Prospects of CPQ: evolving toward industry platforms

Krista Sorri, Miika Kumpulainen, Marko Seppänen, Michael Dunne, Kai Huittinen

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    Since CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) suppliers are often referring to their products as platforms, a question arises as to what extent present CPQs have such characteristics supporting platform ecosystems. In this paper, the features of seven case CPQs are compared to each other and to the critical characteristics of a multisided platform. CPQs have diverse features, and most are very similar to their competitors. CPQs are internal platforms, but they typically do not have the characteristics of industry platforms that enable multisided ecosystems. Some CPQs are clearly on the way to becoming true multisided platform ecosystem enablers, but none of the case CPQs studied was ready yet.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 9th International Workshop on Software Ecosystems
    Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2017
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventInternational Workshop on Software Ecosystems -
    Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

    Publication series

    NameCEUR workshop proceedings
    ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


    ConferenceInternational Workshop on Software Ecosystems
    Period1/01/00 → …

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    • Publication forum level 1


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