SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BigMachines, Inc., a leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generator and B2B e-commerce cloud computing, today announced the availability of BigMachines QuickConfig on AppExchange 2. Using a powerful and intuitive guided selling and configuration engine, BigMachines QuickConfig enables SMB users to quickly and easily select the best products and add them to sales quotes and opportunities. Built using Force.com, the enterprise cloud computing platform, BigMachines QuickConfig is immediately available for deployment on AppExchange 2 at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/. The announcement was made today at Dreamforce 2010, the cloud computing event of the year.
“BigMachines QuickConfig on Force.com automates product selection and eliminates errors,” said Godard Abel, CEO and co-founder, BigMachines. “It's an ideal solution for businesses that use Salesforce real-time quotes but need to add guided selling functionality.”
Guided selling is a process that empowers sales reps to select the best mix of products for each customer by following a series of pre-defined questions. BigMachines QuickConfig uses guided selling to deliver sales quotes that include the optimal product mix as well as accurate pricing. BigMachines has been offering guided selling and quoting applications as components in its flagship BigMachines selling platform since 2000. BigMachines QuickConfig is the first BigMachines product built natively on the Force.com platform, and is targeted for small and medium-sized businesses.
“BigMachines has been a great partner for salesforce.com, delivering robust quoting and configuration applications for many shared customers,” said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer, salesforce.com. “Because BigMachines QuickConfig is built on Force.com, deployment is easy, and administration will be familiar to Salesforce users.”
BigMachines will showcase its innovative, award-winning sales enablement applications, including BigMachines QuickConfig, at Dreamforce in San Francisco, December 6-9. BigMachines is a Dreamforce gold sponsor and will showcase its products in Booth #707. Additional information can be found at http://www.bigmachines.com.
Dreamforce is the industry’s leading global cloud computing event focused on inspiring customer, partner and developer success with cloud computing. Attendees will learn how to maximize their current investments and explore new offerings across Salesforce Chatter, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Force.com and more. Over the past 10 years the cloud computing economy has radically changed the way companies operate. Now as we enter the next phase, cloud computing is becoming inherently social, real-time and mobile. Dreamforce is where this transition is happening with hundreds of salesforce.com partners exhibiting the latest cloud offerings, as well as training sessions, seminars and breakout sessions.
About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange 2
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM (http://www.salesforce.com/) applications, more than 1,000 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 185,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com’s 87,200 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.
Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange 2 marketplace http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/, now featuring the ChatterExchange.
BigMachines is the global leader in enabling B2B sales, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines’ award-winning on-demand configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce software solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak's GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as Acme Packet and Voltaire. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.