My life with BigMachines
Prashanth Sankepalli | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 21, 2014

My life with BigMachines

Score 6 out of 10
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Review Source

Modules Used

  • Oracle CPQ

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle CPQ Cloud (BigMachines)

We have started rolling out this product for each department. We are hitting a great adoption ratio as well. BigMachines is very intuitive, nice and easy to configure. At the same time it has so many limitations.
  • You can configure the product very effectively. You can write the Rules to "constrain the questions", " Hide/UnHide the questions" and recommend the parts
  • Approval workflow is key
  • Proposal Generation is positive, which is not effective though.
  • Proposal Generation is quite harder and it's time consuming.
  • Too Many limitations. The basic product will work only for small sized businesses only. For a mid-size/full size business we have to do lot of customisations, which is tough.
  • CSS is one of the major challenges.
  • Data-tables are flat.
  • The webservices APIs need improvement.
  • FTP transfers need to be upgraded.
  • Subversion is not available
User Experience is the key to go over Sofon. Sofon has the ability to work offline where as BigMachines doesn't.
  • BM definitely gives great ROI - faster quotes (less turn around time), pricing transparency, reduces the dependency on employees
BigMachines is a good start for any kind of business. However, fitting BigMachines to your business requires a lot of customization.

Using Oracle CPQ Cloud (BigMachines)

The user adoption is good with BM and we are expecting some good news with ORACLE take over.