Check out this great article from Brian Friedman posted on the Oracle SMB Business Blog recently. The applicability of professional CPQ solutions like Oracle CPQ Cloud to the SMB market is vastly underrated. With integrations unlocking the power of joined up systems, it can be a great investment, and often younger or smaller organisations don’t have so much ‘cruft’ to unpick or remove when they're streamlining their processes. In fact it can be a lot easier and more cost effective to implement Oracle CPQ in SMBs than in larger or more established organisations.
We are thrilled to announce that Walpole Partnership has once again been shortlisted for the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) Partner of the Year Awards in the UKOUG CX Partner of the Year category.
Ingmar Hermans and Antoine Jansen from Walpole Partnership recently spent a few days in Paris at the extremely insightful CPQ Heroes event. Just over twenty Oracle Sales Engineers (SEs) who are directly involved with CPQ attended the event. We felt privileged to be able to meet the majority of the SEs individually, and were also given the opportunity to present to the group and explain how Walpole Partnership uniquely adds value during a CPQ implementation process.
For many sales teams, the biggest challenges are reducing sales cycle time, increasing order values, and improving margins. Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) platforms can bring a 75% reduction in quote cycle time, 93% reduction in order processing time, and over 65% in labour time per quote.
The positive results your business will achieve from implementing cloud-based CPQ aren’t the end of the story - there’s a lot to be learnt from how your sales process evolves after implementation. Here’s how to measure and learn from your results.
It’s always flattering to be asked by an amazing global corporation if they can republish our thoughts! We've had our blogs posted by Oracle and SmarterCX.com before, but this is the first time that we've had anything published by Oracle's Small-to-Medium Business Blog which is really exciting. Make sure you check out the post 'CPQ and Faster, Smoother, Easier Audits'. Thank you Oracle Corporation for being a great company to partner with!
Unless you have avoided all media for the last month or so, you’ll be aware of the Football World Cup on Sunday. If you’re no longer supporting your team, you may be turning your attention away from the final game – so let’s take a moment to look at another popular sport, golf, which might be a welcome distraction for some! Walpole Partnership felt privileged to support the CSI Charity Golf Day 2018 last week, in aid of the Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) systems are designed to help sales teams produce accurate quotes, customise orders, and create sales-winning proposals. Without a CPQ system, sales cycles are longer, win rates drop, and sales channels can be disjointed. Sales opportunities could be leaking from your business. Here’s how CPQ technology can plug the gaps.
Walpole Partnership is delighted to be celebrating its 5th birthday this weekend! As you may have spotted we like to challenge ourselves to write posts which bring seemingly un-relating topics together. So for our special birthday post we're going to take this to the next level – merging the subject of how we do things at Walpole Partnership with a 5 year old's birthday party!
Configure, price, quote (CPQ) platforms can transform the speed and accuracy of quotes and sales orders, but implementing a system can be problematic. Over-planning, trying to solve too many problems at once, and not delivering for your sales team can lead to wasted budget.
We're very proud of our managed service offering for CPQ, and especially of our partnership with the pioneers of managed services for Oracle CX - BPI OnDemand.