News Category: Press Release

Tacton Systems launches Tacton CPQ for iOS mobile devices

Stockholm, Sweden – December 13, 2016 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced the launch of its first versions of Tacton CPQ for iOS mobile devices.

For the first time, Tacton’s flagship CPQ solution is now available in two apps that run on multiple mobile devices. The Tacton CPQ app for iPad® provides the same robust features and functionality as the web-based solution, and the Tacton CPQ Approvals app brings the CPQ approval workflow to the fingertips – and wrists – of sales reps in the field and other stakeholders on the go.

The Tacton CPQ app for iPad is built on Tacton’s powerful product configurator, which can handle even the most complex of product structures, and is always in sync with Tacton CPQ. It transforms the way companies create offers and close deals by ensuring a continuous data flow between the front and the back office. This way, sales teams, dealers and channel partners can gain access to the latest product and pricing information, and can produce accurate, high-quality quotes in a fraction of the time it usually takes – anywhere, any time.

The app can be configured to support face-to-face meetings with each individual customer to ensure that sales reps present just the right configuration options and other information to the customer and hide any sensitive or unnecessary information.

The Tacton CPQ Approvals app streamlines and automates the CPQ approval process, making it dramatically simpler to approve configured and customized products from supported iOS mobile devices. Enabled for iPhone® and even the Apple Watch®, this easy-to-use app helps speed the approval workflow by allowing users to send emails and review and respond to notifications instantly with a simple tap or swipe.

“For many businesses, the approval process represents a major bottleneck in responding to requests for quotes and prices,” says Nils Olsson, SVP of Product Development at Tacton. “With Tacton CPQ Approvals, we’ve responded to this challenge by creating apps for mobile devices that reflect the way our customers and other users communicate and do business today. This app and our CPQ app for the iPad bring collaboration to a whole new level and ultimately help our customers close deals faster.”

Tacton CPQ for iOS apps requires a running installation of Tacton CPQ. The apps can be used on iPhones and iPads released in 2012 or later.

Read more about Tacton CPQ for iOS 

For more information:
Tacton Systems AB
Nils Olsson, SVP Product Development
Phone: +46 8 690 0750
Email: nils.olsson@tacton.com

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. Read more at www.tacton.com.

Tacton Systems partners with Birlasoft to deliver world-class CPQ Solutions

Strategic partnership to expand and strengthen offerings around CPQ solutions across Verticals

Stockholm – December 1, 2016 – Birlasoft (India) Limited and Tacton Systems, a leader in advanced sales and product configuration, today announced a new strategic partnership to deliver world-class Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) solutions to clients across the manufacturing industry. The partnership combines Birlasoft’s global delivery and market access capabilities with Tacton’s CPQ’s offerings to enable clients to improve customer responsiveness, boost revenues while reducing operational costs and risks.

Dharmender Kapoor – Chief Operating Officer, Birlasoft said, “Building deeper customer relationships and personalizing every interaction are core to winning for businesses.  At Birlasoft, our ambition is to offer intelligent solutions optimized for modern business. Expanding our partnership with Tacton Systems enables us to deliver more innovative solutions to our customers at a faster pace. We are delighted to partner with Tacton Systems to deliver a seamless and comprehensive solution offering to our customers.”

“We are very happy to work together with Birlasoft. Thanks to Birlasoft’s extensive experience in implementing successful intelligent solutions, together with our leading CPQ technology, manufacturing companies can now drive revenue growth and profitability easier when selling complex solutions. This kind of solutions and partnerships enable new levels of connectivity, flexibility and speed, and is an exciting move towards smart manufacturing/Industry 4.0” said Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems

Benefits that customers will experience include:

  • End-end Configure Price quote solutions, seamlessly integrated to the world’s best sales automation tool (Salesforce)
  • Proven solution accelerators to address complex Configure to Order (CTO) use cases proven in leading Fortune 100 customers
  • A seamless partner/ global services model to ensure efficient implementation and managed services program for enterprise customers

