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AutoQuotes chief gives update as company continues reinvention process

Jim Contardi

AutoQuotes CEO Jim Contardi has given an update on the company’s plans to reinvent itself.

Contardi, who joined the team in June, said that the firm’s reinvention was centred on the ambition to reduce friction, create order, and make connections in the foodservice equipment and supplies industry.

He said that the starting point for this process was strengthening the team to fulfill the ambition and better serve its customers.

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He said: “We are combining the best of our existing institutional knowledge, industry relationships, and FES expertise with new expertise in application software, digital marketplaces and data analytics.

“At time of this writing, 15% of our team is new to the company in the last 4 months.”

Contardi went on to detail some of the accomplishments the firm has managed to achieve since he came on board.

He pointed to the launch of AQ GO – an alternative to the AQ CPQ desktop product -and the release of AQ Insight, aimed at brand managers and sales managers that want to understand how their product is performing within the category and across channels.

Contardi said that early feedback for these products had been very positive.

AQ Design Studio, a service that allows manufactures to outsource the creation and maintenance of CAD blocks and Revit objects has also been rolled out in the US.

For rep firm customers, the brand announced the availability of SpecQuote, a tight integration between MAFSI’s SpecPath and AQ CPQ.

And for its designer and consultant customers, it is announcing the availability of its latest AQ Design Solutions suite, which includes a new Revit Plug-In, Designer 2020 and the most current AutoCAD Plug-In.

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