Southern Staircase Deploys BuyDesign® Guided Selling and Configurator Software from TDCI

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Innovative Manufacturer Using BuyDesign to Streamline Sales of Pre-Built Stairs

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), a leading provider of configurator-based software solutions, announced today that Southern Staircase, a premier supplier to home builders, commercial contractors and architects in the Southeast United States, has deployed the BuyDesign guided selling and configurator software solution from TDCI to provide sales representatives with configuration, quoting and ordering capabilities for the company's innovative pre-built custom staircases.

BuyDesign is a comprehensive Internet-based solution developed to streamline the selling process for highly 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.    

"BuyDesign guides our sales people through staircase design and pricing in about half the time it took before," states Randy Scott, Southern Staircase VP of Operations. "Its intuitive user interface and ability to handle detail dimensions, features, and options make it ideal for a product like ours. The configuration rules development environment also makes it easier for us to introduce new products and features while ensuring accurate configurations and quotes."

"We're excited to be working with Southern Staircase," adds Dan DeMuth, TDCI President. "This is a good example of how a growing range of building product manufacturers are seeing that a product configurator can significantly streamline the way they do business."

Southern Staircase sales representatives utilize BuyDesign on laptop PCs when they work with builders to specify and price staircases. Designs are developed for both the stairway and handrails and combined into a quote. Accepted orders are sent via the Internet for entry into Southern Staircase's Infor ERP SyteLine business system. With BuyDesign, both online and distributed deployments are managed using a single central repository of product information, with synchronization of distributed users via automatic Internet-based updates.

About Southern Staircase
Southern Staircase (http://www.southernstaircase.com) manufactures custom straight, flair, curved, and spiral staircases with a wide range of wood and metal balusters, newels & handrails. Staircases can be pre-built and delivered to the home site ready to install, or as kits ready for assembly and installation by the builder. Headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, Southern Staircase serves home builders, building product suppliers, architects, designers, and homeowners from sales offices in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.    

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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