Porvene Doors Expands BuyDesign® Product Configurator Deployment with Selection of Sales Quoting and Ordering Solution

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Porvene Doors is expanding their use of BuyDesign Configurator to provide the company’s dealer network with self-service online quoting and ordering capabilities. Porvene Doors uses TDCI’s BuyDesign Configurator integrated with the company’s Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

TDCI, Inc. (TDCI), the leading provider of configurator-based software solutions, announced today that Porvene Doors Inc., a California-based manufacturer of industrial and commercial doors, is expanding their use of BuyDesign Configurator to provide the company’s dealer network with self-service online quoting and ordering capabilities. Porvene Doors has used TDCI’s BuyDesign Configurator integrated with the company’s Microsoft Dynamics GP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system since early 2009. The new dealer-facing capabilities will be provided by BuyDesign Channel Sales. In addition, Porvene Doors will upgrade to the latest release of BuyDesign – BuyDesign 7.

A component of TDCI’s BuyDesign product configurator and guided selling solution, BuyDesign Channel Sales is an Internet-based software application that guides sales people through product configuration and pricing, quote generation, and order placement. The embedded BuyDesign Configurator makes it easy for sales people to specify customizable products by selecting from available features, options and dimensions. It verifies that the combination of features is valid and manufacturable, calculates pricing, and generates configuration-specific manufacturing information such as bills of material and routings for the ordered product. In so doing, it helps companies increase sales by becoming ‘easy to do business with’ while at the same time helping them reduce order processing time, cost, and errors.

Porvene Doors' systems can be complex with a number of different options in terms of curtain materials, electric motors and sensors, vents, and install kits. Dimensions are also specified to fit a particular opening. Using BuyDesign Channel Sales, Porvene Doors will make it possible for dealers to interactively specify, quote, and order door systems without the need to call or fax order information. This will significantly speed the sales process while helping ensure accurate orders. Orders entered through BuyDesign will be passed electronically to Porvene Doors' Microsoft Dynamics GP system for production scheduling and execution.

“We’ve been very happy with the way BuyDesign Configurator has streamlined our internal order entry and manufacturing processes, and we’re anxious to extend similar capabilities to our dealers,” says Stephen Bryan, Porvene Doors Controller. “We’re also excited about upgrading to the latest release of BuyDesign so we can take advantage of new product modeling capabilities that will be very useful as we add new products to our range of offerings.”

Implementation assistance for both BuyDesign and Microsoft Dynamics GP is provided by TDCI partner, Integrated Systems Solutions (ISS), headquartered in Orange, California.

About Porvene Doors
Porvene Doors is a leading manufacturer of industrial and commercial doors, including continuous sheet steel doors, heavy duty rolling steel slat doors, rolling grills, steel backed insulated doors and NOW SECTIONAL DOORS. Porvene Doors are sold throughout the Midwest and Western United States as well as Mexico through a network of independent dealers. In addition to the company’s manufacturing plant in Moreno Valley, California, Porvene Doors operates a distribution center in Sacramento, California. Learn more at http://www.porvenedoors.com.

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 at the same time 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, and more.

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