UI based configuration is the best and also collaboration is also the best from Apttus. All salesforce will love the collaboration. I would like to recommend about collaboration for the same. Xauthor is also one of the brilliant reporting tool most of them will have to have the same. Most of the setup and configuration is very hands on and its very easy to validate.
1. Apttus CPQ
2. Collaboration request.
the above 3 are best I worked so far.
Not just Apttus but with any CPQ, clearly work through your processes and how your information evolves through the flow. Ensure your systems of records are available in a manner the allows for easy integration into CPQ so your CPQ platform doesn't evolve into your system of record. Work through your product structure and attributes to for a clear point of view as to what attributes are resolved at selection versus those that are tweaked through the process. As a SFDC shop, the benefits of choosing a native SFDC solution has continued to to validate our decision.We have invested heavily in a java-based guided selling solution sitting on top of Salesforce.com. It was important to find a partner that was tightly integrated to this platform. Additionally, we recognized that this was only the beginning of our CPQ journey and wanted the ability to evolve our platform and grow the breadth and depth of our solution.
We selected Apttus based on several key factors; 1. native salesforce, 2. highly configurable with a lot of strong out-of-the-box functionality, 3. customization leverages apex and visualforce, 4. highly scale-able, 5. easy maintenance of output documents via X-Author, 6. wide variety of potential add-on solutions via the products continually enhancing UI centric elements and the underlying engine. We continue to benefit from our decision to use a native SFDC solution, allowing us to adjust our solution via SFDC's declarative and programmatic customization...