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Spend More Time on Your Customers
And Less Time Creating Quotes

Alternative's iQ, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) solution, was designed with manufacturers in mind and speed and simplicity at its core. iQ's robust functionality simplifies the process of quoting complex product catalogs, pricing, discounting and workflows.

“We use iQ to create every single quote we send.”

Trent Romer,Clear View Bags

Built by Industry Experts

Alternative has over 700 manufacturing customers and our consultants have an average of 8+ years of ERP or Salesforce consulting experience and over 15 years of manufacturing experience. iQ is the result of decades’ worth of experience in working with manufacturers to design solutions--iQ, our CPQ--that meet even the most complex of quoting scenarios.

Flexible Design

iQ is built to offer flexibility at each step of the quoting process. Using an intuitive administration console, you can easily define your product catalog, any pricing promotions, discounting, lists of related products, workflows, and approvals. You can also customize the look and feel of the generated quotes to ensure brand compliance and consistency.

Business Process Alignment

Alternative’s staff of Salesforce experts, technical consultants, architects, and project managers work directly with you to first listen to your current sales process and then map out an implementation plan to ensure iQ fits seamlessly within your key processes, enabling you to get the best return from your CPQ investment.

Intuitive User Interface

In order to provide the best user experience for advanced quoting, Alternative has designed an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. While built as a 100% Force.com application that runs on the Salesforce1 platform, iQ breaks the traditional mold of Salesforce rows and columns giving end users a fast, simple, quoting experience.

Complex Pricing and Product Support

Manufacturing companies struggle with standard quoting due to their complex pricing and products. iQ is built with this complexity in mind and is a solution where multiple price lists, tiered discounting, various discounting policies, optional products, bundled products, on-the-fly products, and more are supported.

Unique Product Configurator

iQ has a rules-driven configurator interface that allows you to quote unique and custom products. iQ’s configurator handles complex calculations, dependencies between questions, and business logic allowing you to quote configured products quickly and accurately.

FAST

  • Implement quickly and increase user adoption with an easy-to-set-up, easy-to-learn intuitive user experience
  • Gain instant visibility to upsell/cross-sell products, pricing, and comprehensive product information including images, attributes, and inventory status
  • Increase the speed of quote creation with guided selling and one-click document generation
  • Collaborate and approve quickly through Chatter integration and built-in social features

SMART

  • Create accurate complex product configurations and pricing rules without coding
  • Gain clear margin, cross-sell and upsell visibility to maximize revenue and profit
  • See accurate forecast, pipeline, inventory, and projected revenue
  • Integrate to ERP for full end-to-end visibility
  • Maximize profitability using a target margin price calculator, defined markup pricing in price lists, and rules-based markup pricing
  • Integrate e-signature capability to speed up turnaround time

SIMPLE

  • Navigate easily through the intuitive user interface
  • Create quotes for complex, configured, and custom products with rules-based pricing, discounts, and flexible Product Configurator
  • Add products, kits, and price breaks on the fly
  • Create, view, and edit related activities without leaving the quote section
  • Save time by quoting products that are regularly repeated such as subscriptions or maintenance contracts
  • Style and format quote document templates in an easy to use WYSIWYG editor

SOCIAL

  • Leverage Salesforce Chatter to collaborate instantly
  • Implement real-time collaboration between departments, vendors, and customers for rapid approvals
  • Connect sales, engineering and logistics to improve speed, process, and accuracy

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Alternative Technology Solutions is an independent third party servicer providing implementation and technology consulting services with respect to Epicor and Salesforce. EPICOR® is a registered trademark of Epicor Software Corporation. Alternative Technology Solutions is not affiliated with, sponsored or endorsed by Epicor Software Corporation