Redefine How You See Products To Sell More With CPQ

Bottom Line: Next-generation configurable products sold through Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) channels will need to flex and scale to a broader range of customer needs than ever before, making real-time integration of product design, engineering, quality production and sales a must-have to succeed. What A Successful CPQ Product Strategy Looks Like In 2020 Supporting short-notice production runs, achieving higher product quality levels, and launching next-generation products that are more configurable to customer needs is how manufacturers are going to grow in 2020 and beyond. Walk any factory floor where configure-to-order…

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Amazon reportedly changed its search results to boost more profitable products

Amazon began making changes to its search results last year to prioritize profitability over relevance, according to The Wall Street Journal. Those changes were reportedly spurred on by demands from Amazon’s retail divisions and private label team, and they’re said to have the effect of often boosting Amazon’s own products in search listings. To avoid antitrust concerns at a time when Amazon’s role as both a product maker and a platform company are under scrutiny, Amazon doesn’t directly boost products based on how profitable they are, according to the report. Instead, the Journal says that Amazon…

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Orient Electric looks to launch more IoT-enabled products

CK Birla Group firm Orient Electric plans to introduce internet of things (IoT) enabled products in segments like consumer and commercial lighting, a top company official said. The company presently offers fans, air coolers and water heaters equipped with this smart technology. Orient Electric, which has formed a retail partnership with Italy-based small appliances maker De’Longhi Group, also looks to expand premium brands De’Longhi, Kenwood and Braun to tier-II cities besides metro markets. “We will soon introduce smart products in consumer and commercial lighting. We will also increase the range…

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Life Insurance: More customer-friendly products in the offing

For all linked and non-linked products, the insurer will follow the extant ‘File and Use’ procedure for filing new or modified products/riders. In order to make life insurance products more customer-friendly, the insurance regulator has introduced changes in filing new or modified products and procedures for modifications of the existing products. For all linked and non-linked products, the insurer will follow the extant ‘File and Use’ procedure for filing new or modified products/riders. For products and riders which fully comply with extant norms and regulations, the regulator will endeavour to…

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Computer Science’s Gender Gap Will Take More Than A Century To Fix

The gender gap in computer science research won’t reach equality for more than a century, according to new research released Friday that showed computer science isn’t just lagging behind, it’s also going in the wrong direction. An analysis of 2.87 million computer science research papers between 1970 and 2018 shows that “under our most optimistic projection models, gender parity is forecast to be reached by 2100, and significantly later under more realistic assumptions,” researchers wrote. “In contrast, parity is projected to be reached within two to three decades in the…

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Top 5 Cars News Of The Week: Hyundai Venue Mild-hybrid, Kia SP2i Sans Camo, Skoda Karoq India Launch And More

This week’s news was mainly dominated by SUVs. Hyundai is considering a mild-hybrid variant for the Venue, while the Kia SP2i was spotted sans camo outside India. Talking about spy shots, the XUV300 Diesel AMT was also spotted this week and Skoda has confirmed that its midsize SUV Karoq will make its way here. Last but not the least, Volkswagen launched another special edition for the Polo, Ameo and Vento this week. Hyundai Considering Mild-hybrid Tech For Venue Turbo: Korean giant Hyundai is claiming that the Venue turbo’s fuel efficiency…

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Fair trade products become more prevalent around Mankato

MANKATO, Minn. — Jeanie Hinsman doesn’t have to spend as much time as she used to detailing the basics of fair trade as she spreads the gospel of ensuring consumers and employers pay fair compensation to the people producing the goods. “The knowledge is getting out there, but we have still a long way to go,” said Hinsman, who manages the New Ulm’s Own store, which sells fair trade items and promotes the mission. “The biggest factor in people having learned more is through the churches. We have nine fair…

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Top 5 upcoming cars in India 2019: Hyundai Venue, MG Hector, Tata Altroz and more

The Indian car market has already seen several big launches in 2019. The likes of Maruti Suzuki India, Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Motors, Honda Cars India and Ford India have either introduced new products or driven in facelifts. Some of the important launches this year have been 3rd-generation Maruti Suzuki WagonR, 2019 Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Maruti Suzuki Alto facelift, Ford Figo facelift, 2019 Ford Endeavour, Mahindra XUV300, 10th-generation Honda Civic and Tata Harrier. Even after so many launches, there is no halt to the flow of new vehicles in India…

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