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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 experience  2009 roadmap focus at BigMachines was an improved  user experience (UX) design , easier and faster administration, and the delivery of some new modules. While on-demand software companies keep releasing new products continually, the BigMachines 9 release was a major one, with some brand new modules and many enhancements. For one, the vendor has done some more coherent branding and has done away with the somewhat confusing monikers of the past, such as SPP (Select, Price, & Propose) and LFE (Lean

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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 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 BigMachines, the cloud-based CPQ market leader. Like its peer

bigmachines experience  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 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 vendors offering Q2O as a service, BigMachines product is arguably more flexible, as high tech manufacturers may be noting.

bigmachines experience  meant to indicate that BigMachines is leaner than its old-school competitors, particularly those with much broader enterprise suites, because Its solution is solely focused on managing the full end-to-end inquiry-to-order process (quoting, configuration, and proposals) executed by customers' sales teams and channels, whereas most competitors stop short of truly empowering sales with one generalist solution that tries, suboptimally, to manage all aspects of the sales order process. The on-demand Read More

Meeting Configure One at PlanetPTC Live 2011


My recent attendance of the PlanetPTC Live 2011 event was a great learning experience. Look for an article with my impressions on the conference and on PTC’s strategy with regards to the novel PTC Creo suite of design applications leveraging both the direct and parametric modeling (and in the wake of the release of nine Creo 1.0 applications), embedded software lifecycle management (with the MKS

bigmachines experience  different channels. For example, BigMachines supports effective dates in the platform. For some customer use cases, it uses data tables to accomplish what the customer desires. Yet, the true origin of such data should come from an engineering-oriented application (configurator). I concur with the assertion by Gartner in its recent “MarketScope for Configuration, Price, Quote Application Suites” report, where Configure One receives a Promising rating for functional breadth, experience with ATO and ETO 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 aimed at enhancing the customer experience. Anticipating the growing need for customized and personalized services, as well as the shift from paper to digital content, Pearson adapted its business processes to the market changes and, as part

bigmachines experience  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

Enhancing the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management: Strengthen the Brand and Improve Customer Retention


Customer churn is very costly—it’s many times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one—so retaining customers by offering a superior experience is a top priority. Also, delivering unique experiences to different customer segments is a valuable strategy. Read about how to increase brand equity and retain customers by offering a better experience.

bigmachines experience  the Customer Experience with Loyalty Management: Strengthen the Brand and Improve Customer Retention Customer churn is very costly—it’s many times more expensive to acquire a new customer than to keep an existing one—so retaining customers by offering a superior experience is a top priority. Also, delivering unique experiences to different customer segments is a valuable strategy. Read about how to increase brand equity and retain customers by offering a better experience. Read More

The TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience


Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution.

bigmachines experience  TCO of BI: The QlikView Customer Experience Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis allows organizations to provide a like-for-like comparison between various solutions for the same project. Assuming that the benefits of a project would be the same regardless of the solution, the solution with a lower TCO would therefore yield a higher ROI as well as faster payback. This IDC white paper provides a TCO analysis of the QlikView business intelligence (BI) solution. Read More

Cincinnati Zoo Improves Customer Experience, Operations with IBM Business Analytics


By using IBM Cognos business intelligence, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has completely revolutionized its business operations, increased revenues, and improved customer service and loyalty. With IBM Cognos Mobile, its key decision makers can now receive and interact with insights on the business from anywhere in the zoo.

