News Category: Press Release

Tacton delivers CPQ solution to Solaris Bus & Coach

STOCKHOLM, AUGUST 27 2018 – The software company Tacton, a global leader in CPQ solutions for manufacturing companies, has delivered a Configure Price Quote solution to vehicle manufacturer Solaris Bus & Coach – a leading European manufacturer of public transportation vehicles.

Solaris, which works with vehicle tenders from European municipalities and bus companies, now, with Tactons’s CPQ solution, has the possibility to automate and accelerate this process considerably, leading to a more rapid quotation process and eliminating order errors.

In the first stage, Solaris will allow its sales engineers to use the solution internally in the procurement process. In the next step, sales reps out in the field will be able to configure and provide complex quotations immediately while visiting the customer, via a computer or tablet.

We are pleased to have Solaris using our CPQ solution for creating a simple and rapid quotation process that also can manage highly complex, individualized product solutions,” said Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems. “With Tacton CPQ, Solaris also acquires a solid foundation for being able to digitize and automate its entire sales process, and with our smart manufacturing connection we can link customer needs with product development and vehicle production.”

Zbigniew Palenica, Vice CEO of Solaris Bus & Coach commented: “Investing in CPQ solutions helps us to achieve even better customer service and to be more accurate in accessing customer needs. Together with the growing significance of e-mobility, we are able to combine solutions already in our offer: feasibility studies and need-based configuration.”

Media contacts

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems
Email: frederic.laziou@tacton.com
Tel: +46 (0)709 56 43 12

Mateusz Figaszewski, Director, E-mobility Development & PR Solaris Bus & Coach
Email: mateusz.figaszewski@solarisbus.com
Tel: +48 601 652 179

Link to Press Images

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ufvd0yeakmd8n29/AACxlouJOPSAowFqqWzpHyO1a?dl=0

Link to Product Page

https://www.tacton.com/tacton-cpq

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.

About Solaris Bus & Coach

Solaris Bus & Coach is a major European producer of city, intercity and special-purpose buses as well as low-floor trams. Since the start of production in 1996, over 16,000 vehicles have already left the factory in Bolechowo near Poznań. They are running in 32 countries. Despite its young age, Solaris has become one of the trendsetting companies in its industry. For many years it has been the indisputable leader among the suppliers of city buses in Poland as well as one of the largest suppliers of city buses in Germany.
Read more at www.solarisbus.com/

Tacton Systems appoints Alastair Sorbie as new Chairman of the Board

STOCKHOLM, APRIL 16 2018 — Tacton Systems AB (Tacton), a global leader in advanced Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) solutions, today announced Alastair Sorbie as the new Tacton Chairman of the Board.

Alastair Sorbie succeeds Lars Dybkjaer, Managing Partner at GRO Capital, who served as interim Chairman of the Board from December 4, 2017 to now. Lars Dykbjaer continues as Director of the board.

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton, commented, “Alastair is a highly successful and accomplished business executive, and I am delighted he has chosen to join Tacton to serve as our next Chairman. His history in the software space and understanding of the manufacturing industry will be a tremendous asset as we continue our efforts to expand our business globally in the CPQ market.” 

Alastair Sorbie brings extensive knowledge and expertise from the ERP market for large organizations, as well as top-level positions at expansive global software companies.

“I am very excited to take on this role at such a high potential company and working with Frederic Laziou and the team to advance and grow the company success globally,” said Sorbie. “The manufacturing industry is changing rapidly, and Tacton is addressing these changes in new, innovative ways which will benefit all customers and stakeholders.”
 
Sorbie served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Industrial & Financial Systems AB (IFS) from 2006 until recently. He joined IFS in 1997 as managing director when IFS entered the UK market. He has worked with ERP solutions since 1981 and has held senior management positions in several global applications software product companies.

Contact:
Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems
frederic.laziou@tacton.com
+46 (0)709 56 43 12

Link to photos of Frederic Laziou and Alastair Sorbie

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 Chicago, USA, and Karlsruhe, Germany. Along with many strategic partners and resellers across the globe. Learn more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Systems Releases Tacton Design Automation for PTC Creo

Stockholm, Sweden – December 13, 2017 – Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced the release of Tacton Design Automation for PTC Creo® CAD software. PTC Creo is part of a leading suite of product design software applications used by thousands of manufacturers worldwide.

