News Category: CPQ

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

eSpline and Tacton Systems enter into OEM relationship

Stockholm, Sweden – December 1, 2015 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry announces today that they have entered into a formalized OEM relationship with US based eSpline to support SAP’s Variant Configuration customers with CPQ solutions. 

Tacton Systems has found a perfect match in its new partner eSpline that has been a leading force in supporting the SAP Variant Configuration (SAP VC) community since 2006.
 
In the newly formed OEM relationship between eSpline and Tacton, eSpline provides full integration of its powerful SAP VC conversion tool to Tacton CPQ.  This gives SAP VC users the possibility to continue to edit and execute the design rules in SAP VC as well as a flexible CPQ solution with a unique architecture empowering the sales organization to make quick and accurate quotes based on design rules created in SAP VC. The mix of Tacton and eSpline ensures perfect coordination of the design and sales processes creating correct quotes and orders to the manufacturing process.

Thanks to the partnership with eSpline, Tacton can now deliver SAP VC conversion as a complete solution, including implementation and support and at the same time eSpline can offer its customers a CPQ solution and support for the sales process that fully matches the demands of the SAP VC community and the critical business processes that SAP VC provide.

“85% of Tacton’s customer base are SAP users. It is extremely important for us to support them, as well as new SAP customers with the best integration capabilities available. Our cooperation with eSpline expands the opportunities for SAP VC customers and this provides huge business benefits. Our goal is to always create business value for our customers and this partnership with eSpline makes is a great example of that”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

eSpline focuses on SAP configuration related matters and have focused on that that for more than 10 years. This has given them unique in-depth experience in SAP VC.

“Our focus is to provide the SAP community with implementation services and support for configuration and tools for SAP VC. We have been working with Tacton to create an offering that I know the SAP VC users will find very compelling and we are excited to extend that opportunity as a preferred CPQ solution to them”, says Don Cochran, Partner of eSpline.

About eSpline
eSpline is a software development and SAP configuration technology consulting organization headquartered in Columbus, OH. USA, specializing in implementation and deployment of SAP product configuration technology for complex products and services oriented businesses using SAP as its core business application. eSpline also specializes in developing integration software to and from SAP, and software tools to optimize the use of the SAP Variant Configurator [VC],  Internet Pricing & Configurator [IPC] and SAP CPQ [Solution Sales Configuration].

Japanese MHI Information Systems expands its offering to include Tacton CPQ

Stockholm, Sweden – March 26, 2015 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry continues its Japanese expansion by announcing that MHI Information Systems, Co., Ltd. (MHIIS), has started to market, resell and implement Tacton Systems’ CPQ solutions

MHIIS had been a reseller of Tacton’s solutions for Design Automation, TactonWorks, for 4 years. Recently the company has seen a market need for quick and accurate quote production and decided that offering a solution for this would benefit their customers.

Because of MHIIS successfully history as a partner to Tacton they decided that they would like to expand the partnership with Tacton to also include the CPQ solution. The focus market for the CPQ solutions will be Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and its affiliates.

Tacton CPQ helps companies to sell products in a market with increasing demand for highly customized products. These customers’ products are often sold in several markets with different cultures, price strategies, features and legal systems. Tacton CPQ enables the users to instantly present the optimal specifications and estimated prices for their customers. Up until now, Tacton CPQ solutions have been adopted by more than 250 companies globally.

“We have been aware of the outstanding quality of Tacton CPQ for a long time and the company has a good track record in the Japanese market. We see a great potential in Tacton’s CPQ solution and believe it is a highly competitive product due to its high level functional performance and ease of maintenance”, says Mr.Yasuhiko Omi,Director & Senior General Manager (Chugoku Branch of MHIIS)

With this increased partnership, MHIIS will be able to combine their knowledge and experiences as well as operational features from working with the products of MHI and its group with Tacton’s expertise and knowledge from CPQ to successfully be able to deliver a great customer experience.

“We are very happy about the partnership and are looking forward to working closer with MHIIS going forward. MHIIS is a very professional supplier and we have enjoyed working with them for the past years. Companies like MHIIS are very important to us in order to build a strong professional partner network in Japan”, says Anders Hellermark, SVP Business Development Tacton Systems.

 

For more information:

MHIIS, Co., Ltd

Chugoku Branch of MHIIS

Phone: 082-292-3855

Tacton Systems

Anders Hellermark

Phone: 0046 709 50 84 48

 

About MHIIS, Co., Ltd.

