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Tacton’s manufacturing software solutions connect customer with product and factory for smarter business. By putting customers at the heart of the process, we enable better sales and more efficient operations. We go beyond CPQ - letting your customers build relationships with their clients, not just products.

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Tacton review by Miłosz P.
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"Tacton CPQ - powerful software to meet your business needs"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Tacton CPQ is fact, that we can improve company sales engineering process. We can eliminate order errors and improve connection between sales and manufacturing. Selling buses is challenging process, beacuse of complexity of our product. This software is making this process easier and faster. We also admire the fact, that quotation process is faster than ever before. Tacton CPQ is fully customizable software, that allows us to achieve our goals and meet business needs.

What do you dislike?

High-level entry for administration of the software (TCStudio, Administration Panel, Creating templates - Docgen). The documentation for the API and other technical aspects, should be more explained. Technical documentation of this software should be provided. What is more, after each release of Tacton, it would be added value to our programmers, that they will receive changelog of backend changes (added classes, methods, etc.). Tacton developers should also consider, to start making webinars, that teach end users, about basic operations, that are available in this software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try out this software, and you will never go back to the traditional quotation and product configuring process.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rule-based configurator resolves problem of technical errors at the stage of selling the product. Additional benefits are: improving company sales engineering process, faster quotation process, user-friendly environment for variety of our employees helps them to fully understand sales-production cooperation in our company, applying Tacton CPQ solution also increased our customer satisfaction with sales process.

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Tacton review by Jose A.
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"Powerful and elegant configuration tool for complex products"

What do you like best?

The way to specify configuration models is very elegant and powerful in the sense that simple models can control very complex configurations. Although constraint rules is a significant part of it, it is more than that. It is the entire concept of how to build products through the model.

What do you dislike?

When used through Tacton CPQ, there are significant user interface and reporting limitations. Also, more than an actual dislike, is the fact that it is not trivial to understand the way the software works. Its elegance resides in the the particular way it works, which I have found challenging for people to understand at first.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is critical that you have an experienced partner doing the core of the first implementation. You need to have a very fluid discussion with the implementation partner as it won't be easy for you to grasp at first the details of the model being developed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tacton is allowing us to elevate the conversation our salespeople have with customers and prospects. It allows or reps to spend more time on the business issues than on the technical details of the configuration. It also helps us speed up the process of producing quotes, reduce mistakes in the ordering process and significantly reduce the level of effort in the audit processes we have in place to prevent those issues.

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Tacton review by Executive Sponsor
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"First configurator that we bought and not implemented internally"

What do you like best?

We were able to train 40 trend setters in our organization how to make their own minimum configurator. When the business understood a concept, it was already hot. Excel integration is good suite for business, new technology stack is perfect for IT. Good knowledge base make also the diference

What do you dislike?

Currently CPQ is intended more for CTO companies. There is tremendous need on market for customisation and ETO processes. ETO does not alway mean a change, sometimes customer and sales people need to provide additional information to the company. Very proffitable will be also change management according to CMII standard.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Touch it, ask for creating tire configurator on hands on workshop.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Product Configuration Lifecycle through the contract, meaning that even late changes to configuration are incorporated and reflected in specification

Tacton review by Internal Consultant
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"I was expecting more"

What do you like best?

The team we are working with currently is very qualified, we have been working with them for a while and they know our business needs and really try to fulfill all of our requirements. Even thouh the CPQ has a lot of limitations, out Tacton team always tries to find a workaround. We also have a very good working environment. We hope we can keep it as we had difficulties in the past trying to adjust, either to the PM or to the consultants.

What do you dislike?

I was expecting a lot more from the tool. I think in the begining Tacton offered us a lot more than the tool can actually do and it's very frustrating. Some functionalities that we thought were existing in the CPQ are not there and are not even being considered in the roadmap, so constantly we need to spend a lot of money trying to fnd workarounds for functionalities that for our company were a MUST from the beginning.

