TDCI Launches BuyDesign OnDemand Quoting Solution For Small to Midsize Window & Door Manufacturers

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TDCI Inc, today announced BuyDesign OnDemand for Windows and Doors, a web-based selling solution designed specifically for the needs of small to mid-size window and door manufacturers, and offered as a managed service.

TDCI Inc, a leading enterprise software solution provider, today announced BuyDesign OnDemand for Windows and Doors, a web-based selling solution designed specifically for the needs of small to mid-size window and door manufacturers, and offered as a managed service.

BuyDesign OnDemand provides all of the essential tools needed to help smaller window and door manufacturers become ‘easy to do business with’ while also being easy to deploy, manage, and afford. It provides comprehensive quote and order creation, bid package generation, and information export for sales analysis. The system can be made available on the web for ‘self-service’ use by dealers and distributors, as well as for use by in-house sales people. As a hosted solution, no hardware, software, or IT support staff is needed. Predictable monthly usage fees are based on average quote volume and can be scaled to just about any size company. A library of pre-built window and door parametric models combined with templates for product and pricing information are included to further speed implementation. Until now, solutions with the capabilities offered in BuyDesign OnDemand have only been practical for larger companies that could install and manage such a system themselves, and who had the sales volume to justify the cost of an in-house IT staff.        

BuyDesign OnDemand is based on TDCI’s popular BuyDesign sales and configuration solution used by leading national and global manufacturers in multiple industries. In the window and door industry, BuyDesign is being deployed by companies such as Atrium, Certainteed, Kolbe & Kolbe, Quaker Windows, Therma-Tru Doors, and others.

One of the first companies to sign up for BuyDesign OnDemand is Metal Window Corporation, a growing manufacturer of high quality custom aluminum windows and doors located in Inglewood, California. “We’ve recognized the value of automating our quoting and sales process for some time,” stated Dee Morris, Metal Window Corporation owner and president. “We evaluated solution options with a few of the major software companies, but found that there wasn’t an affordable way for a company of our size to put this type of system in place until TDCI came up with this great concept. BuyDesign OnDemand gives us a practical way to put easy-to-use self-service quoting and ordering capabilities in the hands of our sales people and dealers while ensuring valid products and accurate pricing.”    

“BuyDesign OnDemand should help ‘level the playing’ field between the national brands and local/regional window and door manufacturers,” says Mark Blanchat, principal with JIAN Group, an investment banking firm that advises buyers and sellers of middle-market companies in the building material and construction services industry. “As industry consolidation continues, it will be the companies that have invested time and energy in customer focused technology and systems, and that have established loyal dealer networks based on a ‘service first’ mentality that will do well.”

TDCI is currently offering a series of free webcasts to introduce BuyDesign OnDemand to window and door manufacturers. Visit http://www.tdci.com/buydesign/OnDemand_webcast.htm for dates and times.

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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