Quarter 3 Update from AQ’s CEO, Jim Contardi

To our Valued Customers:

I am pleased to share this update with you, our valued customers and partners. As I indicated in my last update, we are in the process of reinventing ourselves here at AQ. This reinvention is around an ambition to reduce friction, create order, and make connections in the FES industry. The starting point has been our team. Since I joined in June, we have been strengthening our team to fulfill this ambition and better serve our customers. 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.

At the core of our ambition is delivering new product and service solutions, and the last few months have been busy. For our Dealer and Distributor customers we delivered AQ GO, a convenient alternative to our AQ CPQ desktop product, especially for DSRs on-the-go. For our Manufacturer customers, we just launched AQ Insight into early release. This product is aimed at brand managers and sales managers that want to understand how their product is performing within the category and across channels. Early feedback has been very positive, and general availability of the next version will occur in early Q1. In addition, we have made AQ Design Studio available for our US manufacturers. This service allows you to outsource the creation and maintenance of CAD blocks and Revit objects so that Designers have the most accurate and current information at their fingertips. For our Rep Firm customers, we announced the availability of SpecQuote, a tight integration between MAFSI’s SpecPath and AQ CPQ. And finally, for our Designer and Consultant customers, we are announcing the availability of our latest AQ Design Solutions suite, which includes a new Revit Plug-In, Designer 2020 and the most current AutoCAD Plug-In. If you would like to learn more about any of these, please contact sales@aqnet.com.

This is only the beginning and we will have more news to share in coming months. If you are at HOST Milan, please come by Pav 22 – UL Stand U10 U14 and introduce yourself – I would love to meet you and get your perspective on the business.

Best regards,

Jim Contardi
CEO, AutoQuotes

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