Webcom, Inc.: Announces New Release of WebSource CPQ (Configuration, Pricing, Quotation & Proposal) Solution


Enhancements to WebSource CPQ Focus on Further Reductions in Quote-to-Order
Cycle Time and the Diverse Needs of a Multi-Channel Selling Model

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 5, 2004 Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified
quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services,
announced today the availability of Version 4.0 of its market leading
WebSource CPQ (Configuration, Pricing, Quotation & Proposal) solution. With
this latest version, enterprise customers can support enhanced
collaboration, further reduce the cycle time for approvals and further
address the unique requirements of individual members of their sales and
distribution channels.

“We pride ourselves on being a client-driven organization and nimble enough
to provide quick response. Coupled with a robust architecture, this allows
our clients to upgrade easily, allowing our clients to seize opportunity,”
said Aleksandar Ivanovic, president of Webcom, Inc.

Based on client feedback and requests, WebSource CPQ V4.0 provides many key
new features, including:

· Advanced quote sharing and permissioning to enhance team selling and the
collaboration process

· Explicit and implicit approval process further reducing the quote-to-order
cycle time
· Event-driven triggers providing greater flexibility and efficiency
· User-defined quote sorting and search capability
· Enhanced rule writing simplifying the administrative process
· Enhanced territory assignment capability
· Ease of use features added to the Administrator module

“Webcom’s on-going investment in product enhancements allows us to
continually expand our deployment of WebSource CPQ within our organization,”
stated Curt Monhart, senior vice president, sales and marketing at Danfoss
North America Motion Controls. “We continue to remove cycle time from our
quote-to-order process, increasing both productivity and customer

“The significant engineering domain expertise of Webcom enables them to
easily translate trends in the marketplace into useful software features
their clients can leverage,” commented Julie Fraser, principal at Industry
Directions, a hands-on manufacturing and supply chain analyst and consulting

About Webcom, Inc.
Webcom, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify the quote-to-order
process for the selling of complex products and services. Requiring only a
browser, WebSource CPQ allows customers to configure, price, quote and
propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels,
anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ not only handles the traditional bill of
material, routing and diagram generation tasks frequently associated with
product configurators, but also addresses the guided selling, proposal
generation and multi-level channel management tasks associated with sales
configurators. The solution helps drive increased revenues and margins,
increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity.
Companies utilizing Webcom’s products and services include Rockwell
Automation, Danfoss, Corning Cable Systems, Verity, Grayhill and GE
Industrial Systems. Founded in 1997, Webcom is a privately held corporation
headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with offices in the USA and Europe.
For more information, visit Webcom at http://www.webcominc.com or call
414-273-4442 (toll free 877-508-6323).