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iQuoteXpress Launches Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution
iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest

product tracking calendar  as a true 'whole product solution' to support sales teams with critical processes, tracking leads to generating professional proposals that close sales.”   It is interesting that iQuoteXpress is extending its solution further onto the front end of the sales cycle. The majority of configure, price, quote (CPQ) software vendors have been pushing the CPQ capabilities down the sales cycle, leaving the lead-tracking stages to the customer relationship management (CRM) tools. By taking on this earlier stage

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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