CPQ: Three Letters to Free Up Sales Time

Here’s a great article from Oracle explaining why your company needs a CPQ system!

In the short-term, getting a CPQ solution in place takes time and money, but it’s an investment that definitely pays off in the future. Once you’ve got a system set up, you’ll see your sales team become more efficient, able to respond to clients more quickly and winning the business your company wants.

Vote for us now in the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

Walpole Partnership has been nominated in two categories for the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards, which take place in October. Do not despair – voting for the awards has not yet closed, so if you’re an Oracle end user you have until 9am on September 12, 2016 to cast your vote!

The full award shortlist is on the UKOUG Website, and you will see that we’ve been nominated for the UKOUG Digital CX Partner of the Year and the UKOUG Training Partner of the Year.

We are thrilled to be in the running for these awards. We hope that our clients and contacts will recognise the hard work that Walpole Partnership has been putting in over the last few years and will support us when placing their votes!

Walpole Partnership Ltd has renewed their ISO 27001 Information Security Certificate

Walpole Partnership Ltd is delighted to announce the renewal of their ISO 27001 Information Security Certificate for a further year in conjunction with QSL ISO Quality Services Ltd. By renewing their certification for a further year, Walpole Partnership Ltd is demonstrating the company’s commitment to enhanced security of all its data, as well as the importance it places on being an ISO certified organisation.

Andy Pieroux, Managing Director of Walpole Partnership Ltd said “I’m very proud that we show our ongoing commitment to our clients and the security of their data by achieving the ISO 27001 standard once more. Cloud customers deserve to know that their sensitive data is safe, so we take this very seriously.”

About Walpole Partnership

Walpole Partnership provide expert consultancy to help you implement your Configure, Price, Quote solution. The company prides itself on its ability to help clients realise the benefits from their investment.

The team at the Walpole Partnership have worked on CPQ deployments of all sizes – from blue-chip corporations to small businesses. You choose only the elements of the service you need to complement your in-house team. Walpole Partnership has worked in many industries and works with all the major providers of CPQ solutions.

Walpole Partnership help you gain value from your investment, by sharing best practices that will benefit you. They help you avoid costly mistakes, now and in the future because they know CPQ well.

Click here to read our Security Policy.

About QSL ISO Quality Services Ltd

ISO Quality Services Ltd is an independent organisation that specialises in the implementation, certification and continued auditing of ISO and BS EN Management Standards. We also offer ISO / BS consultancy, training and internal auditing as individual services.

We are one of the UK’s leading ‘total solutions’ provider and have adopted a simple, cost effective and no nonsense route to BS EN ISO certification and have been established since May 2000. We work with a variety of clients including small one man bands up to large international multimillion turnover companies.

By running a strict ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard itself, the company is subject to on-going auditing via an external body and is therefore always looking to achieve continuous improvement.

UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards Nominations

We are thrilled to reveal that Walpole Partnership has been shortlisted for the UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards – in not only one, but two categories!

These are highly prestigious industry awards, voted for by Oracle end users – a transparent process enabling Oracle customers to decide which companies are top of their game.

The categories for which we have been nominated are UKOUG Digital CX Partner of the Year and the UKOUG Training Partner of the Year – details of the full shortlist can be found on the UKOUG Website.

Voting has just opened and will close on September 12, 2016 at midday. If you are an Oracle end user, we would very much appreciate your vote.

The award ceremony takes place at the Café de Paris, London on October 13, 2016.

Lisa Zevi joins the Walpole Partnership

Walpole Partnership welcomes Lisa Zevi as Operations Director

We’re pleased to announce that Lisa Zevi has been appointed as Operations Director at Walpole Partnership Ltd effective 01/06/16.

Lisa Zevi has twenty years of experience in sales, project management and senior operational roles. She will be focusing on the processes and systems across Walpole Partnership; ensuring that they are scalable and robust as the company grows, driving client satisfaction and enabling us to help more customers achieve their “Configure, Price, Quote” software (CPQ) goals.

Lisa said: “I am excited to be joining Walpole Partnership as we look to scale our business to meet the needs of more and more customers in the CPQ space. We have ambitious growth plans and I look forward to working with the team to ensure that our processes are robust and our delivery is second to none.”

