BigMachines Unveils Configure, Price, Propose (CPP) Application for Salesforce.com's On-Demand PRM Solution

With full integration to Salesforce Partner Relationship Management (PRM), advanced Quoting and Configurator features improve management of sales process across multiple channels.

SAN MATEO, Calif. & CHICAGO -- BigMachines, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand configuration and quoting software, today announced the general availability of BigMachines CPP for PRM, a best-of-breed application designed to help companies manage quotes and generate accurate forecasts across multiple sales channels. BigMachines CPP application is now fully integrated with salesforce.com's on-demand PRM solution.

BigMachines CPP for PRM extends Salesforce PRM to by empowering channel partners to quickly and accurately configure solutions, generate their own quotations, and sell products more easily and quickly, while capturing channel quoting activity with direct integration to Opportunities, Reports, and Forecasts in Salesforce.

According to Godard Abel, co-founder and CEO of BigMachines, "BigMachines CPP for PRM delivers powerful new selling capabilities to your channels, complimenting the best-of-breed features of Salesforce PRM. This integrated solution will make it even easier for customers to implement, use, and maintain their own web-based quoting and CRM system across a network of distributors, Value Added Resellers (VARs), direct sales teams, and 3rd party sales representatives."

"The integration between BigMachines and Salesforce PRM will help customers accelerate business success," said Elay Cohen, Product Line Director, PRM, salesforce.com. "Extending Salesforce PRM with BigMachines CPP will allow our customers to manage forecasting and generate pricing quotations directly within their process for managing their channel partners."

BigMachines CPP for PRM integrates a host of powerful new features to improve the sales process for channel partners including:

  • Accurately configure products, manage quotes, and generate proposals using BigMachines industry-leading CPP engine
  • Manage multi-tier channel and end-user pricing, including markups and discounting using multiple pricing methods
  • Enable approval workflow and collaboration during the channel quoting process
  • Automatically populate CRM Opportunities and pipeline forecasts with Quote values and Product Line Items
  • Easy set-up of channel home pages and catalogs with total user access control
  • Enhanced security and channel password management features
  • Web Service APIs for easy integration to Salesforce as well as to other business systems

BigMachines CPP for PRM is available immediately for purchase and potential customers can learn more at www.bigmachines.com/salesforce.

About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG

BigMachines, Inc. founded in 1999 (www.bigmachines.com) 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.

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