Big and Lean

BigMachines, Inc., a most excellently named provider of web-based configuration, quote, and proposal selling tools, today announced that the integration between its on-demand Lean Front-End solution and Oracle’s Siebel CRM on demand has been successfully validated by Oracle. BigMachines has also become a Certified Partner in the Oracle partner network. BigMachines LFE seeks to allow sales staff to configure complex products, manage complex pricing and upsell options, create rich quotes and proposals, and send error-free orders to ERP systems or order entry personnel.

The integration of BigMachines with Siebel CRM On Demand promises users the opportunity to populate quotes and orders directly with Siebel CRM customer contact data, and then link detailed quote and order information directly to CRM opportunities. BigMachines LFE can be configured to customer needs using on-demand or on-premise platforms, and can integrate with Siebel CRM on Demand or on premises.

Also of note from BigMachines was the reminder of the exclusive BigIdeas conference set for September 18-19, 2006 at San Francisco’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, a forum to explore lean selling processes using web technology. The Oracle Partner Network is a global business network of 16,000 companies who create software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s resources, the Oracle Partner Network program provides partners with the resources they need. Partners who are “able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle” qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

Founded in 1999, BigMachines, Inc. provides web-based configuration and quoting software and services to help companies streamline sales processes. BigMachines Lean Front-End solution digitizes selling processes and captures an organization’s tribal knowledge to provide online product selection, configurator, quoting, and ordering capabilities for new products and aftermarket parts. BigMachines LFE provides reporting capabilities and integrates to existing ERP, CAD, and CRM systems.

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