Generating drawings for sales reps to use in quotes is often a bottleneck that consumes valuable engineering resources in many companies. Tacton Design Automation enables both design engineers and sales reps to quickly capture end-customer requirements and automatically create customized 3D models and 2D drawings from leading CAD software vendors.

Now Tacton Design Automation enables customers to work seamlessly with automated Creo models and drawings from within the CAD environment. Even users without CAD skills can use this functionality, such as sales teams, customer service representatives and non-CAD engineers.

The launch of Tacton Design Automation for PTC Creo follows a successful pilot phase with selected Tacton customers across the globe. Pilot customers included PDS Vision, Alimak Hek, Väderstad, and Alfa Laval.

“Thanks to the seamless integration between Creo and Tacton Design Automation and its ease of use, many of our customers will be able to quickly create new design configurations while leveraging their existing investment and knowledge of PTC Creo,” said Paul Sagar, VP of CAD product management, PTC.

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced product configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to configure, design 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. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include ABB, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Yaskawa and Caterpillar Propulsion. Learn more at www.tacton.com.

 

PTC and Creo are registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries

Tacton Systems announce today that GRO Capital-led consortium has invested in Tacton to further accelerate growth

Tacton, a world leader in sales and product configuration for the manufacturing sector, today announced a transaction whereby an investor consortium consisting of the software focused private equity fund GRO Capital and the family owned investment company KIRK KAPITAL, takes majority control by acquisition of existing shares and injects up to USD 12 million to fund growth initiatives.

The investment comes at a time of substantial growth for Tacton. 2017 is seeing continued strength with a significant number of new customers, and a very strong growth in annual recurring revenue. The past 12 months, Tacton has executed two strategic acquisitions and continued the expansion of its global footprint, opening offices in the US, Germany, and Poland.

The funds raised will enable Tacton to further accelerate its global market expansion.

Tacton will also leverage the investment to support the recruitment and on-boarding of new staff to boost the continued development of its ground-breaking CPQ (Configure Price Quote) solution including Design Automation and 3D visualization.

“Tacton is a highly innovative company that is currently shaking up the whole CPQ market and indeed the entire digital transformation for manufacturing companies across the globe”, says Lars Lunde, Partner at GRO Capital. He continues, “We are looking forward to working with Tacton management and seeing the company continue to leverage its cutting-edge technology and expand its offerings globally”.

Frederic Laziou, CEO at Tacton says, “With manufacturers preparing for a much more customer-centric market, those who leverage the digitalization process and are able to embrace Artificial Intelligence will stand strong for the future. This is exactly what we offer our customers”. He continues, “Our aggressive growth strategy is proceeding to plan, and this funding round is an important milestone on our journey. I am delighted that we can now extend our market reach and solution footprint – among others into the Salesforce ecosystem”.

For more information, please contact:
Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems, phone: +46 709-56 43 12
Anders Ekman, CMO Tacton Systems, phone +46 739-20 24 12

About Tacton:
Tacton provides intelligent, customer based solutions, designed to bring together sales engineers and operations in manufacturing. We enable manufacturers to accurately address customers needs while ensuring efficacy and profitability. Our intelligent sales and product configurator (CPQ) with built in design automation and 3D visualization seamlessly connects to CRM, ERP & PLM systems. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe.  More information about Tacton is available on www.tacton.com

About GRO Capital:
GRO Capital is a leading private equity fund with an exclusive focus on mature B2B software and tech enabled small and medium sized companies with strong growth prospects. GRO Capital serves as active owners and develop portfolio companies with a view to create long-term value.The partners behind GRO Capital have been investors in more than 20 technology and software related companies. In addition to Tacton Systems, GRO Fund I include investments in Trackunit, Targit, Auditdata, Boyum IT Solutions and Trifork, all successful software providers.More information about GRO Capital is available on www.grocapital.dk

About KIRK KAPITAL:
KIRK KAPITAL is a family investment office focusing on long-term value creation. KIRK KAPITAL business areas include strategic investments, financial investments and family office services. KIRK KAPITAL’s activities within strategic investments are focused around acquiring minority positions in medium and larger sized companies, which have market leading positions in long-term growth industries. KIRK KAPITAL currently holds strategic investments in EasyPark, Kompan, Ferrosan Medical Devices and PNO among others. More information about KIRK KAPITAL is available on www.kirkkapital.dk

Tacton Wins Swedish Business Award in Germany 2017

Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced that it has received the Swedish Business Award in Germany in recognition of its outstanding contribution to business in Germany.

