Bluewolf and BigMachines announces a strategic alliance to provide SaaS configuration and quoting solutions and services for high tech, industrial and medical companies.
New York City and Chicago, March 10, 2008 - Bluewolf (www.bluewolf.com), the world's leading on-demand consulting firm and BigMachines (www.bigmachines.com), the leading provider of on-demand configuration and quoting software, today announced a strategic alliance to provide SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) configuration and quoting solutions and services for high tech, industrial and medical companies.
Under the terms of the strategic alliance, Bluewolf and BigMachines have agreed to participate in joint marketing and consulting to better automate the quote-to-cash process. Bluewolf will train and deploy a team of BigMachines experts to rapidly deploy the BigMachines Lean Front-End (LFE) and to ensure that customers are successfully automating their quote-to-cash processes. In addition, Bluewolf will expand its Customer Success Guarantee (TM) deployment methodology to include the specific deliverables associated with a successful BigMachines deployment, including seamless integration to CRM applications such as salesforce.com.
According to Doug Timmel, Bluewolf's Director of Industry Solutions and a 25-year veteran in the industrial manufacturing market, "The SaaS market has moved beyond just Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and is now offering solutions for verticals such as manufacturing to enable them to realize the benefits of SaaS. As a leader in implementing SaaS solutions for the manufacturing industry, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with Big Machines, extending our offerings for manufacturing companies. Bluewolf's ability to provide vertical consulting services to manufacturers for their quote-to-cash processes is greatly enhanced by our partnership with BigMachines."
"Bluewolf's eight year track record of providing high end SaaS consulting services is a perfect fit to help BigMachines continue to achieve its growth and customer success goals," said Greg Swender, Vice President of Marketing at BigMachines. "We are excited about our strategic alliance and believe that our customers will significantly benefit from the combined strength of both Bluewolf and BigMachines."
The alliance will cover business in North America and EMEA, where both Bluewolf and BigMachines have local presences. For more information about the Bluewolf/BigMachines alliance, please visit http:www.bluewolf.com/bluewolf-partners.
Founded in 2000, Bluewolf is an on-demand enterprise consulting company that specializes in the deployment of enterprise software applications and in business process consulting. Through its Customer Success Guarantee, Bluewolf is reinventing the concept of enterprise consulting, one that is tailor made for the on-demand world. Bluewolf's practices incorporate three main areas: On-Demand Consulting, On-Demand IT Resourcing, and On-Demand Remote Services. With offices across North America and now Europe, Bluewolf's customers include Foundry Networks, Borland, General Electric, Wall Street Journal and Staples. More information about the company can be found at www.bluewolf.com.
BigMachines, Inc. incorporated in 2000 provides web-based configurator, quoting, and proposal software to help companies streamline their selling processes from customer inquiry-to-order. BigMachines Lean Front-End (LFE) solution digitizes complex 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 provides in-depth sales reporting capabilities and easily integrates to existing ERP and CRM systems including those from salesforce.com, Siebel CRM On-Demand, Oracle and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as ShoreTel and Aruba Networks. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.