News Category: Press Release

Tacton Annual Survey Reveals Trends in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tight Alignment Between Sales, Product, and Fulfillment Processes Emerge as Game Changers to Meet Customer Expectations

Stockholm/Chicago, Illinois, March 21, 2019 – Tacton, a global leader in Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and design automation solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced the results of a new survey on the state of manufacturing which shows how Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing trends are impacting businesses today and shaping future plans.

The survey findings, explained in Tacton’s annual report “The Current State of Manufacturing,” indicate a shift in mindsets and adoption of sales enablement and production technologies as manufacturers strive to embrace the digital revolution and leverage big data and AI to innovate faster and respond quickly to customer demands.

Based on responses from 100 large and mid-sized manufacturers worldwide with more than $250 million in revenue, the survey uncovers some of the largest challenges in implementing Smart Manufacturing strategies, explores how far manufacturers are along the Industry 4.0 adoption continuum, and offers a glimpse into how manufacturers are leveraging technology advances to reshape the industry.

Industry 4.0 Rising

The majority of manufacturers surveyed believe that Industry 4.0 is important, and want to implement strategies to remain competitive, but a lack of understanding and technical skills hinder adoption. 70 percent of respondents said that Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing is very important to companies. Yet, when asked how well industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing are understood in their organizations, 41 percent responded they are aware but not aware enough, 23 percent responded there is a decent level of awareness and understanding, and only 21 percent felt they have a very good understanding and already have a smart manufacturing strategy in place.

This gap between desire to implement and actual progress is further reflected in responses about progress toward smart manufacturing goals. Close to 60 percent of respondents said they’ve made average or decent progress toward their goals, but more than 30 percent said they’ve made limited progress and significant action is needed. 47 percent of organizations think there is a lack of knowledge on industry 4.0 and smart manufacturing.

These findings suggest that given the overall awareness of Industry 4.0 trends, most manufacturers still feel they are coming up short in creating and implementing a strategy. Manufacturers that are unable to catch up to the first movers risk facing strong competitive challenges that may impact business revenues and long-term business viability.

Technologies for Transformation

To help manufacturers turn interest into action, the report provides details on how manufacturers are starting to use various technologies to improve their businesses, and which technologies will be most important for future success.

  • Business intelligence and big data analysis are being used by firms to understand the market, forecast revenues, understand the customer buying process, and optimize pricing.
  • Sales enablement and production technologies are helping connect smart manufacturing to the front line and the top line. 60 percent of respondents have already started digitizing their sales processes to better facilitate individualized buying experiences. IoT and Big Data analytics were the technologies most often cited for success (50 percent), while production technologies such as machine to machine communication and advanced robotics dominated the next tier of responses.
  • In order to digitize the sales process, many manufacturers leverage Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) technologies. When asked to specify the most important capabilities CPQ brings to manufacturing organizations, the top three capabilities were ease of use for sales reps, partners and customers, rapid quote generation, and accuracy of configurations (zero order errors).

Looking Forward

So, what’s next? 56 percent of respondents surveyed believe that meeting customer demand for highly configured and customized products will drive the most value. 33 percent feel that increasing the speed of innovation and time to market will be extremely important. Both of these top answers are closely aligned with Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing trends. Perhaps more importantly, both require tight alignment between sales, product and fulfillment processes in order to meet customer expectations.

To learn more about the survey findings:

Download the report: The Current State of Manufacturing

Contact:
Rebecca Mettler
BOCA Communications for Tacton
tactonpr@bocacommunications.com
914-215-0113

Tacton joins Sweden’s “Digital Co-Lab Factory” at this year’s Hannover Messe

Stockholm/Karlsruhe, 5. February 2019 – Tacton, the world’s leading provider of software solutions for Configure, Price, Quote for manufacturing companies, will be part of the Swedish “Co-Lab Digital Factory” at the 2019 Hannover Messe.

The Swedish Pavilion offers visitors an amazing opportunity to find out first-hand about a range of forward-looking concepts for smart industry, automation, digitisation, IoT and AI. Tacton will be joined in the Co-Lab by Swedish industrial powerhouses TetraPak, SKF, ABB, Ericsson and Piab. With many of the country’s most innovative start-ups also present, this promises to be a really exciting event. In addition to company-specific solution presentations, the “Co-Lab” partners will also perform a series of joint demonstrations where visitors will see how real value is added in productive use.