Since 2003, this prestigious award has been presented annually to Swedish companies with successful operations in Germany. The award is sponsored jointly by the Embassy of Sweden, the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, and Business Sweden.

The award aims to strengthen business ties between Germany and Sweden, provide examples of successful global operations achieved through cross-border cooperation, and promote Swedish values when conducting business. Furthermore, the awards ceremony serves as a meeting point each year for the business, scientific and political communities to discuss best practices, achievements, challenges and trends.

“I am very proud of Tacton for receiving this award,” says Ewa Johansson, SVP DACH at Tacton. “It is one of the most prestigious prizes you can get as a Swedish company in the German market and it is a great honor for us. It shows that we are doing the right things in increasing our footprint in the DACH market. This prize also provides valuable recognition of the work we have done with many well-known Germany customers as well as Swedish customers, many of whom have subsidiaries in Germany.”

This year, Tacton Systems won the Newcomer award thanks to its innovative digital products, solid financial position and significant contribution to Sweden’s important German export market.

Thomas Ryberg, president of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Germany, highlights the influence of Swedish companies in the German market: “Swedes influence German business behind the scenes as ‘hidden champions’. Above all, digital solutions and innovative products are driving entrepreneurship in Germany.”

“We are extremely proud to have won this award in recognition of our company, our people, and our ability to promote Swedish business values,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton. “We hope that Tacton can serve as a role model for other high-tech companies and entrepreneurs who have global ambitions yet value the importance of maintaining a firm local presence.”

The award will be presented by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at a gala dinner in Leipzig on November 23, 2017.
 
About Tacton
Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced product configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to configure, design 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. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe.

Tacton Receives the 2017 Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Stockholm, Sweden – July 27, 2017 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, today announced that it has been awarded the 2017 North America Frost & Sullivan Product Leadership Award

Every year, Growth Partnership Company Frost & Sullivan presents its best practice awards, recognizing outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as technological innovation, leadership, customer service, and strategic product development.

This year, Tacton Systems has been awarded the 2017 North America Product Leadership Award for best practices within the CPQ industry. The award is based on Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the Configure, Price, Quote solutions industry.

Frost & Sullivan states, “The company is building on its innovation and success with plans to enhance its products and expand its market. Based on this impressive background and performance, Tacton has justly earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 Product Leadership Award for Configure, Price, Quote solutions.”

Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems comments, “Over the past 12 months, we’ve been working extremely hard here at Tacton to deliver the most significant developments in our 25-year history. This includes the release of our new flagship product Tacton CPQ, Tacton Extension for Salesforce, Tacton for SAP, as well as a series of high-value mobile apps. We’ve expanded our footprint in North America and Europe, cemented some strategic partnerships, including with Salesforce, and made several key acquisitions.
”To all of us here at Tacton, this award recognizes all this hard work, but more importantly, it also validates its relevance, and the value it brings to our customers.”

The companies evaluated for the award are judged against a set of key benchmark criteria that look at both the attributes of the product family and the company’s business impact. Frost & Sullivan analysts follow a carefully-developed, 10-step process to evaluate candidates and assess their performance within the criteria.

Read more and download the full report click here

For more information: 
Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB
Phone: +46 709 56 43 12
Email: frederic.laziou@tacton.com

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector, and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.

Tacton Expands Global Footprint with New Acquisition and Leadership Appointment

Stockholm, Sweden – July 12, 2017 – Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced the acquisition of Ventacor GmbH and a new managerial appointment in the DACH region.

Tacton is strengthening its position in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) as it pursues its internationalization strategy with a local approach to key markets.

The company today announces the acquisition of Ventacor GmbH to strengthen its position in the DACH region and on the global market.

Based in Bochum, Germany, Ventacor is a Tacton partner and reseller that provides sales, consulting and implementation services for Tacton’s sales and product configuration solutions. Ventacor brings many years of experience in advanced configuration, digital transformation and CPQ as well as a profound understanding of the manufacturing market in the DACH region.

I am excited by everything we’re doing these days to strengthen our position in the DACH region,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton. “Over a period of six months, we have managed to build up a team of 30 people in Karlsruhe and Bochum to support our local customers in their digital transformation journey, connecting the customer, the product and the factory.”

Daniel Kortmann from Ventacor says: “The Ventacor team is thrilled to join the Tacton family. Together with our new colleagues in Karlsruhe, Chicago and Stockholm, we form a strong team to be reckoned with, one that offers a market-leading CPQ solution combined with deep knowledge of the manufacturing industry.”

