SOURCE: BigMachines


November 08, 2011 09:00 ET

BigMachines Showcases Product Roadmap and Customer Success at BigIdeas 2011 Chicago

Annual Conference Focused on Customer Innovation, Best Practices and Product Enhancements to Drive Business Value Using BigMachines

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 8, 2011) - BigMachines, Inc., the global leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generator and B2B ecommerce, today announced it concluded the 7th annual BigIdeas conference in Chicago, one of the largest cloud innovation conferences to date. More than 400 attendees participated in the two and a half-day event at the Swissôtel Chicago from October 23-25, sharing best practices for increasing productivity and generating high value by streamlining their sales processes.

BigMachines President David Bonnette led the conference with a strong keynote presentation emphasizing the company's mission to deliver unmatched customer success, with a commitment to becoming more prescriptive, predictable and focused on out-of-the-box products to help bring innovation back to its customers' businesses. These themes carried throughout the conference presentations, along with sessions showcasing customers' innovations and successes, demonstrating how they have increased productivity and generated measurable business value through the adoption of BigMachines software and other cloud-based solutions. Featured speaker Kaihan Krippendorff, a blogger for Fast Company who has been featured in Business Week and Harvard Business Review, and author of three business strategy books, inspired attendees on how to out-think the competition. Additional keynote speakers included Peter Gaylord, Director of Product Marketing, Sales Cloud, Justin Shriber, Regional Vice President, Oracle SaaS Applications Group, and Frederic Kerrest, President and Co-Founder, Okta.

BigMachines 12, the latest version of the company's flagship on-demand software, was also previewed at the conference, delivering an enhanced user experience, easy administration and enterprise agility as key enhancements to the sales automation platform. With more than 40 new enhancements, BigMachines 12 incorporates 75 percent of customers' input and ideas gathered over the past year, along with new innovations that help customers sell more and sell faster.

Recognizing excellence within the BigMachines customer community, the winners of the third annual Customer Innovation Awards were announced acknowledging the innovative ways these companies utilize the BigMachines' sales quoting and proposal software. Award winners include:

  • Terremark as the recipient of the Big Innovation Award for demonstrating innovation in their use of BigMachines within their company;
  • Brocade as the recipient of the Big Success Award for demonstrating a significant ROI from using BigMachines;
  • Sergey Heyphets with Acme Packet, honored with the Biggest Idea Award for contributing the most innovative idea to enhance BigMachines' product as voted by other BigMachines customers; and
  • Jason Parpart with Schenck AccuRate, honored as Administrator of the Year for his skills and knowledge as well as his exemplary teamwork within his company and with the BigMachines team.

"The continued success of our BigIdeas conferences is a true indicator of the value it delivers to our customers, prospects and partners across the BigMachines community year after year. BigIdeas provides an opportunity for collaboration among attendees and the BigMachines team, and for uncovering valuable insights that can be brought back to their companies to drive more revenue and increase growth," said David Bonnette. "It's a tremendous event to experience and we look forward to helping our customers deliver value based on what was shared and learned at BigIdeas and through the BigMachines 12 enhancements that will drive future success and innovation."

About BigMachines
BigMachines is the global leader in enabling B2B sales, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines' award-winning on-demand configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce software solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, 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, Microsoft and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak's GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as Acme Packet. For more information, visit

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