News Category: Press Release

SAP Configuration Guru, Dr. Albert Haag, Joins Tacton Systems

Stockholm, February 17, 2016: Tacton Systems AB, a leader in software for Configure Price Quote (CPQ), announces today that Dr. Albert Haag, former Development Architect for SAP IPC has joined the company.

Dr. Albert Haag (Albert) is a well-known Development Architect within the SAP community. He has more than 20 years’ experience with the SAP VC and IPC configurators. Albert was also recently awarded for the best paper in the 2015 Configuration Workshop, which is a semi-academic conference for different aspects of configuration technology. Albert now joins Tacton to be a part of the SAP team and work on interpreting SAP product models for use with the Tacton configurator. This will also enhance the existing integration between Tacton CPQ and SAP ERP.
“I am very excited to get the opportunity to work with Tacton’s configurator engine which has a high reputation both in the market and in academia as a state of the art constraint solver. It will be very interesting for me to apply the Tacton engine to SAP ERP configuration models and to attempt to obtain the best of both worlds. I am also very impressed with the people I get to work with at Tacton, which was one of the main factors in my decision to join Tacton”, says Dr. Albert Haag.

A world class integration to SAP ERP is a major success factor for Tacton in being able to provide the best possible solution for current and prospective customers today and in the future. The recruitment of Albert is a great asset to the company.

“About 70% of our customers are SAP ERP users and we want to make sure that they can count on us when it comes to providing the best possible solution for them. We are very happy and proud that Albert decided to join us and I know that he will be a great fit and asset to our team. We all look forward to working with him”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems
Albert joined Tacton Systems in December last year.

PR – Tacton employs 60 new experts after strong result

The Swedish software company, Tacton Systems, a global provider of software for sales and product configuration, reports record earnings for fiscal 2014. With growth last year at 39 percent, the company’s revenue surged to SEK 170 million and earnings to SEK 27 million. The forecast for 2015 is strong growth with about 60 new employees.

“Last year we signed several new contracts with major international companies. At the same time, we continued to intensify collaboration with existing customers. In 2014, CPQ solutions–Configure Price Quote–had its breakthrough. We notice now that advanced configuration often lies at the management level and becomes an integral part of the sales process for successful companies,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton.

In 2014 Tacton won the prestigious Export Hermes prize awarded by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The prize is awarded annually to companies in Sweden that can demonstrate outstanding export results. Tacton was also named a “Gazelle Company” by Dagens Industri for the third consecutive year. Last year Tacton was also designated as a “Super Company” by the Swedish business magazine, Veckans Affärer.

Expansion and 60 new employees in 2015

Tacton’s goal is to reach SEK 500 million in revenue in 2017 and the company’s recruitment rate is now about 15 people per quarter, including engineers, computer scientists and PhDs.

“We see continued strong and growing demand for the products and services that Tacton offers, with an expected growth rate this year of 30 to 40 percent. The trend for 2015 is positive with a major expansion expected in both the Swedish and international markets and a continued positive trend for both sales and earnings,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton.

“The latest trend for large manufacturing companies is to buy complete solutions from Tacton covering all of the customer’s products. This means that projects have become much larger and that each major international customer project often involves over 30 specialists from Tacton,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton.

Key financial figures 2014

In 2014 Tacton had revenues of SEK 170 million, representing a growth rate of 39 percent over the previous year. Operating profit increased by 150 percent to SEK 27 million. By comparison, Tacton’s average growth over the past four years has been higher than 30 percent.

PR – Tacton Systems partners with US-based Technicon Systems, Inc.

Stockholm, May 5, 2015: Tacton Systems, the world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration, announces today a partnership with Technicon Systems, Inc. to bring Tacton’s world-class CPQ offerings to the North American market.

The need for world-class configuration tools is increasing at a rapid pace globally, and Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solutions represent one of the fastest growing markets. This is true for the North American market where Tacton achieved great success last year. To maintain this momentum and continue to grow market share, Tacton has partnered with Technicon. Technicon has more than 20 years of experience developing advanced sales automation, visualization and e-commerce systems for the manufacturing industry.

Technicon will sell, implement and support Tacton’s full solution suite, including software for Design Automation, in the North American market. Technicon brings complimentary products including Product Information Management (PIM) and their award-winning product visualization to the partnership to best serve our customers.

“We are pleased about this partnership and believe it will be a true win-win relationship. Tacton brings a state-of-the-art CPQ solution. We have the technical knowledge and understanding for using this technology within the manufacturing industry.  Together we make a great team”, says Mark Keenan, CEO at Technicon.

As an Autodesk and SAP partner, Technicon brings their experience integrating CPQ solutions into SAP and Autodesk installations.

“We are very proud to have Technicon as a partner. We are currently expanding quickly in several markets and to do this in a controlled way, we need professional partners that we can trust and work well with. We see Technicon as a perfect fit for us and we know that this collaboration will bring about many good things,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

 

About Technicon Systems Inc.
Technicon has built a reputation for excellence based on over two decades of advanced sales automation, visualization and e-commerce system development. Every day, some of the world’s foremost manufacturers use Technicon’s systems to organize and sell thousands of products.

Technicon’s technical experience, combined with the vision and stability of our management team and our emphasis on rigorous internal project management, have played key roles in ensuring our customers achieve their business goals.
Technicon believes your sales systems should be as good as the products you represent. Isn’t it time that you became the best company that your customers work with?  

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.