In addition to the acquisition of Ventacor, the company today announces the successful completion of its rebranding process for Lumo Graphics GmbH, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, following Tacton’s acquisition of the company in November 2016. The company is now fully integrated and will continue under the name Tacton Systems GmbH.

To mark this occasion and ensure a smooth transition, Tacton is appointing Ewa Johansson as Managing Director DACH. Johansson previously held a sales manager position at Tacton’s Swedish headquarters. She brings more than 20 years of industry leadership to her new role, as well as experience in global B2B sales and marketing. Johansson has also managed divisions of Swedish companies in Germany and will now be based out of Karlsruhe, Germany.

“When I came to Tacton three years ago, we were just starting to gain a foothold in the DACH market. To see it all come together right now is amazing,” says Johansson. “We have taken a giant leap ahead and are progressing in the right direction, with exciting new customers like Wilo and our latest product release, Tacton for SAP. This market shows great potential, and I foresee a huge need for our products as digital transformation and the Industry 4.0 concept continue to gain momentum. I’m thrilled to take on the new role as managing director for our DACH operations and am excited about helping lead our journey going forward.”

 

For more information, please contact:

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems: +46 709 56 43 12

 


Tacton erweitert globale Präsenz mit neuer Akquisition und Ernennung neuer Führungskräfte

Stockholm, Schweden – 12. Juli 2017 – Tacton Systems, ein Weltmarktführer in den Bereichen Configure Price Quote (CPQ) und Designautomatisierungslösen hat heute die Übernahme der Ventacor GmbH und die Ernennung neuer Führungskräfte in der DACH-Region bekannt gegeben.

Tacton stärkt damit seine Position in der DACH-Region (Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz) und untermauert seine Internationalisierungsstrategie mit maßgeschneiderten Konzepten für lokale Märkte.

Das Unternehmen hat heute die Übernahme der Ventacor GmbH bekanntgegeben, die dabei helfen soll, die Position von Tacton in der DACH-Region und auf dem Weltmarkt weiter zu verbessern.

Der Tacton-Partner und -Reseller Ventacor ist in Bochum ansässig und bietet Sales-, Consulting- und Implementierungsservices für Tactons Vertriebs- und Konfigurationslösungen. Ventacor verfügt über langjährige Erfahrung bei komplexen Konfigurationen, digitaler Transformation und CPQ sowie eine tiefgreifende Kenntnis des Manufacturing-Marktes in der DACH-Region.

Ich bin hochzufrieden mit allen derzeitigen Aktivitäten zur Stärkung unserer Position in der DACH-Region“, so Tacton-CEO Frederic Laziou. „Über einen Zeitraum von sechs Monaten konnten wir ein Team von 30 Mitarbeitern in Karlsruhe und Bochum aufbauen, das unsere lokalen Kunden bei ihrer digitalen Transformation unterstützt und dadurch den Kunden, das Produkt und den Produktionsbereich zusammenbringt.“

Daniel Kortmann von Ventacor sagt: „Das Ventacor-Team freut sich darauf, Teil der Tacton-Familie zu werden. Gemeinsam mit unseren neuen Kollegen in Karlsruhe, Chicago und Stockholm werden wir ein starkes und schlagkräftiges Team bilden, das eine marktführende CPQ-Lösung sowie umfassende Expertise im Bereich Maschinen- und Anlagenbau zu bieten hat.“

Neben der Akquisition von Ventacor wurde heute auch der erfolgreiche Abschluss des Rebranding-Prozesses für Lumo Graphics GmbH (Karlsruhe) bekannt gegeben. Tacton hatte Lumo Graphics im November 2016 übernommen. Nach der nun abgeschlossenen Integration firmiert Lumo künftig unter dem Namen Tacton Systems GmbH.

Um in diesem Zusammenhang einen reibungslosen Übergang zu gewährleisten, hat Tacton Ewa Johansson zur Managing Director DACH ernannt. Johansson war zuvor als Sales Manager in der schwedischen Zentrale von Tacton tätig. Als Qualifikation für ihre neue Rolle bringt sie mehr als 20 Jahre Branchenerfahrung sowie umfassende Kenntnis in globalem B2B-Vertrieb und -Marketing mit. Ewa Johansson leitete darüber hinaus deutsche Niederlassungen anderer schwedischer Unternehmen. Sie arbeitet zukünftig von Karlsruhe aus.

