PROS to Showcase Quoting Solution at Dreamforce 2012; Drives Sales Effectiveness Using Big Data
Helps Companies Price Accurately, Quote Confidently, Win Profitably
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PROS® (NYSE: PRO), a world leader in pricing and revenue management software, today announced plans to demonstrate its newly enhanced quoting solution PROS Quote2Win" for Salesforce at Dreamforce 2012. Scheduled for Sept. 18-21 in San Francisco, PROS will be in booth 1440 where it will showcase its cloud-based mid-market solution.
Also at Dreamforce 2012, PROS Vice President, Product Marketing, Patrick Schneidau, will conduct a breakout session that underscores the importance of real-time big data and sales effectiveness in todays competitive business climate. The address Let Your Big Data Give You A Competitive Edge: Outsell, Outmarket, Outsmart is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5:00 p.m.
PROS Quote2Win" helps transform the sales experience, with streamlined quoting and account-specific pricing in one easy-to-use application. Developed as a native application on the Force.com platform, Quote2Win also eliminates the challenges of managing multiple price books and custom spreadsheets. Sales reps can respond more quickly to the time-killing process of pricing and discounting, which enables them to spend more time selling.
Today, the winning sales game is based on speed and agility, said Kevin Fitzgerald, PROS vice president, mid-market sales. Theres never been a more difficult selling environment, and reps are looking for new ways to increase their win rates with quote creation thats easy, quick and accurate. At the same time, sales managers need to follow deals and track sales decisions. With Quote2Win, weve enhanced the quoting process and made pricing management easy, right inside of salesforce.com.
Nexidia, a leading provider of customer interaction analytics solutions for business transformation, recently implemented Quote2Win.
At Nexidia, we continue to grow at an extraordinarily fast pace, said Nexidia Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Thomas Allgood. With growth of this magnitude, our sales team faced the challenge of creating quotes quickly enough to meet their customers requirements. The ease-of-use and the simplicity of Quote2Win enable our sales team to spend more time selling and driving new business, which accommodates our accelerating growth. With Quote2Win, we have a complete point-and-click interface, a full documentation portal, and an Excel connector for data uploads and downloads, so everyone from our sales team to our Salesforce admin wins.
With Quote2Win, sales reps increase their quote delivery speed, with easy-to-use workflows familiar to salesforce.com users:
Create accurate quotes faster: With Quote2Win automated pricing, sales reps no longer have to search for the right prices in different price books, or waste time cutting and pasting data between spreadsheets and salesforce.com. They simply add a product to their quote, and Quote2Win produces the account-specific price, accompanied by discounting guidance, relevant promotions and customer-specific sales intelligence.
Move quotes more quickly: Sales reps gain immediate feedback on the quality of their deals, with visual indicators that provide floor, target and expert discounting guardrails. Reps are empowered to set the right prices with minimal management intervention since approval thresholds are instantaneously visible. High-scoring deals are immediately approved, which speeds quoting and quickly puts bids into the hands of customers.
Align price setting with price execution: Pricers and sales operations teams can easily load and centrally manage account-specific pricing, discounting guidance and promotions as a single, active price list directly inside salesforce.com. Prices, pricing guidance and promotions for every product and account are automatically populated in reps quotes, enabling them to respond more quickly to their customers.
Drive unprecedented performance: Sales managers can manage both account and sales rep performance, with new dashboards that provide even greater insights. Theyre able to coach their teams toward high-value opportunities and gauge the effects of quoting decisions on the sales pipeline.
To schedule a meeting with PROS at Dreamforce 2012, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1-855-846-0641.
To learn more about Quote2Win, visit the PROS website.
Dreamforce 2012 is the industrys largest cloud computing and enterprise technology event, welcoming more than 70,000 registered attendees to experience the power of the social enterprise. With more than 650 sessions and 350 cloud companies in the expo, attendees can participate in interactive sessions, hands-on training with cutting-edge technology, thousands of live demos and unparalleled networking. In addition, Dreamforce welcomes special guests Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Tony Robbins, entrepreneur, author and peak performance strategist; and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dreamforce 2012 offers attendees everything they need to succeed as a social enterprise in four days, under one roof.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (PRO) (NYSE: PRO) is a leading provider of prescriptive pricing and revenue management software for companies in the manufacturing, distribution, services and travel industries. PROS gives customers far greater confidence and agility in their pricing strategies by providing data-driven insights into transaction profitability, forecasting demand, recommending optimal prices for each product and deal, and streamlining pricing processes with enhanced controls and compliance. With more than $460 billion in revenues under management, PROS has implemented more than 500 solutions in more than 50 countries. The PROS team comprises more than 600 professionals, including 100 with advanced degrees and 25 with Ph.D.s. To learn more, visit www.prospricing.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the functionality and benefits of pricing software to organizations generally as well as the functionality and benefits of PROS software products. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon PROS historical experience with pricing and big data software and its current expectations of the benefits of pricing and big data software for organizations that implement and utilize such software. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described herein include the addressability of an organizations pricing and revenue management needs, the risks associated with PROS developing and enhancing products with the functionality necessary to deliver the stated results and the risks associated with the complex implementation and maintenance of pricing and big data software such as PROS software products. Additional information relating to the uncertainty affecting the PROS business is contained in PROS filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent PROS expectations as of the date of this press release. Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and PROS disclaims any obligations to update or alter these forward-looking statements in the future, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Yvonne Donaldson, 713-335-5310
Source: PROS Holdings, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012