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Score 6.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apttus

I would not recommend this product to anyone. This product is hard to manage, requires development in house which becomes expensive. The tool itself is extremely expensive for the features it delivers. And ultimately, the sales "bait and Switch" will occur on you, which will require you to buy more licenses or add-ins that were not planned on to get the desired feature set.
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ConnectWise Sell

The most powerful features are the fact that you can see when your clients have viewed your quote, and that it can pull in real-time information about the products you are selling. It is all online-based, so you can use it from anywhere which is a big advantage over other quoting tools that I have used. We don't use the procurement capabilities, but for quoting pricing and customer visibility it works fantastically.
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Feature Rating Comparison

CPQ

Apttus
5.8
ConnectWise Sell
7.1
Quote sharing/sending
Apttus
6.3
ConnectWise Sell
7.6
Product configuration
Apttus
5.5
ConnectWise Sell
6.9
Configuration options
Apttus
6.3
ConnectWise Sell
6.8
Pricing rules
Apttus
6.3
ConnectWise Sell
7.3
Price adjustment
Apttus
5.6
ConnectWise Sell
7.4
Purchase history and open contracts
Apttus
6.0
ConnectWise Sell
7.5
Guided selling/Sales portal
Apttus
4.5
ConnectWise Sell
6.6
CPQ reporting & analytics
Apttus
4.8
ConnectWise Sell
6.1
CPQ-CRM integration
Apttus
7.6
ConnectWise Sell
7.0
Attachments to quotes
Apttus
4.9
ConnectWise Sell
7.7

Pros

Apttus

  • Apttus CPQ handles complex pricing rules with ease. We have tiered pricing, user based pricing, and quantity pricing discounts. Apttus CPQ allows us to easily provide correct pricing based on attributes of the sales rep, the customer and the product.
  • Apttus CPQ administration is easy compared to similar products. As a product available on the Force.com platform, we were able to cross train our Salesforce administrators and take on the additional administrative overhead without significantly increasing our sales operations team size.
  • Apttus CPQ is flexible. We are able to rapidly test and deploy new pricing models and offers using the Apttus model.
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ConnectWise Sell

  • ConnectWise Sell does an excellent job of neatly presenting quotes and proposals to the end user. There are multiple different options for the look and function of the quotes. There are also options for custom quote templates that are designed directly for your organization.
  • ConnectWise Sell does a reasonably good job of connecting to and working with Autotask. It took our organization about 6 months to figure out the correct way to flow from quote to invoice with our systems. Sell will easily pull in your customer information from Autotask into a quote and allow you to send the quote direct from your email.
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Cons

Apttus

  • As a SAAS solution with a large amount of R&D being invested, there is functionality that is becoming standard in the platform that previously would have required some customer customization. The incorporation of the standard functionality will require regression testing and migration off of custom code. In the long term this is a positive, but in the short term does create some overhead with testing.
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ConnectWise Sell

  • I'd like to see ConnectWise Sell develop a more user-friendly environment for advanced form and template design that doesn't require developer skills or consulting engagements. in order for us to develop these forms makes us reliant on consultants. These engagements are worth the cost, but sometimes we just don't have time to wait for them to be delivered.
  • I'd like to see ConnectWise Sell automatically generate a quote for items such as warranties or services that are expiring in ConnectWise Manage. This would save us a tremendous amount of time preparing quotes.
  • I'd like to see a new version automatically created when changes are made to a quote with the ability to reverse or revert back to a particular version. Sometimes people make mistakes and delete or change something they shouldn't have. Or customers want a change to version 1 only to change their minds when you send them the updated one, and want to go back to the original one.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apttus

Apttus 9.9
Based on 9 answers
It is critical to our sales process. We are not satisfied with all aspects of the product and have gone through many tough experiences with their PS, support, and PD teams -- but we're not unhappy enough to re-build what we're already built
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ConnectWise Sell

ConnectWise Sell 2.0
Based on 10 answers
We are in our 4th year with Quosal and fully expect to renew again and again. With their development of additional features such as the Order Porter, Visual Quoting and others, we see the adoption rates continuing to rise while making our time to quoted shorter and shorter. Quosal and ConnecWise's vision of automated quoting is an exciting frontier that we are very happy to be a part of
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Usability

