News Category: Press Release

Tacton Systems partners with CAD-Q/Symetri for the Autodesk Inventor market

Stockholm, Sweden – March 29, 2016 – Tacton Systems (Tacton), global supplier of Design Automation and Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry announces today that they have entered into a partnership with Autodesk Gold Partner CAD-Q/Symetri, the leading reseller of Autodesk in the Nordics and UK, where CAD-Q/Symetri will resell and implement Tacton’s Design Automation solution for Autodesk Inventor.

CAD-Q/Symetri is the leading provider of IT Solutions related to CAD, BIM, Lean Engineering and Building & Product Lifecycle Management and work with process and method enhancements by implementing software, training and support. This, together with Tacton’s long experience from Design Automation and CPQ makes this a very strong partnership and a great resource for current and prospective customers.

“With this partnership Cad-Q/Symetri takes the next step in the area of Design Automation and CPQ by expanding our portfolio of expert consultants with further technology capabilities. Tacton’s solutions will enable us to deliver best in class technology inside this area so our customers can become more competitive”, says Jens Kollserud, CEO, CAD-Q/Symetri

This partnership makes the Tacton technology available to the large customer base of Cad-Q/Symetri and enables them to use Design Automation and CPQ to shorten time for re-designs, quoting and producing customizable products.

“We are very impressed with the job CAD-Q/Symetri has done for their customers and are looking forward to working with them as our partner. With this new partnership we can offer a very strong Design Automation solution to the Autodesk community in the Nordics and the UK”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems

For more information:

Cad-Q/Symetri

Jens Kollserud, CEO

Phone: +46 70 875 19 20

Email: jens.kollserud@cad-q.se

Tacton Systems
Christer Wallberg, CEO

Phone: +46 730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

 

About CADQ

Cad-Q/Symetri is the leading CAD, BIM, Lean Engineering and BLM/PLM solutions and service provider in Northern Europe. Company was founded in 1989 and today employs 300 skilled employees in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the UK. www.cad-q.com.

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is the world leader in solutions for Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ), also known as sales and product configuration. Tacton’s solutions make it dramatically simpler to design, configure and sell products and services. The 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, Aker, Meyn Food Processing, Scania, Siemens and Toshiba. Read more at www.tacton.com.

 

Tacton Systems strengthens relationship with Japanese Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions Company

Stockholm, Sweden – February 25, 2016 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry continues to strengthen its presence in the Japanese market by deepening their relationship with Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions Company. 

Tacton Systems (Tacton) has been working together with Japanese Toshiba CO’s internal company Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions Company (Toshiba Industrial) for some time now and are now entering into a partnership contract where Tacton and Toshiba Industrial will work together on various projects within Toshiba CO and Toshiba Industrial will also start reselling Tacton CPQ to the Japanese market.

Tacton Systems and the solution Tacton CPQ help companies to sell products in markets with increasing demand for highly customized products. These are often products that are sold in several markets with different cultures, price strategies, features and legal systems. Tacton CPQ enables the users to instantly present the optimal specifications and estimated prices for their customers. Up until now, Tacton CPQ solutions have been adopted by more than 250 companies globally.
With this partnership and the opportunity to sell Tacton CPQ, Toshiba Industrial will be able to combine their knowledge and experiences with the products of Toshiba Industrial and its group with Tacton’s expertise and knowledge from CPQ to successfully deliver great customer experience.

“We are very happy about the partnership and are looking forward to working closer with Toshiba in the future. Partners like Toshiba Industrial ICT Solutions Company are crucial to us in order to build a strong professional partner network in Japan, as well as, being able to serve our customers in the best possible way”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

For more information:
Tacton Systems
Christer Wallberg, CEO
Phone: +46 730 32 49 70

SAP Configuration Guru, Dr. Albert Haag, Joins Tacton Systems

Stockholm, February 17, 2016: Tacton Systems AB, a leader in software for Configure Price Quote (CPQ), announces today that Dr. Albert Haag, former Development Architect for SAP IPC has joined the company.

