ITR Industries Selects BuyDesign Guided Selling and Configuration Software from TDCI

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TDCI, Inc. (http://www.tdci.com) announced today that ITR Industries, the country's leading manufacturer of commercial toilet partitions, washroom accessories and lockers, has selected TDCI's BuyDesign® software as their new dealer quoting system. ITR will integrate the BuyDesign Configurator and BuyDesign Channel Sales components of the BuyDesign suite with a custom-developed visual bathroom layout tool, and with the order entry component of the company's existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The decision to license BuyDesign was made after an extensive search of available quoting systems and a successful project to design the integration between BuyDesign and ITR's layout tool.

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading enterprise software solution provider, announced today that ITR Industries (ITR), the country's leading manufacturer of commercial toilet partitions, washroom accessories and lockers, has selected TDCI's BuyDesign® software as their new dealer quoting system. BuyDesign is a comprehensive guided selling and configuration solution developed to streamline the sales 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' while at the same time helping them improve profitability by reducing order processing time, cost, and errors.

ITR manufactures steel, polymer, phenolic and laminate partitions, washroom accessories, crib components, plastic sheet extrusions and lockers under the brand names Accurate Partitions, American Specialties, ASI Storage Solutions, Gem Industries and Global Partitions.

ITR will integrate the BuyDesign Configurator and BuyDesign Channel Sales components of the BuyDesign suite with a custom-developed visual bathroom layout tool, and with the order entry component of the company's existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. The decision to license BuyDesign was made after an extensive search of available quoting systems and a successful project to design the integration between BuyDesign and ITR's layout tool.

"Our goal is to provide dealers and sales people with the fastest, easiest quoting process in the industry," said Jim Povejsil, General Manager for Accurate Partitions, which will be the first brand to deploy the new system. "The combination of visual layout with configurator-driven quoting dramatically simplifies the overall process. And using the BuyDesign on-line deployment model, our dealers will be able to access and use the system 24x7 via the Internet. No software needs to be installed by them, and we will be able to keep product data updated on a continuous basis. Besides providing us with the capabilities for a highly intuitive configuration and quoting process, we believe BuyDesign will be easily integrated with our layout tool, and with our existing business and manufacturing systems."        

Adrienne Rolla, ITR Chief Financial Officer added: "Another reason we settled on BuyDesign is that we have confidence in TDCI's ability to help us successfully implement and deploy the system. TDCI's install base of leading companies in the building products industry and other industries was an important factor in our preliminary selection, and the quality of support we received from TDCI throughout the design phase showed us that TDCI would be a valuable partner in this important initiative."

"ITR's approach is another good example of how product configurators are being applied to simplify the selling process for more and more products," said Dan DeMuth, TDCI President. "We've developed BuyDesign with a software architecture that readily facilitates innovative solutions such as what ITR is doing and we expect to see a growing range of creative approaches over the coming years."

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 guided selling and configuration solution developed to help companies increase sales by becoming 'easy to do business with' while improving 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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