SOURCE: Cincom Systems

February 27, 2007 08:00 ET

Cincom Pursues SAP Partners Seeking Profits in the Sales Configuration Arena

Cincom Sales Configurator for SAP Solution Fills Technology Gap in Complex Manufacturing

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 -- SAP partners have a new product for their manufacturing customers. Cincom's ( Sales Configurator™ for SAP® ( captures the product, services, and business knowledge needed for guided selling, complex product configuration, and proposal management.

"Guided selling and proposal management are technologies that SAP manufacturing customers consider to be a great addition to their existing systems," said Gregor Newland, channel development manager for the Cincom Sales Configurator for SAP. Although SAP provides a configurator as part of its R3 suite, "it's generally acknowledged that there are additional, complementary technologies in this area that can better address the unique needs of complex manufacturers -- those manufacturers that specialize in engineer-to-order or other custom-built work."

The Cincom offering integrates out-of-the-box with SAP. "This provides an additional benefit for SAP channel partners to bring to their customers. It's 'the right tool' to deliver the perfect customer experience for the right job," continued Newland.

Cincom's Sales Configurator for SAP shares its customer and quotation data with the SAP system and feeds configured sales orders directly into the SAP Order Management and SAP Variant Configurator modules. It's specifically designed to assist complex manufacturers -- such as those specializing in engineer-to-order, made-to-order, or configured-to-order manufacturing -- with the most complex product configurations and proposals.

This sales and product configuration technology also offers a significant cost savings to manufacturing organizations using SAP, reducing the "quote-to-cash" cycle exponentially. In fact, the Cincom Sales Configurator for SAP cut the proposal time for one customer from three to five days to just 15 minutes.

"With such verifiable success, it's no wonder why SAP partners are eager to provide their customers the Cincom Sales Configurator for SAP," added Newland.

For more information about what Cincom's Sales Configurator for SAP can do for channel partners, visit

About Cincom Systems

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 also has partnership opportunities for its data management; marketing, sales, and customer service; application development; and hosting solutions.

For more information about Cincom's partner program, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to, or visit the company's website at

Cincom, the Quadrant Logo and Cincom's Sales Configurator are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cincom Systems, Inc. SAP is a registered trademark of SAP AG. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

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