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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Model N Enterprise

Model N is well suited for large, global enterprises that need more global controls and consistency in the REV Mgmt processes.Model N might be "overkill" for a small, regional customer. It has many features designed for the global enterprise and some companies simply may not need this level of scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

It is actually well suited in most sales scenarios, perfect for the one I am operating under, which is a budding and upcoming eCommerce platform like industry buying where new SKU's across various categories and subcategories and various pricing and discounts keep on being added to the system and quoting and finding details becomes a difficult task, there in Salesforce CPQ becomes a game-changer.
Prashant Choudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

CPQ

Model N Enterprise
4.8
Salesforce CPQ
7.8
Quote sharing/sending
Model N Enterprise
6.0
Salesforce CPQ
8.2
Product configuration
Model N Enterprise
5.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.5
Configuration options
Model N Enterprise
3.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.9
Pricing rules
Model N Enterprise
3.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.4
Price adjustment
Model N Enterprise
7.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.2
Purchase history and open contracts
Model N Enterprise
7.0
Salesforce CPQ
8.0
Guided selling/Sales portal
Model N Enterprise
5.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.9
CPQ reporting & analytics
Model N Enterprise
2.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.9
CPQ-CRM integration
Model N Enterprise
4.0
Salesforce CPQ
8.3
Attachments to quotes
Model N Enterprise
6.0
Salesforce CPQ
8.2
Order capturing
Model N Enterprise
Salesforce CPQ
7.9

Pros

Model N Enterprise

  • The Opportunity and Registration management module supports linkage to pricing, debiting and capturing POS to manage items progressing thru the process.
  • The Price quoting module supports robust territory management and price security, ensuring that only authorized personnel can see assigned region / customer pricing. The workflow supports appropriate levels of price approvals.
  • The contract management module supports a diverse library of contract types, including direct OEM, Distribution, pass-thru-pricing, reference contracts, multi-currency contracts and the price approval workflow is robust.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

  • Salesforce CPQ easily maps to standard and custom fields within the opportunity in SFDC, allowing you to avoid time spent duplicating effort or copying and pasting deal criteria.
  • Salesforce CPQ connects directly to pre-determined price book, making it very easy to provide a proposal based on standard cost and/or add discounts to standard cost and reflect those reductions on the order form as appropriate.
  • Salesforce CPQ provides the ability for administrators to configure workflows for approval based on certain discount %'s on the standard cost, offering a quick and easy way to route automatically through the organization for approval.
Danielle DesBiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Model N Enterprise

  • Need to simplify data extraction and reporting to the daily users.
  • Need to improve data visuals to management and to the daily user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

  • More complex product and configuration rules seem overly complex. If any math is required in a rule, even simple quantity rules can very complicated.
  • Quote templates while easy to customize are very simple in their layout. We'd like to be able to have more dynamic and visually appealing quote templates.
  • Guided selling is lacking in very basic ways. You can't create questions with dependencies for "if this, then that" or an intuitive questionnaire or guided selling wizard.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Model N Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce CPQ

Salesforce CPQ 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The company is very easy to work with and is growing by leaps and bounds. We do not anticipate switching vendors anytime in the near future
Marcus Sandelowsky, CLSSBB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Model N Enterprise

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Salesforce CPQ

Salesforce CPQ 8.6
Based on 3 answers
After the initial set up, end users who are not the most tech savy are generally finding it easy to navigate
Marcus Sandelowsky, CLSSBB | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Model N Enterprise

Model N Enterprise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We've successfully used Model N for many, many years. It is the heartbeat of ON Semiconductor sales operations. I said that at a Rainmaker about 10 years ago and it's still true today. We continue to upgrade as new releases are available to maximize the benefits of Model N through-out our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

Salesforce CPQ 7.8
Based on 13 answers
We feel the implementation went rather smooth as we were already up to speed on Salesforce.com, and it shortened the time to launch, in my opinion. Since we went with an out-of-the-box version, there was less customizing needed to make with work in our environment and software that the salesmen use.
Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Model N Enterprise

Model N is our legacy system and none of these other companies offer products that provide the holistic business processes and economic value like Model N. It's internal modules are well-integrated and various BI tools provide excellent presentation of data, both at the analyst and executive levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

It is a strong offering if your a Salesforce customer. We previously used Panda Doc and the integration with Saleforce was just not robust enough as we've expanded. Panda Doc allowed for much more customization and control of templates. However, the pricing rules, discounting logic, and guided selling were all much more important to our overall process as we've grown.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Model N Enterprise

  • Provides enterprise-wide transparency of data and system of record for critical operational data.
  • Holistic price management tools enable us to align productivity goals for certain customers while maintaining desired overall margins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Salesforce CPQ

  • The use of Steelbrick has created significant positive productivity for Mitsubish Electric sales. An online price book and quote input function, along with the ability to clone a quote to efficiently start a new quote has improved sales process and inventory planning. This elevated our sales teams from monthly spreadsheet submissions to real time opportunity and inventory planning.
  • Use of SteelBrick also improved customer service. When a customer places an order today, the sales order processing team has ready access to approved proposals and pricing, instead of looking for the appropriate spreadsheet file containing a customer proposal.
Chris Osment | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Model N Enterprise

General

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

Model N Enterprise Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Salesforce CPQ

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Salesforce CPQ Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$301
Professional$501
Enterprise$751
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Model N Enterprise
8.0
Salesforce CPQ
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Model N Enterprise
Salesforce CPQ
9.1

Usability

Model N Enterprise
Salesforce CPQ
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Model N Enterprise
Salesforce CPQ
9.1

Performance

Model N Enterprise
Salesforce CPQ
8.2

Support Rating

Model N Enterprise
9.0
Salesforce CPQ
7.8

Scalability

Model N Enterprise
Salesforce CPQ
8.2

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