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BigMachines Launches BigMachines Express
BigMachines announces that BigMachines Express is now available on the Salesforce.com AppExchange. This solution targets small and medium-sized businesses that

bigmachines cookbook  Launches BigMachines Express BigMachines announces  that BigMachines Express is now available on the Salesforce.com AppExchange. This solution targets small and medium-sized businesses that want to create product profiles, assign desired prices, and further generate proposals in Salesforce CRM. The solution is built on the Force.com platform, which allows for easy installation and configuration for Salesforce CRM users. The solution will be showcased at Dreamforce, September 18-21. Read More...
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BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part II
Part I of this blog post series talked about my encounter with BigMachines, a provider of slick software-as-a-service (SaaS) configure, price, and quote (CPQ

bigmachines cookbook  about my encounter with  BigMachines , a provider of slick  software-as-a-service (SaaS)  configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/ quote-to-order (Q2O)  solutions during my recent attendance of  Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US).  Prior to analyzing recent events at BigMachines, Part I explained the general value proposition of on-demand Q2O and CPQ software solutions . Part II will continue with a discussion of recent developments at BigMachines. From the vibrant SaaS Q2O pack, Read More...
BigMachines
BigMachines (part of the Oracle family) makes software that helps companies sell products and services faster, easier and more accurately. Most companies have

bigmachines cookbook  BigMachines (part of the Oracle family) makes software that helps companies sell products and services faster, easier and more accurately. Most companies have sales processes that are complicated, poorly-defined, time consuming and often produce inaccurate quotes. We solve those problems and help our customers sell more and sell faster. All the product and pricing information that salespeople need is stored in our web-based software so it’s up-to-date and available to them anywhere. Because Read More...
BigMachines: Getting Bigger and Better - Part I
I recently attended Gartner’s CRM Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona (US). During the conference, I bumped into several old acquaintances who are working for

bigmachines cookbook  attended the conference was  BigMachines , a provider of inventive  software-as-a-service (SaaS)  configure, price, and quote (CPQ)/ quote-to-order (Q2O)  solutions. Generally speaking, Web-based  product configurators  empower user enterprises to sell more, faster to their customers. These customers can be either other businesses or individual consumers. In this Internet era, enterprises need solutions that provide them with efficient tools to boost their  business-to-business (B2B)  and Read More...
Getting an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010
Many recent TEC articles have talked about quote-to-order (Q2O) or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and

bigmachines cookbook  an Update from BigMachines at Dreamforce 2010 Many recent TEC articles have talked about  quote-to-order (Q2O)  or configure, price, quote (CPQ) solutions that facilitate business-to-consumer (B2C) and  business-to-business (B2B)  sales, thus helping companies sell more products and services faster.  A number of thriving vendors provide on-demand product configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce (self-service portals, product catalogs, etc.) software solutions. T Read More...
SpringCM and SteelBrick Partner to Accelerate Sales Cycles
At the Salesforce1 World Tour event in Chicago, SpringCM, a content cloud services provider, and SteelBrick, a provider of easy-to-use configure, price, quote

bigmachines cookbook  the former CPQ leader BigMachines (now part of Oracle ), has a Salesforce platform-based solution that simplifies and automates the CPQ process, including selecting and configuring products and services, ensuring pricing and discounting accuracy, and creating accurate price quotes. For its part, SpringCM will be in charge of centralizing contracts and automating the entire contracts lifecycle from contract generation through negotiation, approvals, and signature.   While no one can stop change (new Read More...
Quote-to-order: New Ingredients in the Recipe for Success
Quote-to-order (Q2O) systems can address the increasing demand for personalized and customized products. Complex product specification, quoting, and ordering

bigmachines cookbook  executive officer (CEO) of BigMachines (to be featured in parts two and three of this series), the same lean thinking can be applied to complex product specification, quoting, and ordering processes, by mapping the steps and identifying those that add value and those that are wasteful. Some of the most apparent examples of wasteful steps include repeatedly clarifying and checking prior work due to incomplete information flow re-entering (re-keying) order data multiple times in various systems fixing Read More...
BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 1


bigmachines cookbook  my calendar and attend BigMachines ’ annual user conference dubbed BigIdeas , also in Chicago as the company’s base. I have to confess that the attendance has changed my perceptions of the upbeat cloud software vendor somewhat. Namely, every time when we would meet in the past (most often at past salesforce.com ’s Dreamforce and Oracle Open World events) the company’s staff struck me as too formal and somewhat standoffish. My earlier opinions on the vendor can be seen in  this blog post from Read More...
Oracle Boosting Its Sales Cloud with BigMachines Buy
In a matter of days, the cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) market has lost its leading vendors to bigger software companies: PROS

bigmachines cookbook  Its Sales Cloud with BigMachines Buy In a matter of days, the cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) market has lost its leading vendors to bigger software companies: PROS Holdings, Inc.   acquired Cameleon Software , Infor   acquired TDCI , and CallidusCloud   acquired Webcom Inc . Now  Oracle has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire BigMachine s , the cloud-based CPQ market leader. Like its peer products do, BigMachines’ CPQ Cloud accelerates the conve Read More...
Infor Decides on TDCI CPQ
At the Inforum 2013 user conference, Infor announced it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire longstanding partner TDCI Inc. Financial

bigmachines cookbook  CPQ (to compete with BigMachines, CallidusCloud, FPX, Cameleon Software, Selectica, Apttus , etc.) and for Infor PLM integration. Read More...
Quote-to-order: One Big, Lean Machine Adds High Tech to Its Mix
BigMachines differentiates itself in the quote-to-order (Q2O) sphere due to its solutions’ lean end-to-end, inquiry-to-order focus. Although there are other

bigmachines cookbook  of how the vendor BigMachines has been claiming a space for itself, serving clients in the high tech industry with its Q2O solutions. BigMachines' Differentiation BigMachines' differentiation from its competitors, especially from the old-guard (with client/server on-premise technologies), comes from many directions. The lean front-end (LFE) moniker is meant to indicate that BigMachines is leaner than its old-school competitors, particularly those with much broader enterprise suites, because Its Read More...
Pearson Selects Cameleon Software’s CPQ
Pearson, a global education company, has selected Cameleon Software’s Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solution as part of a business transformation initiative

bigmachines cookbook  Given that competitors like BigMachines, FPX , CallidusCloud , and Apptus also have close relationships with salesforce.com, my guess is that a large global company like Pearson might have also liked Cameleon’s ability to handle  complexity and scalability as well as its system parametrization approach for system configuration . This win is a major reference for the French company in the US market and in a relatively new industry for the vendor. Read More...

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