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Leveraging 3-D for Sales Automation
Product knowledge is now readily available to buyers online, so it’s no surprise that salespeople are seeking new tools and new skills to close sales. A

actual versus budget salespeople  not necessarily reflect the actual product accurately. Today, with sophisticated product streaming and 3-D configurators delivering digital prototypes, the representatives can focus much more on understanding what and how the customer wants to buy. They can take the customer's exact specs and requirements, come back (often in real time), and conceptually present a simulated model to the buyer to verify whether the seller is on the right track—and within the customer's budget. This process is done

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