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Cincom Announces Latest Release of Configure, Price, Quote Software

(May 21, 2012)

CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 05/21/12 -- Worldwide software provider, Cincom Systems (http://www.cincom.com), releases its latest Cincom Acquire® (http://acquire.cincom.com) configure, price, quote software.

Cincom Acquire supports multi-channel selling for companies that sell complex products and services by providing channel and distributor collaboration, guided selling, sales and product configuration as well as price quotation and proposal management capabilities. Cincom Acquire can also be used to extend existing platforms including Microsoft Dynamics, salesforce.com, SAP and other CRM and ERP systems to deliver best-in-class configure, price, quote capabilities across multiple channels.

Cincom Acquire has many new features including:

ENHANCED BUSINESS RULES MANAGEMENT
Improved integration with external product data sources enables business users to effortlessly wrap knowledge around product and option data without the need for replication. "Customers want a single system of record, particularly when dealing with product and pricing data," says Jim Wilson, Cincom Acquire product director. "Acquire makes this easier than ever."


ADVANCED PRODUCT CATALOG AND OPTION MANAGEMENT
New Product Catalog and Option Management modules are included in Acquire 4.0. Acquire Catalog Management (CM) enables users to quickly select, configure and price products with minimal effort. Integration with the Cincom Business Rule Engine (BRE) enables product managers to intelligently manage access to the catalog based on channels and users so that each has their own view of products available. Another key feature, Option Management (OM), supports rule-based workflows to manage customer special requests.

MULTI-CHANNEL SUPPORT ENHANCEMENTS
Acquire 4.0 supports complex, multi-tier sales channels including direct and indirect agents. "One of the most important features added in release 4.0 is the ability for dealers to create and manage their own products and product options within the system," says Jerry Miller, Cincom Acquire managing director. "Eighty percent of a reseller's business goes to the manufacturer easiest to buy from. By integrating the reseller's products and options, it's now quicker to generate complete proposals for their customers from one system."

NEW, EASY-TO-USE ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS
Many new tools have been added to simplify the setup and management of the system. "The Acquire 4.0 Administration tools have been extended to empower business users to easily manage the system without requiring additional IT support," says Miller.

ABOUT CINCOM ACQUIRE
Cincom Acquire is a multi-channel, multi-currency and multi-lingual selling solution that automates the configuration, pricing and quoting (CPQ) of complex products and services. Cincom Acquire is powered by the Cincom Guru™ Business Rule Management System (BRMS) that empowers business users to automate complex sales and product knowledge. Cincom Acquire has helped companies streamline their sales processes by delivering critical product and sales knowledge to the point of sale, while significantly reducing "quote-to-cash" time -- reducing proposal generation time from days to minutes and closing deals up to 80 percent faster.

ABOUT CINCOM
For 43 years, Cincom has helped thousands of clients worldwide by solving complex business problems with its software and services. For more information about Cincom's products and services, contact Cincom at 1-800-2CINCOM (USA only), send an e-mail to info@cincom.com or visit the company's website at http://www.cincom.com.

RELATED LINKS
Cincom Acquire website
http://acquire.cincom.com
Website for configure, price quote; sales and product configuration; guided selling

Cincom Acquire Smart Selling blog
http://acquire.cincom.com/blog/

Cincom, the Quadrant Logo, Cincom Acquire and Cincom Guru are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cincom Systems, Inc. All other trademarks belong to their respective companies.

© 2012 Cincom Systems, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

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Media Contacts:
Donna Hedge Burns
Corporate Public Relations
Cincom Systems
dburns@cincom.com
513-612-2305


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