A crop of next-generation, Web-based, on-demand, startup quote-to-order systems providers has lately flourished, spearheaded by BigMachines, whereas some traditional vendors that once defined the product configuration space in the 1990s have since left the market.
configure to order capability
enable sales teams to configure complex products, manage complex pricing and up-sell options, create quotes and proposals, and send error-free orders to ERP systems or order entry personnel. As for Oracle, its multi-channel offerings allow organizations to manage and coordinate all customer interactions across the Web, contact center, field sales/service force, branch/retail network, and indirect and partner distribution channels. The same press release adds that [t]he integration of BigMachines with