BigMachines Expands Leadership Team

BigMachines today announced that our corporate leadership team is expanding to further support our continued rapid growth. Godard Abel, the company's co-founder and CEO, is moving to the role of senior advisor to the company's Board of Directors, and in conjunction with this move will transition his day-to-day responsibilities to David Bonnette in his capacity as President. The company is also appointing Sean Fallon in the dual role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Fallon most recently served as CEO of Accero, a leading on-demand human capital management software and solutions provider. With BigMachines' bookings growing at over 100 percent year over year, this... read more »
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Sell More, Sell Faster: The CRM Skinny On BigMachines

Melanie Gipp, BigMachines Director of Marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, was recently interviewed by our partner Innoveer."Sell more, and sell it more quickly" is the mantra for many an industry. But if there's one impediment to rapid selling, it's product complexity. Buy a PC online today, for example, and you may have to navigate through 500 core options — some top-level, others stemming from choices you make — not to mention an array of accessories and add-ons.To tame this product complexity and proliferation for salespeople and customers, and to streamline proposal generation and price quotes for products, many companies work with Innoveer to integrate a "product... read more »
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BigMachines Featured by Illinois Technology Association

The Illinois Technology Association recently turned the spotlight on BigMachines! Included below are some excerpts from the profile: What are your company roots? BigMachines began as an Internet start-up founded by MIT graduates in a small office in Foster City, California. With a focus on Pumps, Valves and Lean Manufacturing, BigMachines software was originally developed to make the selling of highly complex, highly customizable "big machines" easy with product configuration rules used to create dynamic sales quotes and other branded output. BigMachines quickly realized that its Configurator, Pricing and Quoting engine could power much more than machinery sales. Today, BigMachines offers a... read more »
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"Connected Computing" - The Value of Software in the Cloud

Salesforce.com's Cloud Blog recently featured an interesting post on "connected computing" by Peter Coffee. We think it's an interesting take on what "cloud" really means and how it doesn't necessarily capture all that the cloud is capable of.Here at BigMachines, we agree that there is tremendous business value in connecting customers, suppliers, partners as well as your own internal teams. In fact, now that we have all enjoyed the advantages of cloud (connected) computing, no one seems to be longing for the old days of poorly connected systems, accessible only when you are plugged in at your office with bulky devices.Whether you call it Cloud Computing or Connected Computing, it represents... read more »
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Gas prices drive shoppers online

Allison Enright recently reported that more than 28% of U.S. consumers are shopping online because of rising gas costs (Internet Retailer).But consumers aren't the only ones experiencing financial pain from rising fuel prices. B2B shoppers are also looking for ways to cut costs in their purchases. While consumers are increasing their online shopping as a way to be more time-efficient and cost-efficient, so are business customers. B2B businesses that sell their products and services online are going to be better suited to sell more in this economy. In addition, many companies are leveraging B2B e-commerce with product customization and configuration integrated into e-commerce sites, following... read more »
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BigMachines Q2 Newsletter - Extend Your Reach With eCommerce

Our Q2 Newsletter is now available online!Extend Your Reach with B2B eCommerceWhen we see depictions of the future, a common trend is the replacement of humans with computers and robots in the work force. Today with eCommerce, many B2C organizations have already begun to make this shift – a sales representative from Amazon.com is not going to call you to ask if you have seen the latest titles on Kindle, but you might receive automated emails about products related to your previous purchases. However, while many B2B organizations will always need an outbound approach, eCommerce can still be utilized as a powerful marketing tool, not simply a replacement for sales reps. Read More...... read more »
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BigMachines Kicks Off Annual BigIdeas Europe SaaS Conference

This is a re-post from our website. Stay up to date on the latest BigMachines news by subscribing to our Newsletter.BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, today kicked off its BigIdeas Europe 2011 Conference. BigIdeas Europe is BigMachines' annual customer and industry forum being held May 9 and 10, 2011 at the Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel in London, UK. BigIdeas has become one of the largest SaaS innovation conferences where attendees discover innovative business strategies and best practices to increase revenues, improve sales efficiencies and reduce costs.The conference will also showcase the latest BigMachines... read more »
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BigMachines is a Gold Sponsor of Xactly CompCloud

Join BigMachines at Xactly CompCloud -- the best way to make the most of your investment in sales compensation. Over the course of three days you will hear from industry experts, Xactly customers, and Xactly insiders about best practices in sales compensation, new product features, and how to get the most out of your Xactly implementation. With BigMachines, your sales team can quickly and easily configure products and services, generate 100% accurate quotes, eliminate pricing errors, build proposals/contracts easily, route approvals electronically, and offer B2B ecommerce to customers. BigMachines streamlines processes for sales teams and resellers/channels and easily integrates to CRM and... read more »
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150+ Salesforce CRM Users Agree: BigMachines is the Top Pick for Configuration, Pricing and Quoting

BigMachines is the Best Quoting and Orders app, according to salesforce.com users. The "Best Of" customer choice awards recognize salesforce.com AppExchange partners who have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year; BigMachines is honored to have won every year since the awards started in 2008!The success stories posted by salesforce.com users illustrate how our customers use BigMachines within their familiar Salesforce CRM interface, enabling them to sell more and sell faster with a complete cloud B2B sales solution. One 5-star review notes:"Easy UI, and HUGE time saver![I] came from a company that used an internally developed system and it was a nightmare. Hard... read more »
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BigMachines is Hosting a Series of Global Events

Join BigMachines customers, partners, and industry leaders across the globe and online to learn, share, and network about best practices for b2b sales, including web based product configuration, quote to order management, and eCommerce solutions.Annual Customer ConferencesBigIdeas Europe 2011: London - May 9-10 - Register Now!BigIdeas 2011: Chicago - October 23-25 - Register Now!Whether your company sells direct, through reseller channels, or online to your customers, at BigIdeas you will discover the latest solutions and best practices to increase sales and improve business processes. Join BigMachines customers, CRM and other partners, and industry experts to learn about and collaborate on... read more »
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