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What I like best is the ease of use to be able to track all opportunities and quotes in my daily sales tracker I also like the fact that you can reorganize the view for your opportunities. For instance, it is very similar to a spreadsheet where you can filter them by date, dollar amount, name, and several other ways. I found this to be less appropriate when we have to do multiple roles while assigning one task to multiple users. Column resizing within the Quote Line Editor is not supported in the
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It Instantly accesses the actual analytical data. What I like the most is the great possibility to manage the marketing expenditure or all the marketing tasks under the tool. Everything works particularly well because the front end is always very clearly structured and you always have a glimpse. However, complexity can be reduced in upcoming versions.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review The platform makes it easy to monitor progress and generate and view reports, which helps us better understand the data we've gathered. Case management from beginning to end is excellent, and the mobile application is incredible but somewhat limited in functionality, although it is well worth using. Intuitive and easy to use, it is possible to manage multiple emails and establish a pattern for automated responses. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Their customer support is very difficult to reach out to - there needs to be a better option to chat with customer support than to constantly be transferred to different departments. The help pages could be more informational and user friendly. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
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
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I know what SAP CRM can do in the future. We are very happy with the product and think it is a great choice for both SAP ERP users and even those who do not use other SAP products. We have both Salesforce and SAP CRM, and we feel that Salesforce is a good product for a few years, but SAP CRM is a more fully-featured product and is a better choice for complex organizations capable of running installed software of this complexity. It is often just a question of budget.
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After the initial set up, end users who are not the most tech savy are generally finding it easy to navigate
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Using SAP CRM can help boost productivity, efficiency, and marketing strategy. Improvements are needed to make the architecture more user-friendly. Training is required, which is never easy when a new employee joins. It's not just for a single domain but for multiple threads that run simultaneously in companies.
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Product was mostly available. A couple accessibility issues did exist when sending API calls, and there was either no response, or a delayed response.
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There have been some issues with multi-year pricing of certain products and services which we have been assured will be resolved but I guess are still underway, the support team apart from this has not been needed much and in the rare scenarios, it has been needed the resolutions of conflicts has been prompt and quick, so the overall support would have my high regards for being so helpful and customer-oriented so as to assure good performance of their toolset and customer satisfaction.
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I never asked for support from SAP people and it was just our internal colleagues who were trained for this. Not sure if there is an option for them to help us in case of day-to-day issues we might face. I wish they had a better UI which would need lesser support.
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Training was mostly completed over a couple conference calls, and reading the API documentation. Our developers were able to implement quickly after reading the documentation.
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The API documentation is good. Development team was able to implement in under two weeks, and normally we were told it was a 12-14 week process.
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There is no comparison to a fully functional instance of CPQ. Nothing comes close due to the amount of customization and ease of use that CPQ offers once it's fully built out. Other solutions may be easier to build or administer, but for the users and business needs, CPQ is the best solution possible.
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The main reason we decided to change the service is that the one we had previously had flaws in some of its functionalities such as sending email marketing and that is why we decided to make a change and adopt a new service to eliminate any persistent problems. Before acquiring "SAP CRM", we first evaluated all its functionalities and it seemed like a very good alternative since it has everything we need to address various job roles within our company.
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The platform is simple to use in many departments, and performance can be monitored effectively. The majority of channels have been digitalized, which has boosted output and enhanced consumer experiences. The majority of applications from different departments have been integrated with the ERP system, which has improved teamwork and standardized processes. Sales representatives may go deeper and give potential customers the most helpful information by monitoring performance.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Fast user adoption due to easy of use web based user interface compared to traditional SAP transaction codes. Streamlining of business processing due to consolidation of functionality within SAP Sales Cloud screens. Lower cost of integration to SAP ERP ECC or S/4HANA using prebuilt seamless connectors. Read full review