Apttus has become a CPQ leader (in addition to the CLM leadership) in the salesforce.com ecosystem almost overnight. Apttus is a software and product company that was born in the cloud, multi-tenant on day one. In a matter of just a few years, Apttus has developed complex CPQ capabilities that include product catalogs, groups, hierarchies, entitlements, nested configurations (product bundles and sub-bundles), solution selling (products and services bundles), and guided selling at any levels with intelligent constraints to reduce sales errors and customer confusion. There is an attribute-based search capability and asset-based ordering for existing customers.

Here is a full report of the vendor’s CPQ product, their future in the marketplace, and a look at how they stack up to similar vendors, courtesy of Technology Evaluation Centers.