About Birlasoft
Birlasoft, part of USD 1.6 billion diversified CK Birla Group, enables clients in Manufacturing, Banking and Financial Services, Insurance, and Healthcare industries become competitive in their business by providing value based information technology services: in onshore, offshore and near-shore models. Birlasoft’s portfolio of services includes Enterprise Application Services, Custom Application Services and Specialized services like Testing, Analytics and Mobility. Birlasoft’s robust delivery processes embrace digitized project management methodologies, embedded within proven practices of Six Sigma, SEI CMMI Level 5 and a secure services framework. Birlasoft has presence across US, UK, Europe, APAC including India. For further information, visit www.Birlasoft.com

About Tacton
Tacton Systems, a Salesforce Platinum Partner, is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include Meyn Food Processing, ABB, Siemens and Aker. Read more at www.tacton.com

For more information, please contact:
Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems: +46 709 56 43 12
Magnus Walldén SVP Operations, Tacton Systems: +46 73-661 49 90
Petra Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director: +46 736 61 49 68

Tacton Announces Acquisition of Lumo Graphics

Stockholm, Sweden – November 10, 2016 – Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lumo Graphics GmbH.

Lumo Graphics, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, provides software for 3D configuration visualization management and high-quality 3D visualization embedded in the CPQ tool. Its products LumoLogic and LumoVis enable users to instantly visualize the choices they make during product configuration and easily explore product variants. This delivers unique value to customers quickly and easily while helping to accelerate sales.

The integration of the former partner Lumo Graphics will provide additional opportunities to expand Tacton’s customer base, drive revenue growth and offers a one-stop-shopping of modern visual CPQ solutions.

“Lumo Graphics brings a very talented team to expand Tacton’s presence in Germany and an excellent industrial customer base in key European markets and the U.S.,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton. “Our companies share a common view of integrated CPQ and visualization capabilities as key drivers of customer engagement. More and more, customers want to interact with their suppliers during a sales cycle. Visualization lets them see exactly what they will buy, and also helps reduce quoting errors and enhances communication between engineering, sales teams and customers.”

As part of Tacton, Lumo Graphics’ existing customers can rest assured that Lumo Graphics’ products will be supported for many years to come and that Tacton will invest in expanding the capabilities of its products. Tacton’s acquisition of Lumo Graphics is an endorsement of the quality and viability of its solutions now and into the future. Lumo Graphics’ products are offered as standalone and as part of Tacton CPQ.

“We are very excited to join Tacton and together we form a very strong team. Lumo Graphics is a leader in the field of visualization and Tacton is a leader in CPQ. Our combined solution, 3D CPQ, helps to offer the best product to every customer through instant insight and graphical documentation,” says Marc Herling, CEO of Lumo Graphics.

 

 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. Read more at www.tacton.com.

About Lumo Graphics

Lumo Graphics is the solution leader in real-time 3D visualization for product configuration. Its software LumoLogic has set the standard to manage 3D visualization in combination with a CPQ

solution. Customers currently using Lumo Graphics’ solutions for their sales successes include Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, Setra, Stryker, Karl Storz and many more. Read more at www.lumographics.com

 

For more information, please contact:

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

Petra Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director: +46 736 61 49 68

Marc Herling, CEO Lumo Graphics: +49 721 35 05 29 10

Tacton Systems unveils its new flagship product – Tacton CPQ

Stockholm, 2 November 2016

Tacton Systems – a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) software today announced the launch of a new product – Tacton CPQ.

The solution builds on 15 plus years of CPQ experience and delivers an unprecedented depth of functionality to provide manufacturers with an end-to-end CPQ solution.

Designed to support companies in their smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0) initiatives, Tacton CPQ brings sales in closer synchronization with engineering and production than ever before.

The product is built on a brand new technology platform and is initially available in two editions – Professional and Enterprise.

The Professional Edition is ready to use and features industry-specific workflows, templates and processes to meet the needs of customers looking for a standard solution.

For companies that require a more tailored approach, the Enterprise Edition can be configured to suit unique business requirements. This “configuration not customization” approach minimizes the need for modifications and speeds up implementation.

For example, administrators can configure the user interface with drag and drop functionality and update pricing models without touching a line of code, while end-users on the sales side can configure the quotation templates to suit the needs of the communication with the customer.

Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems commented, “We are seeing a clear trend where customers are requesting standard solutions that can be easily configured to suit their needs – rather than solutions that require customization. This has been a key driver behind Tacton CPQ. We are really excited about the launch, and expect Tacton CPQ to attract strong interest from a broad range of manufacturers, including companies that have previously viewed CPQ solutions as being too difficult and costly to implement and maintain.”

Engineer-to-Order companies will benefit from the fully integrated CAD functionality which enables automation of the sales engineering process. Other key features include the visualization capabilities which allow sales reps to show customers a live 3D visualization of their product as it is being configured.

The product is delivered SaaS and will be available both as a cloud solution and on-premise, licensed under a subscription-based model.

Nils Olsson, head of Product Development at Tacton said of the solution, “The out-of-the-box functionality and powerful configuration capabilities in Tacton CPQ, coupled with a cloud subscription model, will reduce up-front investment and system maintenance, offering our customers a faster, more affordable route to the exceptional value that CPQ can deliver.”

The beta customer for Tacton CPQ is Metso, a world leading industrial company. Metso has been live on Tacton CPQ for just over two months. Lasse Helin, Project Director at Metso comments, “We began building our Tacton CPQ solution in August 2015, and we have been happy with the speed of development and the co-operation with Tacton. We have piloted the solution for few months now in one of our sales offices and the feedback has been positive. We are now looking forward to rolling the solution out to our sales staff globally, and developing the solution further.”

Key points:

  • Completely new platform
  • Professional Edition features ready-to-use processes, workflows and templates
  • Enterprise Edition can be configured to meet unique business requirements minimizing the need for customization
  • Improved APIs enable easier enterprise integration
  • New tools make it easier and quicker for teams to collaborate on sales quotes
  • Improved Engineer-to-Order functionality with CAD integrations
  • A new intuitive user interface with responsive design
  • Enables order entry to the ERP system with feedback to the CPQ on status of the order
  • SaaS

For more information, please contact:

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems: +46 709 56 43 12
Nils Olsson, SVP Products, Tacton Systems: +46 733 90 81 27

Petra Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director: +46 736 61 49 68

Lasse Helin, Program Director, Metso: +358 40 5427353

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. Read more at www.tacton.com.

About Metso,

Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.

Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls. Our customers are supported by a broad scope of services and a global network of over 80 service centers and about 6,400 services professionals. Metso has an uncompromising attitude towards safety.

Metso is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland, and had net sales of about EUR 2.9 billion in 2015. Metso employs over 12,000 persons in more than 50 countries. Read more www.metso.com,  www.twitter.com/metsogroup

 

Tacton Systems Releases Tacton Design Automation for Autodesk Inventor

Stockholm, Sweden – October 26, 2016 – Tacton Systems, a leading global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) and Design Automation solutions, today announced the release of Tacton Design Automation for Autodesk Inventor, a new product integration for Autodesk Inventor. Tacton Design Automation enables design engineers and sales reps to quickly capture end-customer requirements and automatically create customized 3D models and 2D drawings from Autodesk Inventor. Autodesk Inventor is a leading provider of mechanical design and 3D CAD software offering professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools.

Tacton Design Automation tools manage repetitive, routine design tasks so manufacturers can focus on developing and innovating their product lines. Sales teams gain maximum flexibility to configure products along with their customers and produce custom quotes in an instant, including drawings and visualizations. You also gain the advantage of automating CAD models for fabrication. With Tacton Design Automation, these steps can be reduced from months or weeks to hours or even minutes.

The launch of Tacton Design Automation for Autodesk Inventor follows a successful pilot phase with selected Tacton customers across the globe.

“We are delighted to see that Tacton Design Automation for Autodesk Inventor is now available to our manufacturing customers,” says Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Autodesk Developer Network. “With its tight integration with Inventor and ease of use, we’re sure many of our customers will be delighted with the ability to quickly create new design configurations leveraging their existing investment and knowledge in Autodesk Inventor,” he concludes.