Andy Pieroux, Managing Director at Walpole Partnership said: “I am delighted that Lisa has joined Walpole Partnership. The addition of Lisa to our management team adds the strength in depth that will drive us forward in this next exciting phase of our growth and success. Her relentless focus on customer and employee satisfaction will ensure that we grow faster, and sustainably. It is a pleasure and a privilege to have her on board.”

About Walpole Partnership:

Walpole Partnership provide expert consultancy to help you implement your Configure, Price, Quote solution. The company prides itself on its ability to help clients realise the benefits from their investment.

The team at Walpole Partnership has worked on CPQ deployments of all sizes – from blue-chip corporations to small businesses. Our clients benefit from choosing the level of service they need to complement their in-house team. Walpole Partnership has expertise in implementing solutions in many different industries and our complete focus on CPQ delivers great results every time.

Walpole Partnership help you gain value from your investment by sharing and implementing best practices that will benefit your organisation. They help you avoid costly mistakes, now and in the future, and allow you to realise the potential of sales process automation through CPQ.

Walpole Partnership on a winning streak

Our MD Andy Pieroux was very proud to come joint 3rd of 50 at the ‘KPI Pitchfest’ pitching competition on Tuesday.

We can heartily endorse the Entrevo Key Person of Influence programme for Entrepreneurs with 6-7 figure businesses.

Congratulations to all the finalists – especially the joint winners Daniel Lees and Jackie Marshall.

Thanks to the judges Dale Murray CBE, Julia Langkraehr, Julia Francis and Clive Rich – and especially to Daniel Priestley (far right, next to Andy) and Andrew Priestley for developing the programme and coaching him through it.

Andy Pieroux appointed to UKOUG committee

We’re pleased to announce that Andy Pieroux, Managing Director of Walpole Partnership has been appointed as Digital CX Committee Member of the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG).

UKOUG is a UK-based community made up of over 8,500 people working for a variety of Oracle customers, Oracle partners and Oracle Corporation.

UKOUG aims to help its members maximise their return on both their company’s and their own investment in Oracle.

UKOUG’s objectives are a great fit for Walpole Partnership and Andy is delighted to be able to serve the wider Oracle community in a new way.

Andy said “Taking this role with the UKOUG Digital CX Committee will allow us to bring the benefits of CPQ to a wider audience within UKOUG. In return we will provide insights from years of experience of SaaS based CX and sales automation tools, and can help Oracle users throughout the UK and Ireland continue their journey into the Cloud.”

Andy will be attending the UKOUG Apps15 Conference & Exhibition at the ICC, Birmingham, UK on 7-9 Dec 2015, and would love to meet up with people to discuss Oracle CPQ Cloud, and other Digital CX products from Oracle.
Contact Andy at andy@walpolepartnership.com, and find out more about UKOUG and Apps15 here http://www.apps15.ukoug.org.

CPQ London Breakfast Briefing – Wednesday 18th November

If you want to learn what CPQ can do for your business, Walpole Partnership, Oracle and Enigen are joining forces to host a CPQ Cloud Breakfast Briefing in London on Wednesday 18th November.

Our guests can join us for a complementary breakfast in the luxurious surroundings of Eight Members Club, EC2 from 8am to 10am.

You’ll have the chance to hear from Oracle CPQ cloud users who are reaping the benefits of CPQ including –

Faster sales quotes
Accurate quotes and orders
Salesperson productivity
Brand consistency

If you are interested in joining us for the breakfast briefing, please contact vipevents@walpolepartnership.com.

Walpole Partnership Sponsor Oracle Paris CPQ Breakfast Briefing

The first European Oracle CPQ Cloud Breakfast Briefing kicked off in Paris last week on 28th September. Walpole Partnership and Accenture co-sponsored the event which was attended by a wide range of enterprise guests from across France. The guests heard about the benefits CPQ Cloud can bring to their business with real and practical examples. Ingmar Hermans (pictured left) took the guests through his extensive experience of CPQ and explained how the Walpole Partnership provide world class CPQ implementation services and expertise, in conjunction with Oracle and Accenture.

In November the series of CPQ Breakfast Briefings will continue in the UK with an event in London on Wednesday 18th November which Walpole Partnership
are again co-sponsoring, this time with Enigen Sign – Oracle Specialised Partner of the Year 2014, and where we’ll be hearing from successful Oracle CPQ Cloud users in the prestigious surroundings of Eight Members Club, EC2. If you are interested in joining us for the breakfast briefing please contact vipevents@walpolepartnership.com.