News Category: Design Automation

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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Tacton Systems utnämns till Gasellföretag för andra året i rad

Stockholm 4 december 2013: Det svenska programvaruföretaget, Tacton Systems, en global leverantör av mjukvara för sälj- och produktkonfiguration, meddelar idag att de för andra året i rad har fått den ärofyllda utmärkelsen Gasellföretag.

Dagens Industri utser varje år landets snabbast växande företag till Gaseller. Det är färre än 0,5 % av alla Sveriges aktiebolag som årligen möter de kriterier som krävs för att bli Gasell. Tacton Systems har haft fortsatt stark tillväxt även 2012 och blev därför i veckan utsedd till Gasell för andra året i rad.

Tacton Systems har vuxit organiskt och expanderat kraftigt de senaste åren. Under 2012 hade man en tillväxt på ca 20 % och har haft en genomsnittlig tillväxt på ca 35 % de senaste 3 åren. Dessutom har man nästan tredubblat personalstyrkan de senaste 4 åren.

”Det är en ära för oss att få den här utmärkelsen för andra året i rad. Det visar att de satsningar vi gjort för att bygga en stabil grund verkligen givit resultat och satt oss på rätt kurs för att nå våra mål. Det är ett kvitto på att vi gör rätt saker på rätt sätt”., säger Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Kriterierna för att bli ett Gasellföretag grundar sig på de fyra senaste årsredovisningarna och innefattar bland annat en omsättning som överstiger 10 Mkr, att man minst fördubblat företagets omsättning från det första till det senaste räkenskapsåret (under de 4 senaste åren) samt att tillväxten i allt väsentligt varit organisk och att man inte växt genom förvärv eller fusioner. Till detta tillkommer också att ett Gasellföretag ska ha sunda finanser.

 

För mer information kontakta Tacton Systems
Christer Wallberg, CEO
Telefon: 0730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Om Tacton
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, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker och Alfa Laval. För mer information: www.tacton.com.

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems Chooses Tacton Systems For Configuration Needs.

Stockholm, Sweden – October 16, 2013 Tacton Systems, global supplier of sales and product configuration software, announced today that German based Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has chosen Tacton’s configuration solution to take their configurators to the next level.

Bürkert has been using configurators for many years and has decided to search for a new, web based and future proof configuration solution. During the selection process Bürkert has directed its attention on the possibility to create highly dynamic and flexible product models that can easily be extended and adapted. Focus has also been on finding a stable interface to the data source system to support sales people and partners in their daily business. The choice fell on Tacton Configurator.

Bürkert is also implementing an eShop, which will integrate the Tacton Configurator solution and offer configurable products online, which will be a great help for the end customers.

“We decided to go with Tacton because of the flexibility of the product models. It gives us the freedom to concentrate on the product-specific features which is our day-to-day business. In addition, during our supplier selection process, we were amazed by the scientific approach of the Tacton configuration software. It is easy to handle and helps us to define clear configuration rules for our products. We also learned to know Tacton as a very reliable and open partner, which is very important to us.” says Gerhard Koch, CFO Bürkert Fluid Control Systems.

The implementation of Tacton configurator will start with one product, the Valve Island type 8640 which later will be followed by a further product range. The Valve Island configurator will be used world-wide in the 35+ Bürkert locations. Initially the configurator will be available in English and German and it will be possible to switch between the languages to fit the user’s preference.