“Tacton Design Automation software is recognized globally as a powerful, user-friendly configuration engine that delivers tremendous value to engineers and sales teams alike,” says Frederic Laziou, CEO of Tacton Systems. “Tacton comes fully integrated with some of the world’s leading ERP, CRM, PLM and CAD systems. We can now offer a standard, out-of-the-box integration with Autodesk Inventor to bring our customers even more benefit from their investment in CAD software.”

Tacton Design Automation highlights include:
• Fully embedded in the CAD environment
• Powerful, constraint-based configuration engine that can manage even the most challenging engineer-to-order and configure-to-order environments
• Works seamlessly with business systems like ERP, CRM and PLM from leading vendors
• Automatically proposes the optimal solution if conflicting or invalid options are selected
• Simple, user-friendly point-and-click interface

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

 

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

CirrusCPQ and Tacton Systems Announce Partnership To Deliver Best in Class CPQ Solutions and Delivery

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – October 17, 2016

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CirrusCPQ and Tacton Systems announce a new partnership to deliver CPQ solutions and delivery to customers in North America.  Swedish-based Tacton, a leader in advanced sales and product configuration, will partner with CirrusCPQ to provide delivery of CPQ solutions on the SalesforceCPQ platform. CirrusCPQ, based in San Francisco and comprised of many former CPQ and Billing Services Executives, has a long history of successful CPQ consulting expertise.  Combining CirrusCPQ experience with Tacton’s leading edge configurator will provide the capability for manufacturing and engineering firms to integrate their quote-to-cash with the CAD design and complex pricing tools they already use. This will streamline the sales process, reduce costly errors in ordering and ensure that the entire organization is focused on closing deals.

“The new Tacton SalesforceCPQ configurator, provides a unique opportunity for us to put the configure-price-quote process at the heart of the engineering and manufacturing selling process. It allows us to significantly reduce the time it takes to price and sell complex items that require industrial design. We look forward to bringing our years of knowledge and experience to this exciting new product.” Erich Rusch Founder and Managing Partner, CirrusCPQ.

“We are very happy to work together with CirrusCPQ. Thanks to extensive experience in implementing successful CPQ solutions together with our leading edge technology manufacturing companies will now be able to drive revenue growth and profitability by making it simpler and faster to sell complex solutions and at the same time dramatically reducing order errors.” Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems

Additional Resources:

  • www.cirruscpq.com and www.tacton.com
  • Connect with CirrusCPQ via @cirruscpq
  • John Pora, Managing Partner +1 404 295 7535
  • Jill Jacobs, jill.jacobs@cirruscpq.com,+1 512 656 2988
  • Connect with Tacton via @TactonSystems
  • Shane Anastasi, +1-512-426-5078, sanastasi@cirruscpq.com
  • Petra Lindgren,  +46 736 61 49 68, petra.lindgren@tacton.com

About CirrusCPQ
CirrusCPQ is professional services consulting firm dedicated to the practice of Configure-Price-Quote solutions in multiple ecosystems. With offices i
n San Francisco and Chicago and consultants across the USA, it delivers strategic consulting and systems integration services to companies looking to generate value from a faster quoting process in order to accelerate sales and improve sales margins. For more, please visit www.cirruscpq.com

About Tacton
Tacton Systems, a Salesforce Platinum Partner, is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include Meyn Food Processing, ABB, Siemens and Aker. Read more at www.tacton.comC

Alimak Group selects Tacton Systems as Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution partner

Stockholm – Oct 12, 2016 Tacton Systems today announced that Alimak Group, the world’s leading supplier of vertical access equipment, has selected Tacton to deliver a CPQ – Configure, Price Quote solution to upgrade and streamline their sales process.

Alimak supplies elevators, hoists and work platforms, primarily for the construction and industrial sectors. The company, known across the industry for its strong safety record and high quality products, has sales, services and distribution operations covering more than 90 countries.

“We are very happy that Alimak has selected Tacton to deliver its new CPQ solution and give us the opportunity to play a key role in further digitalizing their sales process. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship,” said Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB.

Alimak needed to replace its existing CPQ solution as it was no longer supported by the vendor and provided less efficient support to the expanded global product portfolio. Following a comprehensive evaluation process, the company decided Tacton was the best fit for Alimak’s future business needs. The implementation is now underway and go-live is planned for the beginning of 2017.

