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Software offers 3D visualization of sales configuration.

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With Tacton Configurator, sales person can visually configure product in front of customer in 3D graphics. Generation of 3D drawings and product-specific flowcharts is made possible on-the-fly, while complete bill of materials is generated and integrated with corporate PDM and ERP systems. Graphic user interface can be customized to match customer's corporate profile, and can also be used on Internet, enabling visual 3D self-service configuration.



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Tacton and Animech Release Unique Solution for 3D Visualisation of Sales Configuration



March 29, Stockholm, Sweden, 2006 - Tacton Systems and Animech have launched a unique solution for the 3D visualization of sales configuration by combining their expertise in highly customizable sales configuration and reutilization of 3D CAD data.

Today, many enterprises use 3D CAD applications when designing new products. The 3D data that is generated is a valuable asset that can be used in many different areas within an enterprise, including sales and ordering.

With the solution a sales person can visually configure a product in front of the customer in 3D graphics. The generation of 3D drawings and product-specific flowcharts is made possible on the fly. A complete and accurate Bill of Materials is generated automatically and integrated with corporate PDM and ERP systems - saving months in lead time for the sales specialist in defining the required product and reducing time for the manufactured product to reach its customer. The graphic user interface (GUI) can be customized to match the customer's corporate profile and desired functionality. The same interface can be used on the Internet, providing customers with a tool for visual 3D self-service configuration.

The solution is already being used by GE Healthcare and Karsten Fjarstedt, Director product management, explains: "With our visual 3D sales configuration tool provided by Tacton Systems and Animech we have really pulled ahead of our competitors. We have reduced cost and lead-time in quotation to ordering and today our production plant in Umea, Sweden, actually complain that the flow of orders is coming too fast."

Bjorn Berg, Business Unit Director at Animech, continues: "The solution visually attracts and inspires customers. When customers can see the various product options right in front of them, it becomes much easier for them to decide what to buy. The sales person can leave a 3D drawing with specified dimensions of the configured product in the customer´s hands after their first meeting."

Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems, adds: "The communication between the customer and the vendor is improved with less reliance on product experts. Customers gain a better and quicker understanding of new products, which eases the sales process."

For more information please contact:
Christer Wallberg, CEO, Tacton Systems AB
Telephone: +46 (0)8 690 07 50 or +1 866 230 5399
E-mail: christer.wallberg@tacton.com

Bjorn Berg, Business Unit Director, Animech
Telephone: +46 (0)18 53 92 21
E-mail: bjorn.berg@animech.com

About Tacton Systems
Tacton is a global vendor of sales configuration software and services, with channel partners around the world. The Tacton Configurator enables the effective selling of customized products, whether online or from a PC at the point of sale. The Tacton Configurator can be tightly integrated with any existing system and has standard integrations with leading e-Commerce, ERP, CRM, PLM, and CAD systems. Tacton's solutions are used by customers including GE Healthcare, Ericsson, ABB, Black Box, Pentair, Hoffman Enclosures, Modpac, FläktWoods and Albany Door Systems. For more information, visit www.tacton.com

About Animech
Animech provides a one-stop shop for many companies in the biotechnology, medical device and life sciences sectors, fulfilling their need for visualization and description of complex instrumentation and complex scientific and medical processes. Animech is a highly creative enterprise with a record of innovation in 3D graphics. Animech possesses deep knowledge in the visualization and utilization of 3D CAD data. Animech customers include GE Healthcare, Phadia, Elekta, Q-Med, Volvo, Bosch, Munters and Sandvik. For more information, visit http://www.animech.com/indexold.html

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