Renew for Revenue: BigMachines Express Renewals Module

BigMachines understands businesses of all shapes and sizes can benefit from a CPQ solution that fits their needs and adapts as their business grows. That is why we created BigMachines Express SM, an easy and intuitive configure, price, quote solution designed specifically for growing, mid-sized businesses. BigMachines Express is an ideal solution for businesses needing an intelligent way to select the right products, price them accurately, and create proposals immediately. Now, with the BigMachines Express Renewals module, companies that rely on recurring revenue to fuel their business can increase revenue and save time by streamlining their renewals process within the familiar... read more »
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2013 Spring has Sprung!

It’s no secret that we here at BigMachines are number one when it comes to product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B ecommerce; and today we are proud to announce our release of 2013 Spring! Here at BigMachines, we are always searching for ways to make sure our product delivers everything our customers need in order to meet our goal of maximizing their ROI.  Understanding our customers’ needs allows us to make sure they always have a product which not only accelerates profitable growth, but is also user-friendly and easy to manage. By working directly with our customers, we are able to gain necessary insight and outperform the competition. This extra effort by... read more »
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Ask The Expert:B2B eCommerce Engine

You have questions. We have answers! Ask our team of B2B sales experts about your current challenges in the inquiry-to-order process and learn how you can sell more and sell faster with product configuration, workflow approvals, and proposal generation. How do your customers access your product catalog? How do your customers access your configuration capabilities? What channels do you utalize for sales: direct, sales reps and channel sellers? What features do you offer such as shopping carts, product comparisons and customer reviews? 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  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 configurator"... read more »
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Interactive Promotions and BigMachines

Worldwide leader in interactive promotions, ePrize, replaced its previous sales configuration tool with BigMachines in 2008, simplifying ePrize's quoting process and streamlining their sales cycle. ePrize creates interactive promotions that generate metric-driven results to meet companies' unique marketing challenges. The company has launched over 5,000 promotions in 36 countries. ePrize has successfully deployed BigMachines for sales configuration, quoting and proposal generation, hosted with BigMachines' secure, high-performing data hosting services. "We needed more robust and flexible solutions to meet our requirements," said Drew Bennett, SVP, Product Development of ePrize. "We chose to... read more »
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Ask The Expert:BigMachines Express

You have questions. We have answers! Ask our team of B2B sales experts about your current challenges in the inquiry-to-order process and learn how you can sell more and sell faster with product configuration, workflow approvals, and proposal generation. Today, we will focus on our latest product, BigMachines Express. BigMachines Express (formerly QuickConfig) is a packaged, easy-to-use, quick-to-install configuration solution for growing, mid-sized businesses. BigMachines Express enables users to quickly and easily select the best products and add them to sales quotes and opportunities using a powerful, intuitive selection and configuration engine. Built on Force.com, the enterprise... read more »
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Customer Success Forums - Your Success is Our Success

BigMachines has always operated within the mindset that customer success equals our success.  To really drive this point home, we hold Customer Success Forums (CSFs), inviting our customers to share their innovative solutions and best practices with each other.  BigMachines hosts these events coast-to-coast, from Atlanta to Boston to the Bay Area and other great cities in between.  BigMachines’ key partners are fully integrated into the CSFs. Two of which, Pierce Washington and EDL Consulting, often demo select implementations in which their BigMachines customers have realized the greatest results.  Our CSFs are definitely enhanced by the rich participation by our strategic partners.... read more »
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Seal The Deal

You have nearly finalized a huge sale. The hard work is done, the customer knows what he wants, and the price has been agreed upon. When you get the signature, it’s payday – but the deal can still fall through. You need to lock it down with a killer proposal, but building it out takes a lot of time: writing a cover letter from scratch, copying in all the customer information and pricing data for the quote, branding it with a customer logo, finding the applicable terms and conditions, adding any visual aids and then double checking to make sure everything’s correct. After the exhausting process is complete, you still run a high risk of error and the quality of the final product leaves the... read more »
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Seal the Deal

            You have nearly finalized a huge sale. The hard work is done, the customer knows what he wants, and the price has been agreed upon. When you get the signature, it’s payday – but the deal can still fall through. You need to lock it down with a killer proposal, but building it out takes a lot of time: writing a cover letter from scratch, copying in all the customer information and pricing data for the quote, branding it with a customer logo, finding the applicable terms and conditions, adding any visual aids and then double checking to make sure everything’s correct. After the exhausting process is complete, you still run a high risk of error and the quality of the final product... read more »
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Social Media Marketing and Success

  It seems like there is always some new kind of marketing trend each day.  Between tagging, tweeting, commenting, blogging and joining groups, it seems easy for your business to get lost in the jumble of things. As a social media addict, I at times lose hours to my habit/addiction. But social media marketing should not be one of them.  Social media is a great way to get word out about your business and its capabilities.  Whether it’s through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other social media outlet, word spreads around and it is a great way to make connections and network with others in your industry.  As opposed to traditional marketing strategies like advertisements through different... read more »
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