Apttus

Apttus 8.0
Based on 1 answer
I cannot rate as I am not an end user.
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ConnectWise Sell

ConnectWise Sell 1.0
Based on 4 answers
Quosal is a very solid product with a LOT of functionality. Quosal has two main products that they offer, 'Quosal Sell' and 'Quosal Create.' If you are looking for an "out-of-the-box" or "ready to use" quoting software, I would recommend Quosal Sell. If you are interested exploring advanced functionality and integration or have a resource on staff willing to assume an "admin" role, I would highly recommend Quosal Create.
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Reliability and Availability

Apttus

Apttus 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As a native Salesforce.com app, it's up as long as Salesforce.com is running.
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ConnectWise Sell

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Apttus

Apttus 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

ConnectWise Sell

ConnectWise Sell 6.3
Based on 5 answers
I dont think we use this tool to potential
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Support

Apttus

Apttus 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Tier1/tier 2 support can only handle native functionality. Customizations have to be escalated to developers which aren’t included in the support program.

I go ahead and copy the people I directly worked with on implementation for assistance. I would rate them an 8 for support assistance.
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ConnectWise Sell

ConnectWise Sell 3.0
Based on 6 answers
Have to wait till 11pm EST time to get someone knowledgeable. That sucks truly. Almost half my day is gone. They need to provide premium support, where I can contact a "real" Quosal rep, anytime of the day or night 24/7
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Online Training

Apttus

Apttus 7.0
Based on 1 answer
We attended 5 hours worth of webinars early on.

We had to understand how objects worked to figure out how to structure our data.

I would have liked more in-depth training but it would have been an additional cost
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ConnectWise Sell

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation

Apttus

Apttus 1.0
Based on 3 answers
Be iterative. Take the opportunity to build a catalog based on how Apttus works well. Learn the tool yourself or use an SI. Take the time to build a configuration / pricing migration tool with X-Author for Excel or roll your own. Stick with OOTB Apttus as any customization will cost you every time a new version is released
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ConnectWise Sell

ConnectWise Sell 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Great implementation, the Quosal team has a smart and well planned process to guide your team through the process. More importantly, they understand the challenges with change and user adoption.
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Alternatives Considered

Apttus

At the time of selection, we assessed other configuration tools to include Selectica and Big Machine. We decided on Apttus because of it configuration flexibility and the fact that it was built on the Salesforce.com platform. That allowed us to configure and customize for our specific use case. It also gave us other capabilities such as integration to the CRM and ability to generate reports and dashboards
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ConnectWise Sell

When it comes to the quoting layout Sell gives you so many more customization options. The item inventory is also easier to maintain. Sell is by far the best selling module that I have used thus far and it has helped keep us more organized.
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Scalability

Apttus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ConnectWise Sell

ConnectWise Sell 8.2
Based on 5 answers
Connectwise Sell is listening and building their software to fit the needs of their customers. Sell is consistently looking to us for feedback and making sure their product is working for us as partners/customers. We feel we are generally behind on getting to know their updates and software upgrades. They are a great vendor and wonderful corporation.
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Return on Investment

Apttus

  • I cannot speak to lead conversion because we used it solely for the CRM component. I did like the reporting functionality, which was very customizable, so if I wanted to know how many customers agreements were terminating 3 months out, I could run a report for that. This made our lives much better.
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ConnectWise Sell

  • Customer satisfaction improvement. It's an impressive and professional way to present information that our customers appreciate. They not only have a clear way of knowing exactly what is being proposed, but now have another method they can use to easily track and organize approved/ not-approved quotes.
  • Improved brand consistency. We have a reputable, trusted image that projects across our client portfolio (not to mention within our community) and this system helps to promote and maintain our transparency and professional image.
  • Following up and referencing past quotes is made easy and quickly, which has benefited us from a time-cost savings perspective.
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Pricing Details

Apttus

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ConnectWise Sell

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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