Dr. Albert Haag (Albert) is a well-known Development Architect within the SAP community. He has more than 20 years’ experience with the SAP VC and IPC configurators. Albert was also recently awarded for the best paper in the 2015 Configuration Workshop, which is a semi-academic conference for different aspects of configuration technology. Albert now joins Tacton to be a part of the SAP team and work on interpreting SAP product models for use with the Tacton configurator. This will also enhance the existing integration between Tacton CPQ and SAP ERP.
“I am very excited to get the opportunity to work with Tacton’s configurator engine which has a high reputation both in the market and in academia as a state of the art constraint solver. It will be very interesting for me to apply the Tacton engine to SAP ERP configuration models and to attempt to obtain the best of both worlds. I am also very impressed with the people I get to work with at Tacton, which was one of the main factors in my decision to join Tacton”, says Dr. Albert Haag.

A world class integration to SAP ERP is a major success factor for Tacton in being able to provide the best possible solution for current and prospective customers today and in the future. The recruitment of Albert is a great asset to the company.

“About 70% of our customers are SAP ERP users and we want to make sure that they can count on us when it comes to providing the best possible solution for them. We are very happy and proud that Albert decided to join us and I know that he will be a great fit and asset to our team. We all look forward to working with him”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems
Albert joined Tacton Systems in December last year.

eSpline and Tacton Systems enter into OEM relationship

Stockholm, Sweden – December 1, 2015 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry announces today that they have entered into a formalized OEM relationship with US based eSpline to support SAP’s Variant Configuration customers with CPQ solutions. 

Tacton Systems has found a perfect match in its new partner eSpline that has been a leading force in supporting the SAP Variant Configuration (SAP VC) community since 2006.
 
In the newly formed OEM relationship between eSpline and Tacton, eSpline provides full integration of its powerful SAP VC conversion tool to Tacton CPQ.  This gives SAP VC users the possibility to continue to edit and execute the design rules in SAP VC as well as a flexible CPQ solution with a unique architecture empowering the sales organization to make quick and accurate quotes based on design rules created in SAP VC. The mix of Tacton and eSpline ensures perfect coordination of the design and sales processes creating correct quotes and orders to the manufacturing process.

Thanks to the partnership with eSpline, Tacton can now deliver SAP VC conversion as a complete solution, including implementation and support and at the same time eSpline can offer its customers a CPQ solution and support for the sales process that fully matches the demands of the SAP VC community and the critical business processes that SAP VC provide.

“85% of Tacton’s customer base are SAP users. It is extremely important for us to support them, as well as new SAP customers with the best integration capabilities available. Our cooperation with eSpline expands the opportunities for SAP VC customers and this provides huge business benefits. Our goal is to always create business value for our customers and this partnership with eSpline makes is a great example of that”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

eSpline focuses on SAP configuration related matters and have focused on that that for more than 10 years. This has given them unique in-depth experience in SAP VC.

“Our focus is to provide the SAP community with implementation services and support for configuration and tools for SAP VC. We have been working with Tacton to create an offering that I know the SAP VC users will find very compelling and we are excited to extend that opportunity as a preferred CPQ solution to them”, says Don Cochran, Partner of eSpline.

About eSpline
eSpline is a software development and SAP configuration technology consulting organization headquartered in Columbus, OH. USA, specializing in implementation and deployment of SAP product configuration technology for complex products and services oriented businesses using SAP as its core business application. eSpline also specializes in developing integration software to and from SAP, and software tools to optimize the use of the SAP Variant Configurator [VC],  Internet Pricing & Configurator [IPC] and SAP CPQ [Solution Sales Configuration].

Tacton Systems kvalar in på Superlistan för andra året i rad (press release in Swedish)

Stockholm 5 november 2015: Tacton Systems, en global leverantör av mjukvara för sälj- och produktkonfiguration, meddelar idag att de blivit utnämnda till ett av Sveriges Superföretag för andra året i rad. 

Varje år får ett antal svenska företag utmärkelsen Superföretag som delas ut av Veckans Affärer tillsammans med Bisnode. De företag som får utmärkelsen hamnar då på Superlistan. Tacton Systems kvalade i år in på listan för andra året i rad.

De företag som kvalar in på Superlistan bedöms utifrån en modell, framtagen av Bisnode, som mäter ekonomisk kvalité och visar företagets ekonomiska prestationsförmåga. De parametrar som vägs samman för varje enskilt företag är: tillväxt, vinst, avkastning, effektivitet, kapitalstruktur och finansiering för de senaste fyra åren. Det är i snitt bara någon tiondels promille av alla företag i Sverige som lever upp till kraven och kommer in på listan.

