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BigMachines Receives AppExchange Best of '11 Award in Quoting Category From Salesforce.com Customers

Salesforce.com Recognizes Top AppExchange Partner Apps That Extend the Social Enterprise Based on User Reviews

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/01/12 -- BigMachines, Inc., the leader in product configuration, pricing and quoting, proposal generation and B2B eCommerce, today was honored by salesforce.com customers with one of the salesforce.com's AppExchange Best of '11 Awards. In receiving this customer choice award for Best Quoting App, BigMachines joined all the winners in receiving recognition for their ability to deliver customer success. BigMachines software is available on the AppExchange, the leading app marketplace for the social enterprise, at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

BigMachines received its award in the Best Quoting App category for providing on-demand sales enablement software to customers that can be easily integrated with the Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds, as well as ERP systems. This is the fourth consecutive year that BigMachines has won the AppExchange "Best Of" customer choice award in the quoting category. BigMachines delivers scalable, repeatable and predictable sales tools that allow customers to reduce their inquiry-to-quote-to-order time, eliminate errors and increase profits.

"By integrating BigMachines with the Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds, we fundamentally changed the way we quote business," said Reggie Dye, vice president of Sales Operations, Press Ganey Associates. "We now have a consistent, reliable way of arriving at pricing for all of our products and services. With more disciplined processes made possible by BigMachines, we have confidence that we're getting the right price to each client."

"AppExchange is the world's leading app marketplace for social enterprises," said Mike Rosenbaum, senior vice president of AppExchange at salesforce.com. "BigMachines can help our customers realize success with configuration, pricing, quoting and proposal generation in the cloud, and we congratulate them on being the top-ranked Quoting App on AppExchange in 2011."

The Quote category, one of 12 separate categories, recognizes apps which deliver configuration, pricing, proposal and quoting functionality. The "Best of" customer choice awards recognize AppExchange partners who have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year. They are awarded based on user-contributed reviews and do not reflect the opinions of salesforce.com, its employees or partners.

About BigMachines
BigMachines is the global leader in enabling B2B sales, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines' award-winning on-demand configurator, pricing and quoting, proposal generator, and B2B eCommerce software solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from salesforce.com, Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com is the trusted social enterprise platform for building and running any employee app in the cloud. Force.com powers the Salesforce CRM apps, the more than 200,000 custom apps used by salesforce.com customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and Sprint Nextel and the more than 1,400 ISV apps built by partners such as BMC, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu.

Enterprise apps built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed and marketed through the salesforce.com AppExchange http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

The salesforce.com social enterprise platform delivers the most trusted and comprehensive cloud technologies for social, mobile and open apps. It includes Force.com, the cloud platform for employee apps, Heroku, the cloud platform for customer apps and Database.com, the cloud database to integrate the social enterprise.

Salesforce, Social Enterprise, Dreamforce, Force.com, Heroku, AppExchange, Database.com and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

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