BigMachines Annual BigIdeas Conference

BigMachines
BigMachines, Inc., the global leader in on-demand sales configuration and
proposal software, today announced that Oracle Corporation and salesforce.com
are Platinum Sponsors of BigIdeas 2009, an industry-leading conference scheduled
for October 4-6 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. BigIdeas provides a forum for
customers, business partners, industry experts, and interested companies to
discuss innovative strategies and best practices for improving sales process
efficiencies, increasing revenues and reducing costs. 

Additional sponsors for the event include Astadia, Avalara, Bluewolf, Cast Iron
Systems, Echo Lane, EDL Consulting, Microstrategy, Right90, Xactly and ZY
Solutions. Mark Woollen, VP Social CRM Products, Oracle, and Pat Morrissey, VP
Strategic CRM Partners, will each deliver presentations about trends in CRM and
cloud computing. Additional conference speakers include Bruce Richardson, Chief
Research Officer, AMR Research and Gene Alvarez, a Vice President in the Gartner
CRM research organization. 

"BigIdeas sponsors include many of the industry-leading companies with whom we
partner to offer complete, on-demand sales solutions," said Godard Abel, CEO and
co-founder, BigMachines. "The sponsors will not only demonstrate their own
products and services, but will also partner with our own BigMachines experts
and our customers to show best practices for implementing complete solutions
that help companies streamline sales and business processes. We are delighted
that these companies are participating in BigIdeas and look forward to providing
a valuable experience for all conference attendees. 

At BigIdeas 2009, BigMachines will honor innovative customers by presenting
three awards:

* Big Innovation Award for a customer that has implemented an innovative use of
BigMachines within their company
* Big Success Award for a customer that demonstrates significant ROI from using
BigMachines
* Biggest Idea Award for the BigMachines customer that contributes the most
innovative idea to enhance BigMachines products. This award is based on votes
from within the BigMachines user community and is tracked on the BigMachines
Customer Support website.

BigMachines customers can nominate their companies for these awards at
www.bigmachines.com/bigideas/big-awards.php. 

BigMachines customers will share best practices for streamlining sales processes
during two panel discussions at the conference. One customer panel, moderated by
Gerhard Gschwandtner, Founder and Publisher of Selling Power, will focus on high
tech products and services and includes speakers from Carestream Health,
Enterasys and ShoreTel. The second customer panel, moderated by Chris Shutts,
SVP Professional Services, BigMachines, will focus on manufacturing companies
and includes speakers from Fike, Rolls-Royce Energy Systems and SPX Lightnin. 

The latest information about BigIdeas 2009 for attendees, media, and sponsors
can be found at www.bigmachines.com/bigideas.
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