“Bürkert is one of the world’s leading companies within the field of measurement and control technology and it makes us very proud that they have chosen us as their configuration supplier. We work with many world leading companies in different market segments and have a very good understanding of what these companies need in order to be successful. I believe this to be a very god fit both for us and for Bürkert. I look forward to building a strong relationship with Bürkert and help them to become even more successful”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

For more information contact:
Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB
Cell phone: +46 730 32 49 70
E-mail: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Gerhard Koch, CFO, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
Telephone +49 7940 100
E-mail: gerhard.koch@burkert.com

About Bürkert Fluid Control Systems
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of measuring, control and regulating systems for fluids and gases. Bürkert products are used in a wide range of industries and applications – ranging from breweries and labs to medical, bio-engineering and aerospace technology. With a portfolio of more than 30,000 products Bürkert is the only supplier to offer all fluid control system components: from solenoid valves to process and analytical valves, as well as pneumatic actuators and sensors. The company, with headquarters in Ingelfingen Germany, has a large-ranging sales network in 36 countries and more than 2,400 employees worldwide. In five system houses in Germany, China and the USA, as well as four research centres, Bürkert continuously develops customized solutions and innovative products. The product portfolio is topped off by extensive services, from consulting and conception, through implementation, all the way to maintenance and training.

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker and Alfa Laval.

Tacton Systems increases presence in Germany by a joint venture

Stockholm, October 10, 2013: Tacton Systems, world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration, announced today that they strengthen their presence in Germany by forming a joint venture named Ventacor GmbH.

Germany is one of the fastest growing markets in the world for sales and product configuration and also one of Tacton Systems (Tacton) largest markets. Tacton has seen an increased demand for a strong local presence in Germany. The joint venture, Ventacor GmbH, will act in the German speaking part of Europe (the DACH region) and focus on sales, consulting and implementation of Tacton’s solutions for sales and product configuration.

The company will be managed by well-known experts in the German configuration and product modularization market as well as former Tacton employees.

“I feel very confident that we have found the perfect fit for a joint venture. Ventacor has everything we are looking for in a strategic partnership and it will help us to gain significant momentum in this market in the best way possible”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Ventacor 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. This is something that will benefit all of Tacton’s large customers in the DACH region as they will have access to strong local support.

“We have followed Tacton’s success and are very impressed by the unique technology and architecture of the company’s software. With Ventacor’s experience and expertise in configuration and product modularization together with Tacton’s strong solutions, we will be able to give the market very effective implementations and help our customers to see great return on investment” says Daniel Kortmann, Managing Director of Ventacor.

For more information contact:

Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB
Telephone: +46 730 32 49 70
E-mail: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Daniel Kortmann, Managing Director, Ventacor GmbH
Telephone: +49 2 34 – 97 64 58 0
E-mail: daniel.kortmann@ventacor.de

About Ventacor GmbH

Ventacor consists of software-specialists and mechanical engineers with long experience from variant management, product structuring and setting up maintenance-optimized configuration models. In customer projects all the collected knowledge is combined to deliver a complete solution package in setting up the sales configuration with focus on shorter and more effective implementation. For more information: www.ventacor.de

About Tacton Systems AB.

Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE Healthcare, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. 

TCstudio 4.4.1 released!

TCstudio 4.4.1 has now been released.

Some of the highlights among the many new features and improvements are:

  • Multi-select including multi copy and paste
  • TCX models are now both run and loaded asynchronously
  • Multiple new and powerful inspections.

 

Tacton Systems Gets a Flying Start for 2013

Stockholm, June 27, 2013: The Swedish software company Tacton Systems, that develops and implements software for complex sales configuration, announced today that the company is off to a flying start for 2013 with a revenue growth of 30 percent compared to the same period last year.

It looks like Tacton Systems will see yet another record year in 2013 after the all-time high of 105 MSEK net sales in 2012. However, the company is aiming a lot higher. The next goal is to reach 500 MSEK by 2017.

”We are aware that it is a tough goal to reach, but we wouldn’t aim so high if we weren’t confident that it is an achievable goal. So far, we are right on track with our plan”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

In addition to growing on the revenue side, Tacton is also expanding its personnel side and continuing the aggressive recruitment it began in 2011. During the first five months of 2013, 24 new employees were recruited and this Fall, Tacton plans to recruit 10-15 more application developers and business consultants.