Tacton will show how the right CPQ solution can be used to implement enterprise-wide digital strategies. With Tacton, companies can increase the efficiency of their sales processes and take customer satisfaction to the next level. At the core of Tacton’s offer is a cloud-based solution for the Configure Price Quote process, which simplifies sales of complex products. The solution includes design automation, 3D visualization and Augmented Reality.

Tacton is a proven solution and features in the current issue of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Applications. Gartner’s analysts particularly recognize Tacton’s completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton will be at the Messe, “Tacton is supporting numerous Swedish, German and other leading global manufacturing companies in their digital transformation efforts. Being part of the Swedish presence at the Hannover Messe is a great way to promote our vision and DNA and we’re excited to be presenting in collaboration with other Swedish innovators. I’m especially looking forward to the Co-Lab Digital Factory, where we will jointly show how the use of innovative digital technologies can prepare manufacturers for the future.”

Meet us at Hannover Messe

About Tacton

Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter business. By putting customers at the heart of the process, we focus on their needs, enabling better sales and more efficient operations. Drawing upon 20 years of AI research, our constraints-based configurator goes beyond CPQ, transforming the way you do business – letting your customers build relationships with their clients, not just products. With global manufacturing expertise, we work with partners such as ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm with additional offices in Chicago Karlsruhe, Germany, Warsaw and Tokyo. Learn more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Launches Cloud-Based Design Automation Solution to Drive Greater Collaboration In Product Development in Manufacturing Industry

Unmatched Workflows, Seamless Integration with Leading CAD Solutions Gives Manufacturers an Ideal Approach to Rapidly Bringing Customized Solutions to Market

 

Stockholm/Chicago, Illinois, January 15, 2019 — Tacton, a global leader in Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and design automation solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced the release of Tacton CoDesigner, a breakthrough cloud-based solution that empowers sales teams, designers, and engineers to collaborate seamlessly on the development of customized manufacturing solutions.

 

As a cloud-based solution, Tacton CoDesigner breaks through the barriers that can prevent optimal collaboration between product engineering, design and sales departments when developing customized products that meet specific customer demands. With Tacton CoDesigner, each member of the development and sales teams can conceptualize the product during each phase of the design process to gain a detailed understanding of it, all the way from initial design to production and delivery. This new level of collaboration drives enormous cost and time savings by empowering teams to identify product design concerns, effectively manage approvals throughout the development process, while reducing the risks of design flaws and costly engineering order errors by 30 percent.

 

“The cloud is transforming the way companies develop and sell products and Tacton CoDesigner is the next step in that evolution for manufacturing,” said Tacton CEO Frederic Laziou. “By giving engineering and sales teams earlier and more powerful insights into every stage of product development, we are giving them a real competitive advantage in getting the right products to market faster and help customers to rapidly generate greater revenue.”

 

The key features and benefits of the new cloud-based Tacton CoDesigner solution include:

  • Configure new custom products with Tacton‘s artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Automates and reduces repetitive tasks for sales engineers.
  • Simplify custom product design by seamlessly integrating with leading CAD solutions including Solidworks, PTC Creo and Autodesk Inventor.
  • Improve team collaboration and communications in executing product development projects and tasks.
  • Reduce IT administration, maintenance and costs.
  • Improve workflows to improve product quality and reduce the time wasted on lengthy approval cycles in the development process.

 

Available immediately, Tacton CoDesigner allows clients to grow into using Tacton’s CPQ solutions to give the world’s leading manufacturers a comprehensive approach to designing, configuring and selling complex products.

 

North America Reseller Program

Tacton recently announced a $12 million investment  in North America and the release of Tacton CoDesigner will advance its momentum in this critical market. In addition, Technicon Systems, Inc., which specializes in enterprise Tacton deployments for leading North American manufacturers, will serve as the exclusive reseller for Tacton CoDesigner further cementing its partnership with Tacton.

