TDCI and FeneTech Form Alliance to Deliver Integrated Sales and Manufacturing Software to the Window & Door Industry

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BuyDesign® Guided Selling and Configuration Software Combined with FeneVision® Manufacturing Software Delivers Fenestration Industry's Most Robust Quote-to-Delivery Solution

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading provider of configurator-based guided selling and quoting software for the fenestration industry, and FeneTech, Inc., a leading supplier of manufacturing software for the fenestration industry, announce today that the two companies have formed a strategic alliance to integrate their respective solutions, providing the window & door industry's most robust business management system with support for sales activities such as product configuration and quoting at the dealer level all the way through manufacturing, delivery and service.

TDCI's BuyDesign® software 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. Window and door manufacturers using BuyDesign today include companies such as Atrium Windows & Doors, Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork Company, Quaker Windows, Therma-Tru Doors, and many others.

FeneTech's FeneVision® software is a proven window and door manufacturing and business management system designed from the factory floor up by manufacturing engineers with extensive experience in process control systems and manufacturing integration, and more than a decade of direct experience in glass and fenestration. FeneVision helps window and door manufacturers gain control over the chaos of mass custom manufacturing, providing instant access to accurate information to improve decision-making and customer service. FeneVision integrates production scheduling and control functions directly with shop floor equipment to automate the manufacturing process. Fenestration manufacturers using FeneVision today include TRACO, Polaris Technologies, Sunrise Windows, INTIGRAL and many more.

"No one understands window and door manufacturing better than FeneTech, and we're excited about working with them to create the most advanced quote-to-delivery solution available in the fenestration industry today," said TDCI President, Dan DeMuth.

FeneTech President, Ron Crowl, added: "TDCI's BuyDesign provides window & door manufacturers with intuitive web-based configuration and quoting tools that nicely complement our order entry, manufacturing, and customer service software. Together, our solutions can have a huge positive impact on a window and door company's business performance."

As part of the alliance, TDCI and FeneTech have integrated BuyDesign Configurator, the product configurator component of BuyDesign, into the FeneVision Order Entry application. This enables all of BuyDesign's advanced product configuration, visualization, and data generation capabilities within FeneVision. It also provides a single configuration rules management environment for the combined solution. Standard links for sharing of customer, product, and order information between FeneVision and BuyDesign are also being developed using the BuyDesign Integrator toolset. Using these links, the BuyDesign application for dealer or direct sales force quoting and ordering (BuyDesign Channel Sales) can be deployed as a web-based online solution, or as a distributed desktop/laptop PC solution with automated synchronization via the Internet. Orders are passed directly into FeneVision to drive the manufacturing and shipping process. BuyDesign applications for web-site consumer interest generation (BuyDesign Build-Your-Own and BuyDesign Virtual Catalog), and for download of configurable product catalogs for use within AutoCAD by architects and designers (BuyDesign Spec-In) are also available as part of the overall solution.

For more details on availability and pricing of the combined BuyDesign - FeneVision quote-to-delivery solution, contact either:
TDCI at 614-781-2325 or info @ tdci.com
FeneTech at 330-995-2830 or info @ fenetech.com

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.

Press contact: Sharon Binkley (sbinkley @ tdci.com; 614-781-2325)

About FeneTech & FeneVision®
FeneTech commenced operation in 1996 to provide software automation products and services to the glass, window and door fabrication industry. The rapidly changing business environments of our clients require automation software that is modern, reliable and flexible. FeneTech's FeneVision® family of software products provides modular solutions that improve the flow of business and increases shop floor efficiency. FeneTech delivers this technology with an uncompromising commitment to serve their customers.

Press contact: Jerry Pignolet (smbmarketing @ sbcglobal.net; 440.527.0446)

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