Founded: July 1, 2013
Capitalization: 40 million yen (100 percent funded by MHI)
After amalgamating eight IT-related subsidiaries of MHI into a single entity, MHIIS was founded on July 1, 2013, with 100 percent capitalization (40 million yen) by MHI. The creation of MHIIS is in line with MHI’s strategic policy to build a new corporate structure to promote standardization of business operations, share information among the affiliates, streamline organizational complex, and lift up technological foundation of all the MHI group companies. MHIIS aims to serve all these purposes and enhance the level of information technology which will contribute to accelerate the globalization of business operations.

Read more at: http://www.mhiis.co.jp/news/20150327_news.html

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. 

Tacton Systems partners up with Italian Nuovamacut

Stockholm, November 4, 2014: Tacton Systems, world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration strengthens the presence in Italy by partnering up with Italian Nuovamacut. 

The market for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions is one of the fastest growing in the world. Because of this it is of outmost importance for Tacton to strengthen its position globally by partnering up with world class resellers. Nuovamacut is the largest SOLIDWORKS reseller in southern Europe.

Nuovamacut will sell Tacton’s entire solution suite for CPQ including the product for Design Automation, TactonWorks.

The start for the partnership has been very successful and Nuovamacut has already closed several deals for Tacton’s solutions in the Italian market, such as Ghibson, Silea, GSG International, Wam Group and Marcolin Covering.

“We are very impressed with the dedication and professionalism that we have seen from Nuovamacut this far. The already closed deals are fantastic. We need partners that can manage the complete delivery from sales to implementation and I have no doubt in my mind that Nuovamacut will do exactly that. We are really looking forward to working closely with Nuovamacut going forward”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Nuovamacut will be self-sufficient in selling and implementing Tacton’s solution and will always have the full backing and support from Tacton, as well as access to Tacton’s core competence with more than 100 configuration experts when needed.

“We know that Tacton has created a world class product for Design Automation with TactonWorks. We have seen how much value it gives manufacturing companies using SOLIDWORKS and are very happy to be able to offer it to our customers. We are looking forward to working with Tacton going forward and believe that we will do great things together,” says Sauro Lamberti, CEO Nuovamacut.

Nuovamacut will host its yearly customer event, Nuovamacut Live 2015, on November 6 in Bologna, Italy. For more information about the event, please go to: www.nuovamacut.it/nmlive2015  (website in Italian)

About Nuovamacut
Nuovamacut Automazione Spa (a TeamSystem company) is leader in the technology for supporting processes from design and product development up to production and data management as well as logistic, part program management and machine tools. Founded in 1955 as machining tools supplier, Nuovamacut Group is today the main  Dassault Systemès‘s partner for SOLIDWORKS in Italy and among the first ten in the world, with a workforce of 140 people distributed in 10 different headquarters in Italy. This is due not only to the CAD/PLM software solutions selling, but also to the service activity: Nuovamacut is in fact the first assistance, training and consulting centre certified by Dassault Systèmes in Italy, with more than 12.000 installed licenses. Among its main customers, Nuovamacut numbers Asotech, Beghelli, Bondioli & Pavesi, Bosch Rexroth Oil Control, Brevini Fluid Power, Carel, Falmec, Farid Industrie, Ficep, GSG International, Harken Italy, Ica Tech, Iemca Giuliani Macchine, Imel, Inglass, Lavazza, MCZ, Milpass, OMS Saleri, OPM, Partena, Poggipolini, Sacmi, Sistem Pneumatica, Stampotecnica, Tatuus, Tiesse Robot, Walvoil, Wam. Read more at: www.nuovamacut.it

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com

Superföretag 2014

Tacton has been awarded as one of Sweden’s Super Companies (Superföretag). All companies named Super companies are part of the Super list.  

This award, The Super companies (Superföretagen), is a cooperation between Bisnode and the Swedish business publication Veckans Affärer.  The criteria to become a Super company is based on a model created by Bisnode. The model measures the economic quality and shows the company’s financial ability. The parameters used are: growth, profit, revenue, effectivity, capital structure and financing. Each company’s financial ability is compared to reference values based on other companies with similar size and in the same market segment.

The entire list was published on October 22 and can be fund here (website in Swedish): http://www.bisnode.com/sverige/nyheter-inspiration/superforetagen/#year=2014&page=1

Go here to see the press release (press release in Swedish)

Tacton Systems Expands In the Benelux Market

Stockholm, October 21, 2014: Tacton Systems, world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration strengthens the presence in the Benelux by deepening the cooperation with the Dutch partner Cadmes.

The market for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions is one of the fastest growing and the need for world class configuration tools is increasing globally at a very rapid pace. Therefore, Tacton continues to strengthen its position worldwide by deepening its partnership with Cadmes in the Benelux market. Cadmes is one of the world’s most successful SOLIDWORKS resellers and has sold and implemented Tacton’s Design Automation solution TactonWorks for more than 5 years.