 

“Tacton CoDesigner allows manufacturers to increase their design automation efficiency through increased collaboration and automated workflows,” said Mark Keenan, CEO at Technicon Systems, Inc.

 

About Tacton

Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter business. By putting customers at the heart of the process, we focus on their needs, enabling better sales and more efficient operations. Drawing upon 20 years of AI research, our constraints-based configurator goes beyond CPQ, transforming the way you do business – letting your customers build relationships with their clients, not just products. With global manufacturing expertise, we work with partners such as ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm with additional offices in Chicago Karlsruhe, Germany, Warsaw and Tokyo. Learn more at www.tacton.com

 

Contact:

Rebecca Mettler

BOCA Communications for Tacton

tactonpr@bocacommunications.com

914-215-0113

Tacton Invests $12 Million to Expand CPQ Solutions to Manufacturers in the U.S. Market

Tacton introduces new technology innovation, including visual product configuration powered by augmented reality and enhanced integration with Salesforce.com

 

Chicago, Illinois, December 12, 2018  — Tacton, a global leader in Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and design automation solutions for the manufacturing industry, today announced that it is aggressively expanding operations in the United States. To fuel the expansion and drive increased sales, the company is making a $12 million investment over the next three years to establish joint headquarters in Chicago, at the epicenter of U.S. manufacturing, and significantly expanding its executive leadership and sales team.

 

In conjunction with its expansion and investment in the US market, Tacton is also announcing new capabilities in its cloud-based CPQ platform. The new features include augmented reality (AR)-powered visualization and expanded integration with Salesforce that makes it even easier for manufacturers to design, configure and sell complex products.

 

Founded in 1998, Tacton CPQ software and design automation solutions help the world’s largest manufacturers, such as Bosch, Siemens and Caterpillar to manage the complexities traditionally associated with producing customized and configured products that meet strict customer requirements.

 

For example, the Industrial Power division at Siemens uses Tacton’s sales configuration software to slash the time it takes to prepare price quotes and simplify product configuration of custom solutions. It used to take Siemens eight weeks to produce a custom quote for its gas turbine units, With Tacton’s CPQ, the sales team now produces the same quote in a matter of minutes, without requiring any help from product specialists.

 

“The beauty of the Tacton Configurator is that it will guide the sales representative and get the product configuration for an accurate price quote each time. It now takes us only five minutes to generate a complete budget offer including pricing. This saves us tremendous amounts of time and money,” said Siemens Senior Engineer CRM process & IT Development Jan Nilsson.

 

The newest enhancements to Tacton CPQ expand on these capabilities, to now include:

 

  • Visual Configuration with AR

Tacton CPQ now includes visual product configuration, including real time, interactive 3D drag-and-drop functionality. Sales engineers can interact directly with a sophisticated configuration tool, powered by AR  to visualize the configuration within the actual environment.

 

  • Expanded Salesforce Integration

The new capabilities extend Tacton’s integration with Salesforce to boost sales with features including needs-based configuration. Salesforce Sales Cloud customers can now connect to the full power of Tacton CPQ leveraging its best-in-class AI-driven configurator for the manufacturing industry.  Tacton CPQ for Salesforce features automated CAD drawing and engineer-to-order (ETO) processes with out-of-the-box integration to all leading CAD solutions, integration with SAP ERP and Variant Configurator (SAP LO-VC) and open APIs that enable full integration with the existing IT stack.

 

“We experienced significant customer adoption for Tacton CPQ solutions among European manufacturers over the last two years, making it the ideal time to meet a similar demand in the United States,” said Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton. “By continuing to add breakthrough enhancements like AR-powered visual configuration to our CPQ solution, we can drive even greater efficiency for manufacturers, making it even simpler and faster to sell complex products.”