Tacton won several new manufacturing industry customers in 2012 and it’s self-evident that the need for complex configuration is growing as the configuration market matures.

“We have a fantastic prospect list for the rest of the year, as a matter a fact; it is the best I have seen during my years at Tacton. There are many well-known company names on the list and we feel certain that most of them will choose Tacton before the year is over”, says Wallberg.

Today, Tacton Systems has more than 200 customers from the manufacturing industry including Toshiba Medical Systems, Siemens, GE Healthcare, and ABB.

For more information, contact:
Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems
Phone: +46 730 32 49 70
E-mail: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Tacton Systems Expands on the Japanese Market

Stockholm, Sweden – May 15, 2013- Tacton Systems, global supplier of sales and product configuration software announced today that they signed an agreement with a new reseller, EXA Corporation in Japan.

EXA Corporation is a solution provider for integration of business systems, system engineering, and IT system infrastructure. The company was founded in 1987 as an IT subsidiary of JFE Steel (formerly NKK). It is now a joint venture between JFE Steel and IBM Japan. EXA is known for its advanced engineering skills and experience in, for example, CAD, PLM and BOM.

EXA will be a reseller for Tacton System’s sales configurator, Tacton Configurator, a tool that makes it easier for companies to sell advanced products faster.

Tacton Systems is currently increasing its presence in Japan. More Japanese companies see the need for configuration solutions in order improve the quality of the products they manufacture and increase sales. Tacton is establishing a solid partner network in Japan.

“Japan is one of our key markets and we know that there are many Japanese companies that we can help with our solutions. Over the years we have seen the importance of establishing a local presence. Having strong qualified partners that we can fully trust is the key to our success. EXA will play a key role in Tacton’s expansion in Japan”, says Anders Hellermark, Senior VP ChannelsTacton Systems.

EXA knows that a partnership like the one with Tacton is crucial in order to add value to their customers. Many of EXA’s customers see that the time consuming process of creating quotes frequently results in lost business. Using Tacton’s solution for Sales Configuration, EXA can offer their customers a tool that substantially shortens their sales cycles. EXA’s customers can make substantial competitive gains using Tacton tools in their design- and manufacturing processes.

Most customers need the products customized to fit their specific needs. Customization is time consuming and costly and it is difficult to maintain a high level of quality. Tacton’s product and sales configurators enable each product to be adjusted to fit each customer’s needs in a shorter time, at a lower cost and with higher quality. This, together with the sales benefits gives EXA’s customers a significant competitive advantage when expanding business in Japanas well as globally.

“We believe that Tacton’s configurator solutions are the best possible answer to the requirements that Japanese manufacturing industry companies have in order to increase global competitiveness. One requirement that we have seen is increasing speed and precision in sales processes. Combining Tacton configurator system with EXA’s engineering experiences is an ideal match leading to maximum positive results. We are convinced that this combination will contribute greatly to process of industrial manufacturers of all kinds”, says Akihito Tsukamoto, President and Chief Executive Officer, EXA Corporation

 

About EXA Corporation

EXA was established in October 1987 with joint financing from IBM Japan and JFE Steel. The company specializes in the development of information systems and provides integrative solutions for business operations, engineering, and IT infrastructures. EXA also offers comprehensive and integrated services ranging from consulting to building, operating and maintenance of information system. For more information: www.exa-corp.co.jp.

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE Healthcare, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. For more information: www.tacton.com.

Tacton Systems rekryterar Anders Ekman

(this press release is in Swedish only)

Stockholm, 19 mars, 2013 – Tacton Systems, en global leverantör av mjukvara för sälj- och produktkonfiguration tillkännager idag att Anders Ekman har börjat på företaget som Senior VP Marketing.

Anders Ekman kommer senast från Cordeo Nordic där han arbetat som företagets VD. Anders har mer än 20 års erfarenhet från marknadsföring på Intentia/Lawson, på strategisk såväl som operativ nivå. Under sin tid på Intentia/Lawson var han med och utvecklade långsiktiga affärsrelationer med medelstora till stora, multinationella företag och han var med och expanderade företaget från 100 till 4000 anställda.