With this increased partnership Cadmes will focus on sales, consulting and implementation of Tacton’s entire solution suite for CPQ including Design Automation with TactonWorks.

 “With more than 5 years of experience with TactonWorks, Cadmes has really become one of our most trusted and successful partners. We feel very secure in working with them as we know that their high competence reflects Tacton’s way of business when dealing with customers. We see this deepened cooperation between us as a very close long term partnership. I am sure this is the key for us to gain significant momentum in the Benelux market. says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Cadmes will sell and implement Tacton’s services single handed but the company and its customers will have the full backing and support from Tacton, as well as access to Tacton’s core competence in the form of more than 100 configuration experts when needed.

“During the years we have worked with Tacton, we have seen the company’s success and are very impressed with the unique technology and architecture of the solutions. With our technical experience in both sales and implementation combined with Tacton’s strong solutions, we will be able to provide even more customer benefit and help our customers to see great return on investment, says Gerbert Thelissen, CEO Cadmes.

Cadmes will host its yearly customer event on October 28 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Tacton will be present during the event and represented by the company CEO, Christer Wallberg and VP Channel Sales, Pawel Dabrowski.

About Cadmes

Cadmes optimizes design and production processes by providing intelligent ICT-products (like CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM and PCF), consulting, training and the best support in the industry. Cadmes is headquartered in ’s-Hertogenbosch, and has also offices in Almelo (NL), Gent, Gosselies (B), Cologne and Hannover (D). For more information visit www.cadmes.com.

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com.

Product Release Testbench

Stockholm, Sweden – May 14, 2014 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, is today releasing a new product for testing, Tacton Configurator Studio Testbench. Testing is often time-consuming and expensive, but with this new point- and click tool, more companies will be able to automate their testing environment.

When working with sales- and product configuration, testing is extremely important. If the product models aren’t set up correctly, poor testing will result in expensive and time-consuming remakes. Without a testing tool like the Tacton Configurator Studio Testbench (Testbench), all scenarios have to be set up manually for each test, which is both time-consuming and expensive.

With the Testbench, product specialists can easily design the specifications once and then automatically re-use them for all future testing. This is done in a point-and-click environment—where no coding is needed.

Up until today, only a few selected Tacton customers have had the opportunity to pilot this new product. One of these pilot companies is Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB.

 “At Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB we use Testbench during development of the configuration model for our gas turbines. It plays an important role when quality assuring and testing the changes in our product models. The biggest benefit with the Testbench is that it enables us to easily run reoccurring test cases but also to develop and create new test cases,” says Pär Alenbrand, Sales Configuration Manager at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB.

The Testbench provides the capabilities to set up, maintain and automatically run and validate countless number of tests automatically on product models created.

Compared to manual testing, Testbench benefits include:

  • A more efficient, faster and easier testing process.
  • Countless test cases can be created, edited and at any time automatically run and validated.
  • Assured higher product quality as the products have been tested in a more efficient and qualitative way.
  • Instant validation of changes in the model makes it much easier to find and correct mistakes early and avoid regressive bugs—a large money and time saver.
  • A more comprehensive test process allowing for data and logic to be tested at the same time.
  • Allows for running several tests at the same time.
  • Time is freed up for the product specialists.

 

Contact a Tacton testing expert:
Teresa Riehm, Product Manager
Mobile phone: +46 73920 24 33
Tacton Systems: +46 8 690 07 50
Email: teresa.riehm@tacton.com

For a Tacton CEO interview:
Christer Wallberg, CEO
Mobile phone: +46 730 32 49 70
Tacton Systems: +46 8 690 07 50
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Stora Exportpriset 2014

Stockholm, Sweden – May 8, 2014 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, announces today that it was one of five nominees for the Swedish Trade & Investment Council’s award for Export Company of the year 2014.

The award was presented to the winning company Bolon AB yesterday by the Swedish King, Carl XVI Gustaf, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall.

The Export Company of the Year award is awarded to a Swedish company that has showed strong development in exporting products and services to multiple markets, contributing positively to employment in the Swedish market.

“I would like to congratulate Bolon AB on winning the award. For Tacton, being one of five nominated companies is an important milestone in the company’s history. We are very proud, says Christer Wallberg. “We have focused on global expansion for a long time and this is proof that we are doing the right things. We have built our organization in such a way that the entire sales force, project office and implementation organization is stationed in Sweden. This means that the value process takes place in Sweden and the entire export value comes back to Sweden.”

