BigMachines CPQ is the only quoting tool used in Polycom, it exists in 2 flavors, one is integrated with Salesforce which is used by internal users and the other flavor is standalone used exclusively by [our] partners (direct & indirect). The quoting tool is currently used by field sales, field service (renewals) reps, product managers, and system engineers etc.
Current Business problems:
1) Multipricebook Quotes with Salesforce opportunity, limitations in BigMachines restricts only one price book per quote we BigMachines Pricebook (very few Customers Mulitpricebook functionality), we overcome by building a custom solution in salesforce which is really time-consuming exercises for sales especially when they build quotes for Global Partners & Customers.
2) Exporting SKUs from an Excel attachment - for renewals, Service sales gets 200+ SKU in Excel. Currently, BigMachines doesn't have a standard functionality to load SKUs from an Excel sheet and create a quote.
3) WebServices Calls from external systems, BigMachines does not encourage web services calls from external systems, hence we need to bring in all operational data from other systems, stored in data tables, which is not a good practise.
4) Integration with Oracle Applications (ERP) - As Oracle acquired BigMachines, we are looking for standard ERP integration for application modules (OM, INV, TCA, etc.).