Connects sales and manufacturing, eliminating order errors

Because Tacton's product configurator validates the complete solution space after each selection, the proposed solution is always 100% correct, down to the bill-of-material (BOM) level.

This connects sales and manufacturing in an entirely new way, ensuring that they always stay in sync and removing error-prone information handovers.

Easy to implement, easy to maintain

Product configurator rules, product data and user interface data are stored separately and can be changed independently without having to update or change the other areas. This is unique to Tacton and means that it is extraordinarily fast and simple to make updates to the portfolio as products are introduced or evolve, and as pricing changes.

Areas of product knowledge can be set up as separate modules with clear interfaces and areas of responsibility. This means you can allocate maintenance and support across your organization to best match product and commercial expertise.

Solves the configuration challenges that others can't

What really sets Tacton apart lies at the heart of the solution: a powerful, constraints-based product configurator engine built to handle the most challenging configuration environments.

The complexity of your product portfolio will never be a limiting factor in a Tacton implementation.

Solution Capabilities

  • Constraint-based configuration means dramatically fewer rules
  • Always presents the solution that best meets the customers’ needs
  • Highly scalable – the stateless configuration engine handles complex models and high user loads with ease and speed
  • All variables simultaneously considered. Ensures valid, error-free configuration – every time
  • Automatic error resolution and no dead-ends
  • CRM (including Salesforce®, SAP CRM and Microsoft Dynamics)
  • ERP (including SAP ECC, Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle)
  • PLM (including Siemens PLM, Enovia PLM and PTC Windchill)
  • SOLIDWORKS®
  • Autodesk® Inventor®
  • PTC Creo®
  • No programming or IT expertise needed
  • Product data is maintained separately from configuration rules, making it fast and easy to introduce and update products
  • Customer support by Tacton’s knowledgeable consultants
  • Access to Knowledge Base online support

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CUSTOMER STORIES

“For Husky’s digital transformation it’s key to use “best of breed solutions” that span across all businesses. Tacton is a key element in Husky’s sales process"

Steffen Bönecke

Director of Global Engineering and Operation Transformation

It’s always a challenge when you’re trying to roll out a new system. But the minute people started using Tacton, they could see the benefits and how it made life so much easier.

Marcel Goetzelmann

IT Application Consultant, Bürkert

The lion’s share of our sales comes from standard products, but it’s often our ability to offer customized solutions that wins us new business.

Mats Toftebrant

CIO, ELDON

Tacton is the most important sales tool we have. It is easy, fast and we can’t work without it!

Martin Björklund

Sales tools responsible, Swisslog

Tacton was the only solution we found that makes it possible to approach a configuration from different angles. Regardless of the customer’s starting point, the software always calculates the best solution by working with constraints on business rules instead of running down a decision tree.

Koen Boot

CIO, Vencomatic

I know many companies hesitate to introduce a configurator because they think – our products cannot be structured or streamlined in a good way or, our combinations are too complicated. We also heard these comments in our company. There were people who said it wouldn’t be possible, but it was. The configurator helped us overcome those concerns and even convinced the “experts” sitting on the product knowledge.

Dr Klos

General Manager, Yaskawa Europe Robotics Division

We quickly understood that a sequential, rule-based configurator would never meet our needs. We didn’t want to have to answer the same question over and over. We wanted to define a customer’s requirement and for that requirement to filter through to all areas it affected automatically. We also wanted to be able to start at any point in the configuration – if you don’t have an answer to a particular question, it doesn’t matter – the configurator should do the thinking for you. And that is exactly what Tacton provided us with.

Sicco Saft

Business Analyst, Meyn

The beauty of the 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. It now takes us only five minutes to generate a complete budget offer including pricing. This saves us tremendous amounts of time and money.

Jan Nilsson

Senior Engineer CRM Process & IT Development, Siemens

In the water treatment industry, lead-time is often more important than price. With the combined SolidWorks and TactonWorks solution, once our proposal is accepted, design goes through engineering in just a few days, then out to fabrication. This type of automation has been a key factor in our business growth.

Brian Bartholomew

Senior Project Engineer, ClearStream Environmental

“In the past, we did everything to the customer’s wishes. Today, the customer still has this perception, but we are in fact supplying a configured product based on carefully identified and standardized building blocks. This makes us faster and helps keep our stock levels down. It also ensures that products are already validated from a design and manufacturing point of view before an order is placed.”

Marcel Walvoort

Manager Product Configurator, Kramp

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