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Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

bigmachines experience  Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience To put it mildly, 2011 was not a great year in almost any respect, except for maybe the modest stock market surge and the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup win. More positive economic news is slow coming, but people are still underemployed, even if they are “privileged” to have a job—a few new burger-flipping or shelf-filling jobs here and there are not much to rave about, no matter how honest the work. December 2011 saw a major economic Read More

10 Facts about Intelligent Virtual Assistants and How They Improve the Customer Experience


Have you ever thought about what goes into designing and optimizing an intelligent virtual assistant? Or how an avatar can create an even better customer experience? Read this guide to uncover the mysteries of virtual assistant design and selection, and get insight into the latest research on the best interactive models and how to use virtual assistants to drive online sales, service, and product education.

bigmachines experience  Facts about Intelligent Virtual Assistants and How They Improve the Customer Experience Have you ever thought about what goes into designing and optimizing an intelligent virtual assistant? Or how an avatar can create an even better customer experience? Read this guide to uncover the mysteries of virtual assistant design and selection, and get insight into the latest research on the best interactive models and how to use virtual assistants to drive online sales, service, and product education. Read More

How to Create a Unique Shopping Experience, Part 3: Inspiring the Customer


Customer buying decisions are often affected by “inspiration”—an emotional state that separates a casual browser from an engaged customer. Successful retail merchandisers select products and promote them in ways that lure prospects into the selling environment. But what are the elements of an ideal selling environment? How can you create one? And how can you tell if it’s working? Learn more about how to inspire customers.

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NetSuite Unveils New User Experience


NetSuite just unveiled a new NetSuite user interface at SuiteWorld 2014 and TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic is onsite to capture all the details. Read P.J.'s write-up.

bigmachines experience  Unveils New User Experience NetSuite chief executive officer (CEO) Zach Nelson unveiled the new NetSuite user interface (UI) with a more intuitive and visually engaging work experience during his keynote address at the company’s SuiteWorld 2014 conference yesterday. Founder and chief technology officer (CTO) Evan Goldberg discussed and demonstrated the new capabilities more deeply in his SuiteWorld 2014 keynote presentation today. NetSuite plans to roll out the new UI with NetSuite's 2014.2 Read More

Service Management: Understanding the Real End-user Experience


How many of your online customers are happy customers? Today, few organizations can answer this question accurately, usually relying on customer complaints to highlight areas of underperformance. However, a significant proportion of unsatisfied online customers won’t even bother to complain. But now, organizations can track customer interactions in real time—transforming online experiences into truly effective channels for customer care.

bigmachines experience  Management: Understanding the Real End-user Experience How many of your online customers are happy customers? Today, few organizations can answer this question accurately, usually relying on customer complaints to highlight areas of underperformance. However, a significant proportion of unsatisfied online customers won’t even bother to complain. But now, organizations can track customer interactions in real time—transforming online experiences into truly effective channels for customer care. Read More

Manhattan Associates and Kronos Join Forces for Omni-channel Retail Experience


At the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013, a new relationship was announced between Kronos and Manhattan Associates to help retailers profitably integrate their physical stores into their digital selling strategy. The idea is to allow retailers to increase customer satisfaction and drive sales by freeing up trapped inventory in the store and elsewhere in the upstream supply chain, while managing labor costs

bigmachines experience  Associates and Kronos Join Forces for Omni-channel Retail Experience At the NRF BIG Retail Show 2013 , a new relationship was announced between Kronos and Manhattan Associates to help retailers profitably integrate their physical stores into their digital selling strategy. The idea is to allow retailers to increase customer satisfaction and drive sales by freeing up trapped inventory in the store and elsewhere in the upstream supply chain, while managing labor costs. Customer satisfaction should Read More

Data-driven Design


Creating and maintaining a successful digital experience that drives business results requires the right research insight, design, technology, and ongoing optimization. Forrester conducted an online survey of 209 digital experience professionals in the US to evaluate current practices around Web site monitoring and digital experiences. Read about the adoption, benefits, and challenges of current data-driven design processes.

bigmachines experience  driven Design Creating and maintaining a successful digital experience that drives business results requires the right research insight, design, technology, and ongoing optimization. Forrester conducted an online survey of 209 digital experience professionals in the US to evaluate current practices around Web site monitoring and digital experiences. Read about the adoption, benefits, and challenges of current data-driven design processes. Read More