We have also experienced some dificulties with some of the consultants as they don't really know how the CPQ works so we have noticed this is very inefficient. I also believe this is being solved as we advance in the project and as the consultants acquire more exprience. Also if Tacton tries to keep the more experienced consultants (we lost the 2 best consultants we had because they left to other companies).

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would say, be very clear with what the business/technical side is requesting frim the beginning, have a very detailed defining phase.

Get information about the product and what it can deliver, not only from the Tacton sales people but try to find similar cases that you can compare your company to.

Be aware of the product limitations, it might be a headache or a very helpfull tool depending on what you are aiming for.

Try to document everything, have daily or bi-weekly meetings, work very closely with the PM, if you have a good one is very helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We required a configurator that could support our sales force in the sales process starting with the opportunity until the manufacturing of complex products. We needed a tool that could support multiple products in multiple legal entities, countries and factories (this is currently not solved but this was the initial idea)..

Even though we have crossed into multiple limitations, we have found a way to work with it. I also see that other companies are using it successfully which is a relief. I think we are on our way to find a suitable solution.

Tacton review by Administrator
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"Front runner to reach the customer"

What do you like best?

Keeping the future business needs, the Tacton CPQ and related products are being enhanced consistently.

Also to easy of maintenance and very agile approach.

What do you dislike?

Many versions are affecting the existing product models to validate. Sometime gives strange results.

It is also very big efforts to migrate from old system to Tacton CPQ.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Consider Tacton as part of strategy to sustain and develop the business

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are trying to stabilize the Tacton CPQ for our business needs. We still in starting phase for implementing the Tacton CPQ. But we have our own exsiting set-up called MyConfig for many years using Tacton servers and related products

Tacton review by Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Awesome Product"

What do you like best?

Single system that is easy to adapt to the business requirements

What do you dislike?

- Release process can be confusing, between patch tickets and non patch. But once you get your head around this it works fine. The is only one solution for single sign on for either test or production.

- Not everything is clear from the beginning of how it all works.

Recommend to do admin training before you start implementation

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Al in One configuration tool, moving away from in-house built tools. Single software for the sales team

Tacton review by Travis K.
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"Great product to enable your automation team to focus more on your product and less on code."

What do you like best?

Tacton provides a flexible approach to product automation. One of the biggest problems with writing programs to automate your processes is that you can get locked into certain ways of doing things, but with Tacton you can keep your product flexible and easy to change. Tacton provides the tools required to have custom in-house automation tools without the need for computer programmers or extensive knowledge of programming languages etc, this enables our product designers to directly automate our product without interfacing with a separate programming group.

What do you dislike?

There isn't much to dislike, user training comes to mind, but no matter what you do your employees will need to be trained to work with your process and product, so that isn't a drawback of Tacton rather an inconvenience of any type of work.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been able to greatly reduce the lead time to design products and reduced errors thanks to Tacton, specifically we use TactonWorks to automate our SolidWorks models and drawings with great improvements.

Tacton review by Internal Consultant
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"Tacton Platform"

What do you like best?

- Advanced rules engine allows for sibling-to-sibling logic

- Support from Technicon

- Demonstrated ability to migrate legacy configuration data

What do you dislike?

- Lack of structure around implementation methodology

- Lack of best practices documentation to detail how manufacturing companies have leveraged Tacton in the past for configuration needs across many product series

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Moving to a single configuration platform

- Standardizing the customer experience

- Simplifying the creation and maintenance process around configurations

Tacton review by User in Civil Engineering
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"Every time I use this program it saves me several hours"

What do you like best?

I like how much customization it offers. It can be used for almost any type of model out there if you know how to use this software. This program saves me hours every time i use it. It is amazing.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the process of taking a base model and adding it to tactonworks. This is a necessary evil as well as time consuming. I;m relatively new to this so it is still pretty difficult for me. I need more practice and more training.

Recommendations to others considering the product

The most difficult part of using this program is knowing everything it can do. Make sure to get any training material you can and explore as much as you can until you really know it.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this software to quickly get a base model ready for a customer quote. We also use this to fine tune are model once we are ready to finalize. This is a time saving masterpiece.