„Als ich vor drei Jahren zu Tacton kam, begannen wir gerade erst, in den DACH-Ländern Fuß zu fassen. Zu sehen, wie gut sich die Dinge jetzt entwickeln, ist einfach fantastisch“, so die neue Geschäftsführerin. „Wir haben einen Riesenschritt vorwärts gemacht und gehen mit neuen Kunden wie Wilo und unserem neuen Produkt Tacton for SAP exakt den richtigen Weg. Der Markt hat großes Potenzial und ich sehe großen Bedarf an unseren Produkten, denn die digitale Transformation und das Industrie 4.0-Konzept gewinnen immer mehr an Bedeutung und werden immer schneller umgesetzt. Ich freue mich auf meine neue Rolle als Geschäftsführerin für unser DACH-Geschäft und werde mit all meiner Kraft dabei helfen, unsere zukünftige Entwicklung voranzutreiben.“

 

Über Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems ist ein weltweiter Marktführer für fortschrittliche Vertriebs- und Produktkonfigurations-Software (CPQ). Die Technologie von Tacton setzt völlig neue Maßstäbe in der Produktkonfiguration; sie erleichtert das Entwerfen, Konfigurieren und Verkaufen von komplexen Produkten. Die Lösungen lassen sich unkompliziert in Systemumgebungen integrieren und verfügen über Standardschnittstellen für viele führende eCommerce-, ERP-, CRM-, PDM-, PLM- und CAD-Systeme. Tacton hat seinen Hauptsitz in Stockholm, Schweden, mit Kunden und Vertriebspartnern auf der ganzen Welt. Zu den Unternehmen, die bereits mit Lösungen von Tacton arbeiten, zählen ABB, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Yaskawa und Caterpillar Propulsion. Mehr zum Thema finden Sie auf www.tacton.com.

 

Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie bei:

Frederic Laziou, Geschäftsführer Tacton Systems: +46 709 56 43 12

Ewa Johansson, Geschäftsführerin DACH Tacton Systems: +46 739 20 24 65 (Deutsch)

Tacton Systems launches new enhanced integration to SAP

Stockholm, Sweden – June 22, 2017 – Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of configure-price-quote (CPQ), design automation and 3D visualization solutions, today announced the launch of a new enhanced version of Tacton solutions for SAP, providing product configuration and guided selling solutions dedicated to SAP ERP users.

SAP®, the world’s leading provider of business software solutions, helps hundreds of thousands of enterprise customers manufacture and deliver configurable products. Tacton for SAP is now available to leverage product data and configuration rules from SAP ERP and SAP Variant Configurator (VC) to deliver accurate, up-to-date pricing, bundling and product configuration information to sales teams, partners and end customers.

Tacton’s configuration solutions for SAP enable users to configure complex products quickly and accurately using up‑to‑date, authoritative master and transaction data from SAP ERP. Tacton makes SAP data easily available for sales configurations and automatically synchronizes the configuration results with quotes and orders in SAP. This way, companies can rest assured that their sales teams quote products that are actually buildable and optimally priced and sold.

Users can import master data on customers, contacts, currencies and exchange rates, as well as a correct product catalog with valid price lists, from SAP ERP to the CPQ system, and export sales quotes and orders back to SAP. They can thus make sure that products in a sales quote that were configured using the CPQ tool agree with the business rules and product information from the ERP software.

“We’re thrilled to be able to provide sales and product configuration solutions that create value for SAP’s huge enterprise user base,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems. “These days, the demand for customization and a compelling user experience is growing for sophisticated, highly configurable products. Sales reps face more pressure to produce winning quotes faster and more profitably. So, uniting back-office with front-office processes is more crucial than ever. With Tacton’s solutions for SAP, sales teams get up-to-date information on manufacturing capacity, available-to-promise dates, and other critical data from the ERP system so they can quote with total accuracy while offering customers an interactive, personalized user experience. Quotes can flow seamlessly in the quote-to-cash process to speed production, sales, invoicing and accounting of an order.”

 

For more information: 
Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB
Phone: +46 709 56 43 12
Email: frederic.laziou@tacton.com

Wilo SE selects Tacton as collaborative partner for configure-price-quote and guided selling solutions

Stockholm, Sweden – April 11, 2017 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, today announced that Wilo SE has gone live with their Wilo Solution Finder based on Tacton’s CPQ solution.

