News Category: Press Release

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
Tel: +46 709 56 43 12

 

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 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)