BuyDesign® Channel Sales from TDCI Now Integrated with Infor ERP SyteLine

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Web-based Software Streamlines Quoting & Ordering of Configurable Products for Dealer, Distributor and Company Sales Personnel

based software solutions, announced today that BuyDesign Channel Sales is now available with integration to Infor ERP SyteLine (SyteLine). BuyDesign Channel Sales is an advanced Internet-based software solution that streamlines quoting and ordering of configurable products for any or all of a manufacturer's sales channels, including dealer, distributor, and company sales forces. It guides sales people through selection of the product, features, options, and dimensions that best fulfill a customer's needs, calculates pricing, and generates proposal documents along with product images, drawings, and CAD models as needed. Once accepted, quotes can be instantly turned into orders that are passed electronically to SyteLine along with configuration-specific manufacturing instructions. BuyDesign Channel Sales can be deployed on the web or distributed to desktop or laptop PCs with automated data synchronization via the Internet.

Integration between BuyDesign Channel Sales and SyteLine automates the sharing of customer, product, and order information between BuyDesign and SyteLine. It is immediately available for SyteLine 8 and is easily tailored for earlier releases.

BuyDesign Channel Sales is built around BuyDesign Configurator, the same product configurator delivered by Infor as an option with SyteLine 8 Order Entry. Because BuyDesign Channel Sales and SyteLine share the same product configurator, companies have a single point of control for management of product configuration rules, pricing and other product data. This greatly simplifies both implementation and on-going management of the combined solutions.

BuyDesign Channel Sales and BuyDesign Configurator are components of TDCI's comprehensive BuyDesign 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 reducing order processing time, cost, and errors.

"Many manufacturers are already using BuyDesign Configurator with SyteLine, and a growing number are adding BuyDesign Channel Sales to support their direct and/or indirect field sales forces," said Dan DeMuth, TDCI President. "Now, with implementation-ready integration, the deployment process is even faster and easier."

Dozens of manufactures have installed BuyDesign Configurator since Infor incorporated it into Infor ERP SyteLine 8 in 2007. Those companies manufacture and sell a diverse range of highly configurable products such as medical equipment, truck trailers, packaging, cabinets, windows & doors, farm equipment, measurement devices, seating, pumps, manufactured homes, storage systems, recreational boats, and many other products. Companies already in the process of implementing BuyDesign Channel Sales with SyteLine include DRI-STEEM and Temtrol, both HVAC manufacturers; S2 Yachts, makers of Tiara Yachts and Pursuit Boats cruising and fishing boats; and Southern Staircase, a manufacturer of pre-built custom staircases.

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