”Vi är jättestolta över att ha kvalat in på Superlistan för andra året i rad och det ger oss ytterligare ett kvitto på att vi verkligen gör rätt saker. Vi är i extremt gott sällskap när man ser på de andra företagen på listan, vilket känns riktigt kul”, säger Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Prisutdelningen ägde rum idag (5 november) på Operakällaren i Stockholm.

För mer information om årets Superföretag, besök www.va.se/nyheter/2015/11/04/hela-listan-sveriges-496-superforetag-2015/

För kommentar och intervju med Tacton Systems, kontakta Christer Wallberg, CEO på:
Telefon: 0730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Om Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems är världsledande inom avancerad konfiguration. Tactons lösningar omdefinierar hur produktkonfiguration görs. Lösningarna gör det drastiskt enklare att designa, konfigurera och sälja komplexa produkter. Tactons lösningar kan enkelt integreras med omkringliggande system och det finns standardintegrationer för många ledande e-handelssystem, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM och CAD system. Ett urval av kunder som idag använder Tactons lösningar är: ABB, Siemens, Scania, Aker och Alfa Laval. För mer information:www.tacton.com.

Tacton Systems teams up with Lumo Graphics for the commercial vehicles industry

Stockholm, October 30: Tacton Systems AB, a leader in software for Configure Price Quote (CPQ), announces today that they have entered into a partnership with Lumo Graphics, a leader in the field of visualization for CPQ, to support the increasing visualization demand from the commercial vehicles industry.

Tacton Systems and Lumo Graphics have entered into a partnership to provide the commercial vehicle industry with high quality visualization embedded in the CPQ tool. The combination of products from Tacton and Lumo Graphics enable customers to instantly see the visual impact of choices made and easily explore the unique vehicle being configured. This creates an excellent user experience and adds quality and professionalism to the sales process resulting in an increased hit rate and lower non-quality-costs.

“Visualized CPQ provides an incredibly potent sales tool for the organization. Within the competitive market of commercial vehicles it’s evident that a visualized CPQ tool delivers more business. With Lumo Graphics we can now support the commercial vehicle market with a very professional solution”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton

Visualization is no longer just a nice to have feature, but a must have for any professional sales process. Users want to see what they are buying and they need the possibility to easily catch mistakes and wrong choices as early as possible in the sales process. Being able to correct mistakes before going to production saves companies a lot of time and money. All of the above is proof that visualization adds value to the sales process.

“3D CPQ creates a compelling customer experience of the modular product. It helps to offer the best product to every customer through instant insight and graphical documentation. Lumo Graphics is a leader in the field of Visual CPQ with solutions running for several commercial vehicle manufacturers and we see Tacton as an extraordinary strong player in that industry. Our combined products create a comprehensive solution to successfully sell commercial vehicles”, says Marc Herling, CEO of Lumo Graphics.

About Lumo Graphics’

Lumo Graphics is the solution leader in real-time 3D visualization for product configuration. Our 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 success are Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, Setra, Stryker, Schindler Elevators and many more. See more at www.lumographics.com

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com

For more information:

Lumo Graphics
Marc Herling, CEO
Phone: +49 721 35 05 29 10
Email: mh@lumo.de

Tacton Systems
Christer Wallberg, CEO
Phone: +46 730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

PR – Tacton employs 60 new experts after strong result

The Swedish software company, Tacton Systems, a global provider of software for sales and product configuration, reports record earnings for fiscal 2014. With growth last year at 39 percent, the company’s revenue surged to SEK 170 million and earnings to SEK 27 million. The forecast for 2015 is strong growth with about 60 new employees.

“Last year we signed several new contracts with major international companies. At the same time, we continued to intensify collaboration with existing customers. In 2014, CPQ solutions–Configure Price Quote–had its breakthrough. We notice now that advanced configuration often lies at the management level and becomes an integral part of the sales process for successful companies,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton.

In 2014 Tacton won the prestigious Export Hermes prize awarded by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. The prize is awarded annually to companies in Sweden that can demonstrate outstanding export results. Tacton was also named a “Gazelle Company” by Dagens Industri for the third consecutive year. Last year Tacton was also designated as a “Super Company” by the Swedish business magazine, Veckans Affärer.

