News Category: CPQ

Tacton Systems launches Tacton CPQ for iOS mobile devices

Stockholm, Sweden – December 13, 2016 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced the launch of its first versions of Tacton CPQ for iOS mobile devices.

For the first time, Tacton’s flagship CPQ solution is now available in two apps that run on multiple mobile devices. The Tacton CPQ app for iPad® provides the same robust features and functionality as the web-based solution, and the Tacton CPQ Approvals app brings the CPQ approval workflow to the fingertips – and wrists – of sales reps in the field and other stakeholders on the go.

The Tacton CPQ app for iPad is built on Tacton’s powerful product configurator, which can handle even the most complex of product structures, and is always in sync with Tacton CPQ. It transforms the way companies create offers and close deals by ensuring a continuous data flow between the front and the back office. This way, sales teams, dealers and channel partners can gain access to the latest product and pricing information, and can produce accurate, high-quality quotes in a fraction of the time it usually takes – anywhere, any time.

The app can be configured to support face-to-face meetings with each individual customer to ensure that sales reps present just the right configuration options and other information to the customer and hide any sensitive or unnecessary information.

The Tacton CPQ Approvals app streamlines and automates the CPQ approval process, making it dramatically simpler to approve configured and customized products from supported iOS mobile devices. Enabled for iPhone® and even the Apple Watch®, this easy-to-use app helps speed the approval workflow by allowing users to send emails and review and respond to notifications instantly with a simple tap or swipe.

“For many businesses, the approval process represents a major bottleneck in responding to requests for quotes and prices,” says Nils Olsson, SVP of Product Development at Tacton. “With Tacton CPQ Approvals, we’ve responded to this challenge by creating apps for mobile devices that reflect the way our customers and other users communicate and do business today. This app and our CPQ app for the iPad bring collaboration to a whole new level and ultimately help our customers close deals faster.”

Tacton CPQ for iOS apps requires a running installation of Tacton CPQ. The apps can be used on iPhones and iPads released in 2012 or later.

Read more about Tacton CPQ for iOS 

For more information:
Tacton Systems AB
Nils Olsson, SVP Product Development
Phone: +46 8 690 0750
Email: nils.olsson@tacton.com

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced product configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to configure, design and sell complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include ABB, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Yaskawa and Caterpillar Propulsion. Read more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton gibt Akquisition von Lumo Graphics bekannt

Stockholm, Schweden – 10. November 2016 – Tacton Systems, ein führender globaler Anbieter von Lösungen für Configure Price Quote (CPQ) und Design Automation, gab heute bekannt, eine verbindliche Vereinbarung zum Erwerb der Lumo Graphics GmbH unterzeichnet zu haben.

Lumo Graphics mit Sitz in Karlsruhe ist ein Anbieter von Software für das Management von 3D-Konfigurationsvisualisierung und direkt in CPQ-Lösungen integrierte hochwertige 3D-Visualisierung. Die Produkte LumoLogic und LumoVis bieten dem Nutzer die sofortige Visualisierung der getroffenen Entscheidungen während der Produktkonfiguration und lassen ihn alle möglichen Produktvarianten sehr einfach erkunden. Dies gibt dem Kunden unmittelbar einen einzigartigen Vorteil und hilft ihm den Kaufprozess zu beschleunigen.

Die Integration des bisherigen Partners Lumo Graphics eröffnet Tacton zusätzliche Chancen zum Ausbau seiner Kundenbasis, zur Stärkung des Umsatzwachstums und bietet die Möglichkeit fortschrittliche visuelle CPQ Lösungen komplett aus einer Hand anzubieten.

“Lumo Graphics bietet eine hervorragend geeignete Mannschaft für eine stärkere Präsenz von Tacton in Deutschland und eine exzellente Kundenbasis in wichtigen Märkten in Europa und den USA,“ sagt Frederic Laziou, CEO von Tacton. „Unsere beiden Unternehmen teilen die Überzeugung das Konfiguratoren mit integrierter Visualisierung bei den Kunden besser ankommen und die Nutzung intensivieren. Mehr und mehr wollen Kunden mit ihren Lieferanten im Kaufprozess direkt interagieren. Visualisierung lässt Sie genau verstehen was angeboten ist, hilft Kunden und Anbietern Fehler in den Angeboten zu vermeiden und verbessert die Kommunikation zwischen den technischen Teams, dem Vertrieb und den Kunden.“

Auch nach der Integration in Tacton können die heutigen Kunden von Lumo Graphics sicher sein das ihre Software von Lumo Graphics weiterhin unterstützt wird und das Tacton in die Weiterentwicklung und den Ausbau der Produkte investiert. Der Kauf von Lumo Graphics durch Tacton ist auch eine Bestätigung für die Qualität und Eignung der Lösungen sowohl für den heutigen als auch zukünftigen Einsatz. Die Produkte werden in Zukunft weiterhin als eigenständiges Produkt und auch integriert in Tacton CPQ angeboten.

