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Webcom, Inc. Announces New Release of WebSource CPQ (Configuration, Pricing, Quotation & Proposal) V8.1

Enhancements to WebSource CPQ Demonstrate Continued Leadership in End-User Functionality and Administrative Ease of Use

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 16, 2009 -- Webcom, Inc., the leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, announced today the availability of version 8.1 of its market leading WebSource CPQ (Configuration, Pricing, Quotation & Proposal) solution. The new release continues to demonstrate the leadership Webcom brings to the market in terms of both end-user capabilities and administration ease of use, set-up and ongoing maintenance.

“Version 8.1 adds unique and innovative enhancements to what was already the strongest solution set in the industry,” said Aleks Ivanovic, CEO and founder of Webcom, Inc. “We continually improve our application using direct user feedback. Our true multi-tenant architecture provides a foundation to quickly and frequently provide enhancements to our WebSource CPQ application, while still providing a secure, scalable platform that is always available to our user base through an Internet browser.”

Based on client feedback, requests and implementation work done with our CRM partners, WebSource CPQ V8.1 provides significant new user and administrative enhancements. WebSource CPQ makes it extremely easy and intuitive for sales persons to configure products and services, price them, and build quotes and proposals. A few of the key features are:

  • Generic interface from external sites to CPQ
    • Ability to pass context data from websites to CPQ for visiting web customers or CPQ users
  • Display unlimited number of messages to users in product configurator
    • Admin can define message text and condition under which it will be displayed
    • Messages can be used to enforce product business rules because if displayed, they may render product incomplete
  • Enhanced integration with Oracle CRM OnDemand R16 allowing use of attachment API
  • Additional API methods makes integration to fulfillment systems even easier and more flexible
  • Continued adoption of WebSource CPQ in the enterprise results in enhanced vertical and horizontal scalability
  • Japanese and German translations

“Already a strong offering, the additional work done in providing a generic interface to CPQ from external sites really helps support our marketing strategy, which analysts have recognized COLT as an early-mover in bringing our network and managed services together in a joined-up and coherent single point of sale,” stated Garry Beauvoir, director at COLT Telecommunications. “I see many partners strive for success, but Webcom is the only one I have seen that has it as "business as usual",” added Beauvoir.

WebSource CPQ is designed to help drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity. Requiring nothing more than a web browser, WebSource CPQ allows sales people, channel partners and consumers to easily and skillfully configure, price, quote and propose products/services.

“The release of WebSource CPQ V8.1 further strengthens our leadership in the multi-tenant configure-price-quote marketplace," stated Chris Lesar, Executive Vice President of Webcom. “As with each new release, all of our SaaS customers enjoy the new features immediately with no delay to any sort of upgrade.”

   About Webcom, Inc.

Webcom, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify the complex and helps you attain your business goals. Obtain more business by simplifying the quote-to-order process for the selling of complex products and services. Requiring only a browser, WebSource CPQ allows customers to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ addresses the guided selling, proposal generation and multi-level channel management tasks associated with sales configurators, as well as handling the traditional bill of material, routing and diagram generation tasks frequently associated with product configurators. Retain your customers by simplifying case management with CallidusCloud WorkFlow: you’ve always had the responsibility, now you have the ability to respond. The solutions help drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity. Companies utilizing Webcom’s products and services include Rockwell Automation, Danfoss, Corning Cable Systems, Network Appliance, Grayhill and Broan-NuTone. Founded in 1997, Webcom is a privately held corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with offices in the USA and Europe For more information, visit Webcom at http://www.webcominc.com  or call 414-273-4442 (toll free 877-508-6323).       
 
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    Webcom, Inc.
    Chris Lesar
    (262) 617-8231
    clesar@webcominc.com