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Likelihood to Recommend

Model N Enterprise

Model N is well suited for large, global enterprises that need more global controls and consistency in the REV Mgmt processes.Model N might be "overkill" for a small, regional customer. It has many features designed for the global enterprise and some companies simply may not need this level of scale.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tacton

For design automation for SOLIDWORKS, I feel Tacton Design Automation is the best solution out there. It's simple to develop and implement for the design/engineering department. But can be implemented within the sales team as well with Tacton CPQ. When a company has products that are modular and/or have many sizing updates, this is where Tacton excels. If you have products that are completely customized, then Tacton or even design automation isn't the best suited for that.
Chris Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

CPQ

Model N Enterprise
4.8
Tacton
9.9
Quote sharing/sending
Model N Enterprise
6.0
Tacton
10.0
Product configuration
Model N Enterprise
5.0
Tacton
10.0
Configuration options
Model N Enterprise
3.0
Tacton
9.4
Pricing rules
Model N Enterprise
3.0
Tacton
10.0
Price adjustment
Model N Enterprise
7.0
Tacton
10.0
Purchase history and open contracts
Model N Enterprise
7.0
Tacton
Guided selling/Sales portal
Model N Enterprise
5.0
Tacton
CPQ reporting & analytics
Model N Enterprise
2.0
Tacton
CPQ-CRM integration
Model N Enterprise
4.0
Tacton
Attachments to quotes
Model N Enterprise
6.0
Tacton
10.0

Pros

Model N Enterprise

  • The Opportunity and Registration management module supports linkage to pricing, debiting and capturing POS to manage items progressing thru the process.
  • The Price quoting module supports robust territory management and price security, ensuring that only authorized personnel can see assigned region / customer pricing. The workflow supports appropriate levels of price approvals.
  • The contract management module supports a diverse library of contract types, including direct OEM, Distribution, pass-thru-pricing, reference contracts, multi-currency contracts and the price approval workflow is robust.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tacton

  • Tacton has a non-linear solver, meaning it can solve lots of equations without them being is a particular order. This enables the software to be incredibly flexible.
  • Tacton has a great interface to set up configurators for people to use. No knowledge of programming languages is required. The configurator uses equations similar to Excel equations to control what the users options are.
  • Tacton has the ability to easily add lists of data like product lists, beam or pipe sizes that because available for user selections or for calculations.
  • The Tacton configurator also automatically builds the user interface as you set up user inputs making it much easier to set up then competitor software.
Travis Kenworthy P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Model N Enterprise

  • Need to simplify data extraction and reporting to the daily users.
  • Need to improve data visuals to management and to the daily user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tacton

  • Layout mode is probably the most lacking aspect of the software (within Tacon Design Automation Engineer). Something so powerful as having modular parts should be more heavily supported. Although, I've heard Tacton is focusing on updating this with better functionality.
  • 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.
Chris Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Model N Enterprise

Model N Enterprise 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We've successfully used Model N for many, many years. It is the heartbeat of ON Semiconductor sales operations. I said that at a Rainmaker about 10 years ago and it's still true today. We continue to upgrade as new releases are available to maximize the benefits of Model N through-out our organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tacton

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Model N Enterprise

Model N is our legacy system and none of these other companies offer products that provide the holistic business processes and economic value like Model N. It's internal modules are well-integrated and various BI tools provide excellent presentation of data, both at the analyst and executive levels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tacton

Drive Works is the main competitor for the TactonWorks module of Tacton. We actually discovered DriveWorks and purchased it before we discovered Tacton and started to use it. Once we discovered Tacton we liked it so much better we dropped using DriveWorks and switched to Tacton. I think you could accomplish what you need to in DriveWorks, but it is easier to setup in Tacton and Tacton has alot of features that really can make your product configurators nice
Travis Kenworthy P.E. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Model N Enterprise

  • Provides enterprise-wide transparency of data and system of record for critical operational data.
  • Holistic price management tools enable us to align productivity goals for certain customers while maintaining desired overall margins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tacton

  • 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.
Chris Price | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Model N Enterprise

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Tacton

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Model N Enterprise
8.0
Tacton
10.0

Support Rating

Model N Enterprise
9.0
Tacton

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