Archives: Steelbrick

Schisms in the #CPQ World, Icertis Scores Apttus’ Product Guy

When Salesforce acquired quote-to-cash vendor Steelbrick last year, many in the technology community were a little aghast. Salesforce was a big investor in Apttus , a company with a similar product focus to Steelbrick, albeit at an arguably broader and higher level.  Read the source article at Computerworld

.@Apttus Looks to the Future with Bots and Virtual Reality

Last year Apttus, which provides pricing, quoting and contract building on the Salesforce platform was growing at a crazy rate. It appeared to be headed to IPO or a Salesforce purchase when it got a punch to the gut. Salesforce bought Steelbrick instead. Read the source article at TechCrunch

Apttus Preps for IPO with $88 Million in Late-Stage Funding

Apttus, a cloud software company that automates the process of turning sales calls into signed contracts, has closed another $88 million in late-stage funding that CEO Kirk Krappe said will likely be its last infusion before an initial public offering in the first half of 2017. Read the source article at

3 Ways Salesforce Admins Can Increase Sales Efficiency

SteelBrick’s latest whitepaper reports that two out of three quotes sent to customers result in a loss. The biggest reasons? Pricing errors, mismatched products, and quote generation taking too long. Read the source article at Bluewolf

Configure-Price-Quote Integration Effective for Salesforce

 SteelBrick’s technology gives Salesforce users the ability to generate quotes on the go, which they say has increased efficiency and forecasting accuracy. “But as far as product-wise, SteelBrick has always been pretty solid.”  Read the source article at Salesforce news, tips and videos

Are’s Growth Expectations Realistic?

Over the past five years, Salesforce has been killing it with annual double-digit growth in both revenue and profit. Have feelings about the company’s business performance reached levels of over exuberance? Are expectations realistic, and how could it all translate into stock performance? Read the source article at

25 Genius Apps that Should Not Be Missing from Your @Salesforce Instance

There are over 2,800 apps on the AppExchange, with new apps added every day. That means if there’s a business challenge you’re facing, there’s likely an app for that. However, finding and installing the right apps in your instance might be as tough as saying Chatter Dashboards three times fast. Stop the tongue twisters: Here’s • Read More »

Cloud startup Vlocity raises $42 million led by Salesforce Ventures

Industry cloud startup Vlocity has raised $42.8 million in a funding round led by Salesforce Ventures, with participation from Accenture. Founded in early 2014, Vlocity has honed in on the industry-specific cloud approach, with a portfolio built entirely on the Salesforce Customer Success Platform. The San Francisco-based startup’s Salesforce ties don’t end there. Vloctiy was • Read More »