Wilo is a world-leading manufacturer of pumps and pump systems for heating, cooling and air-conditioning technology as well as for water supply and sewage disposal. The company stands at the forefront of bringing digitalization to the pump and HVAC industries and making a lasting contribution to so-called Industry 4.0. Its award-winning “smart pumps” feature the latest sensor technology and innovative control functions such as bidirectional connectivity via Bluetooth for remote monitoring, setting of operating conditions and system optimization.

The company is seeing a shift not only in the growing digitalization of the industry, but in the way business customers want to interact during the decision-making and buying processes. To meet these needs, Wilo decided to enhance its website with more interactive, customer-centric tools to improve the customer experience – while streamlining workflow processes and shortening quote-to-order times.

Wilo turned to Tacton to help develop its Wilo Solution Finder, part of an interconnected solution that provides guided selling, product and service configuration, and quotation and document creation. Wilo launched a prototype of its new solution at the 2017 ISH Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for bathroom, building, energy and air-conditioning technologies and renewable energies.

“The Wilo Solution Finder customizes our dialogue with customers in a far more personalized way and allow us to digitally provide customers with optimum levels of consultation – online and 24/7,” says Bernd Strübig, program manager for digital marketing at Wilo. “Our collaboration with Tacton will enable us to bring new levels of personalization, visualization and ease of use to our customers. By combining advanced product configuration and consulting services online, we intend to create the most innovative pump consultancy tool in the business,” he concludes.

Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems, says, “We are thrilled that Wilo SE has chosen us as their CPQ partner. This is a great opportunity to help Wilo take its sales and customer experience ambitions to the next level, and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.”

 

For more information: 

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB
Phone: +46 709 56 43 12
Email: frederic.laziou@tacton.com

 

About Wilo SE
Wilo SE is one of the world’s leading premium providers of pumps and pump systems for the building technology, water and industrial sectors. As a supplier, our focus is increasingly shifting from components to systems, and we aim to set a benchmark for high tech in the pump segment as a leading innovator at the international level. With smart solutions that connect people, products and services, the Wilo Group aims to be a digital pioneer in the sector by 2020. The company has close to 7,400 employees at more than 60 subsidiaries worldwide. www.wilo.com.

Tacton Systems Announces Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

Tacton’s customers can now easily tackle complex sales and product configuration challenges – all within Salesforce Lightning

Stockholm, January 10, 2017 – Tacton Systems today announced it has launched Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering manufacturing businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. The app helps manufacturers drive higher close rates and revenue growth by making it simpler to sell complex solutions, while dramatically reducing order errors. Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ includes impressive 3D visualization and optimization capabilities, and offers deep CAD/CAM and ERP integrations.

Built on the Salesforce App Cloud, Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ is currently available on the AppExchange at https://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000003IeNUEA0.

Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ Key Features
Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ works with Salesforce to provide powerful services that help sales teams configure products and produce high-quality sales quotes including technical documentation, 3D drawings, pricing, and bills of material, all from within Salesforce.

Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ is built and hosted on the Salesforce App Cloud and extends existing Salesforce processes. Business users will feel right at home as they simply continue working with the user interface and applications they already use to track and manage leads and opportunities.

Leveraging the power of Salesforce, Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ enables its users to continue to rely on Salesforce for data, workflow, and cloud security management as well as mobile functionality.

Comments on the News
“We are very happy that, together with Salesforce, we can offer manufacturers a robust CPQ solution that fully addresses the most complex sales and product configuration challenges. Leveraging the power of the Salesforce App Cloud, Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ will streamline the sales process. The solution enables new levels of connectivity, flexibility and speed, and is an exciting move towards smart manufacturing,” said Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton.

“Companies are looking to transform the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in the age of the customer,” said Kori O’Brien, SVP, App Innovation Partner Sales, Salesforce. “By leveraging the power of the Salesforce App Cloud, Tacton provides customers with an exciting new way for manufacturers to focus on customer needs rather than a complex sales process.”

About Salesforce AppExchange
Salesforce AppExchange is the world’s leading enterprise apps marketplace that empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage in entirely new ways. With 3,000 partner apps and more than 4 million customer installs, it is the most comprehensive source of cloud, mobile, social, IoT and data science technologies for businesses.

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About Tacton
Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced product configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to configure, design 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. Tacton is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with customers and resellers across the globe. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include ABB, Siemens, GE Healthcare, Yaskawa and Caterpillar Propulsion. Read more at www.tacton.com.

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