News Category: Press Release

Ann Jerreborg blir HR-Chef på Tacton Systems

Ann Jerreborg will start working at Tacton as HR manager in the middle of October.

Stockholm – 25 september, 2012 – Tacton Systems, en global leverantör av mjukvara försälj- och produktkonfiguration berättar idag att Ann Jerreborg inom kort kommer att börja på företaget som HR-chef med ansvar för rekrytering och personalfrågor.

Ann Jerreborg har lång erfarenhet inom HR från flera medelstora mjukvarubolag och kommer nu närmast som HR-chef från det globala företaget Giesecke & Devrient 3S AB. Ann har stor erfarenhet av rekrytering inom tekniksektorn, vilket kommer bli en av de viktigaste uppgifterna i hennes kommande uppdrag då Tacton befinner sig i stark tillväxt.

“Med sina tidigare erfarenheter från rekrytering och personalfrågor inom tekniktunga företag kommer Ann att kunna bidra med mycket och göra stor nytta på Tacton”, säger Christer Wallberg, VD Tacton Systems. ”I det läge Tacton är idag, där vi går från att vara ett litet företag till ett medelstort är det av högsta vikt att vi har en HR-funktion på plats som kan avlasta våra chefer samt stötta och utveckla vår personal där det behövs”, fortsätter Wallberg.

Sen det fantastiska resultat som Tacton uppvisade för 2011 har företaget fortsatt att växa, omsättningsmässigt såväl som personalmässigt. Företaget har idag 100 anställda, vilket är nästan dubbelt om man jämför med antalet anställda för två år sedan.

”Det ska bli jättekul att få vara med på Tactons spännande tillväxtresa. Att locka nya talanger till företaget och tillsammans med cheferna utveckla befintliga medarbetare är något jag ser mycket fram emot”, säger Jerreborg.

Ann Jerreborg tillträder sin tjänst på Tacton den 15:e oktober 2012.

 

Tacton Systems AB
Ann Jerreborg, HR-chef
Email: ann@jereborg.com

Christer Wallberg, CEO
Telefon: +46 (0)730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

 

 

Tacton Systems will showcase Tacton Configurator at the International Rotating Equpiment Conference

Stockholm, Sweden – Sep. 12, 2012 – Tacton Systems, a global vendor of sales and product configuration software will participate in the international Rotating Equipment Conference on September 27-28 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The conference will take place on September 27-28, 2012 in the Congress Centre of Düsseldorf, Germany. The conference consists of three forums; the third Compressors Users International Forum, the tenth Pump Users International Forum, and the eighth EFRC (European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors).

Tacton Systems will showcase their solutions for product and sales configuration that have been proven to be very powerful tools for manufacturing companies all over the world across a number of industries. One very satisfied customer is the German company Hilge GmbH & Co., a manufacturer of centrifugal rotary lobe pumps is a subsidiary of the Danish conglomerate, Grundfos. Hilge is coached by Lino GmbH, a certified TactonWorks Service Partner in Mainz, Germany.

“We look forward to participating in this event as we know that our solutions are a perfect fit for this kind of industry segment. We know that we can help companies increase their productivity and revenue and at the same time help them decrease cost”, says Joachim Spengler, Regional Sales Manager Tacton Systems AB

The conference will be held in English.

Tacton Systems can be found in booth B36 during the conference.

For more info:
Joachim Spengler, Regional Sales Manager D/A/CH, Tacton Systems AB
Phone: +49 170 736 5747
E-mail: joachim.spengler@tacton.com

 

Tacton Systems closes record year for 2011

The Stockholm-based software company, Tacton Systems, developer of software for advanced sales configuration, grows more than ever and showed record results for 2011.

Stockholm, June 20, 2012: Tacton Systems, world leader in advanced sales and product configuration, today announced that 2011 was a record year, with an organic growth of 51%.

Tacton Systems’ net sales amounted to 88 million SEK, the highest in company history, and the company is now looking forward to what looks like another bright year. The first quarter of 2012 showed a 45% organic growth.

“The market for sales configuration of complex products, which we find ourselves in, is maturing. More companies are looking into this type of solutions and are starting to see the huge potential to increase revenue by using them. This combined with our stable and well-built software is giving us this success now”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

During the past year, the company has grown with more than 40 new employees. Among these are a couple of strong management recruitments. Anders Hellermark, formerly from Intentia and StreamServe, was recruited for the role as head of the Tacton Partner Channel in August and the consultancy organization was strengthened early in 2012 with Magnus Walldén, also from the Intentia/Lawson. Walldén was recruited for the role as VP Professional Services, responsible for application development and project management.

