Let’s say that you are one of our many customers who have successfully gone live and revolutionized the way you sell your manufactured products to your customers, dealers, and distributors. Or perhaps you are using a different CPQ platform that has not yet seen the light and does not offer a fully cloud-enabled tech stack. First off, you should be congratulated on this achievement! However, now is not the time to simply rest on your laurels, while your competition takes strides to be more agile and deliver a superior experience to internal and external users alike.
You have seen the trends in the past years with other departments and app teams migrating to cloud hosting, and do not want to risk becoming a dinosaur of the past by needing to maintain or perpetually upgrade the server, network, and storage infrastructure necessary to run these critical business applications. Perhaps they have even shared some of their experiences with you about how easy the process was to do so, and the amount of their day-to-day life has been freed up from rudimentary maintenance and monitoring tasks.
Today, we will not be delving into the benefits of your company adopting a macro cloud strategy. There are countless articles and studies that have been published that do a fantastic job of outlining this. While those all certainly are applicable here, we would like to focus on the specifics of the numerous advantages Infor CPQ Cloud Edition conveys over previous on-premise iterations.
One of the hottest trends in technology today is the rapid adoption and evolution of Business Intelligence (BI). Gone are the days where it was considered sufficient for a vendor to simply say “Yes, we provide reporting”. When it came time to actually implement the system, your team was often left holding the bag with 1-2 canned/plain reports and had to custom develop the ones that users and executives wanted to see, often using outdated technology. Sound familiar?
With CPQ Cloud Edition, you have access to our Analytics Platform that includes prebuilt dashboards and widgets with powerful filters that surface up pertinent information from the Infor Data Lake, with more being added with each release. Curious about what your top selling product lines are, or the take rate on a particular value-added service? Now the power of your data works FOR you to aid in strategic decision making.
Infor Operating Services (Infor OS)
The CPQ Cloud Edition is seamlessly integrated into the Infor Operating Services framework. This provides a one stop shop to house all your critical business applications. Infor OS also allows for quick and seamless collaboration on time sensitive or hot quotes/orders with your colleagues through Ming.le. Utilize workflows to route approval processes through the required steps in a fraction of the time previously required. Jump and link back and forth between Enterprise Quoting and Cloud Suite Industrial from within a browser window on your tablet while you wait for your flight to visit your next key prospect.
New Robust APIs and Change Management
Extensibility is a key feature for any system to be judged as successful in 2022. Leverage updated and easy to use APIs and WebServices to connect to other key business applications and endpoints. Connect the new e-Commerce adapter to popular B2C platforms or your company webstore. Customize the look and feel of the quoting and ordering process to suit your businesses unique needs and brand, without worrying about jeopardizing the future path of taking new features and updates. Speaking of updates, did you know that new features and functionality for CPQ are now only being released on the cloud platform? You can also have the ability for more users and SMEs involved in the configuration build process quickly and easily with code branch merging, workspaces, profile level access control at the entity level, and rapid design rulesets functionality to go to market even faster.
Modern UI And Performance Uplifts
Take advantage of our second-generation configuration engine, which is only available in the CPQ Cloud Edition. Customers have reported at least a 4x uptick in their configuration processing time, with some much higher than that! Delight your end-users with a refreshed quoting and configuration UI that is lightning fast and inherently responsive to any device and screen size.
When is the right time to move to Infor CPQ Cloud? Well, there is no time like the present. Are you ready to take the next step in embarking on a next generation quote to cash journey? Give us a call at 586.464.4400 or visit Godlan.com today!