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Dreamforce 2016 brings some big news for CPQ

Last week, a reported 170,000 people descended on San Francisco for the annual Dreamforce event. That’s an astounding 20% of the population of the city! This year was a record in terms of attendance, and it was also big one for CPQ. Not only did Salesforce officially launch its own CPQ solution at the event, but we were there with some very exciting news of our own!

The first announcement was that we’ve partnered with Salesforce to develop a CPQ solution that’s designed to meet the specific needs of the manufacturing industry.

The product, which will be generally available in November, is Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ. Tacton Extension is built on the Salesforce CPQ platform, and extends Salesforce with some very powerful capabilities that will be a game-changer for manufacturing companies – particularly those that manufacture complex or highly configured products. The launch means that manufacturers can now take full advantage of Salesforce’s Quote-To-Cash technology and accurately configure even the most complex products from within the Salesforce Lightening environment.

In another exciting move, we’re happy to announce our new partnership with CirrusCPQ to deliver Tacton Extension to customers across North America.

San Francisco based CirrusCPQ specializes in implementing and integrating CPQ solutions. The company provides a wealth of CPQ expertise, particularly in the Salesforce environment, and has a history of successful CPQ implementations.

Eric Rusch, the founder and managing partner at CirrusCPQ said of the solution, “Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ, provides a unique opportunity to put the configure-price-quote process at the heart of the engineering and manufacturing selling process. It enables manufacturers to significantly reduce the time it takes to price and sell complex products that require industrial design. We look forward to bringing our years of knowledge and experience to this exciting new product.”

We’ll be writing more about Tacton Extension and why it’s a game changer in an upcoming post. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to find out more about our partnership with CirrusCPQ, or Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ solution.

Read the Cirrus CPQ-Tacton press release

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