Customer quoting and pricing can be complex for distributors and manufacturers who have a significant number of products and customers. Sales teams can often struggle with identifying and quoting optimal pricing that balances profitability and competitiveness.
Automating and integrating your pricing and quoting processes can quickly lead to increased profitability through better controlled margins and sales growth through consistent, fair, and timely market pricing.
Through Tour de Force’s partnership with SPA, Inc., we provide an end-to-end automated quote-to-order solution that provides both the functionality and visibility that your sales teams need to better manage customer relationships, pricing, and margins.
Join us for our webinar, Drive Greater Profits with Expert Pricing and Quoting, taking place on Thursday, May 24th at 2:00 pm EST, where we will highlight the challenges you face and display our integrated solution. Hosting this webinar will be Ryan Elliott, Vice President of Customer Experience at Tour de Force, and David Bauders, CEO and Founder of SPA, Inc.
David founded SPA, Inc. to help companies of all sizes increase profitability through improved pricing strategy, analytics and performance training. As President and CEO, he has worked with over 200 manufacturing businesses and over 400 distribution businesses over the last 25 years. David is a recognized leader in field of strategic pricing and delivers seminars worldwide on a variety of pricing-related topics. He and SPA have been featured in a variety of publications including The Wall Street Journal, IMARK NOW Magazine, Industrial Supply Magazine, Inside Business Magazine, Modern Distribution Management, and many industry publications. Prior to founding SPA, David worked for Booz & Co as a management consultant responsible for pricing and marketing strategy and worked as a line pricing manager for IBM Credit Corporation. He earned a BA from Oberlin College in Economics and Government and an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Finance from the University of Michigan.
With over 17 years of experience in Software Support, Development, and Consulting, Ryan has been with Tour de Force since 2013. He began his career with us as a Business Consultant and has since held various key positions including Senior Application Engineer and Senior Product Manager. Ryan received both his Bachelors in Computer Science and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Findlay.
In the Tour de Force office, if you have a question about a process or the Tour de Force product, Ryan is a great resource. His promotion to Vice President of Customer Experience has delved him almost completely inside the world of our customers to assist them with their challenges and business processes.