Expansion and 60 new employees in 2015

Tacton’s goal is to reach SEK 500 million in revenue in 2017 and the company’s recruitment rate is now about 15 people per quarter, including engineers, computer scientists and PhDs.

“We see continued strong and growing demand for the products and services that Tacton offers, with an expected growth rate this year of 30 to 40 percent. The trend for 2015 is positive with a major expansion expected in both the Swedish and international markets and a continued positive trend for both sales and earnings,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton.

“The latest trend for large manufacturing companies is to buy complete solutions from Tacton covering all of the customer’s products. This means that projects have become much larger and that each major international customer project often involves over 30 specialists from Tacton,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton.

Key financial figures 2014

In 2014 Tacton had revenues of SEK 170 million, representing a growth rate of 39 percent over the previous year. Operating profit increased by 150 percent to SEK 27 million. By comparison, Tacton’s average growth over the past four years has been higher than 30 percent.

PR – Tacton Systems partners with US-based Technicon Systems, Inc.

Stockholm, May 5, 2015: Tacton Systems, the world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration, announces today a partnership with Technicon Systems, Inc. to bring Tacton’s world-class CPQ offerings to the North American market.

The need for world-class configuration tools is increasing at a rapid pace globally, and Configure, Price and Quote (CPQ) solutions represent one of the fastest growing markets. This is true for the North American market where Tacton achieved great success last year. To maintain this momentum and continue to grow market share, Tacton has partnered with Technicon. Technicon has more than 20 years of experience developing advanced sales automation, visualization and e-commerce systems for the manufacturing industry.

Technicon will sell, implement and support Tacton’s full solution suite, including software for Design Automation, in the North American market. Technicon brings complimentary products including Product Information Management (PIM) and their award-winning product visualization to the partnership to best serve our customers.

“We are pleased about this partnership and believe it will be a true win-win relationship. Tacton brings a state-of-the-art CPQ solution. We have the technical knowledge and understanding for using this technology within the manufacturing industry.  Together we make a great team”, says Mark Keenan, CEO at Technicon.

As an Autodesk and SAP partner, Technicon brings their experience integrating CPQ solutions into SAP and Autodesk installations.

“We are very proud to have Technicon as a partner. We are currently expanding quickly in several markets and to do this in a controlled way, we need professional partners that we can trust and work well with. We see Technicon as a perfect fit for us and we know that this collaboration will bring about many good things,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

 

About Technicon Systems Inc.
Technicon has built a reputation for excellence based on over two decades of advanced sales automation, visualization and e-commerce system development. Every day, some of the world’s foremost manufacturers use Technicon’s systems to organize and sell thousands of products.

Technicon’s technical experience, combined with the vision and stability of our management team and our emphasis on rigorous internal project management, have played key roles in ensuring our customers achieve their business goals.
Technicon believes your sales systems should be as good as the products you represent. Isn’t it time that you became the best company that your customers work with?  

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com.

Japanese MHI Information Systems expands its offering to include Tacton CPQ

Stockholm, Sweden – March 26, 2015 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry continues its Japanese expansion by announcing that MHI Information Systems, Co., Ltd. (MHIIS), has started to market, resell and implement Tacton Systems’ CPQ solutions

MHIIS had been a reseller of Tacton’s solutions for Design Automation, TactonWorks, for 4 years. Recently the company has seen a market need for quick and accurate quote production and decided that offering a solution for this would benefit their customers.

Because of MHIIS successfully history as a partner to Tacton they decided that they would like to expand the partnership with Tacton to also include the CPQ solution. The focus market for the CPQ solutions will be Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and its affiliates.

Tacton CPQ helps companies to sell products in a market with increasing demand for highly customized products. These customers’ products are often sold in several markets with different cultures, price strategies, features and legal systems. Tacton CPQ enables the users to instantly present the optimal specifications and estimated prices for their customers. Up until now, Tacton CPQ solutions have been adopted by more than 250 companies globally.

“We have been aware of the outstanding quality of Tacton CPQ for a long time and the company has a good track record in the Japanese market. We see a great potential in Tacton’s CPQ solution and believe it is a highly competitive product due to its high level functional performance and ease of maintenance”, says Mr.Yasuhiko Omi,Director & Senior General Manager (Chugoku Branch of MHIIS)

With this increased partnership, MHIIS will be able to combine their knowledge and experiences as well as operational features from working with the products of MHI and its group with Tacton’s expertise and knowledge from CPQ to successfully be able to deliver a great customer experience.

