eSpline and Tacton Systems announce an OEM relationship


Columbus, Ohio – June 23, 2016 – eSpline announces today that they have entered into a formalized OEM relationship with Tacton Systems, a global supplier of Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) solutions for the manufacturing industry to support SAP’s Variant Configuration customers with CPQ solutions. 

Tacton Logo 425x124In the newly formed OEM relationship between eSpline and Tacton, eSpline provides full integration of its powerful SAP VC knowledge base extraction tool (part of the Avenue Managing VC suite) to Tacton CPQ.  This gives Tacton customers using SAP VC the possibility to leverage their investment in SAP VC and continue to edit and execute the design rules in SAP VC as well as an opportunity to use a flexible CPQ solution that has a unique architecture empowering sales organizations to make quick and accurate quotes based on design rules created in SAP VC. The mix of Tacton and eSpline ensures coordination of the design and sales processes creating correct quotes and orders to the manufacturing process.

Thanks to the partnership with eSpline, Tacton can deliver SAP VC conversion with its Tacton developed CPQ translation solution as a complete solution, including implementation and support.  At the same time eSpline provides a bi-directional integration (Avenue Q&O) from Tacton CPQ to SAP SD for quotes and orders created in the Tacton CPQ solution.  eSpline will support Tacton customers using SAP VC and assist in the implementation of the eSpline tools and SAP related integration functions. Tacton will now have a solution that matches many demands of the SAP VC community and the critical business processes that SAP VC provides.

“85% of Tacton’s customer base are SAP users. It is extremely important for us to support them, as well as new SAP customers with the best integration capabilities available. Our cooperation with eSpline expands the opportunities for SAP VC customers and this provides huge business benefits. Our goal is to always create business value for our customers and this partnership with eSpline makes is a great example of that”, said Christer Wallberg, Tacton Systems Executive Vice Chairman.

eSpline focuses on SAP configuration related matters and have focused on that that for more than 10 years. This has given them unique in-depth experience in SAP VC. Tacton Systems believes they have found a perfect match in its new partner eSpline who has been a leading force in supporting the SAP Variant Configuration (SAP VC) community since 2006.

“Our focus is to provide the SAP community with implementation services and support for configuration and tools for SAP VC. We have been working with Tacton to create an offering that I know the SAP VC users will find very compelling and we are excited to extend that opportunity as a preferred CPQ solution to them”, says Don Cochran, Partner of eSpline.

About Tacton

Tacton Systems is the world leader in advanced configuration. Tacton’s technology redefines how product configuration is managed, making it radically simpler to design, configure and sell complex products. Tacton’s solutions integrate easily with surrounding systems and have standard integrations for many leading e-commerce, ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM, and CAD systems. Customers currently using Tacton’s solutions include Meyn Food Processing, ABB, Siemens, Scania, Aker, and Alfa Laval. Read more at

About eSpline
eSpline is a software development and SAP configuration technology consulting organization headquartered in Columbus, OH. USA, specializing in implementation and deployment of SAP product configuration technology for complex products and services oriented businesses using SAP as its core business application. eSpline also specializes in developing integration software to and from SAP, and software tools to optimize the use of the SAP Variant Configurator [VC],  Internet Pricing & Configurator [IPC] and SAP CPQ [Solution Sales Configuration].