 

About Tacton

Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter business. By putting customers at the heart of the process, we focus on their needs, enabling better sales and more efficient operations. Drawing upon 20 years of AI research, our constraints-based configurator goes beyond CPQ, transforming the way you do business – letting your customers build relationships with their clients, not just products. With global manufacturing expertise, we work with partners such as ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa. Tacton is co-headquartered in Stockholm and Chicago with additional offices in Karlsruhe, Germany, Warsaw and Tokyo. Learn more at www.tacton.com

 

Contact:

Rebecca Mettler

BOCA Communications for Tacton

tactonpr@bocacommunications.com

914-215-0113

Tacton’s Design Automation Solution Granted Renewed Autodesk Inventor Certification for 2019

Stockholm, Sweden, November 21, 2018 —Tacton, a global leader in Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and design automation solutions for the manufacturing industry, announces today that, for the third year in a row, its Design Automation solution will receive the Autodesk Inventor software certification. Tacton Design Automation lets manufacturing companies accelerate complex, made-to-order design processes through automatically generated 3D product models.

 

Integrated with Inventor, Tacton Design Automation reduces routine computer-aided design processes from weeks to minutes. The solution generates customized 3D models and drawings from Inventor for use in sales quotes and production processes. As a result, manufacturing companies can reduce the cost of custom designs, respond faster to sales inquiries, and simplify the entire digital manufacturing process.

 

“With the massive wave of digital transformation happening right now, the industry needs 3D models and automated solutions that can take digital manufacturing to the next level,” says Mathias Storm, product manager, Tacton Systems. “We’re proud to once again receive the Autodesk Certified App logo and provide total integration with Autodesk Inventor. Together, we’re helping manufacturers get up to speed with Industry 4.0.”

 

Autodesk Inventor is a leading provider of mechanical design and 3D CAD software, offering professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. The Autodesk Certified Apps Program is for Autodesk Developer Network members with applications that provide the highest level of quality, integration, and compatibility with select Autodesk products and releases.

 

About Tacton Systems
Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter business. By putting customers at the heart of the process, we focus on their needs, enabling better sales and more efficient operations. Drawing upon 20 years of AI research, our constraints based configurator goes beyond CPQ, transforming the way you do business – letting your customers build relationships with their clients, not just products. With global manufacturing expertise, we work with partners such as ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional regional headquarters in Chicago, USA, Karlsruhe, Germany, Warsaw, Poland and Tokyo, Japan.

 

Autodesk and Inventor are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries.

 

Media Contacts
Nils Olsson, Chief Portfolio Officer, Tacton Systems

Email: nils.olsson@tacton.com

Tel: +46733908127

 

Relevant links
https://www.tacton.com/tacton-design-automation-autodesk-inventor/

 

Press images
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gns0wq4g20u6e5g/AAAVFiVortxjTMF49rqGZEnEa?dl=0

 

Tacton recognized by Gartner in its latest Magic Quadrant for CPQ Application Suites

STOCKHOLM, November 8, 2018 — Tacton, a global leader in CPQ solutions for the manufacturing industry, has been included in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for CPQ. Tacton focuses exclusively on manufacturing, and its placement in the Magic Quadrant reflects the company’s completeness of vision and ability to execute.

 

Utilized by some of the world’s leading manufacturers, Tacton’s technology enables company-wide digital transformation leading to increased sales, more efficient operations, and more satisfied manufacturing customers. Tacton’s primary offer is a cloud-based Configure Price Quote solution that makes it dramatically simpler for manufacturers to design, configure, and sell complex products. Tacton CPQ features CAD automation, 3D visualization, Augmented Reality, and is now also integrated with Salesforce CRM.

 

“We are very pleased that Tacton has been recognized by Gartner in their latest Magic Quadrant for CPQ,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems. “Tacton has long been committed to supporting the world’s leading manufacturers. With offices in the USA and Japan, in addition to our European locations, we are rapidly becoming a truly global company.”

 

“Tacton believes its placement in the Niche Players quadrant reflects our focus and track record within the manufacturing sector, and we’re proud to be included in the Gartner Magic Quadrant,” says Marc Herling, VP of Business Development at Tacton Systems. “CPQ is not a ‘one size fits all’ business. If you are a manufacturing company, you need to look to vendors that have experience and a deep understanding of your industry. With customers expecting more and more individualized products, your CPQ solution needs to be up to the task. Equally essential is finding a configurator that can handle the full complexity of your product range.”

 

Source:
Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites” published 5 November 2018 by Christina Klock, Mark Lewis and Melissa Hilbert.

