News Category: Press Release

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

Tacton Systems får utmärkelsen Superföretag 2014

Stockholm 22 oktober 2014: Det svenska programvaruföretaget, Tacton Systems, en global leverantör av mjukvara för sälj- och produktkonfiguration, meddelar idag att de blivit utnämnda till Superföretag 2014.

Veckans Affärer delar tillsammans med Bisnode varje år ut utmärkelsen Superföretag till ett antal företag.  Dessa företag hamnar i och med detta på Superlistan. I år var Tacton ett av de företag som fick ta emot utmärkelsen.

Företag som kvalar in på Superlistan bedöms utifrån en modell som är framtagen av Bisnode. Modellen  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.

I bedömningen av de enskilda företagen jämförs dess ekonomiska prestation (de sex parametrarna ovan) med referensvärden baserade på prestationen hos alla andra företag med motsvarande storlek och verksamhet. Bedömningen av företagen är relativ, så att de bästa företagen kan identifieras oavsett låg- eller högkonjunktur. Denna bedömning görs varje år och listan med Superföretag baseras på de senaste fyra åren.

”Vi är mycket glada över den här utmärkelsen. Detta är ytterligare ett fint betyg på att de satsningar vi gjort och gör ger resultat och att vi är på rätt spår för att nå våra mål.  Vi är väldigt stolta och kommer se till att förvalta detta väl”, säger Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Prisutdelningen ägde rum under onsdagen (22 oktober) på Nalen i Stockholm.

För mer information om årets Superföretag, besök http://www.va.se/nyheter/2014/10/21/superforetagen-2014/

Tacton har i år även vunnit Export Hermes, varit en av fem nominerade företag för Stora Exportpriset och kommer för fjärde året i rad att utnämnas till ett av Dagens Industris Gasellföretag.

Tacton Systems Expands In the Benelux Market

Stockholm, October 21, 2014: Tacton Systems, world leading software supplier for complex sales and product configuration strengthens the presence in the Benelux by deepening the cooperation with the Dutch partner Cadmes.

The market for Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions is one of the fastest growing and the need for world class configuration tools is increasing globally at a very rapid pace. Therefore, Tacton continues to strengthen its position worldwide by deepening its partnership with Cadmes in the Benelux market. Cadmes is one of the world’s most successful SOLIDWORKS resellers and has sold and implemented Tacton’s Design Automation solution TactonWorks for more than 5 years.

With this increased partnership Cadmes will focus on sales, consulting and implementation of Tacton’s entire solution suite for CPQ including Design Automation with TactonWorks.

 “With more than 5 years of experience with TactonWorks, Cadmes has really become one of our most trusted and successful partners. We feel very secure in working with them as we know that their high competence reflects Tacton’s way of business when dealing with customers. We see this deepened cooperation between us as a very close long term partnership. I am sure this is the key for us to gain significant momentum in the Benelux market. says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

Cadmes will sell and implement Tacton’s services single handed but the company and its customers will have the full backing and support from Tacton, as well as access to Tacton’s core competence in the form of more than 100 configuration experts when needed.

“During the years we have worked with Tacton, we have seen the company’s success and are very impressed with the unique technology and architecture of the solutions. With our technical experience in both sales and implementation combined with Tacton’s strong solutions, we will be able to provide even more customer benefit and help our customers to see great return on investment, says Gerbert Thelissen, CEO Cadmes.

Cadmes will host its yearly customer event on October 28 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Tacton will be present during the event and represented by the company CEO, Christer Wallberg and VP Channel Sales, Pawel Dabrowski.

About Cadmes

Cadmes optimizes design and production processes by providing intelligent ICT-products (like CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM and PCF), consulting, training and the best support in the industry. Cadmes is headquartered in ’s-Hertogenbosch, and has also offices in Almelo (NL), Gent, Gosselies (B), Cologne and Hannover (D). For more information visit www.cadmes.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, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com.

Hermes Export Prize

STOCKHOLM, August 28th, 2014 — Tacton Systems today receives the Hermes Export Prize for contributing to develop and strengthen Swedish export. The price will be delivered by H.M. Crown Princess Victoria Bernadotte.

Since 1981, the Hermes Export Price has been distributed to Swedish companies who have presented a growing export performance. The criteria is to export products and services made in Sweden, to a variety of international markets and also demonstrate a positive economic development.

“We’re of course very humble and proud to be receiving this award. This award recognizes our export strategy which has been a key component for our success and continuous export growth”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO of Tacton Systems.

Tacton is a global leader in advanced sales and product configuration through guided selling and configure price quote (CPQ). With patented technologies, Tacton Systems strives to design, configure and sell complex products online – for clients all over the world.

“For a company like us, with a clear focus on complex configuration and guided selling solutions, we can’t afford to just look at our local market. We strive to look everywhere where our products are needed”, says Christer Wallberg.

Besides the honor, the prize consists of a bronze statuette by the renowned Swedish artist Thomas Qvarsebo.

For more information about the Hermes Export Price, please visit: www.exportutveckling.se/om-export-hermes

For interviews or comments, please contact Christer Wallberg, CEO of Tacton Systems at
+46 730 32 49 70.

DISquare May 2014

Stockholm, Sweden – May 22, 2014- Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions announces today that going forward the Japanese partner, DISquare Corporation, will resell Tacton System’s complete CPQ solution, including the solution for Design Automation in SOLIDWORKS; TactonWorks. The strengthening of this partnership expands Tacton’s geographical coverage for sales, support and implementation.

