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Hive CPQ guide to leaving your review on G2
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December 11, 2023 Written by
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Hive CPQ guide to leaving your review on G2

What do you think of Hive CPQ? We are looking for authentic user feedback on our product and services. That’s why we’re partnering with G2, an independent software review website, to gather feedback. We’re interested to hear what you think, so we can learn from your experiences. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to leave a review on G2!

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Buy vs. Build CPQ software
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November 30, 2023 Written by
Sales optimalisation CPQ software

Buy vs. Build CPQ software

Companies we talk to are often challenged to decide whether to buy a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software or to build one themselves. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages. Today, we are making a comprehensive comparison of the two. We believe it is more beneficial for companies to buy CPQ software. Find out why below.

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How to meet customer needs with CPQ
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October 31, 2023 Written by
Sales optimalisation CPQ software

How to meet customer needs with CPQ

In the ever-changing world of business, customer-centricity reigns supreme. Providing tailored solutions to meet individual customer needs has become a driving force for success. Enter Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software, an indispensable tool for businesses to effectively market their products. This month’s blog post explores the capabilities of CPQ, demonstrating how it helps companies meet, anticipate, and fulfill the ever-changing customer needs.

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Configure-To-Order (CTO) Manufacturing: Empowering Customization
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September 28, 2023 Written by
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Configure-To-Order (CTO) Manufacturing: Empowering Customization

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving manufacturing industry, businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their processes and deliver innovative products to meet the demands of their customers. One such method that has gained significant popularity is Configure-To-Order (CTO) manufacturing. In this article, we will explore what CTO products are, the benefits they provide, and the key differences between CTO and Engineer to Order (ETO) products.

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Navigating CPQ Project Costs: An Overview for Manufacturers
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August 31, 2023 Written by
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Navigating CPQ Project Costs: An Overview for Manufacturers

In today’s highly competitive and fast-paced world, manufacturers all over the globe have turned towards a CPQ or Configure Price Quote strategy. It enables companies to configure products, optimize pricing calculations, and accelerate quoting, all in a user-friendly online environment. While CPQ software helps companies grow, it also comes with a price tag that demands careful consideration. In this article, we are dissecting the various costs associated with CPQ projects. By understanding these costs, you’ll be able to make a more informed decision about leveraging CPQ to help your business grow.

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A comprehensive comparison: Online vs. offline product configurators
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July 27, 2023 Written by
Sales optimalisation CPQ software

A comprehensive comparison: Online vs. offline product configurators

More than ever, manufacturers are relying on product configurators to customize their complex product offerings. However, the choice between an online and an offline product configurator can significantly impact the operations. Whether for habitual or company-specific reasons, the debate between online and offline software continues to be a hot topic. Let’s take a look at what the differences are and how to make an informed choice for your business case.

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How to make a business case for CPQ
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June 01, 2023 Written by
Sales optimalisation CPQ software Hive CPQ

How to make a business case for CPQ

In 2016, I founded Hive CPQ to help ambitious manufacturers accelerate their sales. One of the main reasons I wanted to create Configure Price Quote software is because CPQ is the kind of software that has a great impact on a company. If implemented correctly, it becomes a key strategy and efficiency ingredient. Today I’m sharing my insights on how to make a business case for CPQ. Let’s dive right in!

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CPQ implementation made easy: Meet our expert Hive CPQ team
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April 28, 2023 Written by
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CPQ implementation made easy: Meet our expert Hive CPQ team

CPQ or Configure Price Quote simplifies quoting for manufacturers of complex products. It is a powerful sales tool, but it only reaches it full potential when it’s implemented correctly. CPQ implementation is often really challenging. We have a team of CPQ specialists ready to help you every step of the way.

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Demonstrate the feasibility of CPQ with a Proof Of Concept
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March 22, 2023 Written by
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Demonstrate the feasibility of CPQ with a Proof Of Concept

Since the beginning of Hive, we have started nearly all our Configure Price Quote projects with a Proof of Concept, which we have called a Seeing Is Believing or SIB. What exactly does our Seeing Is Believing entail? What are the advantages of this approach and which results can you expect on which time frame?

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CPQ vs ecommerce: Exploring the differences and complementarity
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February 28, 2023 Written by
Sales optimalisation CPQ software

CPQ vs ecommerce: Exploring the differences and complementarity

In today’s rapidly changing economy, companies are always on the lookout for ways to improve their sales processes. In recent years, Configure Price Quote software and ecommerce have proven to be useful tools for these companies to sell their products and services in an easy way. While the two approaches might seem similar at first, there are some key differences that are important to consider. Let’s take a look at these two online solutions, their similarities and differences, and how they can complement each other to help businesses grow.

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The importance of UX design in a digitalized sales process
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December 08, 2022 Written by
Sales optimalisation

The importance of UX design in a digitalized sales process

UX design, or User Experience Design, entails any interaction a user has with a product or service and describes their emotions, from frustration to satisfaction. It plays a pivotal role in design decisions and providing positive customer experiences. But could UX design also be interesting to help drive sales? And how would that exactly work? Let’s find out.

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The Smart Forklift: How to switch to Hive CPQ
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September 28, 2022 Written by
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The Smart Forklift: How to switch to Hive CPQ

You might feel like you are stuck with your current Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) software system because you have already spent so much time and effort on its setup and maintenance. But you don’t have to stick with a solution that doesn’t work for your business. We believe you deserve to switch whenever you’d like. That’s why we created the Hive Smart Forklift, the easiest way to transition from your current CPQ to Hive. 

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