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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Made in Sweden
Tacton Systems is one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden, as listed by the national business paper Dagens Industri in 2012 and 2013.
The company works with clients such as Siemens, ABB and FL Smidth.
The software giant from Sweden
benefit is a shorter process where everything is correct.
found choice, but also a risk since it was very early days. But the team was great and everyone who works here has contributed tremendously,” he says. “It is not a coincidence that we are where we are today,” Wallberg adds, praising hardworking founders and colleagues along the way.
Born in the ’80s
Growth and expansion
It all started with a research project at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science in 1987. The project got more hands-on in the early ’90s with the task to develop sales configuration based on artificial intelligence programming. In 1996 the Swedish telecom company Ericsson tried out the research configurator and the team grew from two to seven staff until 1998, when the actual company was launched. Wallberg came on board in 2001, a consultant at first, but with his eyes set on becoming the CEO – and his choice of company was by no means random.
Tacton Systems has been listed as one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden for two years in a row by business paper Dagens Industri, and everything points towards a third year. The company was also one of five nominees for the Ex-
Tacton Systems was founded in the 1980s and is today a world-leader in advanced sales and product configuration. Moreover, it is currently one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden. By Ellinor Thunberg | Photos: Tacton Systems
Producing advanced quotes for manufacturing companies in transportation, packaging or the telecom industry can be complicated and time-consuming for sales personnel. Tacton Systems has created software solutions to make it all easier, faster and more secure. The company works with medium-sized to large multinational companies, among them big names like Siemens and ABB. Christer Wallberg, CEO at Tacton Systems, uses a truck as an example of how sales personnel would only have to ask a client about usage and needs. “The system calculates what the customer’s perfect truck will look like and generates a complete quote. This gives the customer a better buying experience,” he says. It is like a bank of knowledge, matching products with clients. The main customer
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“I looked at 30 other companies around the same time. I met with 15 of them and decided to go for Tacton. It was a pro-
Christer Wallberg, CEO of Tacton Systems.
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