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The Salesforce CPQ Implementation Handbook

By : Madhu Ramanujan
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The Salesforce CPQ Implementation Handbook

By: Madhu Ramanujan

Overview of this book

Salesforce CPQ is innovative software that enables you create better quotes, improve quoting accuracy, and maximize sales and deals. It also provides a quick analysis of profits and losses, helping you improve the overall execution of sales processes, and allows a great deal of flexibility for your prospects, customers, and business partners. The book starts with the Quote-2-Cash business process in Salesforce and shows you how to assess when a business needs to implement CPQ. You’ll then progress to configuring opportunities, quotes, and CPQ products. As you advance, you’ll understand how to define and configure price books, price rules for CPQ quote automation, multidimensional quoting, and more. Next, you'll look at how to configure CPQ guided selling and create package configurations, contracts, and amendments. Later chapters will demonstrate how to perform data migration from a legacy system and the order in which the objects are to be migrated. You’ll also explore CPQ billing and its advantages with the help of different use cases before learning about Industries CPQ and how it is different from standard Salesforce CPQ. Finally, you’ll discover best practices for achieving optimal CPQ performance and avoiding performance bottlenecks. By the end of this Salesforce book, you’ll be able to implement Salesforce CPQ for any business.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Getting Started with Salesforce CPQ Implementation
Section 2: The Next Stage of the CPQ Journey
Section 3: Advancing with Salesforce CPQ

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Salesforce CPQ Implementation

In this chapter, we will learn what Salesforce CPQ is, as well as begin to identify situations and business needs that can be aided by Salesforce CPQ. Typically, sales personnel spend a lot of time creating quotes, calculating prices, seeking approvals, and working through multiple legacy systems. These legacy tools may not be up to date and so are inaccurate, leading to delays in closing deals as well as impacting customer satisfaction. Salesforce CPQ helps to automate and streamline sales processes and create quotes quickly and efficiently, resulting in increased business revenue, the ability to forecast efficiently, and increased customer satisfaction.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The relationship between the sales process and cloud computing
  • Understanding the quote-to-cash process
  • Introducing Salesforce CPQ
  • Salesforce CPQ advantages
  • Salesforce CPQ versus Industries CPQ
  • Installing Salesforce CPQ

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to install Salesforce CPQ either in a Salesforce test environment or in a production environment. You will also understand when your business needs Salesforce CPQ. With the examples provided in the upcoming chapters in this book, you will learn how to configure, test, and automate Salesforce CPQ.