SOURCE: Cincom Systems

October 17, 2007 08:00 ET

Cincom Introduces Configuration Management Software for Salesforce.com's AppExchange

Cincom's Sales Configurator Helps Complex Manufacturers Create Effective Sales Configuration

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - October 17, 2007) - Complex manufacturers using Salesforce can now win more orders from customers and fulfill them accurately and on time. Worldwide software provider Cincom Systems (www.cincom.com) presents Cincom's Sales Configurator™ for Salesforce.com's AppExchange, available at www.salesforce.com/appxchange.com. Salesforce.com's more than 35,300 customers now have access to Cincom's Sales Configurator through the AppExchange, the world's first on-demand marketplace for business applications.

Cincom's Sales Configurator captures the product, services, and business knowledge needed for guided selling, complex product and sales configuration, and proposal management. It enables complex manufacturers to capture and deliver critical application, product, pricing, and process knowledge to the point of sale -- ensuring the optimal fit between the manufacturers' product offering and customers' needs.

Manufacturers with engineer-to-order or configure-to-order products have successfully streamlined sales, design, and proposal processes by using Cincom to deliver critical product and sales knowledge to the point of sale and reduce "quote-to-cash" time significantly.

"By becoming Salesforce Certified, Cincom commits to aggressively expanding its channel program," says Gregor Newland, Ventures manager responsible for Cincom Manufacturing Business Solutions' partner channel in the United States. "Salesforce.com's service partners are always on the lookout for software technologies that will benefit their clients, especially those that leverage the Force.com platform. The AppExchange is the first place they look for these technologies."

"Cincom's Sales Configurator is a leader in flexibility and true knowledge management, and now this functionality is tightly integrated with the power of Salesforce," continues Newland. "This allows service partners to better enable their clients to improve crucial front-office processes such as product configuration, estimating and bidding, and quotation and proposal management."

Easy integration with Salesforce

To the end-user, the integration between the two products is seamless. A simple button appears on the Salesforce menu marked "configure product." This button opens a web-based version of Cincom's Sales Configurator for Salesforce and lists all of the products that can be configured. Products configured in Cincom's Sales Configurator are stored in the Salesforce application.

For more information about Cincom's Sales Configurator and other solutions for complex manufacturers, visit www.cincom.com/manufacturing.

Force.com Platform and the AppExchange

Force.com reinvents the traditional development, deployment, and distribution of any business application with platform-as-a-service. Developers, customers, and partners can use Force.com to easily create a new generation of on-demand applications and deploy them worldwide as a service. Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged, and installed with a few simple clicks via Salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace, enabling all of the innovation that Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire on-demand community.

The AppExchange economy continues to expand, with thousands of customers installing thousands of applications via the AppExchange. Customers of all sizes can quickly and easily extend Salesforce with additional on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

About Cincom

Cincom and its partners deliver and support innovative software and services to simplify complex business processes. For nearly 40 years, Cincom has empowered thousands of clients worldwide to outperform the competition by providing ways to increase revenue, control cost, minimize risk, and achieve rapid ROI.

Cincom serves clients on six continents including BMW, Citibank, Boeing, Ericsson, Penn State University, Milacron, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, and Trane. For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to info@cincom.com, or visit the company's website at www.cincom.com.

Cincom, the Quadrant Logo and Cincom's Sales Configurator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cincom Systems, Inc.

Salesforce.com and AppExchange.com are registered trademarks of Salesforce.com, inc. Customer Relationship Management (CRM).

All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Donna Hedge Burns
    Corporate Public Relations
    Cincom Systems, Inc.
    513-612-2305
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