 

Media Contact
Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems

Email: frederic.laziou@tacton.com

Tel: +46 709 56 43 12

 

About Tacton Systems
Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter business. By putting customers at the heart of the process, we focus on their needs, enabling better sales and more efficient operations. Drawing upon 20 years of AI research, our constraints based configurator goes beyond CPQ, transforming the way you do business – letting your customers build relationships with their clients, not just products. With global manufacturing expertise, we work with partners such as ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional regional headquarters in Chicago, USA, Karlsruhe, Germany, Warsaw, Poland and Tokyo, Japan. Learn more at www.tacton.com

 

Disclaimer:

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Tacton Hires New CMO to Support Next Phase of Growth

STOCKHOLM, September 24, 2018 – Tacton, a global leader in CPQ solutions for the manufacturing industry, announces today the recruitment of Mikkel Drucker as Chief Marketing Officer. With a distinguished track record of driving international growth, Drucker will be responsible for leading Tacton’s brand strategy, product marketing, digital marketing, and strategic corporate communications.

 

As Tacton continues on a fast track of growth and international expansion, attracting the right talent is more critical than ever. In his role as CMO, Drucker will supply important support and momentum to the team. In addition to a strong expertise in digital marketing and product management, Tacton will benefit from Drucker’s international background working within the technology, IT, and SaaS industries.

 

We are very happy to welcome Mikkel Drucker to Tacton,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO at Tacton Systems. “Mikkel is an experienced and high performing marketing leader with proven results in the SaaS space. His invaluable talent in digital marketing and branding will help us to continue to grow and leverage new opportunities.

 

Drucker joins Tacton following his most recent position as CMO at Atea, the largest IT company in the Nordic region. Prior to this, he served in various marketing leadership roles, including as Vice President of Demand Generation and Product Marketing at Trustpilot, and as Vice President of Consumer Market at Telenor. Ducker also got 13 years of various leadership roles at Nokia.

 

This is an exciting time to join Tacton,” says Mikkel Drucker. “The company has huge potential, with both state of the art technology and lots of talent from 32 different countries. I’m honored to be part of this next stage of growth and support further advancement through strategic marketing.

 

Mikkel Drucker

About Tacton Systems

Tacton has been connecting customers, products, and factories for smarter manufacturing since 1998. A global leader in advanced Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solutions, Tacton offers a cloud based digitalization platform that makes it dramatically simpler to design, configure, and sell complex products. Unlike other CPQ solutions, Tacton’s core technology originates from AI research and links up the entire operation — from sales to engineering and manufacturing, supporting integration with all major manufacturing software systems. Many of the world’s leading global manufacturers are benefitting from Tacton solutions, including ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional regional headquarters in USA, Germany and Poland. Along with many strategic partners and resellers across the globe. Learn more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Introduces Next Generation Salesforce App for Manufacturing Industry

SAN FRANCISCO, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 – Tacton, a global leader in CPQ solutions for the manufacturing industry, announces today at Dreamforce that their complete CPQ solution is now available on the Salesforce AppExchange—helping users drive their digital transformation and accelerate sales cycles.

 

Global manufacturers have access to an advanced CPQ solution that works natively within Salesforce. Tacton CPQ helps drive efficiency by automating the quotation process and making it simpler and faster to sell complex products. With Tacton CPQ, Salesforce users can also easily customize products through Visual Configuration—a straightforward and interactive drag-and-drop process, aided by 3D product visualization.

 

Salesforce users can now access one of the world’s most powerful CPQ solutions directly via Salesforce AppExchange,” says Nils Olsson, Chief Portfolio Officer. “Using Tacton CPQ with Salesforce is the next step for any company looking to deal with the complexity of their products while gaining traction in sales through the power of Salesforce.

