1. SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing Configure, Price, Quote Applications 2017 Vendor Assessment, by Heather Ashton, April 2017, IDC # [Doc US41156617e].
This IDC study presents a vendor assessment, through the IDC MarketScape assessment model, of vendors offering configure, price, quote (CPQ) application suites to the manufacturing industry. The IDC MarketScape model reviews both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that describe current market demands and expected buyer needs for professional services.
The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses the offerings and capabilities that vendors are delivering to the market, what they have to offer relative to the other vendors in the assessment, and the key success factors expected to be the most significant over the short term and the long term.