Tacton review by Chris P.
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"Dramatically reduce design time with TactonWorks!"

What do you like best?

The interface for programming and running TactonWorks is directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS. Residing in SOLIDWORKS it makes it very quick and simple to program and test your configurator models.

Creating the end GUI is streamlined. No time is wasted creating, sizing, aligning fields and other data entry interfaces. TactonWorks compiles all types of fields into a uniform interface for the end user.

Another great advantage TactonWorks has is its error handling/trapping capabilities. Because Tacton’s solver is a true configurator, constraints set forth in the program will be automatically checked against other constraints and ranges to ensure all choices set by the user are within parameters. If the user chooses something outside the parameter, TactonWorks will automatically present options to change other previously set choices to resolve those conflicts.

Layout mode within TactonWorks allows you to assemble many Tacton ready parts together within SOLIDWORKS and from there they will share common data between each other. This provides a way to be modular. To create and use models right away and add to as more models become available. You can pick the low hanging fruit first and go from there, not necessarily needing to encompass all parts at once.

The interface for programming and running TactonWorks is directly integrated into SOLIDWORKS. Residing in SOLIDWORKS it makes it very quick and simple to program and test your configurator models. Creating the end GUI is streamlined. No time is wasted creating, sizing, aligning fields and other data entry interfaces.

What do you dislike?

Layout mode is probably the most lacking aspect of the software (within TaconWorks Engineer). Something so powerful as having modular parts should be more heavily supported.

The constraint editor does not display complex/lengthy constraints very well. I end up using Excel to visually break out in cells the different aspects of the constraint.

Recommendations to others considering the product

To date, I feel this is the best design automation tool for SOLIDWORKS.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have dramatically reduced our design time. Time to produce submittals went from 1-2 weeks down to a couple of days. Then, once approved, normally to produce the fabrication drawings (70+ unique parts) it would take from 4-6 weeks. We can get it down to as little as a few days.

We have gotten to a point where our main constraint is how quickly we can extract the information from the customer specification and put it into the configurator. The modelling end is so fast; it is no longer a factor.

I also feel that it normalizes the training between different skilled individuals. With the design intent captured within TactonWorks, the user is then held within those parameters letting TactonWorks do most of the legwork. The user can then focus on doing custom work.

Tacton review by User
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"Smart Tool"

What do you like best?

No program knowledge needed is the major advantage of the tool.

Easy interface with other tools like Mathcad

What do you dislike?

Major problem is error fixing, For me it's not easy to find and fix the error.

For other tools you can get the answer while search in internet but TACTON no

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Interface with other tools is the major benefit

Tacton review by User
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"I'm a Product Configuration Manager and have worked with Tacton tools for eight years"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of creating budget bids of complex projects within ten minutes

What do you dislike?

The long responding times. Complex programming hierachy that requires a highly skilld programmer to adjust the tool to business specific needs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Transition from cost to price of complex product configurations. Huge time savings.

Tacton review by Shane E.
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"Tacton is a great automation tool"

What do you like best?

Running Tacton is intuitive and new users will catch on very quickly. The amount of automation this program offers makes it an invaluable tool.

What do you dislike?

Tacton runs very slowly, even with a high performance computer, the program is very cumber sum.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would highly recommend this program to anyone who wishes to streamline the design and drafting process of their business.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many of our mechanism require custom work and tacton allows us to automate 90% of custom pieces.

Tacton review by Marek L.
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"Product configurator"

What do you like best?

I like the simple configuration of the product.

What do you dislike?

I most do not like change management.

For me, this is an area for further development.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Tacton allows you to manage a complex product configuration.

Tacton review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Research
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"Very good constrain based configuration"

What do you like best?

+constraint based configuration

+clear separation of constraints

+Thoughtful modeling process

+Framwork based approach

What do you dislike?

All configuration providers are very strongly focused on the CPQ process, engineering is often only addressed in second rank. However, this is a general problem for most configuration providers and tacton has better solutions than most of its competitors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fokus auf die Konfiguration komplexerer Automatisierungslösung und das durchgängige Engineering.

