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BigMachines offers product for the oil and gas field machinery industry

Foster City, CA and Chicago  December 17, 2001  BigMachines Inc., a provider of solutions for engineered products, announced the availability of BigMachines for Oil and Gas Field machinery, an industry-specific framework for tailoring the BigMachines software suite for the oil and gas field machinery industry.

The oil and gas field machinery industry, according to BigMachines, is a highly competitive market in which manufacturers must differentiate themselves through sales and service. Inefficient, costly sales processes result in low sales rep productivity, long cycle times and poor transaction quality. While suppliers have made significant advances in manufacturing efficiencies and competitive sourcing, the company said the manually intensive sales processes used widely in the industry have remained mostly unchanged.

According to BigMachines, its software solution addresses this problem by streamlining sales processes, including application engineering, quotation, order fulfillment and aftermarket parts and services for such multiple buying and selling parties as original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), distributors, manufacturer reps, contractors and end users.

BigMachines for Oil and Gas Field Machinery is also designed for equipment used in the entire range of applications, including onshore and offshore exploration, drilling and production. The framework supports information exchange, as well as customer-specific pricing practices, quotation management, pricing, order fulfillment and other processes. Its Web-based architecture allows implementation teams to set up and administer BigMachines for Oil and Gas Field Machinery through an intuitive browser interface without programming.

"We've applied our decades of industry expertise to develop BigMachines for Oil and Gas Field Machinery, said Godard Abel, CEO of BigMachines. It is capable of handling the application engineering associated with selling and procuring complex equipment and parts used in this industry."