This is tacton

Tacton is a world leader in sales and product configuration

Our ground-breaking technology redefines how product configuration is managed – making it dramatically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products.

Tacton is where you are

Tacton is 220 people, working from offices in Stockholm, Chicago, San Francisco and Karlsruhe. Our partners and resellers are located across the globe – from Tokyo to Texas.

A team with 15 + years of CPQ and manufacturing know-how

The engineers and consultants at Tacton are some of the best and most experienced in the field. With a deep understanding of the manufacturing sector, we can advise on modularity, and how to get the most out of CPQ in engineer-to-order or configure-to-order environments. Over the years, we have built a tremendous reputation for CPQ projects that come in on time and on budget, exceed expectations, and bring measurable value to our customers.

Salesforce platinum partner

In October 2016, Tacton and Salesforce announced a strategic partnership and launched Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ  - a solution specifically for the manufacturing industry, that extends the Salesforce CPQ platform.

Our Customers

Our technology is helping some of the world’s leading manufacturers to operate more effectively.  We’re extremely proud of our customer roster – and the results they’ve achieved with our technology. We work closely with all our customers, large or small, to help them revolutionize their processes, to grow, and to become more competitive.

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The Tacton story

Back in 1987, a group of engineers and programmers at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science were doing ground-breaking research in the field of knowledge-based systems, and the application of artificial intelligence to solve industry challenges.
The researchers were convinced that there were great gains to be made by applying the principles to the field of product configuration.

In 1987, a group of engineers and programmers at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science were doing ground-breaking research in the field of knowledge-based systems, and the application of artificial intelligence to solve industry challenges.

The researchers were convinced that there were great gains to be made by applying the principles to the field of product configuration. The research team worked in close collaboration with companies such as Ericsson, ABB, and Alfa Laval – companies who provided demanding real-world requirements. By 1993, the group had developed a configurator for a pilot project that was causing quite a stir. Both the researchers and the Institute saw the commercial potential of what had been developed. After a further five years of prototyping and evaluation, Tacton Systems was formed as a spin-off from the research institute.

Today Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe.

We’re proud of our customer roster – and of results they’ve achieved with our technology. Many are leading industrial manufacturers – companies like GE Healthcare, Siemens, ABB, Scania and Aker. We work closely with all our customers, large and small, to help them revolutionize their processes, to grow, and to become more competitive.

Our company is founded on innovative research and collaborative thinking, and we are just as dedicated to advancing the field of configuration today as we were back then. The engineers and consultants at Tacton are among the best and most experienced in the world.

Tacton is privately held and has over 200 employees.

What’s in a name?

The name “Tacton” was the winning entry in a competition to name the company in 1998. The original idea for the contribution was Ευτακτικον (Eutaktikon – a possible translation of “configuration” into classical Greek; literally “the art of ordering/arranging well”). Since that was a bit of a mouthful, it was shortened to Τακτον and anglicised to Tacton, which means “that which is ordered/arranged”. The word is unrelated to the Latin morpheme tact- as in “tactile” (< tangere, meaning “to touch”), but has the same root as the word “tactics” (< τακτικον).

Derivation: τακτον (n. adj.) < τακτος (m. adj.) < ταττω (to order/arrange)

Meet The Team

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Tacton Values

The people of Tacton come from many parts of the world, and have joined Tacton with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. We are all different, but have one thing in common - the Tacton Spirit - our value platform.