BigMachines Rated 'Promising' in 2007 MarketScope for Sales Configuration


Chicago, IL and San Mateo, CA, December 10, 2007 -- BigMachines, Inc., a leading provider of web-based configurator, quote, and proposal selling tools, today announced that its Lean Front-End (LFE) Software Solution has received a "Promising" rating in Gartner's "MarketScope for Sales Configuration, 3Q07" report (Gene Alvarez, October 29, 2007).

BigMachines' LFE solution helps leading companies in the high technology, industrial equipment, healthcare, and software/services markets empower their sales teams and channels

According to CEO Godard Abel, "Our sustained market success over the past several years- proven by our rapid growth into new markets, growing technology and services partnerships, and continued product development- will help us deliver increasing value to our customers. We believe Gartner's 'Promising' rating validates our dedication to our customers' success and our position as a leader in on demand sales technology."

Gartner's MarketScope report identifies several market trends driving purchasing behavior in the Sales Configuration space, including: "Organizations want user interfaces that are simple and intuitive to use because of the desire to have end users create and manage configuration models and processes without additional IT support. These user interfaces should enable end users to find, update, and create large sets of rules, constraints and products. At the same time, end users of the configurator in a sales environment should be able to easily create a final, configured sales order and visualize the product." In line with this strategy, BigMachines LFE is an intuitive system with a "point-and-click" web interface and unique web services architecture, allowing for a flexible solution which can be easily configured by customers to match their unique needs.

About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG
BigMachines, Inc. incorporated in 2000, provides on-demand configurator, quoting, and proposal software that helps leading companies empower their sales teams and channels. BigMachines Lean Front-End® (LFE) solution digitizes tribal knowledge and streamlines configuration, pricing, quoting, proposal generation, and order management. BigMachines provides extensive reporting capabilities to analyze sales activities and easily integrates to existing ERP, CAD, and CRM systems including those from Salesforce.com, Siebel CRM On-Demand, Oracle and SAP. BigMachines rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as ShoreTel and Aruba Networks. Visit www.bigmachines.com.

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