5 Ways Intelligent Agents Are Revolutionizing CPQ

The rapid development and launch of intelligent agents by Apttus, Infor, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and others are creating a new era of intelligent selling. Intelligent agents capable of completing quotes, contracts, recommending upsells, cross-sells and pricing are driving the future of CPQ.

UK high street sales weak as shoppers focus on buying essentials

Spurt in spending in April was result of late Easter not upward trend, say Barclaycard and British Retail Consortium

Barclaycard and the British Retail Consortium have warned that a spurt in spending in April was the result of the late timing of Easter and said the growing squeeze on incomes meant the underlying trend in high street activity was weak.

The two surveys found that rising inflation had resulted in consumers devoting an increasingly share of their pay packets on household essentials.

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UK firms struggle to find employees – even before Brexit bites

Snapshot of the jobs market by Recruitment and Employment Confederation finds there are fewer people available to fill vacancies

Employers in the UK are struggling to fill vacancies after the sharpest drop for more than a year in the number of available candidates, according to a report that points to more recruitment difficulties ahead once Brexit bites.

Even before the potential restrictions on immigrants once the UK leaves the EU, firms are reporting skills shortages across a range of more than 60 roles, including engineers, IT specialists, care workers and accountants.

Related: City banks could move at least 9,000 jobs from UK due to Brexit

Related: City firms say they won’t be ready for Brexit in two years

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