”De tunga investeringar vi gjort i vår leveransorganisation under senaste året har gjort att vi nu har kapacitet att ta nästa steg säljmässigt, men för att göra det behöver vi ha en effektiv process för hur vi hittar våra potentiella kunder. Anders långa erfarenhet från den här typen av arbete är precis vad vi behöver, så jag är jätteglad att ha honom ombord och är säker på att han kommer bli en viktig kugge i företaget”, säger Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Tacton Systems har ett ambitiöst mål att nå en omsättning på 500 MSEK år 2017 och för att nå detta behöver man bygga företaget på ett smart och strategiskt sätt. En del är att få ett antal nyckelpersoner på plats i bolaget. Under det senaste året har det rekryterats ett flertal tunga ledare till leveransorganisationen och man har nu även  en personalchef på plats. Nu är det, enligt Wallberg, dags att ta sälj- och marknadsorganisationen till nästa nivå.

”Jag ser en enorm potential i Tacton som företag så väl som de lösningar man tillhandahåller och ser verkligen fram emot att få vara en del i den resa som nu påbörjats. Jag ser många likheter med den fantastiska resa som Intentia/Lawson gjorde under min tid där och tar med mig mina lärdomar och erfarenheter därifrån”, säger Anders.

 

Tacton Systems AB
Anders Ekman, Senior VP Marketing
Telefon: + 46 (0)8 690 07 50
Email: anders.ekman@tacton.com

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

Tacton Systems ser ljuset i lågkonjunkturen och rekryterar 30 personer 2013

(This press release is in Swedich only) 

Stockholm, 6 mars, 2013: Tacton Systems, ett programvaruföretag i Stockholm som levererar lösningar för säljkonfigurering som hjälper företag att på ett enkelt sätt sälja komplexa produkter, planerar att utöka företaget med minst 30 st. medarbetare under 2013. 

Tacton Systems påverkas inte nämnvärt av det rådande ekonomiska klimatet runt om i världen just nu. Orderingången har aldrig sett bättre ut och den förväntas öka ytterligare under kommande kvartal. Företaget har visat på starkt tillväxt om och om igen de senaste åren, senast 2012 då företaget blev utsett till ett av Dagens Industris Gasellföretag. Under 2012 rekryterade man omkring 30 personer. Något som man ser behöver upprepas under 2013.

”Vi känner inte av den dåliga världsekonomin på det sätt vi trodde att vi skulle göra. Istället för en minskad orderingång har våra befintliga kunder ökat på samtidigt som nya kunder tillkommer. För att klara detta måste vi stärka upp vår leveransorganisation rejält så fort det bara går. Vi har idag ett behov av 30 st. nya personer, men den siffran kan mycket väl komma att växa under året”, säger Christer Wallberg, VD Tacton Systems.

Den kompetens som företaget är i störst behov av just nu är seniora utvecklare som kan ta rollen som Technical Lead (Teknisk Projektledare) samt civilingenjörer för roller inom affärskonsultorganisationen. Man är inte bara ute efter kompetens från Sverige utan även personer som kan prata japanska och tyska.

”Vi ser att de mest växande marknaderna för oss just nu är Tyskland och Japan. I båda dessa länder är det så gott som omöjligt att komma in som en internationell leverantör utan att kunna kommunicera med dem på det lokala språket. Därför satsar vi stenhårt på att få in både tysktalande och japansktalande kollegor just nu”, säger Christer.

Tacton Systems är ett globalt företag med kunder över hela världen, främst i Europa, Nordamerika och Japan. I slutet av 2012 passerade man 100 st. anställda. Bland dessa finns idag omkring 15 olika nationaliteter som tillsammans pratar över 25 språk.