For more information on Tacton’s CPQ solutions, please see the Tacton website.

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

Anders Ekman, Senior Vice President Marketing, Tacton Systems AB, +46 733202412, anders.ekman@tacton.com

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Tacton’s technology makes it dramatically simpler to configure, price and quote for products and services. 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 CPQ solutions include ABB, Aker, Meyn and Siemens. Read more at www.tacton.com

About Alimak Group
Alimak is a global market leader and pioneer in supplying elevators, hoists and work platforms, primarily for the construction and industrial sectors. Alimak has a global sales, services and distribution reach across more than 90 countries, with a strong global market position. The Group has a well-established after sales business, and a large global installed base of ca. 22,000 units. Alimak was founded in 1948, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and employs about 1,200 people. The Group had revenues of SEK 2 billion in 2015.

 

 

 

 

Väderstad selects Tacton Systems AB as Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution partner

 

Stockholm – September, 2016. Tacton Systems AB today announced that Väderstad AB, a global supplier of agriculture machinery, has selected Tacton to deliver a Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution.

Väderstad produces machinery such as cultivators, drills and planters for the agricultural industry. The Swedish company focuses on developing machines that help make farming more efficient, and live by the founder’s motto, “make it to last.”

The focus on innovation and a dedication to quality and reliability has paid off. Väderstad has seen sales increase five-fold since 2000. The company now has a presence in 40 countries, and is bringing new, innovative products to market at a high pace.

This rapid expansion has not been without challenges. Väderstad was at a point where it needed to gain better control over the increasing product portfolio, and better support its growing sales channel. The company also wanted to improve the order process. After scanning the market for CPQ solutions, Väderstad selected Tacton.

“We are convinced Tacton will be an excellent partner for us. The company has an in-depth understanding of the challenges that manufacturing companies face”, says Jan Engfeldt Managing Director.

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems AB says, “We are very happy that Väderstad selected us as its CPQ partner. This is a great opportunity to help Väderstad take its sales to the next level, and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.”

 

For further information, please contact:

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

Anders Ekman, Senior Vice President Marketing, Tacton Systems AB, +46 733202412, anders.ekman@tacton.com

Anders Karlsson, Business Development & IS/IT Director, Väderstad AB +46 2576880, anders.karlsson@vaderstad.com

Anna Fjellner, kommunikationschef, Väderstad AB, +46 142 818 17, anna.fjellner@vaderstad.com

 

Väderstad AB is a leader in soil cultivation and seed drilling

Väderstad’s agricultural machinery and methods have a long tradition of being at the forefront when it comes to quality, design and efficiency. The company has often been epoch-making when it comes to innovation and new ideas. Väderstad is represented in 40 countries and is a supplier benefiting farmers, employees, the community and owners. Väderstad AB is part of Väderstad Holding AB, which is owned by the Stark family. The head office, along with R&D and production, is located in Väderstad, Sweden. The company is expanding and the Väderstad Group has approximately 1,100 employees and recorded a turnover of 225 million € in 2015. Väderstad AB is quality-certified in accordance with the international quality standard ISO 9001:2008.

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Tacton’s technology drives profitability and growth by making it simpler and faster to sell and produce 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. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Tacton has customers and resellers across the globe. Companies currently using Tacton’s CPQ solutions include ABB, Yaskawa, Caterpillar Propulsion and Siemens. Read more at www.tacton.com

Tacton Systems, a Salesforce Platinum Partner, announces development of configuration solution for advanced manufacturing built on Salesforce CPQ

Tacton announces partnership with Salesforce to develop solutions specifically for the manufacturing industry, built on Salesforce. Manufacturers will be able to tackle the most complex sales and product configuration challenges — all within Salesforce Lightning.

Stockholm October 3rd, 2016 – Tacton Systems, a world leader in advanced sales and product configuration, today announced its commitment to building a Tacton Extension application for Salesforce CPQ, aimed at addressing complex configuration needs within manufacturing environments. Tacton will showcase Tacton Extension at Dreamforce 2016 (San Francisco October 4-7), demonstrating how it empowers manufacturers to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Initial availability is planned for November 2016.

