In the course of this study, Aberdeen looked at the use of Sofon Guided Selling by Elekta (head office in Sweden). Elekta is a leading supplier of modern medical instruments that help medical specialists to combat serious illness. Elekta selected Sofon Guided Selling to improve configuration and forecasting and to support their sales staff in effectively putting together error-free quotations.
Until recently, producing quotations was a fairly laborious process. Making client needs clear to the Product Management department – responsible for configuring and generating quotations – was time consuming. Elekta sped up this process with Sofon Guided Selling. Their sales staff are now capable of independently configuring systems for their clients, without repeated consultation with Product Management. The new automated process has reduced the sales cycle, as products are configured correctly from the beginning. According to the Aberdeen Group, the current solution makes it possible for Elekta to produce a quotation in half an hour, a significant reduction compared to the half or whole day previously necessary!
The Aberdeen study shows that Sofon user Elekta performs considerably better than other users of product configuration and quotation generation solutions in the area of time reduction in producing quotations and orders.
On February 12th Sofon is organizing a webinar (online seminar) in which the Aberdeen Group, Elekta and Sofon discuss the results of this research. You can also take part in this webinar, which is to be held in English. If you would like to register please visit http://in.demt.nl/
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About Sofon: Sofon is the supplier of sales support software under the name Sofon Guided Selling. With Sofon, quotes, contracts, orders and other sales documents are put together simply, quickly and without error. Among other things, Sofon Guided Selling supports calculation, configuration, visualization and document generation in any language desired. This decreases sales costs, reduces delivery times, increases the chances of winning business...