Does CPQ get a bad rap?
Recruiting on CPQ related positions is hard, as very few seem to have the experience.
Often when I speak to someone who has a CPQ project under their belt, they’re not interested in doing it again.
As bad as: “No way, Chris, I’ve lost years of my life working with CPQ…”
My understanding it can get unmanageable in a hurry due to the complexity involved.
Do you feel it’s the tool itself, customers not knowing how they want it to work, or maybe it often gets overdesigned or something else?
To me, it’s a niche that seems to be in high demand, it pays well, but what’s the future look like?
Interested to hear some opinions if you’ve worked on or have come into similar frustrations with CPQ.
Now, speaking of Rap.
Rapper’s Delight (1980, The Sugarhill Gang):
I said-a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie
To the hip hip hop-a you don’t stop the rock
It to the bang-bang boogie, say up jump the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat