Sofon Guided Solutions

by Sofon Guided Solutions

5 / 5 31 reviews
Sofon Guided Solutions

Who Uses This Software?

Companies selling customer specific products and services.

Average Ratings

31 reviews
  • Overall 5 / 5
  • Ease of Use 5 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 3 / 5
  • Value for Money 4 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$30,000.00/one-time
  • Free Version No
  • Free Trial No
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
  • Training In Person
    Live Online
    Documentation
  • Support Business Hours
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Sofon Guided Solutions
  • http://www.sofon.com/en
  • Founded 1998

About Sofon Guided Solutions

Sofon is a Sales Automation solution that simplifies, accelerates and improves the sales process of customer specific products or services. Sofon helps sales employees to easily and quickly translate customer requirements into error-free professional proposals and quotations. Quotations can be automatically transformed into production orders. Sofon guides sales to choose the best product fulfilling the needs of the potential buyer and to help them to a buying decision.

Sofon Guided Solutions Features

  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Approval Workflow
  • Guided Selling
  • Product Configurator
  • Proposal Generation
  • Quotes / Estimates
  • Renewal Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • eCommerce
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Commercial/Industrial
  • Cost Database
  • Data Import / Export
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Financing Management
  • Labor Rates
  • Quotes/Proposals
  • Scheduling
  • Takeoff
  • Back Order Management
  • Customer Database
  • Inventory Management
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Order Management
  • Real Time Order Entry
  • Remote Order Entry
  • Shipping Management
  • Warehouse Management
  • 2D Drawing
  • 3D Modeling
  • Analysis & Constraints
  • Custom Pricing Options
  • Inventory Management
  • Recommendation Engine
  • eCommerce
  • Automatic Formatting
  • Calendar Management
  • Collaboration
  • Contact Management
  • Content Repository
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Signature
  • Knowledge Library
  • Pipeline Management
  • RFP Management
  • Requirements Management
  • Revision Management
  • Task Management
  • Templates
  • Version Control
  • Automated Quoting
  • Catalog Management
  • Client Portal
  • Contact Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Discount Management
  • Pricing Management
  • Product Configurator
  • Call Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Channel Management
  • Commission Management
  • Contact Management
  • Contract Management
  • Customer Database
  • Email Marketing
  • Field Sales Management
  • Lead Management
  • Opportunity Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Proposal Generation
  • Referral Tracking
  • Sales Forecasting
  • Territory Management
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Correlation Analysis
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Modeling
  • Exception Reporting
  • Graphical Data Presentation
  • Modeling & Simulation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Sales Trend Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis

Sofon Guided Solutions Most Helpful Reviews

Unbeaten in ease of use and value for money!

Reviewed on 27/04/2011
Pieter L.
Project Manager
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: The product data and rules are maintained by the people that have the knowledge, not by it-people. Though 'off-the-shelf', the tool is highly flexible and easy to use. We could not perform without it.

Pros: The Aebi Schmidt Group (www.aebi-schmidt.com) manufactures outstanding, world-wide-distributed agricultural, municipal and special equipment.
With a customized range of products and services we offer our customers appropriate solutions for almost every problem.
All our products (silo spreaders, snowploughs, snow clearing machines, compact sweepers, mounted sweepers, implement carriers, transporters and mowers) are configurable, from a few options to many highly complex options with multi-level dependencies and calculations. We use Sofon to maintain and spread the product knowledge amongst all our sales offices all over Europe. With Sofon a salesman is able to make a good-looking quotation in a short time without much product knowledge. Sofon supports the whole quotation process, and when a quotation becomes an order, a sales order and the complete bill of material and routing is created in our ERP system (SAP). Changes are handled too.

Cons: no real Cons

Sales staff makes 90% of quotations without the help of Engineering

Reviewed on 30/11/2012
Vincent S.
ICT Manager
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Value for Money

Comments: With Sofon our quotations are of excellent quality, both in terms of contents and lay-out.

Pros: MarFlex is a developer and manufacturer of electrical deep well pumps for the shipping and offshore industries. The abundance of options and combinations made it difficult for the sales staff to provide an accurate quotation quickly; they often needed the help of our Engineering department. We searched for a provider who could meet all of our needs and Sofon turned out to be the best option for us. After an implementation of six months, we went live with Sofon. With Sofon, Sales no longer requires the help of Engineering for 90% of quotations. Sofon makes sure we do not make any errors and offer the correct combination to our customers. We are extremely pleased with the results we achieved with Sofon. Our quotations are of excellent quality, both in terms of contents and lay-out. We often simply copied text from old quotations and spend time at checking through the text. Now we know Sofon is always right. We no longer have to read through it and can send it off with confidence.

Cons: No major Cons.

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