CertainTeed Corporation to Implement BuyDesign® from TDCI Inc.

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TDCI Inc. today announced that CertainTeed Corporation, a leading manufacturer of building products and one of the top North American manufacturers of windows and doors, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign® software solution as the basis for a new quoting and sales support system for use in selected window and patio door sales channels. CertainTeed will use BuyDesign’s collaborative multi-level sales channel support capabilities and product configuration technology to offer options for both online and desktop quoting, ordering, and status inquiry services to the company’s dealer network.

TDCI Inc, a leading enterprise software solution provider, today announced that CertainTeed Corporation, a leading manufacturer of building products and one of the top North American manufacturers of windows and doors, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign® software solution as the basis for a new quoting and sales support system for use in selected window and patio door sales channels. CertainTeed will use BuyDesign’s collaborative multi-level sales channel support capabilities and powerful product configuration technology to offer options for both online and desktop quoting, ordering, and status inquiry services to the company’s extensive national dealer network.

“We selected BuyDesign after an extensive software search and evaluation process,” stated Thierry Denis, General Manager for CertainTeed’s Window Group. “We chose BuyDesign because it offers both web-based and distributed deployment options, and because its configuration, visualization, and ordering capabilities are well-suited to window and door products.”

“We also found TDCI people to be very professional and knowledgeable about the industry, and felt that they would be a good partner throughout the deployment, rollout, and on-going support process,” added Steve Potter, CertainTeed Program Manager.

CertainTeed is a leading North American manufacturer of residential and commercial roofing; vinyl and fiber cement siding; vinyl and composite fence, railing and decking; vinyl windows; residential, commercial and mechanical insulation; PVC pipe, foundations; and access covers. Headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed is a Saint-Gobain company with approximately 7,000 employees and 40 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States. In 2005 CertainTeed had sales of $2.8 billion.

CertainTeed’s Window Group manufactures vinyl windows and patio doors for residential, institutional, and light commercial use, with product lines for both new construction and remodeling. A complete range of architectural shapes are manufactured in standard and custom sizes, along with a line of specialty garden windows. Additional information about CertainTeed Corporation can be found at http://www.certainteed.com.

About TDCI and BuyDesign

TDCI is an enterprise solution provider that specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI’s BuyDesign software is a comprehensive sales and configuration solution developed to help companies increase sales by becoming ‘easy to do business with’ and improve profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors. BuyDesign provides modular components for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing generation, and status inquiry. It also includes applications for front-end specification capture from within popular design products such as AutoCAD and others. For more information about TDCI and BuyDesign, visit http://www.tdci.com.

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