Pricefx Partners with Bain & Company to Launch the Pricing Industry’s First Big Data Powered Benchmarking Platform
PricefxPlasma Provides Businesses with a Unique Edge to Improve Pricing, Strategy and Execution
Pricefx, the global leader in cloud-native pricing software, launched PricefxPlasma, the first big data powered benchmarking platform for the pricing industry. Powered by Bain & Company, PricefxPlasma leverages real world pricing data mapped to industry standard key performance indicators (KPIs). Businesses can discover strategic insights on their own pricing processes and performance as compared to market averages using benchmarks on a pre-defined set of industry relevant KPIs.
“Every company is looking for an edge over the competition and pricing is one of the strongest levers for success in the marketplace,” said Marcin Cichon, CEO and co-founder at Pricefx. “By launching the first pricing analytics and intelligence platform via a joint project with our valued partners at Bain, Pricefx is giving its customers a whole new level of cross-industry insights. PricefxPlasma is a revolutionary new offering for the pricing industry, providing businesses the information and insights to improve pricing efficiency and effectiveness and uncover new opportunities for revenue growth.”
PricefxPlasma combines a massive amount of anonymized and aggregated transaction and quoting data from industries, sliced and segmented by region, industry and other factors. Data is then compiled into more than 20 pricing performance benchmarks, delivered in intuitive visual outputs and designed to answer the most important pricing analytics questions.
KPIs currently measured in PricefxPlasma include:
- End-to-end price waterfall: detailed price buildup, including on- and off-invoice discounts, cost elements, geographical prices, list prices and margin elements.
- Deal approval process: deal velocity, the percent of deals outside discount guidelines, the number of steps in the approval process.
- Price setting: the value capture of price increases, the number of list price changes per year.
- Measures of customer and product concentration: the percent of customers/products to reach revenue deciles.
Companies often struggle to understand how their pricing practices measure up to industry best practices. Additionally, according to a Bain & Company survey, many B2B companies do not provide their salesforce with the right tools and data to make effective pricing decisions.
“Companies typically assess the effectiveness of their pricing strategy and execution using a combination of anecdotal data, generic or poorly defined benchmarks, and a lot of guesswork,” said Robert Kugel, Senior Vice President and Research Director at Ventana Research. “Having reliable industry benchmarks derived from real world data provides businesses valuable insight to how they measure up to their peers. PricefxPlasma is an attempt to make useful benchmarks readily available and consumable. Having reliable pricing data also can help businesses identify market trends that enable them to make better decisions about strategy, investments and products.”