“Wir sind begeistert ein Teil von Tacton zu werden und vereint sind wir ein super starkes Team. Lumo Graphics ist ein führender Anbieter für Visualisierung und Tacton ist ein führender Anbieter für CPQ. Unsere kombinierte Lösung, also 3D CPQ, bietet durch das augenblickliche Verstehen des Produktes und durch die grafische Dokumentation die Möglichkeit jedem Kunden das für ihn beste Produkte anzubieten,“ sagt Marc Herling, CEO von Lumo Graphics.

 

Über Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems ist ein weltweit führender Anbieter für hochentwickelte Produktkonfiguration. Tacton definiert mit seiner Technologie das Management von Produktkonfiguration grundlegend neu und macht es radikal einfacher komplexe Produkte zu konfigurieren, auszulegen und zu verkaufen. Tacton mit Sitz in Stockholm, Schweden bedient heute Kunden rund um den Globus direkt und mit lokalen Vertriebspartnern. Zu den Kunden die heute Lösungen von Tacton nutzen zählen unter anderem ABB, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Yaskawa und Caterpillar Antriebssysteme.
Mehr unter www.tacton.com

Über Lumo Graphics

Lumo Graphics ist ein führender Lösungsanbieter für 3D Echtzeit-Visualisierung zur Produktkonfiguration. Mit seiner Software LumoLogic hat das Unternehmen den Standard zur Kombination von 3D-Visualisierung und CPQ gesetzt. Unter den Kunden die aktuell Lösungen von Lumo Graphics für ihren Verkaufserfolg nutzen zählen Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Busse, Setra, Stryker, Karl Storz und viele andere.

Mehr unter www.lumographics.com

 

Für mehr Informationen kontaktieren Sie bitte:

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems: +46 709 56 43 12
Petra Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director: +46 736 61 49 68
Marc Herling, CEO Lumo Graphics: +49 721 35 05 29 10

CirrusCPQ and Tacton Systems Announce Partnership To Deliver Best in Class CPQ Solutions and Delivery

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – October 17, 2016

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CirrusCPQ and Tacton Systems announce a new partnership to deliver CPQ solutions and delivery to customers in North America.  Swedish-based Tacton, a leader in advanced sales and product configuration, will partner with CirrusCPQ to provide delivery of CPQ solutions on the SalesforceCPQ platform. CirrusCPQ, based in San Francisco and comprised of many former CPQ and Billing Services Executives, has a long history of successful CPQ consulting expertise.  Combining CirrusCPQ experience with Tacton’s leading edge configurator will provide the capability for manufacturing and engineering firms to integrate their quote-to-cash with the CAD design and complex pricing tools they already use. This will streamline the sales process, reduce costly errors in ordering and ensure that the entire organization is focused on closing deals.

“The new Tacton SalesforceCPQ configurator, provides a unique opportunity for us to put the configure-price-quote process at the heart of the engineering and manufacturing selling process. It allows us to significantly reduce the time it takes to price and sell complex items that require industrial design. We look forward to bringing our years of knowledge and experience to this exciting new product.” Erich Rusch Founder and Managing Partner, CirrusCPQ.

“We are very happy to work together with CirrusCPQ. Thanks to extensive experience in implementing successful CPQ solutions together with our leading edge technology manufacturing companies will now be able to drive revenue growth and profitability by making it simpler and faster to sell complex solutions and at the same time dramatically reducing order errors.” Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems

Additional Resources:

  • www.cirruscpq.com and www.tacton.com
  • Connect with CirrusCPQ via @cirruscpq
  • John Pora, Managing Partner +1 404 295 7535
  • Jill Jacobs, jill.jacobs@cirruscpq.com,+1 512 656 2988
  • Connect with Tacton via @TactonSystems
  • Shane Anastasi, +1-512-426-5078, sanastasi@cirruscpq.com
  • Petra Lindgren,  +46 736 61 49 68, petra.lindgren@tacton.com

About CirrusCPQ
CirrusCPQ is professional services consulting firm dedicated to the practice of Configure-Price-Quote solutions in multiple ecosystems. With offices i
n San Francisco and Chicago and consultants across the USA, it delivers strategic consulting and systems integration services to companies looking to generate value from a faster quoting process in order to accelerate sales and improve sales margins. For more, please visit www.cirruscpq.com

About Tacton
Tacton Systems, a Salesforce Platinum Partner, is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include Meyn Food Processing, ABB, Siemens and Aker. Read more at www.tacton.comC

Alimak Group selects Tacton Systems as Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution partner

Stockholm – Oct 12, 2016 Tacton Systems today announced that Alimak Group, the world’s leading supplier of vertical access equipment, has selected Tacton to deliver a CPQ – Configure, Price Quote solution to upgrade and streamline their sales process.