The need for CPQ solutions in the Japanese market is growing rapidly as modularization is becoming a more vital part of the manufacturing industry. Also, increasing competition between Japanese manufacturing companies creates an increasing need for faster and more streamlined sales and production processes, as well as, the need to deliver higher quality products to the customers.

“Today, modularization seems to be the natural course for industrial companies going forward, and we believe that the advantages of modularization will be most effective if they are accompanied by configuration and CPQ solutions. We have found Tacton’s CPQ tools very user-friendly and the best one of its kind in the market today”, says Mr. Tadashi Matsuo, President DISquare Corporation.

As the need for CPQ increases, Japanese manufacturing companies are forced to either develop the solution themselves; a very time consuming and costly process, or they can buy the solution from a solution provider, such as DISquare, that has partnered up with expert CPQ suppliers.

“The addition of Tacton’s solutions adds to DISquare’s core areas and makes us an even stronger supplier of services that soon will be invaluable to our clients”, says Mr. Tadashi Matsuo, President DISquare Corporation.

Japan is one of Tacton Systems core markets and this kind of partnerships are in order to succeed.

”To be successful in the Japanese market it is of great importance to have a vigorous partner eco system. DISquire is an important member of our Japanese ecosystem and provides leading expertise in smart product structures and guided selling of complex products”, Says Anders Hellermark, SVP Business Development Tacton Systems.

 

About DISquare Corporation

DISquare, a Japanese company specializing in total solution services, was established in 2007 by merging the Information System Division of Daizo Corporation and Intelligent Square. The former had a distinguished track record of more than 20 years serving as an IBM solution provider and the latter had experiences of more than 30 years as a provider of system integration services. Today DISquare provides the manufacturing industry with high-level solutions and renders services. The goal for the company is to be an excellent partner for their customers by supporting their innovations in best possible way. For more information: www.di-square.co.jp/

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 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 ABB, GE, Siemens, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval.

Product Release Testbench

Stockholm, Sweden – May 14, 2014 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, is today releasing a new product for testing, Tacton Configurator Studio Testbench. Testing is often time-consuming and expensive, but with this new point- and click tool, more companies will be able to automate their testing environment.

When working with sales- and product configuration, testing is extremely important. If the product models aren’t set up correctly, poor testing will result in expensive and time-consuming remakes. Without a testing tool like the Tacton Configurator Studio Testbench (Testbench), all scenarios have to be set up manually for each test, which is both time-consuming and expensive.

With the Testbench, product specialists can easily design the specifications once and then automatically re-use them for all future testing. This is done in a point-and-click environment—where no coding is needed.

Up until today, only a few selected Tacton customers have had the opportunity to pilot this new product. One of these pilot companies is Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB.

 “At Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB we use Testbench during development of the configuration model for our gas turbines. It plays an important role when quality assuring and testing the changes in our product models. The biggest benefit with the Testbench is that it enables us to easily run reoccurring test cases but also to develop and create new test cases,” says Pär Alenbrand, Sales Configuration Manager at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB.

The Testbench provides the capabilities to set up, maintain and automatically run and validate countless number of tests automatically on product models created.

Compared to manual testing, Testbench benefits include:

  • A more efficient, faster and easier testing process.
  • Countless test cases can be created, edited and at any time automatically run and validated.
  • Assured higher product quality as the products have been tested in a more efficient and qualitative way.
  • Instant validation of changes in the model makes it much easier to find and correct mistakes early and avoid regressive bugs—a large money and time saver.
  • A more comprehensive test process allowing for data and logic to be tested at the same time.
  • Allows for running several tests at the same time.
  • Time is freed up for the product specialists.

 

Contact a Tacton testing expert:
Teresa Riehm, Product Manager
Mobile phone: +46 73920 24 33
Tacton Systems: +46 8 690 07 50
Email: teresa.riehm@tacton.com

For a Tacton CEO interview:
Christer Wallberg, CEO
Mobile phone: +46 730 32 49 70
Tacton Systems: +46 8 690 07 50
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Stora Exportpriset 2014

Stockholm, Sweden – May 8, 2014 – Tacton Systems, global supplier of Configure Price Quote (CPQ) solutions, announces today that it was one of five nominees for the Swedish Trade & Investment Council’s award for Export Company of the year 2014.

The award was presented to the winning company Bolon AB yesterday by the Swedish King, Carl XVI Gustaf, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall.

The Export Company of the Year award is awarded to a Swedish company that has showed strong development in exporting products and services to multiple markets, contributing positively to employment in the Swedish market.

“I would like to congratulate Bolon AB on winning the award. For Tacton, being one of five nominated companies is an important milestone in the company’s history. We are very proud, says Christer Wallberg. “We have focused on global expansion for a long time and this is proof that we are doing the right things. We have built our organization in such a way that the entire sales force, project office and implementation organization is stationed in Sweden. This means that the value process takes place in Sweden and the entire export value comes back to Sweden.”

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

The Award for Export Company of the Year is awarded to a Swedish company that has:

  • Documented strong development of its export or international sales with success in several markets during the last years.
  • Shown a positive trend of added value, organic growth and employment in the Swedish market.
  • Developed a strong concept for the market offering or marketing.
  • Increased sales, in combination with good profitability.

Winners previous years: Envirotainer (2013), Transmode (2012 ), Carmel Pharma (2011), Roxtec (2010), Axis Communications (2009), HMS Networks (2008), Systemair (2007), OFFECCT (2006) and Baby Björn (2005).

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 ABB, GE, Siemens, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at www.tacton.com.