News Category: Press Release

Jens Kuerschner appointed as Tacton’s first Chief Customer Officer (CCO)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and CHICAGO, September 12, 2019  – Tacton, a global leader enabling smart commerce for manufacturers, today announced the recruitment of Jens Kuerschner. He will be Tacton’s first Chief Customer Officer, a role created to ensure the company’s customer-centricity continues during this period of rapid expansion. His appointment will strengthen the leadership team’s commitment to ensure customers’ success remains the primary mission.

Jens Kuerschner brings over 20 years’ experience, working for software giants such as Oracle, Salesforce, and most recently, Pegasystems, where he served as the Regional Director Consulting for the DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) region. His previous roles as the Vice President of Salesforce Services DACH, and Director of Sales Consulting for Oracle, demonstrate a solid track record in delivering excellence through customer success and consulting services for cloud-based solutions. His leadership and expertise complement Tacton’s Saas strategy as more manufacturing companies continue digitizing their business processes.

“We are extremely happy to welcome Jens to our executive team. His addition will take our customer-centric strategy to new levels,” commented Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton. “Many organizations claim to be customer-focused and some fail to deliver on that promise. Fortunately, with Jens’ expertise, dedication, and leadership, we are better positioned to continue delivering real value to all our customers.”

 

“I am delighted to join Tacton at such a crucial time of growth and expansion,” remarked Jens. “It is during these times that focusing on the customer is of the utmost importance. I already had the pleasure of meeting many of my new colleagues and I have been impressed by the level of expertise, commitment, and dedication towards helping our customers. I look forward to working the entire organization to continue helping our customers benefit from Smart Commerce.”

Manufacturers today are adopting digital solutions to offer superior solutions to their customers. Jens Kuerschner’s addition to the leadership team ensures Tacton is poised to help its global customers embrace a seamless customer experience.

For more information on Tacton and its smart manufacturing capabilities, visit www.tacton.com.

About Tacton  

Tacton enables Smart Commerce for manufacturers by empowering organizations to extend beyond traditional commerce. Tacton Smart Commerce ensures manufacturers always offer optimal solutions to their customers throughout the entire B2B buyer journey. Our industry expertise and leading technology enable a seamless customer experience. Tacton provides solutions to our global customers such as ABB, Bosch, Caterpillar, Daimler, MAN, Mitsubishi, Siemens, Toshiba and Yaskawa. Tacton is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois and Stockholm, Sweden, with regional offices in Karlsruhe, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Tokyo, Japan.

Tacton Welcomes New Senior VP of Sales to Support Rapid Expansion in North America

STOCKHOLM, Sweden and CHICAGO, August 06, 2019 — Tacton, a global leader in connecting the customer with product and factory for smarter business in the manufacturing industry, today announced it has hired Stephen Fauth as Senior Vice President of Sales for North America. Fauth will be responsible for Tacton’s commercial team in North America, supporting the company’s continued rapid expansion and growth objectives.

Fauth brings 15 years of experience in enterprise technology, including a deep background of expertise in the CPQ space. He was most recently Regional Vice President at FPX, in charge of the East region in North America. Before that, Fauth held positions at Oracle, Sungard Availability Services and SAP.

“The addition of Stephen will help bring Tacton benefits to more companies and support the high demand we have encountered, helping more companies remain on the cutting edge of smart manufacturing trends in the process,” said Frederic Laziou, chief executive officer at Tacton. “Manufacturers today continue to learn how to compete on value, not just on price, by putting customer demands at the forefront. Tacton is the only provider that helps businesses do this by connecting customers directly with product and factory, and the addition of Stephen will serve to further strengthen this capability.”

The addition of Fauth comes during a period of impressive momentum for Tacton, which saw annual recurring revenue grow by 71% year-over-year in the first half of 2019.

Stephen Fauth

“I am very excited for the opportunity to support Tacton’s next stage of growth and establish the company as one of the most widely used smart manufacturing solutions across North America,” said Fauth. “I am proud to join a company that brings such rich domain expertise and experience to the customer conversation. It is easy to see why Tacton is regarded by its world-class customers as a strategic partner and valuable differentiator in solving the challenges associated with the sale of complex, configurable products. Manufacturers are facing increasing pressure from customers with high expectations for speed, simplicity, and accuracy throughout the quoting process. Tacton’s customers are able to master this better than anyone, ultimately creating a clear competitive advantage through seamless customer interaction.”

For more information on Tacton and its smart manufacturing capabilities, visit www.tacton.com.

Capgemini and Tacton collaborate to make client businesses smarter by connecting customer, product and factory

Stockholm, May 15, 2019 – Capgemini in Sweden today announced a consulting agreement with Tacton to provide innovative Configure Price Quote (CPQ)[1] solutions to global manufacturing clients. This collaboration combines Capgemini’s strength in delivering a full spectrum of digital transformation initiatives with Tacton’s CPQ solutions to better connect customer, product and factory.

 As a leading systems integrator, Capgemini in Sweden will collaborate with Tacton to deliver a next generation, cloud-based CPQ solution designed specifically for the manufacturing industry, making it easier to design, configure and sell products. The software from Tacton will improve Resource Planning and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems, by connecting customers with the factory and product. The solution will ensure that sales, engineering and manufacturing teams are always aligned. Together, Capgemini and Tacton will help to transform business processes and improve the sales cycle.

Stephan Hedborg, Head of Manufacturing at Capgemini in Sweden said, “With this strategic consulting agreement in place, we will provide best-in-class CPQ solutions to manufacturing clients. Our joint offering will not only add value to our existing client base, but will also create value for new clients and thereby grow and improve their businesses as well.”

Under the consulting agreement, Capgemini in Sweden and Tacton will be working with some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the medical technology and industrial machinery sectors.

Frederic Lazio, CEO of Tacton said, “Our joint offering with Capgemini in Sweden is enabled with our deep understanding of the manufacturing industry, and together we are perfectly positioned to deliver transformation projects at scale that bring real value to clients. The recent launch of a tailored offering for the automotive industry marks the latest step as we further invest in this successful relationship.”

[1] A CPQ Solution is software that helps companies accurately define the price of goods across a huge and constantly changing spectrum of variables.

About Tacton

Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter commerce. 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, Sweden and Chicago, USA, with additional offices in Karlsruhe, Germany; Warsaw, Poland; and Tokyo, Japan.

Learn more at www.tacton.com

About Capgemini

A global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation, Capgemini is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. It is a multicultural company of over 200,000 team members in more than 40 countries. The Group reported 2018 global revenues of EUR 13.2 billion.

Visit us at www.capgemini.com. People matter, results count.

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
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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:

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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.