The Tacton Extension is built upon Salesforce CPQ and helps drive revenue growth and profitability by making it simpler and faster to sell complex solutions, while dramatically reducing order errors. The solution includes powerful 3D visualization and optimization capabilities, and offers deep CAD/CAM and ERP integrations.

“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 Salesforce CPQ, Tacton Extension will give companies a unique competitive edge. The solution enables new levels of connectivity, flexibility, speed and is an exciting move towards smart manufacturing”, said Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems.

“Tacton brings more than 15 years’ experience solving complex configuration challenges for some of the world’s leading manufacturers,” said Godard Abel, SVP and GM Salesforce CPQ. “We’re excited about the launch of the Tacton Extension, which — coupled with Salesforce CPQ — will help drive new levels of success for our mutual customers.”

Tacton will participate in this year’s Dreamforce as a Gold Sponsor and show the Tacton Extension for Salesforce CPQ in booth 1814.

Key Features Unveiled

  • The app solves configuration challenges – The complexity of a product portfolio is not a limiting factor in a Tacton implementation. The powerful, constraints-based configuration engine is built to handle the most challenging configuration environments. A trivial example is that a Sudoku solver can be built with only three rules.
  • Empowers sales team to optimize the offer and maximize value Tacton goes beyond ensuring that a configuration is valid and “buildable.” Depending on the criteria set, the app will find the best solution based on the customer’s unique needs.
  • Decrease order errors – By validating the “complete solution space” after each selection, the configurator ensures that the proposed solution is correct, down to the Bill-of-Material (BOM) level.
  • New product data/variants can be introduced quickly and easily – Because configuration rules, product data, and user interface data are stored separately, each of these areas can be changed independently without having to update or change the other areas, which decreases required maintenance.

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

For more information:

Frederic Laziou, CEO Tacton Systems: +46 709 56 43 12
Nils Olsson, SVP Products, Tacton Systems: +46 733 90 81 27
Petra Lindgren, Marketing Communications Director: +46 736 61 49 68

Tacton Systems appoints new CEO

Stockholm, May 2, 2016: Tacton Systems AB (Tacton), a leader in software for Configure Price Quote (CPQ), appoints Frederic Laziou as CEO. Former CEO Christer Wallberg will join Tacton’s Board of Directors as Executive Vice Chairman of the board.

Christer Wallberg has been the CEO of Tacton since 2001 and has taken the company on a fantastic journey during these years. The company has grown quickly over the last five years doubling the number of customers and bringing the number of employees to almost 200.

To support industrial companies in their digitization and accelerate its international growth, Tacton has decided to appoint a new CEO and add more experience to the board. Frederic Laziou who has been at Tacton for about 12 months working with corporate development and strategy, will take the CEO seat. Christer Wallberg will join Tacton’ s Board of Director full time as Executive Vice Chairman and will dedicate his work to strategic initiatives, financing, acquisitions and enterprise customers.

“To take Tacton to the next step it is time to hand over the leadership. The main task now is to scale and accelerate the company’s international growth and for that a different kind of leadership is needed”, says Martin Falkevall, Chairman of the Board. “I know that Frederic Laziou is exactly what Tacton needs and I am absolute certain that he will lead the company in the right direction”, mentions Christer Wallberg.

Frederic LaziouFrederic brings 15 years’ experience in IT and technology working with general management, corporate and business development, M&A and strategy. Prior to Tacton, Frederic was the CEO of 24 Solutions, a cloud infrastructure provider. Frederic also has extensive international experience from working in, and with, several different cultures which is a great asset to a global company, such as Tacton.

“I am very happy and honored to have been chosen as Tacton’s next CEO and am excited about this new challenge supporting manufacturing companies in their digital transformation. We operate in an exciting fast paced market that requires constant focus on the ability to innovate and accelerate. I am convinced that Tacton’s long experience within the industry, combined with our recognized best-in-class products, will enable us to become a global leader”, says Frederic Laziou.

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

Christer Wallberg, Executive Vice Chairman of the Board Tacton Systems
Phone: +46 730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com