Choosing the right CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) software involves a lot of research. It’s not easy to commit long-term to a software when you only know its features and functionalities. Even if you find a few promising solutions, you should take advantage of one thing – free demo! 

A free demo is an overview or demonstration of the software hosted by the representatives of the company. It’s usually done over a video call and most often than not you choose the time of the demonstration. 

 Free demos have a lot of benefits, and they can be an important factor that will determine your purchase.  

Seeing the software in real-time 

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By taking the opportunity of free demos, you can offset the learning curve and get to know the software first-hand. Demos are a great way to see the important features in action. When your providers give you the demo, they show you each feature and teach you how

 to use it to its full potential. 

Demos can also give you a closer look at some features that you heard of. Most often than not, the demo will show you the full capabilities of the software. Overall, the demo gives you the idea of the software, whether it can solve all your problems or automate your processes. 

A demo will give you a better idea of whether the software can provide what you need: if it is easy enough to use, if it can accommodate your needs, and if it can be smoothly integrated with other systems.  


Overall, a demo is the key to making sure you understand the software completely.  


Get to know your providers 

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In addition to getting to know the software, you’ll meet your providers! You get a closer look at the team you’ll be working with for the next couple of months (or even years!). When you’re picking out the solution for your company, you should know the level of support that will be provided to you.

In a demo, you’ll see how the team communicates and how they explain certain features. You’ll find out if they can articulate explanations clearly and what their mindset is when solving problems.  

Demos give you a better idea of whether or not the provider you are considering is the one that you want to partner with in the future. During your demo, pay attention to their attitude, knowledge, and their willingness to help. 


Asking all the important questions 

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One of the biggest advantages of demos is that they are the perfect chance to speak to a real person and get answers in real time. Use this opportunity to ask all the burning questions about the software. You can also ask to see some features again and express any insecurity you have about them. 

You can also get more information about pricing, payment, and integration. The demo gives you faster, precise, and personalized answers that you won’t get from reviews. It is a one-on-one experience that allows the representative to focus on solving your pain points.  


In conclusion, a free demo allows you to spend the shortest amount of time testing and researching a product while having most of your burning questions answered. You can determine whether this software will solve your problems. The real benefit is having a conversation with a real person, and they can give you tailored information about the product.  

It’s a great opportunity to get to know your providers and see if their solution can scale with your company. You can find out what the options are before and during implementation and if your company is a good fit for that software. 

Lastly, a free demo is not a binding contract. You can schedule a demo just to see how the product works, without any further steps. 



Schedule a free demo to experience zipCPQ 

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zipCPQ is a cloud-based configure, price, and quote software fit for companies that offer configurable products and services. zipCPQ features a 3D real-time visualization to offer a unique customer journey. zipCPQ is becoming a

 driving force in the manufacturing industry, supporting businesses that manufacture cranes, cylinders, and conveyor machines.  You can schedule a demo anytime you want to see how it works!