Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) January 26, 2009
TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), the leading provider of configurator-based software solutions, announced today that the company added 32 new customers for TDCI's BuyDesign Guided Selling and Configuration software in 2008. Companies selecting and deploying BuyDesign are manufacturers in a wide range of industries: from producers of equipment and machinery such as agricultural equipment, medical equipment, power generation equipment, material handling equipment, and elevators; to manufacturers of industrial products like pumps & valves, measurement devices, and various instruments; to makers of specialty vehicles like commercial busses, recreational boats, and manufactured homes.
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.
As of the end of 2008, BuyDesign software product is being used by thousands of manufacturers' dealers, distributors, and sales people around the world to configure, price, quote, and order numerous types of configure-to-order products. BuyDesign is used in conjunction with many different ERP systems including Infor ERP SyteLine, MAPICS, BPCS & Visual; Microsoft Dynamics GP & NAV; Oracle, Friedman Frontier, MAC-PAC, and others. It is also used in conjunction with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
"As manufacturers continue to expand product variety and add more customizable options to their product lines, capabilities like dynamic product configuration and guided selling are growing in importance," said TDCI President Dan DeMuth. "Although many companies have used some form of product configurator(s) for years now, many are looking to improve the sophistication and ease-of-use of their tools in order to streamline both the selling and production process."
"There's no question the world is continuing to move down the road to mass customization in just about all types of products. That's definitely changing the way companies do business, and therefore changing the types of tools they need. If TDCI's growth is any indication, we're going to be seeing even more companies adopt product configuration technology and configurator-based applications such as guided selling in order to manage both the complexity and opportunity of mass customization," summarized DeMuth.
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.