Genmar Holdings Selects BuyDesign® Configuration and Sales Software from TDCI Inc.

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TDCI Inc today announced that Genmar Holdings, Inc has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign® software product as the company’s product configuration solution for deployment for many of it’s boat brands.

TDCI Inc, a leading enterprise software solution provider, today announced that Genmar Holdings, Inc.(Genmar), the World’s Premier Builder of Recreational Boats, has selected TDCI’s BuyDesign® software product as the company’s product configuration solution for deployment for many of it’s boat brands. Genmar manufactures boats ranging from family runabouts to luxury yachts, and virtually everything in between. The company’s 12 popular brands include Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis®, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph®, and Wellcraft®. The first brand to implement and go live with BuyDesign will be Four Winns.

BuyDesign is a comprehensive sales and configuration solution developed to streamline the buying process for customized products. BuyDesign helps companies that manufacture products with a wide range of features, options, and dimensions increase sales by becoming ‘easy to do business with’, and improve profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors.

Genmar will integrate the Configurator component of BuyDesign with their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems to provide sales personnel with the ability to rapidly price and order boats with the specific options selected by a dealer or end customer. BuyDesign will then generate information used to drive the manufacturing and delivery process.

“We selected BuyDesign as our standard configuration solution because of its intuitive ease-of-use and its visualization capabilities,” stated Dan Schuette, Genmar Vice President of Information Technology. “Just as important is the fact that we can use the BuyDesign Configurator as a common engine within our internal ERP systems as well as our external dealer systems. That means we can take advantage of one set of product models and one configuration engine for use wherever we need configuration and pricing capabilities.”    

About Genmar Holdings, Inc.

Genmar, with approximately 5,000 employees and 9 manufacturing centers, is the builder of 12 premier brands of recreational boats and the industry’s technological leader in the United States and Europe with the development of VEC™ Technology and the Roplene® process.

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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