Columbus, OH (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
TDCI, Inc., the leading provider of product configuration software, announced today that Overhead Door Corporation, an international manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications, has selected the BuyDesign Product Configurator and Guided Selling Suite. Overhead Door will implement BuyDesign in conjunction with their Oracle E-Business Suite ERP system to streamline configure, price and quote (CPQ) processes for the company’s extensive dealer network and simplify management of manufacturing data to drive production of make-to-order products.
BuyDesign is a comprehensive solution, developed to streamline the sales, engineering, and manufacturing processes for customized products. BuyDesign helps companies that manufacture products with a wide range of features, options, and dimensions to increase sales by becoming ‘easy to do business with.’ Using BuyDesign, companies are able to reduce order processing time, cost, and errors.
“We selected BuyDesign because it’s a proven platform for delivering easy-to-use online quoting and ordering capabilities to dealers and distributors in the building products industry,” said Larry Freed, Overhead Door Chief Information Officer. “We also selected it because it can serve as the single configurator for our enterprise, accessible from all aspects of our business. The configurator will also dynamically generate manufacturing information for configured product orders. That capability greatly simplifies our approach to maintaining bills of material for the extremely wide range of features and dimensions involved in our make-to-order products.”
Overhead Door has licensed BuyDesign Configurator, the BuyDesign Channel Sales Guided Selling application, and both the BuyDesign Flex2D and Flex3D dynamic CAD model for engineering and drawing generation components.
“We are very excited about the work we will be doing with Overhead Door,” said Dan DeMuth, TDCI CEO. “They are the most recognized and most well-respected company in the industry and have a very large dealer and distributor network across both residential and commercial markets. This will be one of the larger deployments of BuyDesign in the building products industry.”
Overhead Door Corporation, based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading manufacturer of doors and openers for residential, commercial, industrial and transportation applications. The company has five divisions: Access Solutions Division (ASD), which features the Overhead Door and Wayne-Dalton brands; The Genie® Company, manufacturer of remote-controlled garage door opening systems; Horton Automatics, a manufacturer of automatic pedestrian entrance systems; TODCO, the largest producer of truck doors for the transportation industry; and Creative Door Services, Western Canada’s leader in providing door products and services to the residential, commercial and industrial markets of the region for the past 40 years. Overhead Door Corporation created the original overhead garage door in 1921 and the first electric garage door opener in 1926. Overhead Door Corporation is a subsidiary of Sanwa Holdings Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.
Other leading commercial, industrial, and residential door manufacturers using BuyDesign include the Ceco Doors, Dominion, CURRIES and Graham brands within ASSA ABLOY Corporation; the Steelcraft division of Ingersoll Rand; Eggers Industries; MDL Doors; Overly Doors; Porvene Doors; Therma-Tru Doors; TruStile; VT industries; and others. In addition, a number of window & door distributors use BuyDesign, including Ben-Bilt Building Systems, Huttig Building Products, Moss Supply, and Wausau Supply. Besides building products, BuyDesign is in use today across a wide range of industries such as industrial equipment and machinery, high tech and medical devices, specialty vehicles and boats, custom print and packaging products, and more.
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 product configurator and guided selling 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, and more.