Robbins Inc. Deploys BuyDesign Configurator with Infor ERP BPCS

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Global Supplier of Sports Flooring Systems Using Product Configurator to Streamline Quoting, Ordering and Generation of Manufacturing Information

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), the leading provider of configurator-based software solutions, announced today that Robbins Inc. (Robbins), the leading global supplier of high performance maple and synthetic sports flooring systems to the arena, education, religious and fitness markets, has deployed TDCI's BuyDesign® Configurator integrated with the Infor ERP BPCS (also known as Infor ERP LX) Enterprise Resource Planning system to enhance the configuration and quoting process for the company's highly customizable sports surface products. BuyDesign Configurator also generates detail manufacturing information which is passed into BPCS to drive the production and order fulfillment process.

BuyDesign Configurator is a powerful product configuration engine which can be deployed via the web, or as part of either server or desktop-based software applications. It is a key component of TDCI's BuyDesign guided selling and configuration solution suite developed to streamline the sales process for highly customized products. BuyDesign helps companies that manufacture products with a wide range of features, options, and dimensions to improve customer service and ease of doing business by improving efficiency through reduced order processing time, cost and errors. In describing the sophistication of Robbins Sport Surfaces, Jay Stoehr III, Robbins President and CEO says: "Whether it's for a professional basketball arena, an Olympic venue, or a high school gymnasium, a wood or synthetic sports flooring system is more complex than most people realize, with many design options in terms of sub-floor, resiliency components, and other materials that dramatically affect performance characteristics."

"We chose BuyDesign Configurator to streamline our configuration process because it has the flexibility to handle the many variables in our flooring systems, and because it provides an intuitive graphical user interface integrated with our IBM iSeries-based BPCS system," adds Tony Kleier, Robbins IT Director.

BuyDesign now enables Robbins customer service personnel to more easily select the correct items and quantities for all of the company's various flooring systems, reducing complexity and bringing consistency to how customer orders and quotes are processed. It also allows for easier configuration maintenance as flooring systems are added and changed. BuyDesign has much greater overall capability than Robbins' previous configurator, allowing for future enhancements as new requirements are identified.

With headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, Robbins, Inc. is the premier supplier of high performance maple and synthetic sports flooring systems to the arena, education, religious and fitness markets. In more than 60 nations around the world, professional and amateur athletes compete and practice on millions of square meters of Robbins' Sport Surfaces. Learn more at http://www.robbinsfloor.com.

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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