“With the key recruitments of Hellermark and Walldén and the progress we have made with our solutions during the past year, I feel confident that we now have the software solutions, organization, and management required to deliver world class solutions to our customers and at the same time meet the tough growth targets we have for the coming years”, says Christer Wallberg.

Tacton Systems has more than 200 industrial customers, and among them are many international companies such as Siemens, GE Healthcare, Tetra Pak and ABB.

 

2012-04-16: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor (MCO) Chooses TactonWorks for Customization of Large Scale Compressors and Turbines

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor (MCO) Chooses TactonWorks for Customization of Large Scale Compressors and Turbines

Stockholm, Sweden – April 16, 2012- Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation, (MCO) began using TactonWorks in 2011 and has already seen drastic time savings for detailed engineering work of up to 90% per quote.

MCO, a 100% owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ldt. (MHI) is a leading global supplier of large scale compressors and turbines used at petrochemical plants, natural gas processing plants, LNG Plants, FPSD, etc. in more than 60 countries.

TactonWorks, an add-in to SOLIDWORKS, is Tacton’s tool for Design Automation. It automates the customization of complex products, which helps you save time and money. It also ensures correctly updated models and drawings.

Not long ago, MCO saw a need to automate the customization of their products in order to reduce delivery time and engineering costs. Their reseller, Hiroshima Daia Systems HDS learned about Tacton and TactonWorks at SOLIDWORKS World Japan in 2010. MCO implemented TactonWorks for the first section of their assembly three months ago and have already experienced detailed design time savings of approximately 90% per customization.

“We are amazed at the amount of time we’ve saved since starting to use TactonWorks—and this after implementing it in only one part of our product assembly. We really believe in this solution and are eager to start using it for our other models as well”, says Mr.Yasuhiko Omi, Director of Plant Engineering Division at Technology Management Center, MCO.

MCO plans to continue to implement TactonWorks for the other parts of their assembly with a final goal of having the complete assembly implemented.

“We are very happy to see a customer get such fantastic return after using our solution for only a short period of time. We look forward to seeing how much more time they will save in the coming phases of the project”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

The sale was made together with Tacton’s Japanese partners, Hiroshima Daia Systems (HDS), who implemented the solution and Kozo Keikaku Engineering (KKE), who sold the software licenses.

For more information contact:

Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 690 07 50
E-mail: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

 

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) specializing in the compressor business. We were formed by integrating the compressor business of the Industrial Machinery Business, Technology & Solutions Division with MHI Turbo-Techno Co., Ltd. (MTT, a company which is responsible for after-sales services.

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE Healthcare, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. For more information: https://www.tacton.com.

2012-02-28: Meyn Food Process Technology uses Tacton Configurator CPQ for Salesforce Worldwide

Stockholm, Sweden – February 28, 2012- Meyn Food Process Technology uses Tacton Configurator CPQ for Salesforce worldwide.

Meyn Food Processing Technology uses Tacton Configurator CPQ, a solution recently introduced on the Salesforce AppExchange. They enjoy an average timesaving of more than 60% on each quotation.

Meyn’s implementation of Tacton Configurator integrated with the online CRM system Salesforce.com enables Meyn to generate quotations and BOMs that are instantly available in Salesforce CRM leading to large reductions in the quote generation lead time and large increases in quote quality.

“When evaluating other sales configurator solutions, Tacton clearly stood out as the best solution for our company. We felt that they supported and understood the complexity of our products”, says Jan Ras, Manager Sales Support, Meyn.

Today, Tacton Configurator CPQ is used worldwide by more than 40 Meyn sales representatives. The results attained are even better than anticipated. The lead time to create a quote decreased by more than 60% and the number of questions needed for the complete quote decreased by more than 85%.

”We could never imagine that the time saving for each quote would be as tremendous as it is. Since we started using Tacton’s solution we have also seen that the accuracy of our quotes has increased considerably”, says Sicco Saft, Business Analyst, Meyn.

The next phase for this project is to improve price management in Tacton Configurator CPQ and also add more details to the product models. This is something that will make the quotes and configurations even more accurate.

“It feels very good to have Meyn successfully up and running on our Salesforce.com integration,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems, “We are looking forward to continuing this journey together with Meyn, helping them to save even more time and continue increasing profits. The results they have seen so far are just the beginning”.

