The Overcast CPQ component is installed into Salesforce and connected to SAP within hours or days. The real-time integration to SAP is via public APIs so there is no requirement for a large SAP add-on to be installed. As all the master data and business logic remain in SAP, there is no requirement for a big piece of logic in Salesforce that attempts to mimic the SAP variant configuration and pricing rules – something that is very costly and difficult to achieve. The user interface is in Salesforce CPQ while the master data and business logic stays in SAP, letting you leverage your large investment in SAP pricing and variant configurations.
The Overcast CPQ components include:
- Real-time SAP Pricing simulation
- Real-time SAP Variant Configurator integration for CPQ dynamic configurations
- Real-time SAP Variant Configurator integration for Salesforce pre-configured variant creation
- Replication of SAP pre-configured variants to Salesforce
The level of Salesforce CPQ integration can be tailored to your needs but the best first step is for you to install Overcast CPQ and run it against your own SAP and try it out.