BigMachines Announces Its Specialized Offering for the Machine Tools Industry


BigMachines Inc., the definitive provider of eBusiness for Engineered Systems software and services, announced today the availability of BigMachines for Machine Tools™, an industry specific framework for tailoring the BigMachines software suite for the $30 billion machine tool industry. This 100% Java-based e-business application can save machine tool manufacturers between 2 and 4% of revenue by streamlining sales processes, including selection, configuration and collaboration.

BigMachines for Machine Tools is designed for companies producing equipment in the entire range of processes, from milling to hole punching. The framework supports the frequent, iterative exchange of information as well as customer-specific pricing practices, enabling buyers and sellers to better manage RFQ, quotation, pricing and other sales and procurement processes.

"Industrial machinery manufacturers, distributors and buyers require specialized software to achieve the benefits of e-business. We've applied decades of industry experience to develop BigMachines for Machine Tools, furthering our position as the leading e-business software company serving the engineered products sector," said Godard Abel, CEO of BigMachines. "No other selection and configuration software is capable of handling the sophisticated application engineering required with selecting and configuring complex equipment and parts."

The machine tool industry is a well-established, highly competitive market in which manufacturers must differentiate themselves through sales and service. Costly, inefficient sales processes leave buyers facing long response and cycle times and poor transaction quality. While machines tool suppliers have made significant advances in manufacturing efficiencies and competitive sourcing, the manual, costly sales processes used widely in the industry have remained mostly unchanged.

BigMachines for Machines Tools enables machine tool buyers and manufacturers with access to centralized, up-to-date product data, application expertise and intelligent optimization logic, all through a user-friendly, Web-based interface. Users without extensive product knowledge can easily select, configure and quote or purchase the optimal machine tool.

By leveraging BigMachines for Machine Tools next-generation technology and end-to-end functionality, buyers and sellers using BigMachines can realize considerable savings by streamlining buying and selling processes to maximize the return on their eBusiness investment in record time.

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