Tacton announces partnership with Salesforce to develop solutions specifically for the manufacturing industry, built on Salesforce. Manufacturers will be able to tackle the most complex sales and product configuration challenges — all within Salesforce Lightning.
Stockholm October 3rd, 2016 – Tacton Systems, a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration, today announced its commitment to building a Tacton Extension application for Salesforce CPQ, aimed at addressing complex configuration needs within manufacturing environments. Tacton will showcase Tacton Extension at Dreamforce 2016 (San Francisco October 4-7), demonstrating how it empowers manufacturers to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Initial availability is planned for November 2016.
The Tacton Extension is built upon Salesforce CPQ and helps drive revenue growth and profitability by making it simpler and faster to sell complex solutions, while dramatically reducing order errors. The solution includes powerful 3D visualization and optimization capabilities, and offers deep CAD/CAM and ERP integrations.
“We are very happy that, together with Salesforce, we can offer manufacturers a robust CPQ solution that fully addresses the most complex sales and product configuration challenges. Leveraging the power of Salesforce CPQ, Tacton Extension will give companies a unique competitive edge. The solution enables new levels of connectivity, flexibility, speed and is an exciting move towards smart manufacturing”, said Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems.
“Tacton brings more than 15 years’ experience solving complex configuration challenges for some of the world’s leading manufacturers,” said Godard Abel, SVP and GM Salesforce CPQ. “We’re excited about the launch of the Tacton Extension, which — coupled with Salesforce CPQ — will help drive new levels of success for our mutual customers.”
Tacton will participate in this year’s Dreamforce as a Gold Sponsor and show the Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ in booth 1814.
Key Features Unveiled
- The app solves configuration challenges – The complexity of a product portfolio is not a limiting factor in a Tacton implementation. The powerful, constraints-based configuration engine is built to handle the most challenging configuration environments. A trivial example is that a Sudoku solver can be built with only three rules.
- Empowers sales team to optimize the offer and maximize value – Tacton goes beyond ensuring that a configuration is valid and “buildable.” Depending on the criteria set, the app will find the best solution based on the customer’s unique needs.
- Decrease order errors – By validating the “complete solution space” after each selection, the configurator ensures that the proposed solution is correct, down to the Bill-of-Material (BOM) level.
- New product data/variants can be introduced quickly and easily – Because configuration rules, product data, and user interface data are stored separately, each of these areas can be changed independently without having to update or change the other areas, which decreases required maintenance.
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