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December 02 2019

Give Your Integrations a Powerful Teammate with CPQ  

CPQ Integrations with your CRM, ERP and PLM can change how you do business

Your business and your favorite sports team have more in common than you would think. For example, would you want to have a team of role players combined with one superstar, or one great player and a few inefficient ones? If you’re anything like me you’d like a team that works in unison to achieve a goal instead of wasting your time waiting for inefficient players to change. Integrations may be the teammate you've been looking for. 

That begs the question, why would you have inefficient processes in your manufacturing operations? Having accurate configurations and quoting are critical for the bottom line of your business which makes accuracy critical to your success. This makes it important to have all your systems integrate seamlessly within one another to maximize success, profit and customer experience 

Every System Plays a Role 

Keeping that idea of team play when it comes to your business integrations is a great way to demonstrate how having a harmonious flow of data and information can help in so many ways. Your CRM system (Dynamics 365, Salesforce, SAPis a great way to understand your interactions with potential customers, but it can only do so much when it comes to creating your product for them. Your ERP (SAP) also plays a part in how you sell your products. Sending your expected product to an ERP system for final review can be a tricky process when configuring and quoting complex products. This is where the ball gets dropped and the inefficient player shines with items such as spreadsheets with customer data and product information.  

As you know, spreadsheets are messy and can lead to incorrect versions and lost data. Not to mention human error and inefficient processes can cost your company time and money. Your CRM and ERP systems aren’t going anywhere don’t worry, it’s time to look at how to better optimize them to maximize how you sell your product.  That’s why it’s time to consider pairing your CRM and ERP with a new teammate, CPQ.  

Manufacturers that fail to invest in digital commerce will lose deals to competitors.

Making the move to CPQ does not need to be complicated. Tacton CPQ for manufacturing makes it easy with integrations to leading platforms including SAP, Salesforce.com Sales and Manufacturing Clouds, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle Sales Cloud, and other ecosystems with an open API:

  • Tacton Smart Commerce extends Salesforce with capabilities that make configuring and selling custom products easier than ever. Offered through AppExchange, Tacton CPQ for Salesforce integrates your customers’ data into Salesforce. Developed specifically for the manufacturing industry, Tacton helps your sales team to configure, price and quote with 100% accuracy.
  • Tacton Smart Commerce CPQ integrations with Microsoft Dynamics and simplifies manufacturers’ unique workflows. Enable a frictionless buying experience for your customers by allowing your sales team to deliver the optimal quote every time.
  • Tacton integrates with the tools you use to run your business, whether it's SAP C4C or Oracle Sales Cloud, we integrate seamlessly into any CRM or ERP system. Tacton’s CPQ integrations make it easy for you to connect your digital business initiatives with the tools you already use.
  • Tacton Smart Commerce for SAP ECC and VC integrates your data by eliminating manual maintenance, syncing data across your systems, automatically aligning configurations and quotes, creating a simplified, personalized buying experience for your customers, closing complex deals faster. Tacton offers out of the box integrations to SAP ECC and VC. Additionally, our open API enables integrations into any SAP system.

Let CPQ be Your Data Superstar 

Pairing your CRM and ERP systems with integration to CPQ combines teammates that can help your business thrive internally and when preparing quotes for customers. Instead of doubling your team's workload by entering data in two different places, keep all your master data in one spot. That even includes updates to product portfolios and new pricing! By pairing your systems with a CPQ you can remove human error and ensure your sales team confidence that they are using the right data, every time.  

Ensuring your integrations run smoothly can change how you do business, so what are you waiting for? Team up your CRM and ERP systems with Tacton CPQ and watch the wins pile up while you leave the competition in the dust!  

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