 

For more information contact:

Jan Ras, Manager Sales Support, Meyn
Telephone: +31 (0) 75 684 3355
E-mail: jras@meyn.net

Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB
Telephone: +46 (0) 8 690 07 50
Cell: +46 (0) 730 32 49 70
E-mail:christer.wallberg@tacton.com

 

About Meyn

Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V. is the reliable and committed partner of renowned poultry processing companies in over 90 countries worldwide. Meyn is widely recognized for its ability to support its customers in their ambition for higher capacity and increased yield and efficiency. Meyn’s equipment has demonstrated the ability to maintain a high-level of performance under a wide variety of line speeds and bird sizes, allowing its customers to achieve top-level productivity with an absolute minimum of labor. Meyn always focuses on their customers’ ambition to create end-products of the desired quality, while realizing the best financial results.For more information: http://www.meyn.com

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE Healthcare, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval.
For more information: 
https://www.tacton.com.

2012-02-14: Tacton Configurator CPQ now released on Salesforce AppExchange

Stockholm, Sweden – February 14, 2012- Tacton Configurator CPQ has been released on Salesforce AppExchange

Salesforce Tacton Configurator CPQ allows you to Configure, Price, and Quote your configurable products. It extends Salesforce standard business flows for Opportunity and Quote Handling by adding Configuration and Document Generation functionality.

Tacton Configurator CPQ enables best-in-class CPQ functionality in Salesforce CRM. Users can interactively configure, price, and create professional quote documentation for any kind of configurable products. Tacton Configurator CPQ is a SaaS-based offering.

By using Salesforce as the primary data source and the company’s entire product and configurator data, Tacton Configurator CPQ can be used with Salesforce standard powerful capabilities such as BI, Workflows, and Validation.

“We are pleased to have our product available on Salesforce AppExchange. It makes it easier for all Salesforce users looking for a world-class CPQ tool to use Tacton Configurator”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems AB.

Meyn, a Dutch worldwide supplier of solutions and equipment to the poultry processing industry, has used Tacton’s solution for Salesforce for nearly two years and they are very pleased with how it works.

“The seamless Tacton/Salesforce integration enables our sales managers to configure complex quotes using the information stored in Salesforce during the configuration process. The result is a significant shorter quote cycle and more accurate pipeline information in the CRM. With this very flexible Salesforce integration we can combine the best of both worlds”, says Sicco Saft Business Analyst, Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V

 

For more information contact:

Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB
Telephone: +46 8 690 07 50
Cell:+46 (0) 730 32 49 70
E-mail: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Magnus Walldén joins Tacton Systems as VP Professional Services

Magnus Walldén joins Tacton Systems as VP Professional Services

Stockholm, Sweden – February 1, 2012 – Tacton Systems, a global vendor of sales and product configuration software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Magnus Walldén as VP Professional Services with responsibility for applications and projects.

Before joining Tacton, Walldén was Vice President Support EMEA; Lawson Software. He started at Intentia as one of the first trainees 21 years ago. During his time at Intentia, and later Lawson, he was instrumental in guiding the company through its rapid growth from 70 to 3000 employees.

“Magnus is a great fit for Tacton because of his extensive experience working for a company in the same situation as Tacton is in right now”, says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems. “I also believe that we will have great use of his experience working with numerous international management styles. This helps tremendously in understanding different kinds of customers—something we need at this point in time”.

While at Intentia and Lawson, Walldén acquired more than 15 years of experience leading global customer support, professional services, and business development. He has also worked with process development, services sales, account management, project management, and customer modification development.

Currently, Tacton is experiencing fantastic growth and is adding employees and contractors at a very brisk rate. Tacton is keenly aware that it is essential to have key persons and competence join the company right now.

“Tacton has a really interesting market position and I am sure it will be a great place to work for me. I am also confident that my experience in managing rapid business and personnel growth within the enterprise software industry will contribute to its continued success. I am very happy to get this opportunity and I look forward to join Tacton”, says Walldén

Walldén will join Tacton on March 1, 2012.

 

For information please contact:

Tacton Systems AB

Magnus Walldén
Telephone: +46 (0)73 70 70 754

Christer Wallberg, CEO
Telephone: +46 (0)8 690 07 50.
Cell: +46 (0)730 32 49 70
Email: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

About Tacton Systems
Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval.
For more information: 
https://www.tacton.com.

2012-01-18: Siemens Energy launches the sales tool Tacton Configurator World Wide

Stockholm, Sweden – January 18, 2012- Siemens Energy launches the sales tool Tacton Configurator World Wide for its Industrial Power Business

Siemens Energy Industrial Power will launch their new sales tool, Tacton Configurator, for use by sales teams in all regions worldwide. The tool will be used to create budgetary quotations for all products with a few exceptions.

