March Madness: Win or Go Home

2.6 seconds left.  Down by 1.  A spot in the National Championship on the line.  It all comes down to a full-court pass and making an open shot.  We all remember the epic 1992 East Regional Final game when Duke miraculously came back from a deficit and beat Kentucky in the final seconds of the game.  But that last-second, buzzer-beater shot he took was more than just luck.  It was well-planned.  Every play has been thought out and practiced before being executed on the court.  Without good planning, training, practicing and the right tools, each team would be unable to continue on in the bracket.  With the chance of either going home or staying in the tournament, a team and its members... read more »
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BigMachines Announces Release of BigMachines 12 Software

BigMachines recently announced the release of BigMachines 12, the latest version of the company's award-winning SaaS selling solution. BigMachines software assists sales teams, channel partners and resellers in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce. Customers will benefit from enhancements and new features in BigMachines 12 including: The improved Migration Management Center allows customers to easily transfer changes between their BigMachines test and production sites. Customers can easily compare changes between two BigMachines instances, filter results, and select specific components to update. The new migration management center allows for... read more »
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Channelinsight and BigMachines Team to Provide Increased Visibility and Control with Discount Management for the Channel

Channelinsight, the leader of channel sales management solutions today announces a new partnership with BigMachines, the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce. Together these industry leaders have created a cloud-based solution that empowers enterprises to fully automate closed loop control into the discount management process, enabling customers to gain unprecedented visibility into channel sales data.The partnership allows both companies to offer a channel sales management solution with unparalleled ability to maximize the return on discount pricing policies in the channel.  The solution leverages Channelinsight’s Lead to Ship™... read more »
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BigMachines to Bring Together Innovative Thought Leaders and Industry Experts for Its Seventh Annual BigIdeas Chicago Conference

This is a re-post from our website. BigMachines, Inc., the global leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generator and B2B ecommerce, today announced the featured speakers for its BigIdeas Chicago 2011 customer and cloud conference, which will be held October 23 to 25, 2011 at the Swissôtel Chicago. BigIdeas has become one of the largest cloud innovation conferences where attendees share and learn best practices for increasing productivity and generating high value by streamlining their sales processes. BigIdeas will feature the following keynote speakers: David Bonnette, President, BigMachines, discussing the pillars of customer successKaihan Krippendorff, a blogger... read more »
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Configuration and Quoting at Oracle OpenWorld

Oracle OpenWorld is all about exploring technology: how to get more out of what you have, how to prepare for what's coming next, and how to choose from and use an ever-growing collection of choices to develop just the system you need for your business. The new skills, new connections, and new ideas for extending the value of your company's IT investments more than justify the time and expense required for a week of unparalleled learning.OpenWorld is a great chance to learn how the BigMachines selling platform can help you to streamline sales processes whether you sell direct, through channel resellers, or via eCommerce.  This is also an opportunity to speak to the BigMachines team about our... read more »
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BigMachines Recap of Dreamforce 2011

BigMachines booth at Dreamforce was buzzing throughout the event with many new and experienced salesforce.com CRM users interested in learning more about product configuration, pricing, quoting, proposal and eCommerce software.In addition to showing our BigMachines selling platform, we also shared demos of QuickConfig integrated with Salesforce Real Time Quotes and Conga Composer - which creates a complete quoting and proposal solution for small business in need of guided selling and configuration.In addition to live product demos of our award-winning software, BigMachines could be found during general sessions with our customers from ArcSight (an HP Company), Brocade Communications and Acme... read more »
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BigMachines Featured in Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

This is a repost from our website.BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, was named to Inc. magazine's fifth annual Inc. 5000 list. BigMachines is number 1307 on this exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. This announcement marks the fourth consecutive year that BigMachines has been named to the Inc. 5000 list.  The company also ranked number 42 on the list of Top Companies in the Chicago Metro Area and number 105 on the list of Top Software Companies in... read more »
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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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BigMachines Launches Training Certification Program, Available Online and In-Person

This is a re-post of a press release from our website.BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, today announced the launch of the BigMachines Certification Program.  BigMachines offers two levels of administrator certification: Yellow Belt and Blue Belt. The new certification program is immediately available to all current BigMachines customers and consulting partners. BigMachines interactive training classes are designed to teach administrators and users the fundamentals of setting up, customizing and maintaining their BigMachines software solution. Yellow Belt certification classes provide the building blocks for... read more »
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BigMachines Receives “Positive” Rating in Leading Analyst Firm’s CPQ Application Suites MarketScope Report

BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce, today announced that BigMachines received a Positive rating in Gartner’s report entitled “MarketScope for CPQ Application Suites, 2011.”1“BigMachines’ innovative selling platform drives revenue by helping companies sell more and sell faster,” said Godard Abel, Co-Founder and CEO, BigMachines. “We believe Gartner’s Positive rating confirms our position in the market and our commitment to providing customers with the most comprehensive suite of on-demand configuration, quoting, proposal generation, and B2B ecommerce solutions.” To learn more about BigMachines selling platform,... read more »
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