For more information:
Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems AB
Phone: +46 730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

The Award for Export Company of the Year is awarded to a Swedish company that has:

  • Documented strong development of its export or international sales with success in several markets during the last years.
  • Shown a positive trend of added value, organic growth and employment in the Swedish market.
  • Developed a strong concept for the market offering or marketing.
  • Increased sales, in combination with good profitability.

Winners previous years: Envirotainer (2013), Transmode (2012 ), Carmel Pharma (2011), Roxtec (2010), Axis Communications (2009), HMS Networks (2008), Systemair (2007), OFFECCT (2006) and Baby Björn (2005).

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems 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 ABB, GE, Siemens, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Systems rustar för tillväxt

Stockholm, 18 december, 2013 – Tacton Systems, en global leverantör av mjukvara för sälj- och produktkonfiguration, meddelar idag att man förstärker ägarkretsen med en långsiktig kapitalstark ägare, Eterna Invest.

Det svenska investeringsbolaget Eterna Invest köper aktier i Tacton Systems och kommer även att gå in med en representant i bolagets styrelse.

Tacton Systems har tidigare inga investeringsbolag som ägare och beslutet att låta Eterna Investment köpa en del av aktierna är ytterligare ett led i Tactons fortsatta expansion och ett, av flera, medel för att nå det högt satta omsättningsmålet på 500 MSK år till 2017. Tacton har haft en stadig vinstmarginal på 10-15% de senaste åren och planerar att fortsätta på den nivån.

Eterna Invest kommer att vara en viktig kugge i Tactons nästa expansionssteg då de med sitt breda nätverk inom industri- och finansvärlden blir en hävstång när det gäller att komma i kontakt med de potentiella kunder som skulle vara mest hjälpta av Tactons lösningar.

”Det känns väldigt spännande att få vara en del av Tactons framtida resa. Vi har följt Tacton under en längre tid och ser en enorm potential i företaget och de lösningar man utvecklar. De befinner sig ju också i en marknad på stark frammarsch där vi gärna vill vara med”, säger Martin Falkevall, Partner Eterna Invest.

Grundstrategi för Tacton är att generera tillräckligt med vinst för att på egen hand kunna växa kraftigt. Med Eterna som delägare öppnar man upp för möjligheten att växa ännu fortare genom eventuella framtida förvärv. Man kommer också med den nya ägaren kunna göra aggressivare satsningar utan att ta för stora risker.

”Enligt Gartner är konfigurationsmarknaden en av de stora kommande tillväxtmarknaderna. I och med Eternas aktieköp så har en viktig pusselbit, som vi behöver för att nå våra mål, lagts på plats. Jag ser mycket fram emot att arbeta tillsammans med Eterna för att ta Tacton till nya höjder”., säger Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

För mer information kontakta:

Eterna Invest AB
Martin Falkevall, Partner
Telefon: +46 (0) 708 47 73 16
Email: martin@eternainvest.com

Tacton Systems AB
Christer Wallberg, CEO
Telefon: +46 (0)730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Om Eterna Invest
Eterna Invest är ett privatägt svenskt investeringsbolag som har som affärsidé att förvärva aktier i och/eller bidra med tillväxtkapital till nordiska tillväxtföretag. Eterna är en ägare som engagerar sig aktivt i de bolag man deläger, bland annat genom strategisk vägledning på styrelsenivå för att hjälpa företagen att realisera sin fulla försäljnings-, lönsamhets-, och marknadspotential. Personerna bakom Eterna har lång bakgrund och erfarenhet från riskkapitalbranschen men en skillnad mellan Eterna och t.ex. en traditionell riskkapitalfond är att Eterna inte har för avsikt att alltid söka exits, dvs sälja sina innehav vidare efter ett antal år. Eterna har i stället en mycket långsiktig syn på sina innehav. För mer information: www.eternainvest.com

Om Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems är världsledande inom avancerad konfiguration. Företaget utvecklar och säljer inbäddbar mjukvara för sälj- och designkonfiguration som gör försäljning av anpassningsbara avancerade produkter enkel, både offline och online. Tactons lösningar kan enkelt integreras med omkringliggande system och det finns redan standardintegrationer för många ledande e-handelssystem, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM och CAD system. Ett urval av kunder som idag använder Tactons lösningar är: GE Healthcare, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker och Alfa Laval. För mer information: www.tacton.com

Tacton donates their Christmas gifts to charity

This year Tacton employees have chosen to donate the money that were aimed for Christmas gifts to the employees to charity instead.

102 employees voted where to donate their Christmas gift. And the money were divided between three organizations.

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