Tacton review by Todd C.
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"Tacton reduces design time & allows for quick modification of SW models"

What do you like best?

The program is user friendly, and takes out the need to remodel each and every SolidWorks part/assembly every time you use it. If you have standard parts that change in size then Tacton will save you a lot of time!

What do you dislike?

The bugs in the programming. This is expected but something that could be improved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time that is spent on jobs that come through the office has been minimized drastically. We are able to do more jobs per year, increasing our annual profits.

Tacton review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Personal Review of Tacton "

What do you like best?

I like the ability to standardize and copy classes, parts, or fields from model to model. This helps keep consistancy from model to model.

I like the inspections that help guide the modeler to fix programming errors.

I like the ability to work within an excel spread sheet and export to a file that can be uploaded to the Tacton model

What do you dislike?

I don't like that when you copy something within the model and it automatically renames it without giving you options to name it something else. I also don't think the search strategies are easy to understand and change.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nice modeling software with inspections that help find errors.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Tacton to create configuration models that guide the user selecting modifications to standard product. The user can then see pricing and a quote based on the modifications selected.

Tacton review by Arne B.
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"Configuration of hydraulic motors and pumsystems with Tacton."

What do you like best?

It reduce the lead times in the sales-delivery process. Clean and flexible interface.

Can't see any limitation when it comes to configuring products.

What do you dislike?

The software is very flexible and can solve very complex product structures which can make you missing an important home lesson. The main key is to define the product structure in such a way that the complexity is not increasing more than necessary.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Go for it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Increasing complexity and number of variants of products is solved by the configurator.

Tacton review by Brian B.
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"Tacton Review"

What do you like best?

Ability to automate the decision making process

What do you dislike?

Interface is not completely friendly. They could do a better job of making it more intuitive to use. The update icons, export and other icons could be more visually intuitive...

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are automating the designing of semi-custom equipment for the water treatment industry.

Tacton review by Executive Sponsor
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Very powerfull solver in DA and CPQ

Ease of use

What do you dislike?

There is actually not much to dislike, maybe pricing a bit

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Eliminate engineering errors with DA and generatie drawings fast. Connected to CPQ realising a fast throughput from quote to order to production

Tacton review by User in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
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"Mechanical Design"

What do you like best?

Tacton helps us with our initial models and drawings. Then there is just a bit of clean-up then ready for fabrication.

What do you dislike?

The software has some flaws just like any other program.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This product saves time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mechanical design and fabrication drawing.

Tacton review by User in Packaging and Containers
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"Product configuration with Tacton Studio software"

What do you like best?

Simple interface. It is possible to create a complex machine model with rules and dependencies.

What do you dislike?

It requires a hard training in the background.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is possible for me to develop a product configurator for a beverage company

Tacton review by Internal Consultant in Building Materials
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"Tacton Configurator"

What do you like best?

Simplicity, the way it decouples product logic from programming

What do you dislike?

Some technical issues with the Tacton server engine, i.e. that it can crash and takes all memory of the machine. Poor error messages back from TCServer

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use it for all configurations within the division. The easiness to learn for product oriented people.

Tacton review by Executive Sponsor in Packaging and Containers
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"TactonDay"

What do you like best?

Smart configuration engine. Very good support from Tacton team and very flexible in helping us to solve the issues.

What do you dislike?

Improve in User interfaces and in area of Prices management and integration to other systems

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Configuration of complex products, managing prices and make quotations

Tacton review by User in Medical Devices
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"Tacton"

What do you like best?

Integration to ERP, specifically M3. Easy to link to product and pricing data.

What do you dislike?

Interface is not intuitive for a sales user

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ERP integration and time to quote

Tacton review by Kryz O.
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"basic product configuration typically with erp"

What do you like best?

Tacton typically partner with erp vendors for better configurations than erp. Usually target mid market erp not teir one

What do you dislike?

Output documentation fairly simple and complex to setup.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Look at big machines and camelion

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