 

Main Features

  • Powerful, constraints-based product configurator engine built to handle the most challenging configuration environments. Constraints and attributes instead of rules mean dramatically fewer rules
  • Advanced needs-based guided selling—engaging the customer, increasing win rates and customer satisfaction
  • Visual Configuration in 3D with drag-and-drop configuration and AR iOS app
  • Integration with ERP and CAD systems, such as SAP ECC, SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, and Autodesk Inventor
  • Fully cloud-based architecture
  • Omnichannel support (partner and direct sales, online configurator)
  • Sell across markets and borders, while always supporting compliance with local commercial, technical, and regulatory requirements
  • Instant generation of professional-looking proposals with all supporting documents
  • Support of advanced pricing models

 

Tacton Exhibiting at Dreamforce 2018

Tacton is a Gold Sponsor at Dreamforce 2018, the most innovative software conference of the year. Tacton is exhibiting at booth 1312 in the Dreamforce Customer Success Expo September 25-28, showcasing Tacton CPQ’s native integration with Salesforce.

Salesforce, Dreamforce and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc.

 

Contacts

Nils Olsson, Chief Portfolio Officer, Tacton Systems

Email: nils.olsson@tacton.com

Tel: +46733908127

 

Petra Lindgren, Director of Communications, Tacton Systems

Email: petra.lindgren@tacton.com

Tel: +46736614968

 

Related Links

Tacton CPQ product page: https://www.tacton.com/tacton-cpq/

Tacton’s official Dreamforce page: https://www.tacton.com/dreamforce/

 

Press Images

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/14f5eiecmxzpjj5/AAAuLYbe7gb0mYywEVQjCNRIa?dl=0

 

About Tacton

Tacton has been connecting customers, products, and factories for smarter manufacturing since 1998. A global leader in advanced Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solutions, Tacton offers a cloud-based digitalization platform that makes it dramatically simpler to design, configure, and sell complex products. Unlike other CPQ solutions, Tacton’s core technology originates from AI research and links up the entire operation — from sales to engineering and manufacturing, supporting integration with all major manufacturing software systems. Many of the world’s leading global manufacturers are benefitting from Tacton solutions, including ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional regional headquarters in USA, Germany and Poland. Along with many strategic partners and resellers across the globe. Learn more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Revolutionizes B2B Sales with Launch of Visual Configuration with Augmented Reality

STOCKHOLM, September 20, 2018 — Tacton announces today the launch of Tacton Visual Configuration, an intuitive tool that extends the capabilities of Tacton’s powerful CPQ software with drag-and-drop 3D Visualization and Augmented Reality (AR). The tool enables manufacturers to offer a faster, more personalized configuration process—where even the most complex of products become easier to visualize and understand.

Tacton Visual Configuration is fully integrated with Tacton’s advanced CPQ software, and helps accelerate the entire product configuration process through visual supported communication between vendor and buyer. Featuring 3D visualization, AR technology, and an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, the tool enables real-time visual insights and quicker customer feedback for every design decision. This speeds up the configuration process significantly and helps ensure that the end result is correctly aligned with the customer’s needs.

 

Boost Sales with Visual Configuration

The new 3D visual configuration tool is a huge asset for sales teams, who can now let customers experience a whole portfolio of products in a more attractive and intuitive format—no matter how complex the configuration. The benefits are many, including shorter lead times, faster sales, and a stronger brand identity.

 

Complex products are easier to understand when presented visually. Tacton’s Visual Configuration with 3D visualization and AR spatial configuration makes it possible for sales teams to guarantee the spatial fit. Working alongside customers in real-time allows for a quicker and more personalized design process.

 

Selling products with complex variants becomes dramatically easier and faster with Tacton Visual Configuration,” says Marco Lang, Product Manager at Tacton Systems. “Visual Configuration and AR enhance the entire sales cycle by using the simple ‘What you see is what you get’ principle.

 

Perfect Final Product Dimensions with Augmented Reality

Further enhancing the configuration process is the Tacton CPQ AR iOS app. The app lets customers visualize product configurations within their real-world environment with help from augmented reality. This final step ensures that the product dimensions and planned positioning are as accurate and advantageous as possible.

 

Now companies can truly offer the best product to every customer,” says Nils Olsson, Chief Portfolio Officer at Tacton Systems. “With Tacton Visual Configuration, customers can see exactly what they are buying. This means reduced quoting errors, and better, faster communication between engineers, sales teams, and customers.”

