Thermo-Tech Windows Selects BuyDesign® Guided Selling and Configuration Software from TDCI

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BuyDesign to Streamline Quoting and Ordering for Growing Manufacturer of Vinyl Windows and Patio Doors

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), the leading provider of configurator-based software solutions, announced today that Thermo-Tech Windows, a growing Midwestern manufacturer of vinyl windows and patio doors, has selected TDCI's BuyDesign software to provide dealers and sales people with streamlined quoting and ordering capabilities.

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.

Thermo-Tech will take advantage of BuyDesign's Internet-oriented software architecture to provide the company's approximately 400 dealers with web-based self-service quoting and ordering, while also enabling Thermo-Tech sales reps who work directly with large builders to develop quotes on their laptop PCs and upload orders via the Internet. BuyDesign will provide guided product selection and configuration, dynamic visualization, and automatic generation of quote documents with all product details, pricing, and thumbnail images. Orders will be passed from BuyDesign to the company's existing manufacturing system to drive production.    

Even during the current downturn in homebuilding, Thermo-Tech is experiencing steady growth because of the company's quality products and a focus on working closely with their sales channels. BuyDesign is part of the company's efforts to position themselves for continued growth over the next few years.

"Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for our dealers and sales people to define, price, quote, and order our products," said David Kochendorfer, Thermo-Tech CEO. "We picked the BuyDesign software to help us achieve our goal because it's very intuitive, and because it's proven in the window and door industry."

"BuyDesign also gives us an easy-to-use environment for maintaining configuration rules, and a practical form of CAD automation for generating drawings and images," added Jeff Schmerbeck, Thermo-Tech IT Manager. "And we're confident in having TDCI as our partner in this project because of their extensive experience in our industry and the professionalism they've shown in helping us evaluate their solution."    

A family-owned company located in Central Minnesota, Thermo-Tech® Windows has been manufacturing quality vinyl windows and doors since 1993. Thermo-Tech manufactures standard and "to-spec" windows to fit new construction and replacement window needs for residential or commercial projects. Thermo-Tech products offer a wide range of design options in classic and contemporary shapes, with or without grids, in multiple colors and interior wood laminates. With an emphasis on on-time delivery in addition to quality products, most Thermo-Tech orders ship in two weeks or less. Learn more at

About TDCI and BuyDesign
TDCI ( specializes in helping manufacturers and their distributors streamline the buying process for customized products. TDCI's BuyDesign® software is a comprehensive web-based 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. Built using a powerful product configurator, BuyDesign provides modular applications for guided product selection and configuration, product visualization, quoting and ordering, drawing and data generation, consumer interest creation, intelligent product catalogs, and more.


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