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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 fpx  For example, the upcoming BigMachines 10 platform ( demonstrated at the BigIdeas 2009 conference)  will finally feature  shopping cart software , which has been a featured as a matter of course by many other Q2O providers. Webcom and FPX point out that, technically speaking, BigMachines is not yet a true multitenant SaaS provider. Namely, Gartner and Deutche Bank Research Services have outlined the following three true SaaS vendor criteria : Monthly subscription No client-side installation A single Read More...
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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

bigmachines fpx  or another rival of BigMachines (e.g., Selectica or FPX ) as a potential acquisition. But that choice is rapidly narrowing, and it will also be interesting to see if Microsoft makes any move regarding Miscrosoft Dynamics CRM , given its lack of strong native CPQ capabilities. 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 fpx  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...
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 fpx  BigMachines . After all, BigMachines has been salesforce.com’s top Q2O partner for a few years due to the most joint customers (about 100) that tout their success stories. The product has over 120 five-star user reviews at the AppExchange marketplace, although average review ratings for competitive offerings by Webcom, FPX , and Cameleon are only a tad behind. Still, BigMachines has more five-star reviews than all of its competitors combined. It has consistently been named the “Best Quoting App” on 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 fpx  CPQ (to compete with BigMachines, CallidusCloud, FPX, Cameleon Software, Selectica, Apttus , etc.) and for Infor PLM integration. Read More...
Inside the Age of Social Enterprise with Salesforce.com
Over the past several years, salesforce.com’s annual user conference Dreamforce has become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for

bigmachines fpx  Endpoints, Concur, PROS Pricing, BigMachines, FinancialForce.com, Xactly Coporation , and Callidus Software  are only a few of vendors that currently (or are about to) offer brand new solutions on Force.com. On a somewhat down side, this cloud proliferation inevitably leads to somewhat strained and cooled off relationship with some once close partners. Namely, another curiosity in 2011 was that Dreamforce coincided with VMware ’s VMworld 2011 conference (in contrast to VMware and salesforce.com’s Read More...
FPX Delivers a Turnkey CPQ Product for salesforce.com SMB Users
FPX, a pioneer in cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ) software solutions (formerly called Firepond), has announced Firepond by FPX, a new product line

bigmachines fpx  Delivers a Turnkey CPQ Product for salesforce.com SMB Users FPX , a pioneer in cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ) software solutions (formerly called Firepond ), has announced Firepond by FPX , a new product line with an astute approach to implementation to help companies improve sales effectiveness and overall business performance. The small to medium business (SMB) solution will be formally released at salesforce.com ’s Dreamforce 2013 conference. Firepond by FPX introduces a new 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 fpx  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...
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 fpx  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...
Oracle Rolls Out Configure, Price, and Quote Enhancements for CPQ Cloud
Oracle announces new capabilities and features of its Oracle CPQ (configure, price, quote) Cloud solution that significantly enhance customers' sales force

bigmachines fpx  cycle. The addition of Bigmachines to the Oracle CX Cloud is a key component to Oracle’s customer experience strategy. The announcement shows that Oracle is continuing to both support BigMachines as an independent leading solution for the CPQ space and build in tighter integration with the Oracle CX suite. See how BigMachines stacks up against other CPQ and Q2O (quote-to-order) systems using TEC Advisor now . 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

bigmachines fpx  always subjective. Webcom or BigMachines would counterclaim that they have more flexibility in their respective “out of the box” admin platforms , since they are focused on software as a service (SaaS ), which Configure One is not. For its part, Cameleon Software claims that its application goes beyond the traditional “admin” tool and requires no coding or specific language. Configure One offers the Concept Connect module to manage integrations, with the option of using staging tables in a Read More...
BigIdeas 2011: Of BigMachines’ Quantum Leap - Part 1


bigmachines fpx  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...

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