It's common for manufacturers and distributors to have thousands of customer-specific pricing agreements
Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 10, 2007
Zilliant, the leading provider of price optimization and management software for business-to-business (B2B) manufacturers, distributors and service companies, today announced the general availability of ZPPS 6.5. Among the many enhancements in ZPPS 6.5 are improvements in price "campaign management." Zilliant's price campaign management streamlines the process of updating customer-specific sales agreements in response to changing market dynamics and business tactics. Closing the loop between central price moves and customer-specific agreements enables companies to maximize price capture and profitability as campaigns are rolled out across the customer base.
"It's common for manufacturers and distributors to have thousands of customer-specific pricing agreements," said Eric Hills, vice president of marketing at Zilliant. "Updating all of these agreements is too complex for manual approaches, and as a result most campaigns fail to achieve their targeted financial impact. Zilliant's price campaign management fixes this major source of profit leakage by enabling central pricing teams to work effectively with sales to specify, analyze, and execute price and product updates."
Key ZPPS 6.5 enhancements include:
- Price Campaign Management: out-of-the-box integration between ZPPS Price Manager and ZPPS Deal Manager for Agreements coordinates price and product updates across tens of thousands of customer agreements. Embedded analytics and supporting workflow enable central pricers to collaborate efficiently with sales agreement owners to evaluate impact and negotiate optimal outcomes.
- Agreement Lifecycle Management: automates the renewal, updating and analysis of agreements including changes to prices and products introduced by price campaigns.
- Price Optimization User Interface: simplifies the management of business rules and policy constraints that influence price optimization results.
- Platform compatibility: all ZPPS applications are certified on the latest Microsoft technologies, including Internet Explorer 7, Office 2007, and the Microsoft Vista operating system.
Zilliant is the leading provider of price optimization and price management applications for manufacturing, distribution, high-tech, and industrial service companies. Zilliant Precision Pricing Suite (ZPPS) uses existing transactional data to improve decisions across all facets of price analysis, setting and execution. ZPPS applications combine powerful price segmentation and optimization science with easy-to-use business applications to help companies achieve the best pricing possible on every deal, increasing profits by tens of millions of dollars. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Zilliant is a privately held company. Investors include Austin Ventures, Cardinal Ventures, JP Morgan Partners, SMH Capital and Trellis Partners. For more information contact Zilliant at 877.893.1085 or visit http://www.zilliant.com.