IDEX Fluid & Metering Technologies Picks BuyDesign® Guided Selling and Configuration Software

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Global Manufacturer of Precision Engineered Pumps, Meters, and Fluid Control Systems Will Use BuyDesign to Streamline Product Selection, Configuration and Quoting

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading enterprise software solution provider, announced today that the Fluid & Metering Technologies (FMT) business segment of IDEX Corporation (NYSE: IEX), has selected TDCI's BuyDesign Guided Selling and Configuration software to provide sales channels with streamlined product selection, configuration, and quoting capabilities. IDEX FMT is a global manufacturer of precision engineered pumps, meters, and fluid control systems. The first IDEX FMT business unit to deploy the system will be Pulsafeeder, a manufacturer of precision metering pumps, transfer pumps, and controllers.

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.

"Our goal is to make it easy for our distributors and reps to determine, specify, and price the optimal solution for the end customer," says Nick Valente, Pulsafeeder Vice President of Business Development. "BuyDesign's web-based configurator engine and quoting solution give us a good framework for doing that."

"We're happy to be working with IDEX Fluid & Metering," adds Dan DeMuth, TDCI President. "BuyDesign's guided product selection and configuration is a perfect fit for the pump industry where there are so many different product options and such diverse applications."

As the first IDEX FMT unit to deploy BuyDesign, Pulsafeeder will use it to help sales people select the best pump for the customer's application based on requirements such as flow rate, pressure, and chemical compatibility. It will then guide configuration of the full solution, including connectors, materials, motor, controls, and other options. BuyDesign will enable Pulsafeeder to capture product knowledge in the form of rules-based product models utilized by the BuyDesign Configurator to guide both product selection and configuration. Pricing will be automatically generated based on the specific product configuration, price lists, and channel partner factors. In addition to simplifying the quoting and ordering process for sales people, BuyDesign will help reduce lead times and ensure order accuracy. The new solution will be deployed globally for use by manufacturer's representatives and distributors around the world. Other IDEX FMT units will deploy BuyDesign following Pulsafeeder.

About IDEX Fluid & Metering Technologies
IDEX Fluid & Metering Technologies is one of four business segments of IDEX Corporation, a global fluidics leader serving high growth specialized markets. IDEX FMT systems are used in a wide variety of severe duty and/or highly precise fluid-handling applications around the world. Customized solutions range from diesel engine lubrication to food and beverage processing to the movement, measurement and dispense of fossil fuels, ethanol and other high value liquids and gases. With some of the most recognized brand names in positive displacement pumps, flow meters, compressors and injectors, IDEX is a supplier of choice within the rapidly growing infrastructure markets including alternative energy, oil & gas, water and wastewater.

About TDCI and BuyDesign
TDCI (http://www.tdci.com) 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.

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