 15 / 2014
westmor logo

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

IQ / CPQ, Salesforce

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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David Copeland
03 / 21 / 2014

iQ: How to Quote Configured Products

Configure Price Quote, IQ / CPQ, Salesforce

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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admin
02 / 20 / 2014

Improving Salesforce Reports and Dashboards Through Integration

Configure Price Quote, ERP, Integration, IQ / CPQ, Salesforce

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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David Copeland
01 / 27 / 2014

The Exponential Value of Implementing Both iQ and Connect

Configure Price Quote, IQ / CPQ, Salesforce

As you are well aware by now, Alternative 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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Paul Vranas
12 / 19 / 2013

iQ: Customer Feedback on Custom Quotes

IQ / CPQ, Salesforce

Are you interested in learning more about our iQ 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: “We were introduced to iQ when…

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admin
11 / 25 / 2013

One of the Best Dreamforce 2013 Sessions

Dreamforce, IQ / CPQ, Salesforce

Dreamforce is a large Salesforce conference which offers hundreds of sessions to thousands of people.  Each session can accommodate 200 – 500 attendees all Chattering, Tweeting, and learning about the Salesforce.com platform. Some of the sessions feature customer success stories discussing their journey and how they use Salesforce.com to grow their business. I have heard…

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admin
11 / 13 / 2013

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

Configure Price Quote, Dreamforce, IQ / CPQ

Alternative Technology Solutions, 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. Alternative, an Inc.500 company and Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner will be presenting at Dreamforce Sessions by Alternative employees and customers, hosting its…

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