 

Main Features

  • Visual product configuration with 3D drag-and-drop functionality.
  • Interact direct through the product visualization with the configurator
  • Full 3D interactivity (rotate/zoom/pan) in real-time, without delay.
  • Ability to visually validate geometrical constraints in real-time.
  • iOS app to visualize the configuration within the actual environment using Augmented Reality.
  • Visual logic is built on top of the existing configuration logic without duplication.
  • Fully supported by various software products and standards

 

Contact

Nils Olsson, Chief Portfolio Officer, Tacton Systems

Email: nils.olsson@tacton.com

Tel: +46733908127

 

Related links

Product page
https://www.tacton.com/3d-visualization-solutions/

 

Product video

https://tacton.wistia.com/medias/y34y6zd2l7 

 

About Tacton Systems

Tacton has been connecting customers, products, and factories for smarter manufacturing since 1998. A global leader in advanced Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solutions, Tacton offers a cloud based digitalization platform that makes it dramatically simpler to design, configure, and sell complex products. Unlike other CPQ solutions, Tacton’s core technology originates from AI research and links up the entire operation — from sales to engineering and manufacturing, supporting integration with all major manufacturing software systems. Many of the world’s leading global manufacturers are benefitting from Tacton solutions, including ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional regional headquarters in USA, Germany and Poland. Along with many strategic partners and resellers across the globe. Learn more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Opens in Japan to Meet Demand amid Industry 4.0 Revolution

TOKYO, September 14, 2018 – Tacton, a global leader in Configure Price Quote solutions (CPQ) for the manufacturing industry, announced today the establishment of a new office in Tokyo this month. The new office marks a deepened level of commitment to the Asian market. It also enables Tacton to better support Japanese customers during the digital transformation and evolution towards Industry 4.0.

 

With over 20 years of experience in the CPQ software industry, Tacton has been working closely since 2010 with several partners in Japan and about 30 manufacturing customers like Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation and RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd. The reseller partners include Exa Corporation, NTT data MHI information Systems, Kozo Keikaku Engineering, Toshiba Digital Solution and the service partner Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI).

 

With offices already established in Sweden, Germany, USA, and Poland, Tacton will now expand its global reach with a new office in Japan. Situated in the Ginza district of Tokyo, the new office will serve Tacton’s partners and clients in Japan. The wholly owned subsidiary will also enable Tacton to better serve growing demand for its CPQ and smart manufacturing solutions within Asia at large.

 

We look forward to establishing closer working relationships with our Japanese partners,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems. “Japan is one of the world’s most successful manufacturing countries, having invented the lean manufacturing philosophy Kaizen. The next step is smart manufacturing. Tacton is ideally positioned to meet this demand and take customers to the forefront of Industry 4.0.

 

The new office will bring Japanese customers even closer to Tacton’s advanced products, including engineered-to-order solutions, which are very much in demand.

Traditionally Japanese manufacturers have been ETO (Engineer-To-Order) oriented,” says Haruko Kato, Regional Channel Manager of Japan, Tacton Systems. “With Tacton, manufacturers can accelerate their digitalization and automation in both the design and order process corresponding to their customers’ needs, while increasing speed and  reducing the cost during global expansion.

 

Tacton’s smart manufacturing solutions are helping some of the world’s leading manufacturers operate more efficiently and sell more effectively. These include AI based CPQ software, Visual Configuration, Design, and CAD Automation—plus integration with all major ERP, CRM and PLM systems.

 

Contact

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems
Email: frederic.laziou@tacton.com
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About Tacton Systems

Tacton has been connecting customers, products, and factories for smarter manufacturing since 1998. A global leader in advanced Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solutions, Tacton offers a cloud based digitalization platform that makes it dramatically simpler to design, configure, and sell complex products. Unlike other CPQ solutions, Tacton’s core technology originates from AI research and links up the entire operation — from sales to engineering and manufacturing, supporting integration with all major manufacturing software systems. Many of the world’s leading global manufacturers are benefitting from Tacton solutions, including ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar Propulsion, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with additional regional headquarters in USA, Germany and Poland. Along with many strategic partners and resellers across the globe. Learn more at www.tacton.com.