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Apttus

Top Rated
39 Ratings

Vendavo

8 Ratings

Apttus

Top Rated
39 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 101

Vendavo

8 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Apttus

Apttus is well suited to provide an SFDC integrated CPQ experience. It can handle complex configurations and multiple languages. As a company that was transitioning off of a legacy CPQ solution, the adoption by our users was seamless with training lasting less than 4 hours. The user experience between SFDC and Apttus is so smooth that I would have a hard time imagining using Apttus independent of SFDC. That being said, I have heard they are developing an integrated experience with other CRM/ERP platforms. You will be best served if you are integrating with a platform that Apttus supports.
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Vendavo

Vendavo is well suited for large organizations with complex pricing scenarios. Vendavo is very flexible to implement to different businesses. Global processes can be done in Vendavo with a single instance on most occasions with diverse business processes without compromising much of the current business processes.
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Feature Rating Comparison

CPQ

Apttus
6.5
Vendavo
Quote sharing/sending
Apttus
7.1
Vendavo
Product configuration
Apttus
6.7
Vendavo
Configuration options
Apttus
7.1
Vendavo
Pricing rules
Apttus
7.1
Vendavo
Price adjustment
Apttus
6.9
Vendavo
Purchase history and open contracts
Apttus
6.1
Vendavo
Guided selling/Sales portal
Apttus
5.2
Vendavo
CPQ reporting & analytics
Apttus
5.7
Vendavo
CPQ-CRM integration
Apttus
7.6
Vendavo
Attachments to quotes
Apttus
5.9
Vendavo

Pros

  • Their solution completely solved our problems
  • They have an incredible team
  • Very easy to work with
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  • The charts and graphs that you can pull from Vendavo are easy to read, and easy to work with.
  • Reporting - You can save individual reports and run them consistently. They are also easy to tweak for a more specific application.
  • Export capabilities were great, it was easy to grab data from Vendavo.
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Cons

  • Change management: Pricing changes are difficult to deploy, no regression testing for existing configurations.
  • Administrator usability: Very easy to create problems with price list items firing unintentionally which leads to price list item sprawl. No holistic testing tools to make sure you've set up pricing / rules the way you intended.
  • X-Author has limited capabilities to include related objects - our Quote header object has several hundred fields that serve no purpose but to make form generation more stable / faster.
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  • Not a fault of Vendavo, but management needs to clearly align how they want to have things set up, or there will be headaches during set up.
  • Data inconsistencies from the end user company were common, again not the fault of the Vendavo software but also didn't solve the issue.
  • No Oracle version.
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Likelihood to Renew

Apttus10.0
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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Usability

Apttus8.0
Based on 1 answer
I cannot rate as I am not an end user.
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Reliability and Availability

Apttus10.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not heard of any issue
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Support

Apttus8.0
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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Online Training

Apttus7.0
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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Implementation

Apttus1.0
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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Alternatives Considered

More robust than the competition from what I hear. I was not here when Steelbrick was installed
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I have not used any other products similar to Vendavo.
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Return on Investment

  • Generated more than 12,000 quotes since we installed 3 years ago. Related to >164MM in deal bookings.
  • Training is not straight-forward as each instance is different. So, having a tools ops person to understand the deep offering is important.
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  • Helped drive better business decisions.
  • Increase in overall margin.
  • Better understanding of specific markets.
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Pricing Details

Apttus

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

Vendavo

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