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

Enhancements to WebSource CPQ Focus on
Continued Leadership in Ease of Use of the Application

Milwaukee, WI, September 18, 2008 -- Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, announced today the availability of version 6.1 of its market leading WebSource CPQ (Configuration, Pricing, Quotation & Proposal) solution. With a continued focus on ease of use for both end users and administrators, Webcom continues to receive high marks from its customers for the continual innovation of WebSource CPQ.

“Our “click minimization” drive continues to keep our focus us on improving the experience that both users and administrators have when deploying, using and maintaining WebSource CPQ. With exceptional customer retention and renewal rates, we feel we are hitting the mark,” said Aleks Ivanovic, CEO and founder of Webcom, Inc. “At the same time, we continue to innovate to bring out an advanced feature set that really allows our customers to drive feel and gain a competitive advantage,” added Ivanovic.

Since the release of V6.0 last October, an impressive list of enhancements was incrementally delivered, culminating in the currently deployed V6.1. Some of the major enhancements include:

Administrator features and benefits:

  • syntax builder improvements providing a wizard-like, tab-based approach and simplified rules nomenclature
  • the design of a product details page via drag and drop, enabling a B2C feel ion a B2B world
  • context sensitive help
  • enhanced product and rules import/export via Excel
  • the use of any data element in any object: for example, the use of an opportunity custom field account type in the configurator to drive pricing formula
  • attribute where-used
  • creation of custom tables and associated lookup builder function

User features and benefits:

  • approval processing of a quote via PDA
  • improved visualization of required attributes
  • integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • attribute-based search
  • combining of several quotes into a project
  • Goal-Seek functionality to assist in deal-making
  • “Remember Me” option
  • user-controlled format of catalog view, based upon personal preference
  • ability to compare products, both simple and configurable
  • Off-line with automated application updates without re-install
  • enhanced salesforce.com integration enabled quotes as a related list within an opportunity

“We are really excited to see Webcom bringing functionality often times seen in the B2C (business-to-consumer) space to the B2B (business-to-business) world,” stated Alex Knezevic, director of technology, at Marena Group, Inc., a medical-supplies company based in Lawrenceville, GA. "We have been a long time user of WebSource CPQ and the solution has had a continued positive impact on our business,” added Knezevic.

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. “As a multi-tenant software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, our customers are able to enjoy a delivery plan that allows for frequent updates with no disruption of service or costly upgrades,” said Zoran Simic, vice-president of R&D at Webcom.

Interest parties can go to http://www.webcominc.com/cpq_trial.asp?token= to create their own trial instance of the solution, without any additional human touch.

Stop by Booth 3944 Moscone West Hall and see the application in action as we exhibit at Oracle Open World September 22-25, 2008 in San Francisco.

   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).       
 
Media Contact:
    Webcom, Inc.
    Chris Lesar
    (262) 617-8231
    clesar@webcominc.com