SOURCE: Cincom Systems

January 31, 2007 08:00 ET

Newest Cincom Sales Configurator Addresses Needs of Global Manufacturers and SAP Customers

New Releases of Cincom Socrates and Cincom Sales Configurator Add Unicode and Localization Support

CINCINNATI, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Worldwide software and services provider Cincom Systems ( has added new features to its Cincom Sales Configurator ( and Cincom Socrates® software products. Both products now include enhanced localization features and support double-byte character set languages for manufacturers with operations in China and other Asian countries. The new release also includes many enhancements to increase user and developer productivity including a pre-built integration to SAP® R/3.

Manufacturers with complex products have 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.

"We are very excited about the multilingual capabilities in both the development environment and the customer-facing application," said Robert Flashinski, Manager, Customer Facing Systems at Greenheck Fan Corporation. "Moving forward, this will enable us to provide our China operations with the same functionality that has been so important to our North American operations." Greenheck is one of several customers that have recently upgraded or purchased the new release of Cincom's software.

"This release is very important for our global customer base," said Jim Wilson, Product Director for Cincom Socrates. "In addition to improved international support, we've enhanced almost every area of the product, including new deployment options, performance improvements, and productivity enhancements to our enterprise modeling environment."

Multilingual deployment and localization

The products have been fully internationalized and support regional currencies, times, dates, and numbers. Unicode and MultiByte Character Sets are now supported in both the development environment and the end-user interfaces.

Easy integration with SAP products

The new release provides support for SAP customers who require more robust guided-selling, product-configuration, and proposal-generation capabilities. The solution shares customer and quotation data with the SAP system and feeds configured sales orders directly into the SAP Order Management and SAP Variant Configurator modules.

Faster ways to configure

A new feature provides users with a configuration library of pre-defined and common configurations, enhancing productivity for sales reps that frequently need to specify similar solutions.

Easier for domain experts to manage

Cincom Socrates has been enhanced with new productivity tools that make it easier for product managers, engineers, and marketing managers to build and maintain rules-based product and application models.

New web deployment option

A new AJAX thin web client improves performance and simplifies deployment for customers deploying complex, rules-based applications over the web, an intranet, or in HTML-based application portals like the SAP Portal.

"The new Cincom release was perfectly in-line with what we needed to accomplish," said Flashinski. "They continue to be an important business partner for us."

The Cincom Sales Configurator™ 8.0 captures the product, services, and business knowledge needed for guided selling, complex product configuration, and proposal management. Cincom Socrates 8.0 is a complete, enterprise-strength application development environment that allows "knowledge-based" applications to be developed accurately and deployed rapidly.

For more information about these products and Cincom's solutions for complex manufacturers, visit

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.

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

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

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