BigMachines Named by Independent Research Firm as Cool Technology to Consider in 2008

Report cites BigMachines' ability to "streamline quoting and order entry by leading users"

Chicago, IL - June 27, 2008 - BigMachines, Inc., the global leader in on-demand sales configuration and proposal software, announced today that the company has been selected as one of AMR Research's Cool Technologies to Consider for 2008 as noted in the AMR Research Article dated June 9, 2008 titled Industrial Value Chains: Cool Technologies to Consider. AMR Research provides subscription analysis services to executives in the consumer products, life sciences, manufacturing and retail sectors. AMR Research analysts Jane Barrett, Simon Jacobson, and Michael Burkett recommended the technologies as "necessary tools to support today's virtual workplace, open innovation ecosystem and multitier value chain."

"BigMachines is honored to be selected as one of the Cool Technologies to Consider for 2008 by AMR Research," said Godard Abel, CEO of BigMachines. "We provide solutions that enable our customers to empower their sales teams, helping them sell more, sell faster, and with more accuracy. We think it's pretty cool and we're pleased to receive validation from a respected analysis firm, such as AMR Research."

The report referenced that "For complex configurations in configure-to-order (CTO) and engineer-to-order (ETO) environments, BigMachines' guided selling capabilities streamline quoting and order entry by leading users to the optimal products and options based on customer needs. With many companies challenged by an aging workforce holding too much information and experience in their heads, BigMachines allows this 'tribal knowledge' to be captured, enabling quick solution presentation to customers as well as a way to train new employees on often complex products and sales processes."

About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG

BigMachines is the global leader in on-demand sales configuration, quoting and proposal software. BigMachines solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines Lean Front-End® (LFE), sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from, 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

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