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Must-haves of a CPQ solution in 2022
06 22 Must haves CPQ web
June 28, 2022 Written by
CPQ software

Must-haves of a CPQ solution in 2022

More and more manufacturers rely on CPQ or Configure Price Quote software to sell their complex products online, causing the CPQ market to exponentially grow in the past couple of years. There is now a wide variety of CPQ solutions available, but what are the must-haves in 2022? Which options are essential and will help you get the best ROI? Whether you’re already using CPQ software or still looking into buying one, our top 7 must-haves will help you select the right tool for you.

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Top 7 most common myths about CPQ software - Myth vs. Reality
05 22 Myths CPQ web
May 25, 2022 Written by
CPQ software

Top 7 most common myths about CPQ software - Myth vs. Reality

Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software simplifies the sales process for manufacturers by making it easy to configure complex products, calculate the correct price, and generate a quote. Working with a CPQ guarantees that all information is stored in one place and that all departments within a company are linked to one another. However, there are a lot of common misconceptions about CPQ software that need debunking. Let’s take a look at the most common myths and how CPQ software handles these.

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Time is money: the importance of time efficiency
03 22 Time is money web
March 28, 2022 Written by
Sales optimalisation

Time is money: the importance of time efficiency

“Time is money”, the famous words from Benjamin Franklin prove that time efficiency was even in 1748 a trending topic. Today, the pressure is higher than ever to not waste any time, which has in turn influenced customer behavior. Customers today are demanding a better and faster buying experience. How can you handle this growing difficulty as a company?

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How to make a digital leap in your sales process
02 22 Digital Leap web
February 17, 2022 Written by
Sales optimalisation

How to make a digital leap in your sales process

Over the last few years, digital technologies have had a major impact on our daily lives: we wake up reading the online newspaper on a tablet, work on our laptops throughout the day, host remote meetings, and go to bed scrolling through social media on our smartphones. These changes are forcing companies to reinvent their businesses and to make a digital leap. However, merely digitalizing the internal processes is not enough. Let’s take a look at why you should transform your sales process and how you can do so in today’s modernized world.

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Recap of the new features on Hive CPQ in 2021
01 22 Recap 2021 features web
February 01, 2022 Written by
Features in Hive

Recap of the new features on Hive CPQ in 2021

The past year has been extraordinary. 2021 was the year of vaccinations, more remote work, and the attempt to catch up on the things we had to miss out on in 2020. Today, we’re taking one final look back at the previous year to see which features we treated our customers to! We added 150.000 lines of code to Hive, what kind of features does this translate to?

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Integration is a crucial part of every CPQ
12 21 Integrations crucial web
December 16, 2021 Written by
CPQ software

Integration is a crucial part of every CPQ

CPQ or Configure Price Quote platforms simplify the sales process for manufacturers. A visual configurator allows users to compose products, consult accurate prices and generate a quote instantly. To implement a CPQ, you need master data about the products and the customers. This information can manually be entered, or it can seamlessly be pulled from other systems, using integrations. Integrations are therefore incredibly important in every CPQ project. Why is that and how can you connect these systems? Read on to find out!

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The five principles of the Hive CPQ SaaS platform
11 21 Five principles Hive web
November 30, 2021 Written by
Hive CPQ

The five principles of the Hive CPQ SaaS platform

There are a lot of things for us to take into consideration when we’re building Hive as a SaaS or Software as a Service platform. The main challenge is that the system must be a great fit for a very broad range of users. What do you prioritize in that case when building a SaaS? After years of experience, we have got five principles that guide us to build a powerful CPQ platform.

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How to increase sales for your manufacturing business
09 21 Increase sales manuf web
September 23, 2021 Written by
Sales optimalisation Manufacturing industry

How to increase sales for your manufacturing business

Manufacturers are often struggling with long and complex sales processes, making it hard to increase sales. This has to do with the complex nature of the goods, but also with the fact that B2B sales requires various stakeholders to work together. On top of that, the manufacturing market has had some intrusive changes: increasingly demanding B2B buyers and global competition continue to impact companies. Increasing sales in manufacturing is therefore not as straightforward as it often is in other industries. We are bundling some tips to increase your sales again. Read along!

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What do B2B customers expect?
08 21 expectations B2 B cust web
August 18, 2021 Written by
Sales optimalisation

What do B2B customers expect?

Attracting customers is essential for the growth of your B2B or Business-to-Business company. The best way of doing so is by meeting their needs. For years, B2B customers have been distinguished from B2C target audiences. However, in the most recent years, we have been noticing a shift, initiated by the changing behavior and needs of B2B customers.

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How CPQ drives sales
07 21 CPQ drives sales web
July 27, 2021 Written by
Sales optimalisation CPQ software

How CPQ drives sales

Are you losing sales because it takes too long to make a quote? Long sales cycles kill deals. It slows down your manufacturing business on its way to growth and holds sales back. Are you also looking out for a shorter sales cycle to be able to move faster and grow? A CPQ can assist you with this process. But what exactly is CPQ? And how does it drive sales? That’s what we will be figuring out in this article.

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Why you should create quotes using automation software
06 21 Quotes automation software web
July 01, 2021 Written by
Sales optimalisation

Why you should create quotes using automation software

Quotes are formal documents sent to your clients to offer goods or services at the indicated price. A good and winning quote includes accurate prices and product information, and has proven to be a method to grow your business even further. However, if you are selling configurable products, writing quotes is usually a long and dreadful process. The complexity of the products and prices slows down the workflow, resulting in an enormous backlog of quote requests that are not followed up quickly enough to keep the customers interested.

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How Hive handled the COVID-19 pandemic
05 21 Hive in COVID web
May 31, 2021 Written by
Hive CPQ

How Hive handled the COVID-19 pandemic

It has been over a year since the coronavirus has taken over the world. The pandemic put economic life on hold in March of 2020, and while the situation is looking a lot more promising in May of 2021, the virus still has its grip on everyday business. In this article, we would like to give you an insight into how Hive has handled the sudden recession and how our company has found a way to successfully continue to grow.

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