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Understanding Low Code Development Platforms, and How They are Becoming Critical for Businesses

by Mike Nieburg in CAD/CAE, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, Finance and Insurance, Low-Code Development Platform, Simulation, Uncategorized

Spreadsheets are the original low-code development platform (Wikipedia). With spreadsheets, people who are typically directly involved in a work process can create applications that they need, quickly and normally without IT involvement. These people are not dedicated programmers, nor are they members of their company’s IT department, hence we refer to them as “citizen developers” […]

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Spreadsheets: How Much of a Problem Are They?

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, CAD/CAE, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, News, Simulation

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Spreadsheets: How Much of a Problem Are They? Written by  Keith Meintjes It is often said that MS Excel is by far the most widely used engineering tool on the planet, and I suspect that is true. But, there are many concerns over proper management and governance of spreadsheets. In CIMdata’s engagements […]

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The Three Most Common Excel Headaches, and an Aspirin-free Approach to Eliminating Them

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, Finance and Insurance

Excel is universally loved for its flexibility, power and agility, but probably nearly as universally loathed for three problems it can create when users attempt to share critical spreadsheets, namely: 1. Lack of version control – most of us have personally experienced the scenario of losing track of which copy of a spreadsheet is the […]

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Don’t Invest in That Expensive CPQ Solution Just Yet

by wpadmin in All Blog Posts, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote)

If your company sells products or services that are highly configurable, and your processes are not “cookie cutter,” then Excel is probably being used somewhere in your quote generation procedure. You are likely struggling with the ensuing chaos—version control challenges, proprietary information exposure, lack of an audit trail, and so forth. It is critical to […]

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EASA Software Featured in Bloor Research InDetail Paper By Philip Howard

by Sebastian Dewhurst in All Blog Posts, Appification, CAD/CAE, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Democratization, Excel Spreadsheets, Finance and Insurance, News, Simulation

Bloor Research, independent IT research, analysis and consultancy firm based in Europe (bloorresearch.com) published an InDetail paper on rapid codeless application development and deployment software EASA (easasoftware.com). The InDetail paper, authored by Philip Howard of Bloor Research, provides an executive summary of EASA’s capabilities, as well as an in-depth analysis of EASA’s capabilities and applications. […]

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The dilemma: Replace Excel with dedicated CPQ software for quoting & proposal generation? Maybe not…

by Mike Nieburg in Appification, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Excel Spreadsheets, Finance and Insurance

There are situations when Excel is an ideal solution for CPQ, for example when your configuration mix is small and uncomplicated, with few people generating proposals and tight budgets for software investments. But as you scale up to a larger group of users, with increasing proprietary information, need for approvals and a generally more regimented […]

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What is “Appification”?

by Mike Nieburg in All Blog Posts, Appification, CAD/CAE, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Democratization, Simulation, Uncategorized

Web deployment and application building has begun to germinate some new definitions for old terms, and in some cases spawned brand new ones. Words like “appification,” “webification,” “democratization” and their related verb forms are becoming increasingly added to the software lexicon. Appification has most often been associated with the rapidly emerging mobile environment (see http://www.igi-global.com/dictionary/appification/50128), […]

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Using A CPQ Software Solution To Save Your Business Money

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote)

Putting together proposals and figuring out pricing for new or potential customers is often a painful process, especially if your products or services are highly configurable based on the customer’s requirements. For you, there is no such thing as a quick and easy price list or barcode scan. Each proposal is as different and individual […]

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How Insurance Industry Leader Zurich Financial Uses EASA for Innovation

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote), Excel Spreadsheets

The insurance industry is a competitive one, and companies that occupy this sector need to be constantly improving their processes to stay successful. One of the biggest challenges that insurance groups face is how to effectively and efficiently price their products.  The pricing process for insurance providers is a complex one where many factors, some […]

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How Streamlining Proposal Generation Can Put You Ahead of your Competition

by EASA Software in All Blog Posts, CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote)

It’s a common concern of nearly every business owner, large or small: how do I get more business, and differentiate myself from my competition in the process of attempting to earn that business? Often one of the things that can help you win a bid for new work is fast turnaround time of your proposal.  […]

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