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Score 6.8 out of 101
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Score 8.4 out of 101

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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Valooto

Valooto is well suited and can act as a replacement (or brand new) quote to cash tool for any organization. Coming from basic quoting functionality within Salesforce, we had some idea of what we wanted and were already leaps beyond quoting out of Word documents / Excel sheets (as many still do).
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Feature Rating Comparison

CPQ

Apttus
5.8
Valooto
9.0
Quote sharing/sending
Apttus
6.3
Valooto
9.0
Product configuration
Apttus
5.6
Valooto
9.0
Configuration options
Apttus
6.3
Valooto
9.0
Pricing rules
Apttus
6.3
Valooto
9.0
Price adjustment
Apttus
5.7
Valooto
9.0
Purchase history and open contracts
Apttus
6.0
Valooto
9.0
Guided selling/Sales portal
Apttus
4.5
Valooto
9.0
CPQ reporting & analytics
Apttus
4.9
Valooto
9.0
CPQ-CRM integration
Apttus
7.6
Valooto
9.0
Attachments to quotes
Apttus
4.9
Valooto
9.0

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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Valooto

  • Flexible product line items.
  • Transparent step-by-step walkthrough.
  • Easy sync to Salesforce and contracts look clean.
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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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Valooto

  • Implementation takes a long time.
  • More U.S.-based support staff.
  • Further flexibility around product line items.
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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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Valooto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Apttus

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Valooto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Valooto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Valooto

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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Valooto

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Valooto

We had the basic quoting functionality within Salesforce but were quickly outgrowing that as our deals grew in size, structure and complexity. The primary competitor we evaluated against Valooto was SteelBrick and we chose Valooto due to the promised faster implementation, lower cost and it being a more streamlined solution.
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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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Valooto

  • Ease of use for AEs/CSMs.
  • Transparency to Controller/CFO.
  • Accuracy within Salesforce forecasting.
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Pricing Details

Apttus

General

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

Valooto

General

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

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