Leading provider of on-demand configurator, quoting, and proposal software passes rigorous audit.
Chicago, IL – May 19, 2008 – BigMachines, Inc., the global leader in on-demand sales configuration and proposal software, today announced that it has successfully completed the Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II audit, which assesses the operational effectiveness of internal controls within service organizations. The audit provides assurance that BigMachines employs uniform and reliable operational controls to safeguard the data of its more than 125 customers and 50,000 users worldwide.
SAS 70 is a widely-recognized auditing standard developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which sets standards for auditors to use in order to fairly and objectively assess the internal controls of service organizations. BigMachines recently completed its SAS 70 Type II audit, which assessed the suitability of design and operational effectiveness of the company's controls that had been placed in operation for the stated period. BigMachines successfully demonstrated that its control objectives were well-designed and that the company has the right processes in place to meet those control objectives.
"This certification demonstrates our total commitment to constant improvement and delivering value to our customers," said Mei-lin Cheng, VP of Customer Services at BigMachines. "As a hosted services provider, it's absolutely essential for BigMachines' customers to have effective controls, standards and infrastructure in place to comprehensively protect their data. Completing the SAS 70 Type II audit provides further validation and assurance to our customers."
"Being a public company with an expanding customer base, it's very important that the companies we work with have safeguards in place to protect the security, privacy and sensitivity of our customer data," said Rick Parkinson, Chief Information Officer, ShoreTel, Inc. "We implemented BigMachines software to streamline our sales processes, and when considering our options, we found BigMachines' careful and strict operational controls to be one of their differentiators in the market. We congratulate them on achieving SAS 70 Type II Certification."
BigMachines provides powerful solutions for empowering sales for direct and indirect channels. BigMachines Lean Front-End suite includes sales configuration, guided selling, pricing, quoting, proposal generation, contract and order management capabilities. The solution automates sales processes from opportunity to order and tightly integrates with CRM and ERP systems. BigMachines provides deep, real-time visibility into quoting and ordering processes, enabling sales and product management to more accurately forecast and make better, more informed decisions about how to define their product offerings and improve sales processes.
About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG
BigMachines is the leading provider of on-demand configurator, quoting, and proposal software, helping companies empower their sales teams and channels. BigMachines Lean Front-End (LFE) solution streamlines selling processes from customer inquiry to order, and captures an organization's tribal knowledge to provide online product selection, configuration, quoting and ordering capabilities. BigMachines provides extensive reporting capabilities to analyze sales activities and easily integrates to existing ERP, CAD, 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, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as ShoreTel and Aruba Networks. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.