TechniCon Launches Online Dealer Ordering System for Teknion LLC

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Web-Based System Streamlines Ordering Process for Teknion's US Dealers

TechniCon today announced the launch of a new online ordering system designed for Teknion LLC, the US headquarters of Teknion Corporation - a leading international designer, marketer and manufacturer of office systems and related products.

This new Web-based system streamlines the ordering process for more than 200 members of Teknion's nationwide dealer network.

Tony Mirante, President of TechniCon, explains, "The contract office furniture industry has an extraordinarily complex environment for managing product information. A single product can generate billions of SKUs."

"Using our Legacy-to-Web tools, we able to repurpose Teknion's existing product data to build the large catalog required to allow Teknion's dealers to electronically submit orders over the Web."

Mirante continues, "Teknion has over 86,000 product codes and each of these codes can produce trillions of variations. By building the electronic catalog, Teknion's dealers have access to uploading their orders via the Web. The system ensures order accuracy and expedited order processing."

Bill Flanders, Teknion's Vice President of IT stated, "Teknion and TechniCon have had a long standing business relationship - TechniCon has designed a number of custom e-commerce catalogs for Teknion's top clients."

"We were confident that TechniCon could meet our requirement of providing a solution that would compile Teknion's data in a clean format - to simplify, quality assure and expedite the ordering process for both Teknion and its dealers."

Flanders concluded, "The response to the catalog site had been amazing. Our dealers were placing orders from the first day the site went live. The number of users has been growing exponentially. We are very pleased with the product."

About Teknion

Teknion Corporation (TSX:TKN.SV) is a leading international designer, manufacturer and marketer of office systems and related office furniture products. Teknion headquarters are located in Toronto, Ontario. The company has offices and facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Pacific Rim, and serves clients through a network of authorized dealers worldwide. Visit Teknion at http://www.teknion.com.

About TechniCon

Founded in 1987, TechniCon is a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for complex products. Combining over a decade of experience developing product specification and sales automation software with leading-edge Internet and visualization technology, TechniCon has developed interactive sales and configuration systems for a wide range of manufacturers, including DaimlerChrysler, Motorola, and Steelcase.

TechniCon (http://www.technicon.com) is headquartered in Emeryville, CA with additional offices in St. Louis, MO.

TechniCon is a service mark of TechniCon Corporation.

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