Quotation and Proposal Management Available with Cincom Acquire

Cincom Acquire helps industrial manufacturers increase win rates. Worldwide software provider Cincom Systems announces that its Quotation and Proposal Management is the latest component available of its new enterprise sales portal software, Cincom AcquireTM. Cincom Acquire is a leading enterprise sales portal solution for companies that sell complex products and services. It is designed to fill the gaps in traditional CRM- and ERP-based systems such as guided selling, channel and distributor collaboration, sales and product configuration, quotation and proposal management, project and bid management, and contract and order management.

Cincom Acquire’s Quotation and Proposal Management component enables sales teams to spend more time closing deals and less time producing documents. It can be easily integrated with a product configurator, business rules engine, workflow management or other components.

Specifically, it provides:
• A centralized quotation database
• Customer and contact information
• Knowledge-based document configuration
• Automated generation of complex proposals based on document templates
• Integration of product and configuration data
• Proposal revision control
• Knowledge-based workflow automation
• Complex costing and pricing
• Multi-language/multi-currency support
• Automated sales-order generation

Cincom Acquire has helped manufacturers selling industrial engineer-to-order or configure-to-order products successfully streamline their sales, design, and proposal processes by delivering critical product and sales knowledge to the point of sale, while significantly reducing “quote to cash” time. Cincom has helped manufacturers reduce proposal generation time from five days to 15 minutes, decrease time to close a sale by 80 percent, and cut lead times from 14 weeks to six weeks.

Built on the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server architecture, Cincom Acquire makes use of the Microsoft tools that employees use every day such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Project. Cincom Acquire includes “out-of-the-box” integration with SAP, salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other systems. Cincom Acquire was nominated for Microsoft’s 2008 Office Business Application of the Year. For more information about Cincom’s products and solutions for complex manufacturers, visit cincom.com/manufacturing.