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PPSDALLAS18 Pricing Workshops & Conference Event – A RECAP | Professional Pricing Society

PPSDALLAS18 Pricing Workshops & Conference Event – A RECAP | Professional Pricing Society

The Fall Pricing Workshops and Conference event was an incredible time in pricing marking another successful event! We hosted over 450 pricing professionals from all across the country and several from across the globe for a jam-packed week of education, networking and pricing fun. Keynote Speakers delivered messages to a room filled with business professionals interested […]

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

Pricing Practitioners: Are you winning the data intelligence game? | Pricing Matters

PPS Fall Session to Showcase Intelligent Data-Driven Pricing Strategies Today, commercial pricing success demands new ways of managing data. Pricing organizations are tasked with managing increasingly large and complex data sets coming from diverse sources that change rapidly. As a result, there is a failure to operationalize pricing strategy over a long-term horizon. Pricing organizations […]

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Report highlights significant variation in healthcare costs | Augusta Free Press

Unlike insurers and employers, those without health insurance have very little information to help to negotiate costs.  On VHI’s website, consumers can gain leverage by using the average amount health insurance companies approve.  “With the release of the 2016 Healthcare Pricing Transparency report, VHI continues to serve as an unbiased resource for consumers trying to […]

AI & Machine Learning in the Pricing World | Pricing Matters

AI & Machine Learning in the Pricing World | Pricing Matters

In today’s fast-paced world, rapidly evolving data and software driven strategies are imperative to creating sustained commercial pricing success. Good processes and experienced personnel alone are no longer enough. It is nearly impossible to rely on spreadsheets, custom software tools, and empirical observation to properly manage the complexity of becoming a “data-driven” pricing organization. That’s […]

The Pricer’s Four-Step Guide to Tariff Response | Pricing Matters

The Pricer’s Four-Step Guide to Tariff Response | Pricing Matters

With the latest round of tariffs going into effect last Thursday, many companies are turning to their finance and pricing teams to provide a strategic response that maintains profitability without disrupting demand. To help navigate the complexities of tariffs, Vistaar has put together a four-step guide that allows finance and pricing teams to be nimble, […]

A Pricing Leader’s Journey | Professional Pricing Society

A Pricing Leader’s Journey | Professional Pricing Society

In this guest post, learn from a pricing leader’s journey what it’s like to transition from an entry pricing career to leading a Keynote presentation at the Pricing Workshops and Conference event of the season. Pricing expert Scott Sinning, CPP, Director National Pricing for Graybar Electric, shares his first-hand experience attending our Spring Pricing Workshops […]

How Well Does Your Pricing Organization Learn From the Field? | Pricing Matters

How Well Does Your Pricing Organization Learn From the Field? | Pricing Matters

Unlock latent potential with price experimentation With every price quote or posted price, there is an opportunity to learn about the market, and in turn, improve pricing. Yet, a tremendous amount of the information is not captured, systemized or utilized, neither by people in pricing nor the algorithms they employ. The potential in learning from […]

Sales Organizations Benefit the Most from Pricing Software, Just Ask a Soccer Fan | Pricing Matters

Sales Organizations Benefit the Most from Pricing Software, Just Ask a Soccer Fan | Pricing Matters

The traditional core objective of pricing technology was centered on the identification of the margin leakage. The pricing team operated the software and provided sales with insights to mitigate the margin erosion. Put another way, the software served as a business intelligence support system with considerable human intervention. From the sales person’s vantage point, the […]

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy: Are You Ready? | Pricing Matters

Amazon Enters the Pharmacy: Are You Ready? | Pricing Matters

A few weeks ago, Amazon.com, Inc. announced that it will be acquiring PillPack, the full-service online pharmacy that delivers to your door. It is no secret that the Retail Pharmacy landscape is unquestionably challenging, but it is about to get even more aggressively competitive. Are you ready? Retail pharmacies will need to evaluate their current […]

Tariffs: Fighter Pilot Strategies Businesses Can’t Afford to Ignore | Pricing Matters

Tariffs: Fighter Pilot Strategies Businesses Can’t Afford to Ignore | Pricing Matters

Modern pricing software easily simulates the margin or revenue impact of any potential price changes so that pricing managers and leadership can decide based on expected impact as opposed to hoping for the results. Manipulating multiple spreadsheets to calculate potential price impact outcomes is not only frustrating but increases the risk of inaccuracy for every […]