Oracle says it's purchasing BigMachines, which makes cloud-based sales tools, to shore up its customer-relationship-management offerings and to advance its development of a configure-price-quote system. "Oracle and BigMachines will create an end-to-end smarter selling cloud solution so sales personnel are more productive, customers are more satisfied, and companies grow revenue faster," Oracle said in a statement.

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