“We are very happy about the partnership and are looking forward to working closer with MHIIS going forward. MHIIS is a very professional supplier and we have enjoyed working with them for the past years. Companies like MHIIS are very important to us in order to build a strong professional partner network in Japan”, says Anders Hellermark, SVP Business Development Tacton Systems.

 

For more information:

MHIIS, Co., Ltd

Chugoku Branch of MHIIS

Phone: 082-292-3855

Tacton Systems

Anders Hellermark

Phone: 0046 709 50 84 48

 

About MHIIS, Co., Ltd.

Founded: July 1, 2013
Capitalization: 40 million yen (100 percent funded by MHI)
After amalgamating eight IT-related subsidiaries of MHI into a single entity, MHIIS was founded on July 1, 2013, with 100 percent capitalization (40 million yen) by MHI. The creation of MHIIS is in line with MHI’s strategic policy to build a new corporate structure to promote standardization of business operations, share information among the affiliates, streamline organizational complex, and lift up technological foundation of all the MHI group companies. MHIIS aims to serve all these purposes and enhance the level of information technology which will contribute to accelerate the globalization of business operations.

Read more at: http://www.mhiis.co.jp/news/20150327_news.html

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. 

Tacton Systems partners up with Italian Nuovamacut

Stockholm, November 4, 2014: Tacton Systems, world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration strengthens the presence in Italy by partnering up with Italian Nuovamacut. 

The market for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions is one of the fastest growing in the world. Because of this it is of outmost importance for Tacton to strengthen its position globally by partnering up with world class resellers. Nuovamacut is the largest SOLIDWORKS reseller in southern Europe.

Nuovamacut will sell Tacton’s entire solution suite for CPQ including the product for Design Automation, TactonWorks.

The start for the partnership has been very successful and Nuovamacut has already closed several deals for Tacton’s solutions in the Italian market, such as Ghibson, Silea, GSG International, Wam Group and Marcolin Covering.

“We are very impressed with the dedication and professionalism that we have seen from Nuovamacut this far. The already closed deals are fantastic. We need partners that can manage the complete delivery from sales to implementation and I have no doubt in my mind that Nuovamacut will do exactly that. We are really looking forward to working closely with Nuovamacut going forward”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Nuovamacut will be self-sufficient in selling and implementing Tacton’s solution and will always have the full backing and support from Tacton, as well as access to Tacton’s core competence with more than 100 configuration experts when needed.

“We know that Tacton has created a world class product for Design Automation with TactonWorks. We have seen how much value it gives manufacturing companies using SOLIDWORKS and are very happy to be able to offer it to our customers. We are looking forward to working with Tacton going forward and believe that we will do great things together,” says Sauro Lamberti, CEO Nuovamacut.

Nuovamacut will host its yearly customer event, Nuovamacut Live 2015, on November 6 in Bologna, Italy. For more information about the event, please go to: www.nuovamacut.it/nmlive2015  (website in Italian)

About Nuovamacut
Nuovamacut Automazione Spa (a TeamSystem company) is leader in the technology for supporting processes from design and product development up to production and data management as well as logistic, part program management and machine tools. Founded in 1955 as machining tools supplier, Nuovamacut Group is today the main  Dassault Systemès‘s partner for SOLIDWORKS in Italy and among the first ten in the world, with a workforce of 140 people distributed in 10 different headquarters in Italy. This is due not only to the CAD/PLM software solutions selling, but also to the service activity: Nuovamacut is in fact the first assistance, training and consulting centre certified by Dassault Systèmes in Italy, with more than 12.000 installed licenses. Among its main customers, Nuovamacut numbers Asotech, Beghelli, Bondioli & Pavesi, Bosch Rexroth Oil Control, Brevini Fluid Power, Carel, Falmec, Farid Industrie, Ficep, GSG International, Harken Italy, Ica Tech, Iemca Giuliani Macchine, Imel, Inglass, Lavazza, MCZ, Milpass, OMS Saleri, OPM, Partena, Poggipolini, Sacmi, Sistem Pneumatica, Stampotecnica, Tatuus, Tiesse Robot, Walvoil, Wam. Read more at: www.nuovamacut.it

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems 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, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com