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Here is why Manufacturers are looking at configure, price, quote (CPQ) applications

It is every interesting to steadily see that, Manufacturers are looking at CPQ applications to enhance the customer experience, optimize the sales process, and create better alignment between engineering, sales, and production. The rise of emerging technologies is disrupting this market and creates an opportunity for manufacturers to more closely align the configure-to-quote process with greater customer engagement, leveraging innovation accelerators like cognitive learning, AI, IoT, and augmented reality, to name a few.

Configure, price, quote (CPQ) applications vendors in the manufacturing marketplace

For those who are unfamiliar, Configure, price, quote (CPQ) applications are critical to enhance customer experience, optimize sales process, and align engineering, sales, and production. IT is an important resource here because there is a critical need to integrate CPQ applications with CRM, PLM, ERP, and other enterprise systems of record to maintain the single source of truth. The following vendors have robust suites of CPQ applications used by manufacturing companies to support the sale of complex products and services, including: Apttus, Callidus Software, Cincom, Configit, Experlogix, IBM, Infor, Oracle, PROS, Salesforce, SAP, and Tacton.

A new reason to follow DINI (Deep Internet Industries) through

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DINI (Deep Internet Industries) through ICT cluster

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Defense spending in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific

It is now clear that, political instability, extremism and the war against ISIS are already fuelling defense spending in the Middle East while Asia-Pacific is likely to spearhead growth in defense spending over medium term with China's rapid military build-up & regional territorial claims driving spike in defense budgets across a number of nations based in the APAC region.

Defense spending across North, Western, South and Eastern Europe

Steadily, one can observe that, significant increase in defense spending likely by Western Europe going forward amid growing Russian threat, BREXIT and increasing U.S. diengagement as well as unpredictability towards European security. Defense spending across North, South and Eastern Europe has already been on the rise due to looming Russian threat and is likely to witness further growth with European states committed to meet the NATO's stipulated defense spending mandate over near term.

Current vision of U.S. and Europe in terms of Defense spending

Globally, one can observe that, nations, countries are working to address potentially significant security challenges from terrorism and extremism. In U.S., there is a long term momentum driven by the need to continuously enhance capabilities, fostering cutting edge, next generation technologies; led by the LRS-B, JLTV, JMR-FVL, T-X Trainer, JSTARS & AMPV programs; that are likely to drive and spearhead defense spending in the U.S. over medium to long term. According to Research and Markets, the focus in Europe, however, remains on hardware replacement along with plugging capability gaps while addressing resurgence of conventional threats and potentially significant security challenges from terrorism and extremism.