My life with BigMachines
July 21, 2014

My life with BigMachines

Prashanth Sankepalli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Oracle CPQ Cloud

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
  • BM definitely gives great ROI - faster quotes (less turn around time), pricing transparency, reduces the dependency on employees
User Experience is the key to go over Sofon. Sofon has the ability to work offline where as BigMachines doesn't.
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

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