Temtrol Selects BuyDesign Guided Selling and Configuration Software from TDCI -- Commercial/Industrial HVAC Manufacturer Set to Enhance Sales Processes for Custom-Tailored Air Handling Units and Coils

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TDCI, Inc. announced today that Temtrol, a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, has licensed TDCI's BuyDesign® Channel Sales software to support and enhance sales processes for the company's highly tailorable line of air handling units, fan coil units, and OEM and replacement coils.

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading enterprise software solution provider, announced today that Temtrol, a leading manufacturer of commercial and industrial Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, has licensed TDCI's BuyDesign® Channel Sales software to support and enhance sales processes for the company's highly tailorable line of air handling units, fan coil units, and OEM and replacement coils.

BuyDesign Channel Sales is an Internet-based quoting, proposal generation, and ordering software solution. It is a key component of TDCI's BuyDesign -- a comprehensive guided selling and configuration solution suite developed to streamline the sales process for customized products. BuyDesign helps companies that manufacture products with a wide range of features, options and dimensions to 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. In addition to BuyDesign Channel Sales, Temtrol is also implementing BuyDesign Configurator as an integrated component of the company's new Infor SyteLine 8 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Temtrol will use BuyDesign Channel Sales along with BuyDesign Configurator to support a multi-stage sales process from initial opportunity to the final order. BuyDesign Channel Sales will provide self-service product configuration, quoting and proposal generation capabilities to the company's national network of manufacturers' representatives. Using BuyDesign, reps will work with prospective customers to perform first-level product configuration and pricing. Qualified opportunities will then move to Temtrol's engineering department where BuyDesign will be utilized to further configure detail product features, options, and special dimensions and generate a detailed proposal. Accepted orders will then be sent from BuyDesign to SyteLine 8, Temtrol's ERP system, for backend order processing.

"We've been offering highly configurable products for a long time and we've developed a number of sophisticated tools to support our sales process over the years," says Temtrol Controller, Andy Halko. "What BuyDesign is doing for us is enabling us to replace many of those tools with a common product configuration and pricing system that will be much easier to maintain and use."

"Another thing we like about BuyDesign is the fact that we have the flexibility to offer it to our reps as either a web-based online system, or as an Internet-synchronized distributed system they can install on their own desktops or servers," adds Halko. "Since we can keep everyone automatically updated with current prices and product information from a central point in either case, that gives us a lot of flexibility while eliminating the need to manually send out updates."    

Located near Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Temtrol manufactures commercial and industrial air handling units, fan coil units, and heating and cooling coils. With Temtrol, consulting engineers have the option of specifying an HVAC unit custom-tailored to meet their special requirements, specifically optimized for a particular job. Temtrol's customers include the owners and builders of office buildings, manufacturing and retail facilities, schools and hospitals. Temtrol is a subsidiary of Commercial Environmental Systems Group, Inc. (CES), which is a subsidiary of Nortek, Inc. Learn more about Temtrol products at http://www.temtrol.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 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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