Application engineers at Siemens have used Tacton Configurator for three years to generate firm quotations. Now the Siemens sales teams will use it globally to configure products during sales meetings.

“The beauty of Tacton Configurator is that it will guide the sales rep. through the sale and get the configuration of the product and quotation correct each time as potential conflicts and errors are resolved automatically by the configurator. It now takes us only five minutes to generate a complete budget offer including pricing, [and it] saves us tremendous amounts of time and money”, says Jan Nilsson, initiator of the development project and Senior Engineer CRM Process & IT Development.

The new tool improves both the sales organization as well as R&D because it develops and maintains product information in the system. Implementation of this system has already resulted in much simpler maintenance.

“In our previous system, we had thousands of business rules. Using Tacton’s system, we now have just a few hundred and this has made maintenance so much easier,” says Asa Johansson, responsible for global coordination of Tacton.

Tacton’s mission is to simplify sales of complicated products and solutions. The Siemens implementation demonstrates how quotation time can be reduced from days to just a few minutes without sacrificing accuracy.

“I am extremely happy to have our solution implemented at Siemens. It really shows that we can solve configuration problems and make organizations more effective regardless of the complexity of the products to be configured. We are looking forward to a long and successful relationship with Siemens,” says Christer Wallberg, CEO Tacton Systems.

For more information contact:

Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB

Telephone: +46 8 690 07 50

Cell: +46 730 32 49 70

Jan Nilsson, Senior Engineer CRM Process & IT Development Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB

Telephone: +46 (122) 887654

About Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton develops and sells embeddable software for sales and design configuration. This software simplifies the sale of customized, complex products offline as well as online. 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 GE, Siemens, Tetra Pak, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker, and Alfa Laval. For more information: www.tacton.com.

About Siemens Energy Sector

The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR27.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR34.8 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR4.1 billion. On September 30, 2011, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 97,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.

2012-01-10: Press release – Tacton Systems expanderar kraftigt under 2012

Tacton Systems expanderar kraftigt under 2012

Stockholm, 10 januari, 2012: Tacton Systems, ett programvaruföretag i Stockholm som levererar en mjukvara för säljkonfigurering som hjälper företag att på ett enkelt sätt sälja komplexa produkter, rekryterar stenhårt och kommer under 2012 att skapa drygt 30 arbetstillfällen för kvalificerade datavetare och civilingenjörer.

Trots det rådande ekonomiska klimatet i världen just nu växer Tacton Systems kraftigt. Företagets tillväxt under 2011 hamnade på 50% och allt pekar på att denna tillväxt kommer att fortsätta även under 2012.

”Anledningen till att vi växer så mycket just nu och har ett så stort behov av att ta in fler personer i organisationen är att många företag har fått upp ögonen för våra lösningar samt att våra befintliga kunder har upplevt stor nytta och ser väldig potential i och med fortsatt utveckling, vilket har gjort att efterfrågan skjutit i höjden”, säger Christer Wallberg VD Tacton på Systems.

Tacton Systems är ett globalt företag med kunder i Europa, Nordamerika och Asien. Bland de anställda finns kring 15 olika nationaliteter som tillsammans pratar över 25 språk och företagets VD, Christer Wallberg, ser gärna att det blir ännu fler:

”Av erfarenhet vet jag att det är oerhört viktigt för ett företag som Tacton att ha en blandning av nationaliteter, ålder och kön bland personalen, dels för att personer med olika bakgrund som arbetar tillsammans har större möjlighet att få ihop en korrekt helhetsbild, men också eftersom det är viktigt att kunna förstå de kunder vi har i olika kulturer. T.ex. Att göra affärer på rätt sätt i Japan utan att ha japansk kompetens i bolaget vore så gott som omöjligt.”

 

För mer information kontakta:

Christer Wallberg, VD, Tacton Systems AB
Telefon: 08-690 07 50
Mobil: +46 (0)730 32 49 70

Om Tacton Systems

Tacton Systems utvecklar och säljer inbäddbar programvara för säljkonfiguration. Programvaran, Tacton Configurator, möjliggör att effektivt sälja skräddarsydda, komplexa produkter både off-line och online. Tacton Configurator kan integreras med omkringliggande system och har standardintegrationer med många ledande e-handels-, ERP-, CRM-, PDM-, PLM- och CAD-system. Kunder som idag använder Tacton Configurator är bl a GE, Siemens, ABB, Scania, Toshiba, Aker och Alfa Laval. För mer information: www.tacton.com