Alimak supplies elevators, hoists and work platforms, primarily for the construction and industrial sectors. The company, known across the industry for its strong safety record and high quality products, has sales, services and distribution operations covering more than 90 countries.

“We are very happy that Alimak has selected Tacton to deliver its new CPQ solution and give us the opportunity to play a key role in further digitalizing their sales process. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship,” said Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB.

Alimak needed to replace its existing CPQ solution as it was no longer supported by the vendor and provided less efficient support to the expanded global product portfolio. Following a comprehensive evaluation process, the company decided Tacton was the best fit for Alimak’s future business needs. The implementation is now underway and go-live is planned for the beginning of 2017.

For more information on Tacton’s CPQ solutions, please see the Tacton website.

Frederic Laziou, CEO, Tacton Systems AB, +46 709 56 43 12, frederic.laziou@tacton.com

Anders Ekman, Senior Vice President Marketing, Tacton Systems AB, +46 733202412, anders.ekman@tacton.com

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Tacton’s technology makes it dramatically simpler to configure, price and quote for products and services. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems, and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe. Customers currently using Tacton’s CPQ solutions include ABB, Aker, Meyn and Siemens. Read more at www.tacton.com

About Alimak Group
Alimak is a global market leader and pioneer in supplying elevators, hoists and work platforms, primarily for the construction and industrial sectors. Alimak has a global sales, services and distribution reach across more than 90 countries, with a strong global market position. The Group has a well-established after sales business, and a large global installed base of ca. 22,000 units. Alimak was founded in 1948, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and employs about 1,200 people. The Group had revenues of SEK 2 billion in 2015.

 

 

 

 

Väderstad selects Tacton Systems AB as Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution partner

 

Stockholm – September, 2016. Tacton Systems AB today announced that Väderstad AB, a global supplier of agriculture machinery, has selected Tacton to deliver a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution.

Väderstad produces machinery such as cultivators, drills and planters for the agricultural industry. The Swedish company focuses on developing machines that help make farming more efficient, and live by the founder’s motto, “make it to last.”

The focus on innovation and a dedication to quality and reliability has paid off. Väderstad has seen sales increase five-fold since 2000. The company now has a presence in 40 countries, and is bringing new, innovative products to market at a high pace.

This rapid expansion has not been without challenges. Väderstad was at a point where it needed to gain better control over the increasing product portfolio, and better support its growing sales channel. The company also wanted to improve the order process. After scanning the market for CPQ solutions, Väderstad selected Tacton.

“We are convinced Tacton will be an excellent partner for us. The company has an in-depth understanding of the challenges that manufacturing companies face”, says Jan Engfeldt Managing Director.

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB says, “We are very happy that Väderstad selected us as its CPQ partner. This is a great opportunity to help Väderstad take its sales to the next level, and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Frederic Laziou, CEO, Tacton Systems AB, +46 709 56 43 12, frederic.laziou@tacton.com

Anders Ekman, Senior Vice President Marketing, Tacton Systems AB, +46 733202412, anders.ekman@tacton.com

Anders Karlsson, Business Development & IS/IT Director, Väderstad AB +46 2576880, anders.karlsson@vaderstad.com

Anna Fjellner, kommunikationschef, Väderstad AB, +46 142 818 17, anna.fjellner@vaderstad.com

 

Väderstad AB is a leader in soil cultivation and seed drilling

Väderstad’s agricultural machinery and methods have a long tradition of being at the forefront when it comes to quality, design and efficiency. The company has often been epoch-making when it comes to innovation and new ideas. Väderstad is represented in 40 countries and is a supplier benefiting farmers, employees, the community and owners. Väderstad AB is part of Väderstad Holding AB, which is owned by the Stark family. The head office, along with R&D and production, is located in Väderstad, Sweden. The company is expanding and the Väderstad Group has approximately 1,100 employees and recorded a turnover of 225 million € in 2015. Väderstad AB is quality-certified in accordance with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008.

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Tacton’s technology drives profitability and growth by making it simpler and faster to sell and produce complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems, and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tacton has customers and resellers across the globe. Companies currently using Tacton’s CPQ solutions include ABB, Yaskawa, Caterpillar Propulsion and Siemens. Read more at www.tacton.com